There is no shortage of outstanding major landmarks in the world, many of which have been around for centuries. Bridges, monuments, buildings, and city landscapes across the globe have withstood the test of time. Even though some of them weren’t built to last, they’re so recognizable today that it’s hard to believe they’re relics of the past.
This Italian Bridge Was A Vital Artery Into France
Construction on the Ponte Morandi (Morandi Bridge) began in 1963 and opened four years later in Genoa, Italy. Ever since then, the bridge – which is a part of the A10 motorway – has served as a major link to France and the European route E80. It linked two major parts of Genoa that are separated by the Polcevera river.
The bridge was designed by Riccardo Morandi, an Italian civil engineer widely regarded for his use of reinforced concrete. The Ponte Morandi is comprised of reinforced concrete and built as a viaduct, which is a bridge that is composed of several smaller spans to form an overpass.