• Short Summary

    TEN ITALIAN WORKMEN DIED WHEN A STRETCH OF ROAD BRIDGE BEING BUILT NEAR ROME SUDDENLY COLLAPSED, SEPTEMBER 24.

  • Description

    TEN ITALIAN WORKMEN DIED WHEN A STRETCH OF ROAD BRIDGE BEING BUILT NEAR ROME SUDDENLY COLLAPSED, SEPTEMBER 24. RESCUERS WORKED FOR MANY HOURS TANGLED WRECKAGE TO RECOVER THE BODIES. SEVERAL WORKMEN ESCAPED WITH INJURIES.

    THE BRIDGE, THE PONTE MALPASSO, SEVEN MILES NORTH OF ROME, WAS BEING BUILT TO CARRY THE FOUR-LANE AUTOSTRADA DEL SOLE - "HIGHWAY TO THE SUN" - WHICH IS BEING EXTENDED ON ITS NEXT STRETCH SOUTH FROM FLORENCE. ONE ARCH OF THE 1,500 -FOOT-LONG CONCRETE SPAN COLLAPSED.

    THE WORKMEN WERE ERECTING WOODEN FORMS BEFORE POURING CONCRETE FOR ARCHES WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. A GOVERNMENTAL PROBE IS BEING HELD INTO THE CAUSE OF THE BRIDGE'S COLLAPSE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2BHWTAX8MCX0EZMMEXWMR7R18
    Media URN:
    VLVA2BHWTAX8MCX0EZMMEXWMR7R18
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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