Videos and photos captured the widespread damage of collapsed Miami bridge

FIU Bridge Collapse: Several Dead, Cars Trapped Underneath

Last week, a partially-constructed pedestrian bridge collapsed in Miami, Florida, killing six people and sending more to the hospital. Injuries ranged from cardiac arrests and a coma with "severe extremity injuries", ABC News reported. Marco Rubio joined other authorities at the scene.

"It's bad", Miami-Dade Police Department director Juan Perez told a local radio station on Friday.

The bridge was being built to connect the school's campus to an adjoining neighborhood in Sweetwater, where numerous students live.

At least six people were killed in the accident.

Scott added an investigation will get to the bottom of "why this happened and what happened", and that if anyone did anything wrong, "we will hold them accountable".

To keep the inevitable disruption of traffic associated with bridge construction to a minimum, the 174-foot portion of the bridge was built adjacent to Southwest 8th Street, using a method called Accelerated Bridge Construction.

Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board were on the scene on Friday to investigate why it collapsed.

The US$14.2 million bridge was created to withstand a Category 5 hurricane, the most risky measure by the National Hurricane Center, and built to last 100 years, the university said.

The short video clip shows traffic moving normally then the bridge suddenly collapses.

Despite this collapse, the company said Thursday that "in our 40-year history, nothing like this has ever happened before". "We're trying to navigate through some hard times".

FIU Bridge Collapse: Several Dead, Cars Trapped Underneath

The bridge was still under construction.

"This bridge was about goodness, now it's about sadness", he said.

Funding for the $14.2 million bridge, connecting plazas and walkways is part of a $19.4 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The designer of the pedestrian bridge, Figg Engineering, also designed a smaller pedestrian bridge near the state capitol that has been functional since 2016. We will fully cooperate with every appropriate authority in reviewing what happened and why.

But the collapse is not the first incident involving either company. "It has since been restored", the company said in a statement.

While the deceased have yet to be identified, two FIU students reportedly arrived at the center in search of their friend, Alexa Duran, who was driving her gray Toyota SUV under the bridge when it collapsed, the Miami Herald reports.

"It is not the same bridge type or the same process that RIDOT uses for our accelerated bridge construction projects", RIDOT spokesman Charles St. Martin said of the technique used in Miami.

MCM said on Twitter that it was "a family business and we are all devastated and doing everything we can to assist".

Footage from TV networks showed firefighters and other rescue workers rushing to recover victims.

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