Mafia opposes historic £3.9billion bridge and plans to infiltrate project

The Italian mob opposed to a £3.9billion bridge planned by the government that would connect Sicily with the mainland.

Crime families are preparing to "infiltrate" the construction project should it go ahead, and the government is also facing trouble with nature itself and the fault line they plan to build on.

In fact, a bloodthirsty mafia boss who was recently snared by Italian police, as reported by The Daily Star, had been thoroughly opposed to the planned bridge.

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Matteo Messina Denaro, who once bragged of filling his own "cemetery" with enemies he had murdered, had slammed bridge building plans, as had other mob bosses.

The mob is reportedly against the plans in part because the mafia thrives of poverty and underdevelopment.

WeBuild engineering director Michele Longo is adamant the billions of investment needed to build the proposed bridge over the Straits of Messina, which would connect Sicily with mainland Italy.

Longo said: "The bridge over the Strait of Messina is a project that can break ground immediately. As soon as the contract is reinstated and updated, the project can start."

The proposed bridge would span two miles and be the longest suspension bridge in the world, but it would be built over the site of a fault line.

That fault line, when last moved, killed more than 100,000 people and triggered a swarm of devastating tsunami's in 1908, CNN reported.

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Catastrophic aftershocks followed that 1908 earthquake, although plans for the construction have not been deterred.

Promises of building a suspension bridge that can withstand wind speeds of 150mph and featuring a train line and emergency route have been snubbed by mob bosses, but government officials have no care for their denouncements.

Transport Minister Matteo Salvini said: "I’m not afraid of criminal infiltration. There will be supervisory bodies that we are working on for every euro invested on the bridge."

Environmental groups have since rallied against the proposed plans also, deeming the half-hour ferry currently in place as the best mode of transport, although Mr Salvini is hoping to open work on the bridge in July 2024.

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