A giant pedestrian bridge spanning across a major road in Miami-Dade County has collapsed less than one week since it was set into place, leaving “several dead” and many more injured.
Numerous people are reported to killed and be injured by the collapsed bridge, which connects to Florida International University.
Several vehicles are reported to have been totaled by the 950-ton bridge, which was designed to keep students safe and prevent them from traversing the busy roads to get to campus.
“Me and my boyfriend had just driven under the bridge,” witness Isabella Carrasco said. “We actually commented on how new it was … We had heard a loud bang. At first, we thought we had hit something, and when we looked around, we realized the bridge had collapsed on multiple cars. I didn’t see any pedestrians walking on the bridge. When we looked around we saw that it was much, much worse.”
According to CBS News, the bridge was not supposed to be opened to foot traffic until 2019, but was swung into place on Saturday, costing over $14.2 million.