Rescue workers were still digging for the bodies of at least ten more victims believed still to be buried under the rubble of a structure once admired for its elegance and pioneering construction.
Excavators began clearing large sections of the collapsed highway bridge in the Italian city of Genoa on Friday, searching for people still missing three days after the deadly accident that one survivor said ended with an "unreal silence".
Two local newspapers reported that relatives of 17 of the 38 confirmed dead plan to boycott the ceremony out of anger with authorities.
"It is the state who has provoked this; let them not show their faces, the parade of politicians is shameful", the press cited the mother of one of four young Italians from Naples who died.
"We do not want a farce of a funeral but a ceremony at home". The state funeral will be televised live and broadcaster RAI will not air any advertising, as a sign of respect for the victims.
Mattarella toured what's left of the Morandi Bridge, which broke apart in a fierce rainstorm, sending a long stretch of roadbed crashing 45 meters - 150 feet - into a dry river bed and near several apartment buildings.
Shortly after the collapse, Italian leaders blamed Audostrade, the private company that operates the bridge.
Rome - Italian authorities have removed the vehicles abandoned on the surviving part of Genoa's collapsed Morandi bridge, including a green truck that managed to stop just before plunging into the void.
For many, the truck at the brink became a symbol of destiny and survival.
The service came as firefighters still searching for five missing people discovered a auto with human remains inside.
But rescuers have not given up hope of finding someone alive.
The cause of the unexpected tragedy is not yet clear.
It said Autostrade had 15 days to present counter-arguments.
Serie A said that new dates for the matches had not yet been decided.
Shares in its parent company Atlantia plummeted in the aftermath of the disaster.
Castellucci said that the bridge had been "in good health". "The only road the government will follow is that of going forward with revocation procedures".
Yes, hundreds of road bridges across the European Union are in need of fix.
Local media report there were about 30 vehicles on the bridge when one of the huge supporting towers collapsed during a sudden storm. He said had no major physical injuries.
Nine got the worst rating, including a Rhine bridge at Duisburg which carries very heavy traffic.
Mr Conte has said that in future the government would compel companies that were granted concessions for Italy's infrastructure to invest more profits in maintenance and safety.
Huge investment in former communist east Germany since 1989 has left its road infrastructure in better fix than in much of western Germany.
The Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport announced the creation of an inspection commission to carry out technical checks and analysis in an investigation into the cause of the collapse.
The government says 211 Bulgarian road bridges are in a poor state and has ordered wholesale repairs.
In 2017, on a scale of one to seven, Italy scored 4.6 and Belgium 4.5.
Bulgaria, like most other ex-communist countries in the European Union, scored below the European Union average.