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.
A pedestrian walkway at Florida International University collapsed onto the road below. There are reports of multiple injuries and cars trapped in the rubble. https://t.co/oqylu9Uwye— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) March 15, 2018
This Miami bridge collapse is horrific. These cars have been completely flattened with drivers inside. pic.twitter.com/mZLkGP3DxF— David Mack (@davidmackau) March 15, 2018
Miami Fire Rescue official:— ABC News (@ABC) March 15, 2018
-Eight vehicles trapped under collapsed pedestrian bridge.
-Eight victims transported to hospitals.
-More than 100 rescue crew members engaged in rescue operations.https://t.co/OsDu3ns7fz pic.twitter.com/vwOMSNaRqx
Our hearts go out to the victims of the pedestrian bridge collapse near Florida International University in Miami. Godspeed to the rescuers and the trauma surgeons at Kendall Regional Medical Center.— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) March 15, 2018
This timelapse video shows the installation of the pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Miami. The bridge collapsed a few days later. https://t.co/RMSCWyGATM pic.twitter.com/NBK6NzRZUA— CNN International (@cnni) March 15, 2018
Her: “Babe, Can I go to Miami with my friends?”— Ant (@Trill__Parcells) March 15, 2018