Friday, 16 November, 2018

6 killed in pedestrian bridge collapse in Miami

Florida pedestrian bridge collapses, trapping people and cars: what we know Several Killed in Collapse of Pedestrian Bridge in Miami
Cristina Norman | 17 March, 2018, 02:10

"She died when the bridge collapsed on top of her vehicle", Orlando Duran said to el Nuevo Herald from London, where he was traveling when he received the news of his daughter's death.

"This has turned from a rescue to a recovery operation", said Miami-Dade Police Det.

"They were able to take a piece of wood, and civilians (and) officers pried that door open and pulled him out of the back seat of that vehicle", she said. They will examine the innovative "accelerated assembly" technique used by Miami-based Munilla Construction Management (MCM) to piece together the $14.2m single-span bridge on a remote sitebefore it was lifted into place last Saturday. The men outside grabbed a wooden plank and pried open the rear door to pull him free, he said.

Officials say 950 tons of cement crushed unsuspecting drivers as they sat for a red light on a street near FIU Thursday. When the span collapsed, the main tower had not yet been installed, and it was unclear what builders were using as temporary supports. This helps lessen traffic delays and disruptions.

But Thursday's tragedy showed the opposite happened.

An assistance center for families was open at the university as the authorities tried to confirm the identities of the dead.

And then she could see the cars trapped underneath.

Experts caution more facts are needed before blame is assigned. We don't know exactly his whereabouts. "It's 100 percent carelessness", said personal injury lawyer Scott Schlesinger.

Mendez, back at the scene in uniform on Friday morning, spoke to CNN about the chaos of Thursday. The Florida Department of Transportation, for instance, noted the bridge was a local agency project, not an FDOT venture.

Bob Rude is a structural engineer and a former bridge inspector. In 2003, the Washington Department of Transportation moved the prebuilt expansion of Bellevue's Northeast Eighth over I-405 into place. Doctors and medical students ran to the scene from a nearby building and started giving medical attention to victims, she said.

Florida law limits the liability of government agencies to $200,000, or up to $300,000 if the case involves multiple agencies. The fraternity said proceeds will be divided among the families. "It seems like there will be a high likelihood of finger-pointing because of the novelty of this bridge design".

Asked at the press conference why traffic passing under the bridge had not been halted, Perez said: "These are the answers we are looking for as well".

"Our thoughts are with the families and victims", it said in a statement. "The safety of the communities where we live and work is always our top priority, and BDI is committed to fully assisting with the ongoing investigation". "We are just heartbroken".

ABC News reached out to Munilla and Figg Bridge Engineers, but both companies have yet to respond beyond public statements released about the Miami bridge collapse.

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