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Several fatalities confirmed in FIU pedestrian bridge collapse

It happened around 1:45 p.m. today

Photo via @isaaacarrasco/Twitter

A pedestrian bridge under construction near Florida International University collapsed this afternoon, 7 News Miami reports, and the Florida Highway Patrol is already reporting several people have been killed in the accident. At least four people were injured.

The bridge collapsed around 1:45 p.m. at Southwest Eighth Street near 109th Avenue. Here’s an eye witness video from Twitter taken in the aftermath of the collapse.

A story in the Miami Herald over the weekend called the project an “instant” bridge, noting that it used an “innovative” rapid span installation. The $14.2 million bridge was installed across the roadway five days ago.