Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapse

bridge collapse in Sweetwater, Florida

On March 15, 2018, a 174-foot-long (53 m), recently-erected section of the FIU–Sweetwater UniversityCity Bridge collapsed onto the Tamiami Trail (U.S. Route 41).

Florida International University pedestrian overpass collapse
FIU Bridge NTSB inspection.jpg
National Transportation Safety Board members inspecting the collapsed pedestrian overpass on March 16
DateMarch 15, 2018 (2018-03-15)
Time1:30 p.m. EDT
LocationUniversity Park and Sweetwater, Florida, U.S.
TypeOverpass section collapse
Non-fatal injuries9

The pedestrian bridge was located in front of the campus of Florida International University (FIU) in University Park, a suburb west of Miami, Florida, United States.[1]

The road beneath it had been opened to traffic. Several occupied vehicles were crushed underneath, and six deaths and nine injuries have been reported.[2]


  1. Viglucci, Andres; Madan, Monique O.; Hanks, Douglas; Chang, Daniel (March 15, 2018). "FIU pedestrian overpass section collapses days after placement; police say multiple deaths, occupied vehicles trapped". Miami Herald. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  2. Shapiro, Emily; Doom, Justin (2018-03-16). "Bridge collapse death toll likely to rise as investigators sift through rubble". ABC News. Retrieved 2018-03-16.