Residents in Caprigliola say that they heard a loud bang, followed by the sound of falling bricks around the clock 10.20 Wednesday, writes the BBC.
Two cars were on the bridge when it collapsed, but none of the drivers was seriously injured.
Both were sent to hospital, one of them with minor injuries and the other because he was in shock.
aerial photos from the Italian police shows that there were several sections of the bridge that fell together.
Photo: AP Little traffic in Italy
the Accident occurred on the Strada Provincial (SP) 70 between Genoa and Florence.
the Bridge over the Magra in the North of Italy would normally have been full of cars a Wednesday morning.
because of koronaviruset is it almost empty on the Italian roads of the time, which may have led to no people got seriously hurt.
– It is pure luck that the collapse did not lead to a tragedy – because of the lack of traffic due to the crisis with koronaviruset, ” says the head of the Italian regions (UPI) Michele de Pascale.
After today’s accident, it has emerged that motorists in november last year, reported a crack in the bridge.
A local mayor, Roberto Valettini, says that he has sent three letters and warned against the bridge.
the Bridge should have been inspected and repaired after the crack was discovered.
the Bridge went over the river Magra, grenseelven between the regions Tuscany and Liguria.
Photo: Tano Pecoraro / AP a Long series of broulykker
Italy has in recent years experienced a number of accidents due to poor maintenance. Brokollapsen was the fifth in Italy since October of 2016.
A 200-meter-long section of the elevated highway in the outskirts of Genoa collapsed in the year 2018.