Doomed bridge downed…

Explosive end for collapsed Italian bridge that killed 43.

Demolition and explosive engineers have today carried out a controlled blast to bring down two remaining sections of Genoa’s Morandi Bridge that collapsed last August.

Forty-three people were killed when part of the bridge, and cars travelling along it, fell 45 metres.

Today’s blast dropped around 4,500 tonnes of concrete and steel while an extensive suppression system was used to contain the resulting dust.