The new Bridge of Genoa, will be open to traffic starting from the 5th of August: to reveal, with a post on Facebook, was the governor of the Region of Liguria, italy, Giovanni Toti. “We promised to return to the city in the shortest possible time when no one believed in it. We have always believed, and so it was,” says Toti. The Bridge Genoa San Giorgio – this is the official name of the structure – will be inaugurated two days before, on the 3rd of August at 18.30, and, before opening to traffic, will need dismantling after the event.
“It will not be a fake opening, if we make the opening on 3 August, because all aspects of technical, bureaucratic and administrative, will be completed. We calculated about 36 hours to remove the 800 chairs and other facilities that will be set up for the inauguration, I still don’t know how much time it will take precisely, which is why I said that the bridge will open to traffic on the morning of 5 August, but once deleted everything that will be placed on the bridge for the ceremony will be open, if we can do it all in 12 hours, the bridge may be practicable on the 4th of August,” she explained to the XIX Century, the Mayor of Genoa, Marco Bucci.
In view of the great day, have already been tested in the case: on Sunday, the start of the tests. First, the eight trucks have crossed the bridge, giving way to the settlement stage of the deck. Then it was the turn of the 56 truck weight to 44 tonnes each, which have challenged the viaduct with a total load of 2,500 tons. A little less than two years since the tragic collapse of the Bridge Morandi, cost the lives of 43 people on August 14, 2018, Genoa will not be split in two.