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NTSB Miami Bridge Collapse Report Underscores Cracks

Federal investigators probing a Miami pedestrian bridge collapse that happened during the construction process, killing six people on a busy road below, said they are evaluating the emergence of cracks on the bridge, among other clues. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) indicated in its preliminary report of the March 15 bridge collapse that cracks that had appeared on the north and south ends of the bridge, noted by construction workers in the days before the collapse, could hold the key to understanding what went wrong. The pedestrian bridge was being constructed over eight lanes of SW 8th Street. Slated ... Read More

FIU Bridge Safety Questioned Hours Before Deadly Collapse

Three hours before Florida International University’s (FIU) 950-ton concrete bridge collapsed onto a busy street and killed at least six people, school officials met with the Florida Department of Transportation and engineers to discuss whether cracks found in the bridge were a threat to safety. FIU stated over the weekend that in discussions of the cracks on the pedestrian crosswalk bridge, which was under construction, officials determined there was no risk to public safety. “The FIGG engineer of record delivered a technical presentation regarding the crack and concluded that there were no safety concerns and the crack did not compromise ... Read More