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Italy remembers Genoa bridge collapse victims one year on

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PM Giuseppe Conte told an anniversary ceremony that a replacement crossing should be open by April.

Italian PM Giuseppe Conte has pledged that a new crossing for the Italian port city of Genoa will be ready by April, replacing the Morandi bridge that collapsed one year ago killing 43 people.

An emotional ceremony was held in Genoa on Wednesday marking the anniversary of the tragedy.

The cause of the collapse has not yet been determined, but prosecutors are investigating poor maintenance and possible design flaws in the 51-year-old structure.

Giuseppe Conte
Italian PM Giuseppe Conte embraces a relative of a victim of the Morandi bridge collapse (Luca Zennaro/ANSA/AP)

Hometown architect Renzo Piano has designed the new bridge, which resembles the bow of a ship in homage to Genoa’s seafaring traditions.

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