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Roads and viaducts fall apart; Sicily divided in two

Last week Sicily was cut in two when an overpass on the Palermo-Catania Highway A19 broke up. One of the pilons sustaining the bridge ceded to a mudslide, leaned like the Tower of Pisa and is now pressing against other pilons. Engineers say the bridge will have to be demolished and rebuilt. Sicily has closed the road, leaving commuters and students who take the bus with no way to get to work or school. People with cars can take the detour on rickety country roads their parents and grandparents used in the 1960s before construction of the A19. And THOSE roads are sliding off their mountains too.
There has been a rash of roads breaking up, including one that JUST FINISHED three days before the road bed cracked and split.
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