A road bridge near the commune of Aulla (Massa and Carrara province) collapsed at approximately 10:25 (local time) on Wednesday, April 8, injuring two truck drivers. According to media sources, the bridge was under inspection last year due to a crack that developed following heavy rains; a state-owned road agency cleared the bridge for further use. Police and fire crews have deployed to the scene and have advised members of the public to stay away from the bridge.
Transportation disruptions, including road closures, are expected in the vicinity of the bridge over the coming hours and days.
Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the incident, plan alternative routes, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.