At least one good news came from the Italian Genoa, where 43 people died when the bridge collapsed. The Czech truck driver Martin makes progress in the hospital and soon he would be able to go home, probably in the morning. Blesk.cz informed us about this.
"He is happy that he is not lying alone, he is attached to an infusion and is already looking home," said Václav Zázvůrek, director of the SPED-IT company, for whom the driver is driving. On Monday, he must undergo the final examination in which doctors decide on his transfer.
The time in Martin & # 39; s Hospital makes it more fun for vacationers to visit him. "He goes after him to a group of Czechs who live in Genoa, so he is not alone, helped him right at the beginning, brought some things he needed," he told the portal Zázvůrek.
In the meantime, the number of victims has risen to 43, 19 of which are buried Saturday during a state funeral. The responsibility for the fall of the bridge is to determine the investigation, but the tragedy has caused a huge wave of indignation in Italy, which has turned against the government and the motorway operator, Autostrade per l & # 39; Italia.
The leaders denied the blame at the press conference on Saturday, but the government has already started a procedure to remove the concession from the company. At the same time, the government intends to carry out thorough checks on public buildings throughout the country.
"It will be a maintenance-oriented operation, on an unprecedented scale and with huge investments in public buildings," said Giancarlo Giorgetti, secretary of the office. The government does not yet have a budget for this event, but does not take into account the budget deficit, GDP or European rules.
The Italian television RAI reported that the author of the Genoa bridge, Riccardo Morandi, warned almost 40 years ago about the effects of corrosion on the metal parts of the building and proposed restaurant work. Morandi pointed out that corrosion on the bridge is more severe than comparable structures at other locations due to the more aggressive ambient air that is being affected by the nearby steel factories.
The engineer in 1979, 12 years after the opening of the bridge in 1967, ensured that the concrete protected the cladding of the metal skeleton and the ropes. However, he recommended to paint with chemically resistant material.
"Sooner or later, perhaps in a few years, it will be necessary to go back to the treatment (bridge)," wrote Morandi in his report, in which he said it would be necessary to remove and replace all corrosive elements. . Morandi can not defend himself at this moment, he died in 1989.
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