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Italy Opens New Bridge, Two Years After Deadly Collapse

MILAN—Italy inaugurated a new bridge on a stretch of highway connecting the port city of Genoa to France, almost two years to the day after its predecessor collapsed, killing 43 people and shining a light on the dilapidated state of the country’s infrastructure.

The new bridge—designed by star architect Renzo Piano and built in little more than a year—has become a symbol of pride for many Italians just as the country is trying to restart its economy following the coronavirus pandemic. More than 35,000 Italians have died from…

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