Before Collapse, Bridge Builders Dismissed Concerns About Cracks | 2018-03-18 | ENR

Each day brings another detail about how what was intended to be a charming, $14-million pedestrian bridge at Florida International University near Miami took only seconds to become a national tragedy. The partly completed structure’s sudden, catastrophic collapse at 1:47 p.m. on March 15 killed five motorists and one project worker. Robert L. Sumwalt, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, which is conducting one of several investigations, said the design-build contractor’s handling of risks—including those associated with continuing construction over live traffic—will be a focus . . .
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