VIDEO: Bridge Collapse at Florida International University – Four Dead, Many Injured


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This is a developing story.

A pedestrian bridge under construction at Florida International University in Miami has collapsed onto the street below. Live video is included below.


UPDATE: Four people have died, and as many as nine more remain hospitalized.

ORIGINAL STORY: Early reports say several people are dead. Many are injured, and cars appear to be trapped under the debris.

There are fears that people are still trapped underneath, and authorities have told news crews to keep helicopters away from the area, so rescue workers can listen for survivors.

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The street appears to span eight lanes.

CBS Miami reports.

Florida International University’s massive new pedestrian bridge collapsed Thursday afternoon in West Miami-Dade.

The bridge, located at 109th Ave and 8th Street, collapsed on a number of cars.

There are reports of numerous people injured in the collapse. At least one person was taken as a trauma alert to the hospital, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

The 950-ton bridge went up on Saturday. It was then lowered into its final position, just west of 109th Avenue that day.

The main span was built next to Southwest 8th Street.

Here is video from ABC News.

This is a developing story – updates will be added as details merit.

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