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NTSB updates collapsed bridge investigation

Posted at 2:49 AM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 22:54:42-04

MIAMI (WTXL) - Federal safety inspectors have released new photos showing cracks in the concrete of an under-construction, pedestrian bridge just days before it collapsed near a Florida university.

The National Transportation Safety Board issued an investigative update on the collapse Thursday.

The new photos featuring larger cracks were taken after March 10, when the prefabricated bridge was transported from a casting yard and set into place on permanent piers.

Six people were killed when the 174-foot-long part of the bridge fell about 18.5 feet.

Eight people were hurt.

The bridge was to span a busy highway and canal and connect Florida International University's campus to the neighboring community of Sweetwater.