BREAKING: Six Dead After 950-Ton Pedestrian Bridge Collapses At Florida International University

Posted: Mar 15, 2018 3:15 PM

UPDATE: Thanks to our friends at Twitchy, there are some people who think this horrific bridge collapse is Trump’s fault—and that he should be impeached for it

UPDATE II: The number of fatalities has increased to six. 


Six people people are reported dead after a 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed in Miami. (via CBS Miami):

Florida International University’s (FIU) massive new pedestrian bridge collapsed Thursday afternoon killing several people.

The 950-ton bridge, located at 109th Ave and 8th Street, collapsed on a number of cars.

Florida Highway Patrol confirms several people are dead due to the collapse. They also said several cars have been crushed.

At least one person was taken as a trauma alert to the hospital, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

In a statement, FIU said,“We are shocked and saddened about the tragic events unfolding at the FIU-Sweetwater pedestrian bridge. At this time we are still involved in the rescue efforts and gathering information. We are working closely with authorities and first responders on the scene. We will share updates as we have them.”

Gov. Rick Scott has been in contact with Miami-Dade County Police Chief Juan Perez. He is also en route to FIU to be briefed by law enforcement and university officials. 

FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg had praised the completion of the bridge in a now-deleted tweet on March 13 saying, “FIU is about building bridges and student safety. This project accomplishes our mission beautifully.” Structural monitoring was conducted on March 12.

We’ll keep you updated.