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MIAMI: Missed Voicemail From Engineer Had Warned About Cracks In University Pedestrian Bridge

The Associated Press reports: An engineer left a voicemail two days before a catastrophic bridge failure in Miami to say some cracking had been found at one end of the concrete span, but the voicemail wasn’t picked up until after the collapse, Florida Department of Transportation officials said Friday. The voicemail left on a landline wasn’t heard by a state ...

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MIAMI: University Pedestrian Bridge Collapses Days After Construction, Multiple Fatalities Reported

The Miami Herald reports: The FIU pedestrian bridge across Southwest Eighth Street collapsed Thursday afternoon, trapping an unknown number of people and cars underneath. The bridge was installed at Southwest 109th Avenue Saturday morning, intended eventually to provide pedestrian access across Tamiami Trail from FIU’s main campus to Sweetwater, where thousands of students live in off-campus housing or in FIU’s ...

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