Before and after the Italy bridge collapse

Updated 1:36 PM ET, Tue August 14, 2018

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(CNN)A large section of a highway bridge in northern Italy collapsed during torrential rains Tuesday, causing a number of fatalities, authorities said.

The Morandi Bridge, also known as the Polcevera Viaduct, is a major thoroughfare, connecting the port of Genoa with Genoa airport and towns along the coast to the west.
This is what the bridge looked like before and after it collapsed.