Six Companies, Including One That Designed Doomed FIU Bridge, Will Settle Victims’ Suits

Jul 11, 2019

Tallahassee-based FIGG Bridge Group, which designed the doomed Florida International University pedestrian bridge, was one of six companies that have agreed to settle lawsuits brought by the victims and their families, an attorney for the plaintiffs announced in Miami-Dade Circuit Court Wednesday.

While the amount is not yet known, the agreement means more money will be added to the $42 million in a pool set aside by the bankrupt construction company that built the bridge, Magnum Construction Management, formerly known as Munilla Construction Management.

Families of the six people who died on March 15, 2018, and the eight injured survivors sued more than 20 defendants for their role in the collapsed bridge over Southwest Eighth Street, across from FIU’s main campus in southwest Miami-Dade. The people who died were crushed to death by the collapse of the 950-ton bridge.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.