Skip to comments.BREAKING: Several Dead After 950-Ton Pedestrian Bridge Collapses At Florida International University
Posted on 03/15/2018 3:29:54 PM PDT by Kaslin
UPDATE: Thanks to our friends at Twitchy, there are some people who think this horrific bridge collapse is Trump’s fault—and that he should be impeached for it
Brand new unopened Pedestrian Bridge collapses in Miami. The era of Trump is turning America into a corrupt 3rd World country. Florida needs to be run by Democrats, the Republicans just make up their own versions of reality. #TheResistance pic.twitter.com/Cd0V0800cE— james johnson (@jimmyhawk9) March 15, 2018
Horrible tragedy in Florida. Bridge collapse. I don't know what regulations were followed or not followed. Way to early to say what happened here.
I can say that Trump has gone out of his way to loosen building regulations. He has openly bragged about it.— Carol Baker (@Carol_Baker73) March 15, 2018
Trump gets rid of regulations on building things and a bridge collapsed thanks Trump Impeach him now— Roger bomkamp (@bomkamp_roger) March 15, 2018
Several people are reported dead after a 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Miami. (via CBS Miami):
Florida International University’s (FIU) massive new pedestrian bridge collapsed Thursday afternoon killing several people.
The 950-ton bridge, located at 109th Ave and 8th Street, collapsed on a number of cars.
Florida Highway Patrol confirms several people are dead due to the collapse. They also said several cars have been crushed.
At least one person was taken as a trauma alert to the hospital, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
#FIUalert: The pedestrian bridge across Southwest Eighth Street has collapsed, please avoid the area.— FIU (@FIU) March 15, 2018
Police telling me there are “mass casualties” after bridge at FIU collapses to the ground. @MiamiHerald— Monique O. Madan (@MoniqueOMadan) March 15, 2018
In a statement, FIU said,“We are shocked and saddened about the tragic events unfolding at the FIU-Sweetwater pedestrian bridge. At this time we are still involved in the rescue efforts and gathering information. We are working closely with authorities and first responders on the scene. We will share updates as we have them.”
Gov. Rick Scott has been in contact with Miami-Dade County Police Chief Juan Perez. He is also en route to FIU to be briefed by law enforcement and university officials.
I’m on my way to Florida International University to be briefed by local law enforcement and university officials. pic.twitter.com/4RyoeELh9m— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) March 15, 2018
Terrible news coming from Miami as a pedestrian bridge has collapsed at @FIU and multiple deaths are reported. We will pray for the victims and the entire Panther community.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) March 15, 2018
I have spoken with Miami-Dade County Police Chief Juan Perez about the pedestrian bridge collapse at FIU. I will be in constant communication with law enforcement throughout the day.— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) March 15, 2018
FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg had praised the completion of the bridge in a now-deleted tweet on March 13 saying, “FIU is about building bridges and student safety. This project accomplishes our mission beautifully.” Structural monitoring was conducted on March 12.
Huh. Wonder why this Tweet just disappeared a minute ago. @wupton pic.twitter.com/8zH8omceGp— Gabriel S. Sanchez (@OpusPublicum) March 15, 2018
Wow. pic.twitter.com/M6ErMHJSxh— William J. Upton (@wupton) March 15, 2018
#BREAKING: The FIU pedestrian bridge recently put in place has collapsed on SW 8th St pic.twitter.com/BZfQu2c5bh— Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) March 15, 2018
We’ll keep you updated.
Don’t tell the libtards that the bridge was planned in 2016, I wonder if they can remember who was president then?
A supposed eye witness told Shepard Smith on Fox News that he saw a crane drop a heavy object on one end of the bridge, causing it to collapse. He said the crane was then moved. This was not confirmed at news conferences which, as is usually the case in the initial stages of such events, gave very little information.
Have the Democrats and MSM blamed the NRA yet?
A supposed eye witness told Shepard Smith on Fox News that he saw a crane drop a heavy object on one end of the bridge, causing it to collapse. He said the crane was then moved.
The heavy object should be near that end of the bridge, then.
Oh, my gosh. There are actually people saying this is Trump’s fault. Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Honestly, this is the only issue I have with all the money POTUS wants to give states for infrastructure. They will NEVER spend it on the actual infrastructure and cut corners or just ignore repairs while shoveling the money into other things to get them elected.
That will be easy to tell from the people who are trained to analyze these kind of accidents.
These kinds of articles are garbage. At best they prove that there are ten crazy people who know how to use twitter. The left uses this tactic much more effectively than the right but regardless it’s garbage on both sides.
Idiots blaming Trump should check to see who is involved in design, review, construction, and inspection.
By a retired professional engineer formerly involved in all the above in the state of Florida.
“Have the Democrats and MSM blamed the NRA yet?”
I was kind of expecting Russia to get the blame. Maybe Mueller can include that in his endless effort to chase his tail.
We need sensible comprehensive bridge reform. No one needs a bridge this big. I propose legislation that there should be no bridges over 800 tons. Let’s organize a school walkout.
Their memory is probably very short
Yeah, I watched the report by Shepard Smith earlier this afternoon and heard something about a crane, but I had to leave for some errands so I missed the entire briefing.
Well...ban pedestrian bridges?
RIP to the victim.
950 tons? For a simple pedestrian bridge?
Idiots blame Trump for breathing..do they blame Trump for the morons who decided to do a STRESS TEST on this bridge while people were driving underneath it too
The account of an alleged heavy object dropped on the bridge from a crane was told by a citizen eyewitness talking to Shemp Smith. The briefings provided virtually no info.
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