Accident: Ponte Morandi bridge collapse, Genoa

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Accident: Ponte Morandi bridge collapse, Genoa Gender: N/A
born on 14 August 2018 at 11:36 (= 11:36 AM )
Place Genoa, Italy, 44n25, 8e57
Timezone CEST h2e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 21°34' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 02°46 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 19°38'

Genoa Accident: Ponte Morandi bridge collapse (Collapsed section shown in red)
photo: Phoenix7777, license cc-by-sa-4.0


Italian civil engineering disaster, in which a 210-metre (690 ft) section of Ponte Morandi (English: Morandi Bridge), collapsed during a torrential rainstorm, killing at least 41 people. The collapse was centered on the westernmost pillar which crossed the Polcevera river as well as an industrial area of Sampierdarena. Eyewitnesses reported that the bridge was hit by lightning before it collapsed. Between 30 and 35 cars and three trucks were reported to have fallen from the bridge.

Ponte Morandi is a part of the Polcevera viaduct on the A10 motorway in Genoa, Italy. The bridge, one of the major links to France and part of the European route E80, crossed the Polcevera river between the Sampierdarena and Cornigliano districts of Genoa. The viaduct was built between 1963 and 1967, and opened on 4 September 1967; it was named after its designer, Riccardo Morandi.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

"Italy bridge: Dozens feared dead in Genoa as motorway collapses," BBC News, 14 August 2018 [1].

Wikipedia has 11:36 as the time of the event.


  • Mundane : Disasters : Accidents (Bridge collapse)