Home / Business / Engineer flagged cracks before Florida bridge collapse

Engineer flagged cracks before Florida bridge collapse

The voicemail was not heard until Friday because the Department of Transportation employee was out of the office on an assignment.

An engineer left a voicemail saying some cracking had been found on a pedestrian bridge in Florida just two days before it collapsed killing at least six people.

The voicemail, which was left on a landline, was not heard by a state Florida Department of Transportation (DoT) employee until Friday because the employee was out of the office on an assignment.

In a transcript released on Friday night, Denney Pate with FIGG Bridge Group says the cracking would need repairs “but from a safety perspective we don’t see that there’s any issue there so we’re not concerned about it from that perspective”.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said they have just begun their investigation, and cannot yet say whether that cracking contributed to the collapse.

Six people are now confirmed to have died when the newly installed 950-ton bridge at the Florida International University collapsed on Thursday afternoon.

Comments

comments

About admin

Check Also

Waiguru, Raila to meet for devolution conference briefing

Opposition leader Raila Odinga and Anne Waiguru will meet in Nairobi on Wednesday to discuss ...