Italy's Webuild sends proposal to rebuild collapsed Baltimore bridge

FILE PHOTO: The collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore

(Reuters) - Italian construction group Webuild said on Friday it has pitched a project to rebuild Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge, which collapsed in March after a container ship crashed into a support pillar.

The project includes the design and planning for the reconstruction, which envisages a cable-stayed bridge with the aim to improve safety, adaptability, sustainability and to ensure maximum safety for navigation, the company said.

"We at Webuild and our U.S. subsidiary Lane are ready to make ourselves available, to quickly restore this strategic bridge for local mobility," Webuild CEO Pietro Salini said in a letter sent to the U.S. transportation secretary, the governor of Maryland, and the director of the Maryland Port Administration.

(Reporting by Enrico Sciacovelli; editing by Gianluca Semeraro and Jason Neely)