Investigators Explain Focus on Pre-Collapse Cracking in Florida Bridge

Pavement with many cracks

A final determination of the deadly accident's cause could take 24 months.

June 6, 2018
Scott Judy & Richard Korman - Engineering News-Record

The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report on the fatal collapse in March of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Sweetwater focuses attention on the widely discussed pre-collapse cracking in the main span. The report also confirms accounts about what the construction crew working on the bridge was doing before the structure fell.

Reprinted courtesy of Scott Judy, ENR and Richard Korman, ENR
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