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16 Mar 2018

News in Pictures: 6 Dead, Cars Crushed As Popular Bridge Collapses In Broad Daylight

A popular bridge has come crashing to the ground in broad daylight, killing as many as four persons and leaving cars crushed.
The bridge collapsed
It has been reported that a pedestrian walkway in Miami, Florida in the USA, collapsed on Thursday, killing six people.

CNN reports that the fatalities were confirmed by the Florida Highway Patrol after multiple vehicles were crushed by the bridge near Florida International University's campus.

According to Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue, there were people on the bridge and several cars underneath it.

The walkway weighed 950 tons and was 174 feet long, according to FIU.

According to CNN, the bridge was designed to withstand hurricane-force winds and was scheduled to open early 2019.

The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department is said to be searching for victims as well as securing the structure.

Meanwhile, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary, reported that President Donald Trump was aware of the bridge collapse and would provide government assistance as needed to the area.

The National Transportation Safety Board said that it would also provide assistance by sending a team to investigate the collapse.

The bridge was worth $11.4 million and was meant to connect the Florida International University school to the city of Sweetwater, Florida.

According to the college, the bridge was built and designed by Munilla Construction Management in partnership with FIGG Bridge Engineers.

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