Employees in Florida bridge for the deadly collapse of the time-lapse video



Time-lapse video of Flordia bridge collapse

Raw video: Construction takes place on the Florida International University pedestrian bridge before it collapsed.

A construction crew is visible on a footbridge in Florida just for the structure of the deadly collapse earlier this year, a new video released Wednesday showed.

Time-lapse video of the International University of Florida shows four workers standing above on the bridge with the help of a crane and hoist to perform work on the structure before it collapsed.

The officials have not yet said what the workers were doing before the crisis, on the campus of Miami, Florida International University. The Miami Herald has filed a lawsuit to force officials to release documents relating to who ordered the crews on the structure and why they were sent.

Last week, federal inspectors from the released images in a preliminary report with the cracks in the concrete of the bridge days before it collapsed.


The agency previously released photos taken Feb. 24 documenting small cracks at the ends of the bridge. The photos released last Thursday — and with larger cracks — were taken after 10 March, when the prefabricated bridge was transported from a casting yard and place on permanent piers.

In March of this year the image shows the state of a pedestrian bridge over the Florida International University campus. The bridge collapsed the next day.

(Bolton, Perez & Associates Consulting Engineers via the NTSB)

The researchers interviewed the employees of the eight companies involved in the bridge design and construction, the report said. Experts have also tested concrete, steel rods and a hydraulic jack. The report does not use test results or conclusions about what the cause of the collapse.

The bridge had to span a busy highway and canal and connect FIU campus to the neighboring community of Sweetwater. Five people in cars, and bridge worker were killed in the collapse; eight other people injured.

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @travfed

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