FIGG Bridge Engineers, the designer of the pedestrian bridge at Florida International University that collapsed on March 15, has issued the following statement:
“We are stunned by today’s tragic collapse of a pedestrian bridge that was under construction over Southwest Eighth Street in Miami. Our deepest sympathies are with all those affected by this accident. We will fully cooperate with every appropriate authority in reviewing what happened and why. In our 40-year history, nothing like this has ever happened before. Our entire team mourns the loss of life and injuries associated with this devastating tragedy, and our prayers go out to all involved.”
The pedestrian bridge, scheduled to open in early 2019, dropped onto traffic without warning, killing six. Stay with Roads & Bridges for more details as they become available.