Authorities say incessant rainfall in northwest Italy caused a Nov. 24 landslide that took out a 65-ft section of the Madonna del Monte viaduct on the A6 highway, which connects Turin with the coastal city of Savona. Management concessionaire Autostrada dei Fiori reports that more than 39,000 cu yd of material shifted rapidly from an adjacent mountainside, impacting “a bridge stack consisting of four columns with horizontal connections with a high amount of energy.” No injuries were reported. The company says a replacement structure could be in place four months after the site is stabilized.
Mountain Bridge in Northern Italy Lost to Landslide
November 27, 2019