JUST TWO YEARS after its famous bridge suddenly collapsed, killing 43 people, the Italian city of Genoa inaugurated a sleek new replacement in the presence of the country’s president and prime minister, as well as an air-force flypast. The feat of engineering was impressive. But many of the victims’ relatives stayed away, objecting that the tragedy had been turned into a carnival.

This article appeared in the Europe section of the print edition under the headline “Genoa bridge reopens”

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