Pedestrian bridge collapses at Florida university killing many




Many people have died as a result of a pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University in Miami, according to a spokesman with the Florida Highway Patrol.

Multiple agencies have responded to the scene.Aerial footage from the scene showed cars crushed underneath the bridge.
The bridge was just installed Saturday. According to a fact sheet about the bridge on FIU’s website, it cost $14.2 million to build, and was funded as part of a $19.4 million grant from the US Department of Transportation.
Live shots from the scene show cars trapped beneath the rubble, with firefighters climbing on the wreckage and paramedics treating individuals on the road.

Miami police warned people to avoid the area.

The 950-tonne bridge was built for the Florida International University, and was meant to be used a pedestrian walkway, the Miami Herald reported.