For NTSB investigators piecing together FIU bridge collapse, ‘evidence tells the story’

Miami Herald » Investigators have preserved large sections of the bridge, storing them in a Florida Department of Transportation warehouse. They’ve also sent core samples of concrete pulled from the debris for testing and plan to examine tensioning cables, which were being adjusted by a worker when the bridge fell.

2018-04-16T15:47:34-08:00April 13th, 2018|Design-Build, Florida, Pedestrian Bridge|

Builders, engineers defend accelerated bridge construction

Roads & Bridges » Due to the collapse of a newly installed pedestrian bridge built with accelerated bridge construction (ABC) methods at FIU, questions have been raised regarding the construction methods done on the bridge. Experienced professionals within the ABC realm are weighing in on their perspective of the incident as it relates to accelerated construction methods.

2018-04-09T10:30:46-08:00April 3rd, 2018|Bridges, General Interest, Pedestrian Bridge, U.S. News|

Experts Dissect FIU bridge collapse, but can’t identify cause

Miami Herald » In the two weeks since the deadly collapse of a pedestrian bridge under construction at Florida International University, engineers the world over have obsessively dissected photos, scrutinized video clips and picked over preliminary plans for the singular structure in search of the mysterious and elusive breaking point.

2018-04-03T11:59:11-08:00March 30th, 2018|Design-Build, Florida, Pedestrian Bridge|

NTSB discloses new details about work performed before FIU bridge collapsed

Miami Herald » Before workers began adjusting support cables at the north end of the Florida International University bridge that collapsed and killed six people last week, they performed the same work at the opposite end of the bridge, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. Adjusting the cables has come under scrutiny as investigators try to explain why the 950-ton span fell suddenly, just five days after it was lifted into place.

2018-03-26T11:52:26-08:00March 21st, 2018|Design-Build, Florida, Pedestrian Bridge|

Major Design Change Changed Bridge Cost, Schedule

U.S. News » Construction of the pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people in the Miami area was behind schedule and millions over budget, in part because of a key change in the design and placement of one of its support towers.

2018-03-23T14:09:28-08:00March 20th, 2018|Design-Build, Florida, Pedestrian Bridge|
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