For those who build complex infrastructures around the world the bridge is perhaps the most exciting work. It brings together things that are far apart, it joins what had been divided, it allows people to make a physical leap into the void that is equal to a leap forward in terms of development and progress.
All this would be enough to make a bridge an exceptional work in itself. However, in Genoa something more than that happened.
The collapse of Ponte Morandi on August 14, 2018, that caused the death of 43 people, opened up a wound in the city and across Italy, and added to the effort to rebuild a meaning and a value that were different from what they usually are.