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I can’t put into words how disgustly negligent the people involved in this project were/are.
I hope there’s no maximum payout or liability in the lawsuits to come.

This one should keep a few lawyers in the black for years. The sad part is I always wonder when something goes this FUBAR do we ever really find out who the hell was this negligent. You know there is a TON of CYA and blame game going on.
Kind of like when one of the I 90 Bridges here across the lake sank one year. Lots of finger pointing as to who was at fault. Bottom line is tax payers took a huge hit. Most likely be the same here. Tax payers will take a huge hit and those at fault may well go free with no consequences.
 
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My guess is they over-tightened one of the tensioners to the point of failure. The slight acceleration from the failure probably overloaded the remaining rods.
 
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From what I heard there was supposed to be a support tower in the middle for the tension cables that wasn’t installed yet.
That was reported early so who knows what true.
 

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Follow up
Florida Pedestrian Bridge Collapse The Result Of Bad Math And Ignoring Giant Cracks: Feds

In a bitterly ironic twist, the morning of the collapse, FIGG project managers had a meeting with the Florida Department of Transportation and FIU, among others, and a slide in their presentation declared “And, therefore, there is no safety concern relative to the observed cracks and minor spalls.”

Four hours later, the bridge collapsed.




Keywords for later searches: FL FLA Florida Bridge FIU
 
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“The $14.2 million project was supposed to be architecturally unique and visually striking. Instead, the designers appear to have put an awful lot of effort into designing a cool-looking bridge and very little into making sure it would stay up.”

This is how Wa & Or want to build new projects, Artsy-Fartsy!!!:mad:
 
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