Several fatalities after pedestrian bridge collapses in Miami, Florida

A new, 950-ton pedestrian bridge near the main campus of Florida International University collapsed Thursday, leaving cars trapped underneath the rubble and several people dead, according to police.

The bridge fell on top of multiple cars on Southwest 8th Street near 109th Avenue. Florida Highway Patrol officials confirmed multiple fatalities.

At least two cars could be seen pinned by massive slabs of concrete. The MCM Civil Department and FIGG Bridge Engineers partnered to design and build the bridge.

Several vehicles were trapped under the collapsed pedestrian bridge that was newly built over southwest 8th street allowing people to bypass the busy street to reach Florida International University on March 15, 2018 in Miami, Florida. Reports indicate that there are an unknown number of fatalities as a result of the collapse, which crushed at least five cars.

 

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