“With the bridge over the Strait, Italy is ready to amaze the world”. At the opening of its website, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport led by Matteo Salvini publishes a note in English that details the characteristics of the infrastructure that will connect Sicily and Calabria and which will become the longest suspension bridge in the world (3.2 km). “It is a sign of attention for foreign countries – specifies MIT -, given the space that the foreign media are reserving for the dossier”.
The note, entitled ‘Italy’s bet before the world: the bridge between Sicily and Calabria’, presents the characteristics of the work in English, and then in Italian. “It will be the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world, the flagship of Italian engineering: 3.2 km with a single span for vehicular and railway traffic. The bridge over the Strait of Messina (between Sicily and Calabria) is the challenge of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister Matteo Salvini and of the entire centre-right government, which has been at the helm of the country for a few months. An imposing work that has been talked about for decades and whose realization becomes concrete: the day after the approval by the Council of Ministers of the decree that gives new life to the Stretto di Messina company, the executive design and the work beginning. The bridge represents an important driving force of the national economy and one of the strategic corridors in the economic policy of the Union, able to connect Sicily to the rest of Europe”.