Genoa - The mayor of Genoa, Marco Bucci, has been appointed by the Italian government as the commissioner for the reconstruction of the highway bridge in the Polcevera valley that collapsed on August 14th.
In the aftermath of the tragedy, mayor Bucci had compared the ruins of the collapsed Morandi bridge to New York’s Ground Zero. “Like Ground Zero for New York, a city that was capable of emerging from disaster very well, we want to do the same thing. Genoa is not on its knees.” On the contrary, according to Bucci, the city “will grow stronger and greater than before.”
A favourite of the Northern League and former manager, Marco Bucci had won the mayoral election in Genoa in 2017, eroding a traditional left-wing stronghold with the support of the centre-right coalition.