Copyright 2015 All rights reserved. This material can't be published, transferred, copied or redistributed.
The pedestrian bridge that collapsed in Miami was designed as a suspension bridge, but the central tower typical of such a structure wasn't in place when the main span was lifted into place Saturday. Witnesses told the local media that when the bridge collapsed, the vehicles had stopped at traffic lights at the time.
CGTN's Nitza Soledad Perez was at the scene shortly after the bridge collapse Thursday.
Meanwhile, teams of rescue workers and engineers with heavy lifting equipment began the slow and unsafe task of lifting the unstable remains of the 950-ton concrete structure from vehicles that were crushed when the bridge came down early on Thursday afternoon.
First responders had been racing to find survivors in the rubble of the 175-foot span using high-tech listening devices, trained sniffing dogs and search cameras before turning the scene over to police.
Florida law limits the liability of government agencies to $200,000, or up to $300,000 if the case involves multiple agencies. He said that if anyone did anything wrong "we will hold them accountable".
"Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families, including those members of our own Bolton Perez & Associates family who were injured yesterday", it said.
The University estimated some 4,000 students reside in the nearby city.
The excavation process during the recovery effort is expected to proceed more slowly and with the highest caution to avoid further collapse. At least 10 people were taken to hospitals.
The number of fatalities are unknown.
The bridge was being built to connect the school's campus to an adjoining neighborhood in Sweetwater, where numerous students live.
Mr. Rosenberg emphasized several times that the school had been trying to do "the right thing" in building the bridge to provide access. "Now we're feeling vast sadness, uncontrollable sadness".
Our hearts go out to the individuals and families that have been affected by this incident.
Jacob Miller, a senior at FIU, was visiting a friend in a dorm when he heard sirens and horns honking.
One part of the bridge, which spanned 174 feet, came down on the driver's side of a vehicle, killing the female driver but not the passenger, said Jenna Mendez, a sergeant with the Sweetwater Police Department. It was just awful.
National Transportation Safety Board officials were on the scene on Friday to investigate. Carlie Waibel, a spokeswoman for Sen. "It looks like it just came down", the official told DeFede.
MCM, the company that built the bridge offsite and transported it to FIU, said it's cooperating with federal investigators.
"It's something I never thought would happen to my family or to me. We had one that had laceration to his head that was unconscious, and we had two that were in major shock". He started performing CPR on him. "It seems it could be him, but (we're) not sure". According to CNN, at least nine people were removed from the collapse and rushed to Kendall Regional Medical Center. "It's 100 percent carelessness", said personal injury lawyer Scott Schlesinger.
Accelerated construction is a well-regarded method of erecting bridges that avoids the long months of street closings when a structure is built over a road or river.
Reportedly, a certain portion of the bridge was still under construction.
In a statement Thursday night, FDOT said it played a limited role. "That could have easily been me and my boyfriend under that bridge had we not turned right and made a decision to stay at the light and gone a different direction".
FIGG said in a statement, "In our 40-year history, nothing like this has ever happened before".
And in 2012, WAVY reported that a piece of concrete fell from the Jordan Bridge onto the railroad tracks below, hurting 4 people. The citation from the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry said FIGG did not properly inspect a girder and had not obtained written consent from its manufacturer before modifying it, according to a story in The Virginian-Pilot.
MCM Construction, meanwhile, in a lawsuit filed earlier this month, was accused of hiring "incompetent, inexperienced, unskilled or careless employees". At least eight cars are crushed under the bridge, and it is believed people were working on top when it collapsed.
The suit accused the company of employing "incompetent, inexperienced, unskilled or careless employees" at the job site.
Florida International University (FIU) is a metropolitan public research university in Greater Miami, Florida.
The bridge was meant to provide a walkway over the busy street, where an 18-year-old female FIU student from San Diego was killed as she attempted to cross in August, according to local media reports.
The longtime boyfriend of Smith's sister was trying to intervene in a dispute between the siblings, the prosecutor said. A person familiar with the move says Smith was told that he will be let go before the start of the new league year.
The sophomore point guard didn't commit a turnover in 32 minutes, his ninth error-free game of the season. Points in the paint were controlled by Saint Joseph's, with 40 points, compared to Rhode Island's 28.
Scotland captain John Barclay conceded a penalty in his half but Sexton, again, kicked for touch rather than the posts. Select your combined Ireland-Scotland XV ahead of their Six Nations meeting in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
Hawking had famously said , "Life would be tragic if it weren't amusing ", and it seems like he truly believed in it. Stephen Hawking , the author of " A Brief History of Time ", had a remarkable gift for timing.
On the hour mark, Mkhitaryan played a defence-splitting through ball for Aubameyang to round Karnezis and slot home. Cech stepped up and made some good saves to claim his 200th Premier League clean sheet after a wait of 11 games.
However, Kaling revealed that all gifts pale in comparison to the present her Wrinkle in Time co-star Oprah sent. Friends like Colbert, who send her really nice, antiquated infant gowns as a baby shower present.
Butler later denied any off-field misconduct, saying he never missed a curfew or would do anything to hurt the Patriots' chances. Martin played well last season in place of Markus Golden, and proved to be a solid option both defensively and on special teams.
A former colleague of Hardy's confirmed her claims; an investigation by E! found only that there was " insufficient evidence ". The Disney empire includes both ABC and the "Star Wars" franchise, so this should be abundantly clear to the corporate brass.
The Clippers took their first lead of the game at 49-48 on Harris' layup off an alley-oop pass from Williams in the second. But the Pels finally quieted the Kings by making shots when needed as they ended a stretch of 8-of-11 games on the road.
Johnson has Alabama as the No. 9 seed in the East and it advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012. The Cyclones enter this year's tournament as the No. 10 seed and will need to prevail again to keep playing next week.
Justin Bibbs was the other leading scorer for the Hokies, dropping 15 points as well while going 6-for-14 from the field. Star Bonzie Colson also started cold in only his third game back adding two points one 1-10 shooting in the first half.
Fortnite Update Adds Supply Llamas and Remote Explosives
Around 7 pm. the Epic Games official Twitter account confirmed that several issues were occurring related to the Battle Royale . There are widespread reports across YouTube, Reddit and Epic Games' forums saying that an iPhone 6 will not work.
New York Rep. Louise Slaughter dead at 88
Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan) were among elected officials who mourned Slaughter's loss and praised her work and achievements. As one of the longest-serving women in the House of Representatives, Slaughter was a prominent voice for women and diversity.
USA service members killed in Iraq helicopter crash
Braga, director of operations, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, in a written statement sent to CBS News. The US military says there are more than 5,000 American soldiers in Iraq as part of the fight against the Islamic State group.
Dog dies on flight after being stowed in overhead bin
The Kansas breeder said her French bulldog Tilley will get some extra hugs tonight. "We. express our deepest condolences ". Meanwhile, United paid for Swindle and her two children to stay at Marriott Hotel near the airport on Tuesday night.
President Trump touring border wall prototypes in San Diego
The Justice Department last week sued to block a trio of California laws created to protect people living in the US illegally. Security is sure to be tight, although it is unknown to what extent Trump might expose himself in examining the prototypes.
Miami Dolphins Will Release DT Ndamukong Suh
He was named to four Pro Bowls while receiving an wonderful three First-Team All-Pro nods during those five initial seasons. He made the Pro Bowl in 2016 but never quite reached the same heights as he did with the Lions.
India greets French President Macron for four-day trip
This meeting assumes extra significance in the light of the United States under President Trump pulling out of the Paris accord. Prime Minister Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron will co-chair the International Solar Conference (ISA) on Sunday.