Demolition experts dramatically reduced the two remaining towers on the highway just after. 9.30 local time (3.30 ET), making room for a new structure to be built on site.
4000 people were evacuated from their homes to clear the area, reported AFP, and explosives were attached to the bridge's legs and body, which went down for about seven seconds in a smoke escape.
Water tanks were present to prevent the spread of dust after the explosion.
Italian Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Matteo Salvini, participated in the explosion, and the crowds looked at a safe distance.
For 10 months, the remnants of the remains have been spooky on the outskirts of Italy's sixty-largest city, a painful reminder of tragedy for thousands of residents.
The concrete viaduct collapsed in heavy rain in August 2018, after the cabling had gone, throwing vehicles to the ground and killing many travelers.
The incident shocked Italy and had a fierce debate on the security of the country's infrastructure. 19659005] Built in the 1960s, the Morandi Bridge was an important part of the A10 motorway linking northwestern Italy with France, across the Polcevera River in central Genoa. It was one of the busiest bridges in the country that transports freight and tourists to and from the port city.