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FIU Bridge Victims Or Their Families Will Get Their Cut Of $102.7 Million, Judge Affirms

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

After months of litigation, the families of the six people killed and the 10-plus people injured when a bridge collapsed at Florida International University will receive their share of nearly $103 million.

On Thursday, A. Jay Cristol, senior bankruptcy judge, confirmed a plan of reorganization filed last month by Munilla Construction Management (MCM), the project’s general contractor. The $102.7 million settlement should be divvied up by mid-January if no one appeals the plan by Dec. 28.

“While MCM is pleased to successfully emerge from reorganization and is abundantly grateful for the support it received during this difficult time, it will never forget those we lost in the tragic FIU pedestrian bridge failure,” MCM President Jorge Munilla said in a statement. “While no dollar figure can replace those who were lost, MCM placed an emphasis on expediting the process to make substantial funds available for the claimants so that the length of this difficult judicial process could be significantly reduced.”

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.

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