Video shows the moment the Genoa highway bridge collapsed, killing 43 people

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Guardia di Finanza Genova/YouTube

  • Local police released the video showing the moment the Morandi bridge collapsed in Genoa on August 14.
  • The footage is from two different cameras, both showing the moments before and after the bridge caved in.
  • Watch it below.

Newly released surveillance footage show the exact moment when the Morandi bridge in Genoa collapsed on August 14, killing 43 people.

The videos, shot from different angles on the bridge, were released by Guardia di Finanza Genova, who are the local police.

They show the bridge’s usual day-to-day traffic, and workers in hi-vis jackets, until the moment the bridge gives way around 11 a.m. local time.

Rubble and dust fill the screen for a few moments, and when it clears, the bridge is reduced to smashed concrete and wire.

Scroll to the 0:40 and 1:20 in the video below to see how the collapse looked from two different angles.

The 656-foot stretch of the bridge caved in on August 14, plunging vehicles, chunks of concrete and twisted metal to the ground 165 feet below.

The cause of the collapse remains unknown.

Rescue services have now stopped searching for survivors, as the whereabouts of the 43 missing people have been accounted for, Reuters reported.

More than 600 people were evacuated as rescue services were worried the ends of the bridge could still collapse.