Florida International University, Mark Rosenberg, Florida discussed on WTMJ Weekly


Should not have happened and it's really a sad commentary on something that could could have been completely avoided that's number two of our four at ten that's next wtmj ten fourteen he's video with you on this friday we're in the middle of the four at the four biggest stories that we see it across the walkie the state and you can win those realtor home and garden show tickets if you're the right number caller and if you can correctly identify all four of the four at ten this is a sad story a bridge collapsed in florida miami dade county the miami area of course florida international university a brand new bridge weighed nine hundred fifty tonnes was just installed five days ago they were doing a stress test and the worst possible thing happened be tightened they were being tightened when it collapsed mark rosenberg is with you he was asked why this area wasn't cleared beforehand assume that they believe it was a routine normal tasks but that's what the investigation is going to determine absolutely unacceptable your stress testing a bridge a nine hundred fifty tunbridge you're in what day six after the original installation you're kind of tweaking things you're tightening cables you don't you don't do that with with live traffic underneath i don't care what the situation was and if that was a busy street whatever you don't risk people's lives while you're doing those kinds of things for a very very heavy bridge i don't understand the process here i've been around construction projects the way it works nowadays is there over careful they take incredible precautions to make sure things like this don't happen in this case seems like they threw all that out the window said oh we can have traffic going by while we're doing your stress tests worst possible decision you could make and frankly unacceptable there's going to be heads at role on this and the six people that died didn't have to die and you when you read and hear stories like this common sense did not prevail here i understand it was a dynamic bridge a new design all those things but you gotta make sure that what you're doing here is safe and to do those kinds of tests on a bridge that was unique apparently had never been done in.

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