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Italy wants to expropriate houses for the record-breaking bridge to Sicily. But is it even coming?

Italy wants to expropriate houses for the record-breaking bridge to Sicily.  But is it even coming?

A gigantic bridge is planned to connect Sicily with the mainland from 2032. The project is as controversial as it is uncertain, but the construction company now wants to enforce expropriations. Transport Minister Salvini in particular is pushing ahead with construction – also for political reasons.

It is a gigantic project full of superlatives. A bridge between Sicily and the Italian mainland will span 3.3 kilometers between two almost 400 meter high bridge pillars: four lanes and two hard shoulders, with two high-speed railway tracks in the middle. From 2032, the world’s longest suspension bridge will span the Strait of Messina. Bigger than the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. More than a kilometer longer between the pillars than the current record holder, the Dardanelles Bridge in Turkey.

Source: Stern

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