There’s no doubt in my mind these companies thought they were doing an impressive, extraordinary thing with this bridge but today’s tragedy slapped them back into reality.
Here are two deleted tweets about the now-collapsed pedestrian bridge from companies that worked on it, @barnhartcrane and @BDITest, and a deleted press release from @FIU:https://t.co/25p8pI6FIR pic.twitter.com/RONnph9c5u
— Tom Namako (@TomNamako) March 15, 2018
Here are a few responses to these tweets:
Reporter friends: who’s ready to start looking into this? How is it possible that a $14M bridge with @USDOT TIGER grant collapses?
— Romina Ruiz-Goiriena (@RominaAdi) March 15, 2018
They should had leave on of the Modular Transporters in the middle until the whole structure was secured with the cable that were supposed to hold the structure together. #negligence
— Procrastinonymous (@procrastinonyms) March 15, 2018
Did they build the bridge yesterday and it collapsed today ?
— Jess (@jessbrassi) March 15, 2018
Here is a deleted article on the building of the bridge:Community-Gathers-to-Watch-950-Ton-Bridge-Move
How could anyone think that 940 tons of concrete with no reinforcement columns over such a wide span would NOT collapse? Insanity.
If this bridge was certified and inspected, how do you get an epic fail like this? Something was really wrong here and needs to be investigated. Companies have to pass so many reviews and inspections to get things built today that I wonder how they missed the fail which caused this.
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