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FIU: Engineers met to discuss bridge crack on the morning of the abyss, determined ‘no security’

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Raw video: CCTV camera captures moment pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed.

The International University of Florida said that the two companies responsible for the “instant bridge” that collapsed, killing six people, will meet hours before the tragedy “discuss a tear that appeared at the structure,” but determined there were no safety concerns.

In a statement released early Saturday, the university said the Design Build Team of MCM and FIGG Bridge Group met at the site of the bridge Thursday morning for about two hours with representatives of the FIU and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

The bridge collapsed Thursday, March 15, 2018, killing at least six people.

(AP)

The school said the engineer of the record FIGG gave a technical presentation about the gap and concludes that there is no concern about the safety and the crack does not affect the structural integrity of the bridge.”

“The investigation is underway to determine the collapse of the bridge, and the FIU is fully cooperating with all authorities to understand what happened,” the statement concluded.

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The university’s statement came hours after the reports came out Friday about an engineer by the warning of the cracks on the structure, only a few days before it collapsed Thursday. The FDOT approved engineer left the voice mail of the notification of the ministry of cracking in the concrete.

A research is ongoing to determine the cause of the bridge collapse.

(AP)

A copy released Friday shows Denney Pate with FIGG Bridge Group says the crack should be repaired “, but from a safety perspective, we do not see that there is a problem, so we are not worried about it from that perspective.”

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After the fall on Thursday that killed six people and injured at least 10 others, the National Transportation Safety Board announced at a press conference late Friday that it is launching its own, independent investigation into the bridge failure is to try and find out what may have led to the collapse.

Authorities are slowly removing the dirt, looking for more victims.

The National Transportation Safety Board announced Friday that it would be launching its own, independent investigation into why the bridge collapsed.

(AP)

MCM Construction Miami on the basis of the contractor, and Figg Bridge Design, based in Tallahassee, under the increased scrutiny of the details of the past engineering failures and inspection penalties – including a recent accusation that a hired “unskilled” and “careless” employees.

Scheduled to open in 2019, the bridge would have provided safe passage over a canal, and six lanes, and a showpiece architectural feature connecting to the campus of FIU with the community of Sweetwater, where many students live.

The $14.2 million project was supposed to benefit from a faster, cheaper and safer method of bridge-building fostered by the university.

The bridge was on March 10, five days before the collapse.

An investigation to determine the cause of the bridge collapse is underway.

Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj and Greg Norman contributed to this report.

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