The collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa on 14 August 2018 scarred the city and shocked the whole of Italy. The tragedy did not bring down the strength of the Genoese people, and the support of the whole country led to a rapid reconstruction of the bridge. The Feralpi Group also participated in the construction of the new bridge, symbol of hope both in the Ligurian capital and in Italy, through its subsidiary Nuova Defim Orsogril.
We faced this challenge as tribute to the 43 bridge collapse victims: the memory and respect for them and their families accompanied us in each step of this journey. We listened to the people who worked relentlessly day and night to complete the new Genoa bridge: they put their heart into the reconstruction project and took pride in their work. We would like to present some members of the team that helped rebuild the new Genoa bridge, the “symbol of the Italy that is restarting”, from the initial design to the completion of the project.
PT.1 – THE RECONSTRUCTION
We take pride in our work of reconstruction of the new Genoa bridge. Nuova Defim Orsogril embarked on this project a few months ago, starting from … a dream. Fabio Citterio, Nuova Defim Orsogril Sales Manager, speaks about this dream.
PT.2 – PROJECTING A NEW START
Contribution into the construction of the new Genoa bridge has become a sense of pride for all of us at Feralpi Group and given a much-needed injection of hope. We worked about this project in the Covid-19 time.
PT. 3 – A HUGE MOMENT OF PRIDE FOR ALL OF US
Our colleagues from production departments also shared the general enthusiasm of working on reconstruction of the Genoa bridge. It’s here, at Nuova Defim Orsogril, where Giovanni Viggiano, Grating Production Manager, and his colleagues Rosita Orlando and Andrea Corti delt with steel and handed grating production.
In the third video from the series we produced, they talk about the pride they felt in being involved in such a meaningful project that was initially managed remotely during the lockdown and then taken up with the return to the factory.
PT. 4 – THE LAST STEP TOWARDS GENOA
The most memorable experiences are suffused with emotion and frequently your adrenaline soars as you face the final stage of the journey. This was exactly the case for the trip that brought the grating from the Nuova Defim Orsogril plant to the construction site of the new Genoa bridge. A route that was not limited to the 200 kilometers that separate the company’s headquarters from the Ligurian capital but which started well before. This journey, and here we do not solely refer to the act of the order delivery, involved many people inside the company and was completed by one of our drivers, Giovanni Alfonso. In this video, Giovanni and Elisabetta Marelli from the Logistics Department talk about their experience leading up to and then creating the Journey, and share their story of participation and responsibility.
PT.5 – A JOB DONE FROM THE HEART
The Genoa-San Giorgio bridge’s was rebonrn. We were able to make our contribution to this project through some of the voices of those who ensured the complete renovation of the bridge. A few days have passed since the inauguration. The event and the consequent opening are the final acts that lead Tiziano Gatti, Commercial Director of Nuova Defim Orsogril, to collect the memories of this journey: an important job we did from the heart.
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