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The Messina Strait Bridge, connecting Sicily to mainland Italy, was to be opened by 2018.  But, in 2013, after decades of designing, testing, and approving what could have been the greatest construction project of the 21st century, the project was cancelled. 



“This book, superbly edited by Eugene P. Trani and Donald E. Davis, includes outstanding contributions highlighting the pros and some cons of the Messina Strait Bridge, and the history of its failure.”

- Professor Francesco Tomasello, Former Rector of the University of Messina



"A Bridge to Somewhere is a remarkable story..."

-Russell D. Jamison, Ph.D., Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Chemical and Life Science Engineering, Dean Emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth University


"Trani and Davis deftly limn the story of this expansive vision, its dramatic potential impact on European rail and sea-borne container traffic, and, with profound regret, its demise.”

- Nelson D. Lankford, Ph.D., editor of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography    

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