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Florida International University pedestrian overpass collapse
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National Transportation Safety Board members inspecting the collapsed pedestrian overpass on March 16
Date March 15, 2018 (2018-03-15)
Time 1:30 p.m. EDT
Location University Park and Sweetwater, Florida, U.S.
Type Overpass section collapse
Deaths 6
Non-fatal injuries 9

On March 15, 2018, a 174-foot-long (53 m), recently-erected section of the FIU–Sweetwater UniversityCity Bridge collapsed onto the Tamiami Trail (U.S. Route 41).

The pedestrian bridge was located in front of the campus of Florida International University (FIU) in University Park, a suburb west of Miami, Florida, United States.

The road beneath it had been opened to traffic. Several occupied vehicles were crushed underneath, and six deaths and nine injuries have been reported.

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