How the FIU Tragedy Could Change Bridge Construction

By Kim Slowey, Construction Dive

The National Transportation Safety Board has all but concluded its investigation into the March 2018 Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapse, which killed six people and injured several others. Its findings, foreshadowed by an earlier report from OSHA's Office of Engineering Services, laid the majority of blame on the span's design but also revealed major gaps in the project's construction and safety protocols.

The big question is, what can the rest of the industry learn from this tragedy and how are these lessons likely to manifest themselves in future bridge projects?

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