Florida bridge: Meeting over crack held hours before collapse

18 Mar 2018
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Florida officials were told “there were no safety concerns” about a crack in a Miami university bridge, hours before it collapsed killing six people.

Florida International University (FIU) said a meeting on Thursday morning involved the engineering and construction companies, as well as Florida’s transport department.

University officials say they were told that the crack “did not compromise the structural integrity” of the bridge.

It later fell on eight vehicles.

In a statement, the university said the “engineer of record” from the contractor FIGG gave a technical presentation regarding the crack.

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