/Remains of Genoa bridge demolished one year after deadly disaster

Remains of Genoa bridge demolished one year after deadly disaster

Engineers created a wall of water to prevent the spread of dust from the demolition

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The remains of the Morandi bridge in Genoa, Italy, have been demolished, almost one year after a portion of the bridge collapsed and killed 43 people.

The controlled explosion brought down two 90-metre-tall towers, consisting of 4500 tonnes of concrete and steel. Water tanks and cannons were placed around the towers to create a wall of water, preventing the spread of dust.

Nearly 4000 of residents were evacuated ahead of the demolition, and roads within 300 metres of the …