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U.S. Department of Transportation Statement on the Collapse of a Pedestrian Bridge at Florida International University

Thursday, March 15, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation released the following statement regarding today’s collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Sweetwater, Florida.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and first responders who are assisting in the on-going rescue and recovery efforts following today's tragic collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University.

Secretary Chao has already contacted Governor Scott, Senator Nelson, Senator Rubio, Congressman
Diaz-Balart, and Congressman Curbelo and is following the situation closely. The Secretary offered the full assistance and support of the Department for both the immediate and long-term needs the community will have. The Secretary has dispatched Federal Highway Administration professional staff to the site to support the NTSB’s investigation.”