The Florida International University pedestrian bridge under construction on Southwest Eighth Street has collapsed, crushing cars and injuring several people.

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.

The bridge was also slated to connect to University Bridge Residences, a student rental development planned for the northwest corner of that intersection. [Local 10] — Amanda Rabines

This is a developing story.