The Florida International University pedestrian bridge under construction on Southwest Eighth Street has collapsed, crushing cars and injuring several people.
— Monique O. Madan (@MoniqueOMadan) March 15, 2018
The collapse occurred at Southwest 109th Avenue and Eighth Street on Thursday afternoon, according to multiple news reports. Several people were killed, according to Florida Highway Patrol, 7 News Miami reported.
Crews lowered the bridge into position on Saturday and reopened the street to traffic on Monday. Munilla Construction Management is installing the 950-ton, 289-foot-long bridge, which was expected to be completed early next year. It was 109 feet tall and 32 feet wide.
In a news release, FIU said it was “shocked and saddened about the tragic events unfolding at the FIU-Sweetwater pedestrian bridge” and was still gathering information about the accident.
This is a developing story.