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BREAKING: Pedestrian bridge near Florida International University has collapsed.

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posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 01:29 PM
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Multiple Fatalities After Pedestrian Bridge Collapses Near Florida International University



A new pedestrian bridge scheduled to open near the campus of Florida International University collapsed Thursday, with officials confirming multiple fatalities.

Chopper 6 is over the scene, where at least two people could be seen taken to ambulances while others were being treated by rescue crews, while at least two cars could be seen pinned by massive slabs of concrete



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posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 01:34 PM
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Link wasn't working for me

CBS Local article: miami.cbslocal.com...



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 01:34 PM
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www.nbcmiami.com...

Fate can be such a tragedy..
At least it was not opened as yet so was not full of pedestrians.

www.bbc.co.uk...

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posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 01:39 PM
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originally posted by: skywatcher44
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www.nbcmiami.com...

Fate can be such a tragedy..


On one side, a truck is safely through by inches. A black pickup truck.

On the other side, a black pickup truck got only the cab crushed.

It's heartbreaking.

Report of several fatalities.



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 01:41 PM
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It appears that this bridge was installed in the matter of 5-6 hours.

Miami Herald video

This is terrible, but it doesn't look like it has to do with the installation, but the construction and engineering of the bridge. The FIU president is in that video saying, "This bridge is about student safety and connecting with Sweetwater."

Tragic all-around.

This video shows it from ground level...multiple cars completely trapped underneath


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posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 01:45 PM
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So, did someone die in a truck?
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posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 01:48 PM
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A Cheerleader went rogue?

Kidding right?

No one was in the truck I think.



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 01:51 PM
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I don't think I can follow this anymore.

I'm physically sick.

Prayers for all and their families.



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 01:51 PM
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originally posted by: TonyS
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A Cheerleader went rogue?

Kidding right?

No one was in the truck I think.


I edited to remove this, it was off topic.
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posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 01:54 PM
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You are being rather vague--what does this have to do with the bridge? Are you implying that a cheerleader went nuts and caused the bridge collapse?



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 01:54 PM
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Oh yeah, I don't think those people made it out alive. That is one heavy walkway. There must have been something wrong in the designing of it, that should have never happened even if a truck hit it.



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 01:59 PM
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Ricky, if this pic doesn't make you think - I don't know what will.

On either side of the bridge?
One person made it... One person didn't... Like mirror timing.




Sorry, so emotional I didn't post the pic.

And to answer your question, yes, there are many fatalities and the truck i was speaking of? The first time I saw it I thought it was a pickup - it's a dark car... Even so, the message is the same.


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posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 02:04 PM
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Looking at the current news coverage, and some of the photos and "artist renditions" of the design for the finished projectt, it seems the vertical support structure (looking like a ships mast with lines down to the flat segments) was not installed yet. If I am mistaken, perhaps someone in the area can confirm or deny this assumption on my part?

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If so, then this should never have been installed without additional (temporary) vertical supports until that all important superstructure was installed.



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 02:07 PM
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They're saying there are 6 trapped. Not mentioning a number on fatalities.

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posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 02:08 PM
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originally posted by: Krakatoa
Looking at the current news coverage, and some of the photos and "artist renditions" of the design for the finished projectt, it seems the vertical support structure (looking like a ships mast with lines down to the flat segments) was not installed yet. If I am mistaken, perhaps someone in the area can confirm or deny this assumption on my part?

source

If so, then this should never have been installed without additional (temporary) vertical supports until that all important superstructure was installed.


So a suspension bridge? And they built the support structure last?

That’s some serious lowest bidder # if true.



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 02:09 PM
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Terrible.



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 02:10 PM
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Hope not too many are injured or killed from this, saw this on sky news and it looks terrible!

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posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 02:11 PM
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originally posted by: eNumbra

originally posted by: Krakatoa
Looking at the current news coverage, and some of the photos and "artist renditions" of the design for the finished projectt, it seems the vertical support structure (looking like a ships mast with lines down to the flat segments) was not installed yet. If I am mistaken, perhaps someone in the area can confirm or deny this assumption on my part?

source

If so, then this should never have been installed without additional (temporary) vertical supports until that all important superstructure was installed.


So a suspension bridge? And they built the support structure last?

That’s some serious lowest bidder # if true.


That's what it looks like to me. They placed the bridge deck over the road first over last weekend. But, the suspension superstructure looks like it is not there. Even in the photos of the collapsed bridge, you can see the suspension cable mounts on the top of the roof with nothing attached at all.



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 02:15 PM
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originally posted by: Krakatoa

originally posted by: eNumbra

originally posted by: Krakatoa
Looking at the current news coverage, and some of the photos and "artist renditions" of the design for the finished projectt, it seems the vertical support structure (looking like a ships mast with lines down to the flat segments) was not installed yet. If I am mistaken, perhaps someone in the area can confirm or deny this assumption on my part?

source

If so, then this should never have been installed without additional (temporary) vertical supports until that all important superstructure was installed.


So a suspension bridge? And they built the support structure last?

That’s some serious lowest bidder # if true.


That's what it looks like to me. They placed the bridge deck over the road first over last weekend. But, the suspension superstructure looks like it is not there. Even in the photos of the collapsed bridge, you can see the suspension cable mounts on the top of the roof with nothing attached at all.



Hopefully all the appropriate heads will roll when the dust settles if this was as easily avoidable as it sounds.



posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 02:17 PM
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Lotta #ty construction being done these days. Developers don't give a # they just want money. Thing's like this will just keep happening.



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