Genoa bridge pic

Light show across the Genoa bridge in Liguria, Italy

Italian construction firm Salini Impregilo has launched an initiative to beam lights the colour of the Italian flag across the under-construction Genoa bridge in Liguria.

Salini said the move was intended to be a message of hope and a symbol of solidarity for the many Italian people affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

The company added that the gesture paid homage to the many citizens working so hard to aid the sick, keep order in the country and bring essential items, including food and medicine, to those most in need.

The Genoa bridge will be lit up each evening at 7.30pm local time, while the Italian national anthem is played, and the event will be live streamed on Salini Impregilo’s website.

Once completed the structure will replace the Ponte Morandi road viaduct, which collapsed in 2018, killing 43 people and initiating a year-long state of emergency.

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