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.”