Florida officials knew about bridge crack

  18 March 2018    Read: 1394
Florida officials knew about bridge crack

Florida officials were told "there were no safety concerns" about a crack in a Miami university bridge, hours before it collapsed killing six people, BBC reports.

Florida International University said a meeting on Thursday morning involved the engineering and construction companies, as well as Florida's transport department.

An engineer told officials it "did not compromise the structural integrity".

The bridge fell on eight vehicles about three hours later.

In a statement, the university said the "engineer of record" from the contractor FIGG gave a technical presentation regarding the crack, in a meeting that lasted about two hours.


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