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After FIU Bridge Collapse, Feds Say FDOT Needs To Close Roads In Future If Cracks Occur

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PEDRO PORTAL
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Miami Herald
Alexa Duran was among those killed when the FIU bridge collapsed onto the busy Tamiami Trail (Southwest Eighth Street) on March 15, 2018.

Failures in design, lack of adequate oversight and systematic negligence led to the fatal collapse of the Florida International University pedestrian bridge, federal investigators concluded nearly two years after the deadly incident.

According to the National Transportation Safety Board’s final report, released Wednesday, the bridge collapse over Southwest Eighth Street and 109th Avenue on March 15, 2018, was caused by “the load and capacity calculation errors made by FIGG Bridge Engineers, Inc.,” followed by the “inadequate peer review performed by Louis Berger,” the New Jersey-based engineering firm.

The firm was tasked with overseeing the design by FIGG Bridge Engineers, which was contracted by MCM, the company FIU hired to build the pedestrian walkway.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.