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Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez said at least one person was killed in the FIU bridge collapse and that at least six people were taken to the hospital, including one person who was in cardiac arrest. At least eight cars were affected by the bridge collapse, the mayor said.
The Miami Herald reports that the 174-foot-long bridge was installed at FIU on Saturday, with the intention of giving pedestrian access from FIU’s campus to its newer dorms and off-campus housing.
... the bridge was not open to the public yet and was scheduled to be finished in 2019. The Associated Press reports that the support towers of the $14.2 million bridge were built at each end while the main part of the span was built by the side of the road before it was positioned over the seven-lane highway.
originally posted by: Plotus
Two workers were replacing something on the side of the bridge when it collapsed, according to CBS Miami.