Rescue crews work on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, to recover survivors amid the remains of the collapsed Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy.
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In photos: Genoa bridge collapse

Updated 7:38 AM ET, Wed August 15, 2018

Rescue crews work on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, to recover survivors amid the remains of the collapsed Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy.
Mauro Ujetto/NurPhoto via ZUMA Press

A large section of a highway bridge in northern Italy collapsed Tuesday during torrential rains, crushing vehicles and causing fatalities, authorities said.

Dozens of rescuers worked to free people trapped in their vehicles and to treat the injured.

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.