MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Contractors began to demolish what’s left of the FIU pedestrian bridge on Monday.
Crews are eradicating two columns that stay from the horrific bridge collapse in March 2018, which crushed automobiles and killed six folks.
The FIU pedestrian bridge was beneath development on the time of its collapse.
The bridge was being constructed within the metropolis of Sweetwater as a security measure in order that college students didn’t must cross the busy freeway to get to and from its Modesto A. Maidique campus.
Following the collapse, the 2 columns had been by no means eliminated however have to be demolished now with the intention to start development on the brand new bridge.
The columns are situated on either side of eighth Road, requiring lane closures that can trigger visitors delays.
Beginning September 27, one outdoors eastbound lane of SW 8th Road approaching 109th Avenue can be closed for round 3 weeks. As soon as the primary column is eliminated, crews will then transfer to the Sweetwater aspect, or northside of 8th Road and that would take one other three weeks.
Development of the brand new bridge is predicted to begin in summer season 2023 and final about two years.
Florida’s Division of Transportation will straight oversee the design and development of the bridge.
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