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NTSB releases report of fatal bridge collapse in Miami

A Tallahassee firm designed the bridge
Posted at 5:26 PM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 17:26:31-04

MIAMI, Fla. (WTXL) — The National Transportation Safety Board blames design errors in last year's pedestrian bridge collapse in Miami that killed six people.

The bridge is on Florida International University's campus and was designed by Figg Bridge Engineers in Tallahassee.

The NTSB said there were inadequate follow-up inspection. The NTSB also said FIU should have closed the road given the amount of cracks on the bridge.

I don't think I've ever seen one where there is more finger-pointing between the parties. And you know, the finger-pointing is actually correct," said Robert Sumwalt, the NTSB Chairman. "Everyone is pointing at everyone one else and in fact, that is correct because everyone shares a piece of this accident."

FIU does plan to build a new bridge to connect the campus to the city of Streetwater.