New Bridge – level 2

10-08-2020 07:00

Two years ago, a bridge fell down in Genoa, Italy. It was a big tragedy that killed 43 people.

One year after the tragedy, workers started to demolish what remained of the bridge. It was necessary to make room for a new bridge. Workers worked throughout the day and night, and even the coronavirus did not stop them. The new bridge is 0.67 miles long, and it stands on 18 pillars. Workers used steel and concrete, and the architect said that the bridge can last 1,000 years.

The Italian Prime Minister was at the opening of the new bridge. He said that it was difficult to celebrate because many people still remembered the tragedy in 2018.

Difficult words: tragedy (an event that is bad and serious for many people), demolish (to destory, to get rid of something), pillar (a post that supports bridges and buildings), concrete (a grey material that people use to build houses and other buildings).

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