The Florida Board of Professional Engineers is deeply saddened by the injuries and loss of life caused by the March 15, 2018, collapse of a pedestrian bridge under construction at Florida International University in Miami-Dade County.
Local, state, and federal authorities are on location as emergency personnel and crews work to recover victims and remove debris. After the initial work is complete, the National Transportation Safety Board, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and others are expected to investigate the cause of the collapse. The bridge was under construction, and workers were present at the time of its collapse onto a highway. Their investigations may take months.
FBPE will monitor developments as the other agencies complete their investigations. If the cause is determined to be an engineering issue, FBPE will take any necessary steps, including disciplinary actions, to ensure public health and safety.