Several deaths in pedestrian bridge collapse at Miami college
MIAMI (AP) — A new pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a highway at Florida International University today, crushing at least five vehicle and killing several people.
Other people were seen being loaded into ambulances.
The 950-ton span was installed Saturday. The main part of the 174-foot span was assembled by the side of the road while support towers were built at either end.
Firetrucks, police and other emergency vehicles were at the scene.
The $14.2 million bridge crossed over a busy seven-lane road that divided the university's campus from the city of Sweetwater.