SPEA will be replaced for motorway safety - ASPI

After controversy over bridge collapses

(ANSA) - Rome, December 2 - Motorway safety checking firm SPEA will be gradually replaced by a temporary group including premier international firms by mid-December, Italian motorway group ASPI said Monday after recent bridge collapses following the August 2018 Genoa Morandi Bridge disaster that killed 43 people.
    "By mid December a temporary business group, which will comprise some firms of an international level, will gradually replace SPEA in the activities of surveillance for ASPI," said ASPI CEO Roberto Tomasi.
    Two bridges collapsed due to landslides after heavy rains last month briefly cutting off Genoa.
    The Morandi Bridge is being replaced by a new one designed by starchitect Renzo Piano, a Genoa native.
    It features sail-like pylons to reflect Genoa's maritime heritage.