Genoa’s incredible futuristic “floating bridge” nears completion

May 20, 2020 316

BY: JAMES GABRIEL MARTIN

Following the collapse of the Morandi Bridge on 14 August 2018, a quick construction was needed to once again connect the sides. Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the renovation sought to adapt Italian infrastructure in a modern and functional way.

"The new bridge must be simple and straightforward, but not ordinary. It is going to look like a ship moored in the valley; a bright, clear steel bridge. During the day, it will reflect sunlight and absorb solar energy, and at night, it will return it. It will be a sober bridge, respecting the character of the Genoese," designer Renzo Piano said about the creation. 

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SOURCE: https://www.lonelyplanet.com

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