Video Extra: Italian Bridge Demolition

Posted at 7:28 AM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 09:35:38-04

Demolition experts have blown up Morandi Bridge in the Italian city of Genoa nearly a year after parts of it collapsed, killing 43 people and injuring dozens more.

Residents living below the bridge were evacuated from their homes early Friday ahead of the implosion of the two remaining towers.

The bridge, which partially crumbled on Aug. 14, 2018 following heavy rainfall, will be replaced by a new one, designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano.

The structure is critical for Genoa residents as it connects the A10 highway that goes toward the French Riviera and the A7 highway that continues north toward Milan.

The video below shows the demolition in slow motion.