Italy: HGV traffic ban on a bridge in Genoa
Since 20 August lorries with a maximum total permissible weight over 7.5 tons have been banned from using the Ponte Acciai di Genova bridge.
Since 20 August lorries with a maximum total permissible weight over 7.5 tons have been banned from using the Ponte Acciai di Genova bridge, following the collapse of the flyover of the A10 motorway connecting the districts of Oregina and San Teodoro over the Polcevera stream. The ban has been imposed for an indefinite period of time.
Although the municipality has permitted buses to use the bridge, drivers refuse to carry passengers along this route. They argue that since HGVs are banned from using the bridge out of concern for safety, this is all the more reason to ban buses that carry people. Passengers get off the bus at one side of the bridge, walk across it and get back on on the other side.
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