4 Left Dead After Florida University Bridge Collapsed

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At least four people were killed when a pedestrian bridge collapsed Thursday over a busy road west of Miami.


The bridge, which weighed more than 950 tons toppled over an eight-lane highway on Thursday afternoon, crushing at least eight vehicles, according to police.


On Thursday night Miami-Dade Fire Chief Dave Downey confirmed at least four people were killed during the incident that came crashing down about 1:30 p.m.

“This is going to be a long incident. We are going to have rescuers here through the night, if not longer,” Chief Downey said.


A witness told ABC News that the screams coming from the cars were “terrifying”.
As soon as I looked outside, I saw dust flying everywhere,” Tiona Page said. “I knew the bridge had collapsed.
Florida Governor Rick Scott and Senator Marco Rubio were at the scene on Thursday night, along with a team of specialists from the National Transportation Safety Board.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter to thank all the First Responders.


“Just last week we were celebrating the expanse being completed and now we are here dealing with a tragedy,” Sweetwater Mayor Orlando Lopez said.