MiamiHerald / The Florida International University pedestrian bridge that collapsed Thursday trapped at least eight vehicles that had stopped underneath it for a red light.
Ten people were taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center, one victim died at the hospital, and at least five others have been confirmed dead by authorities. Three of those bodies were retrieved from the rubble Saturday morning.
The bridge was intended to give FIU students a safe way to cross Tamiami Trail and was part of a project to link FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus to the city of Sweetwater, where several thousand students live. The walkway had not yet opened to student traffic.
Miami-Dade Police confirmed the names of four of the six victims. Family members identified others. Here are their stories: