It finally happened. Morandi’s bridge in Genoa, Italy, finally collapsed. Yahoo! Engegniri USA Today Mr. Bohnert, our instructor, was correct. Poor design, materials, & construction: people die. This bridge was build in the 1960s and was plagued from the start with its proven unreliable technology. Is its use of pre-stressed steel and reinforced concrete to blame? When a storm came, with heavy rain and lightning, the thing collapsed.