Calatrava subpoenaed for 'huge errors' in Grand Canal bridge
'Starchitect' faces 3.8 million euros in damages21 August, 16:14
Geologists blame its low articulation for bearing too much pressure on the fragile banks, forcing them to spread apart and collapse in some parts. The bridge was also dogged by controversy because of cost overruns and an initial lack of access for the disabled.
An original price tag of four million euros in the mid-1990s eventually swelled to more than 11 million.
According to local daily La Nuova Venezia, this was the court's third attempt to serve Calatrava with the subpoena. The trial is slated to open November 13.