Newly constructed bridge in Florida collapses

posted by julian -

A brand new pedestrian bridge slated to open this weekend has collapsed on one of the busiest freeways in Miami today.  The bridge, scheduled to be completed in 2019, collapsed atop an unknown number of people and cars underneath. 

Authorities are reporting several injuries and multiple fatalities. They were taken to the hospital as a result of the collapse.  A tactical response team with the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue is working to secure the bridge while searching for victims. Television news helicopters were ordered to back off so rescuers could listen for sounds from survivors. If you have friends or family in Miami I truly hope they are okay, and let's send a prayer to all those affected right now. All the latest information can be found here.

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