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Jamaican Man Among Six Killed in Bridge Collapse at Florida University Chilling dashcam video captured the moments a pedestrian bridge near Florida International University collapsed on top of cars and killing six people. RIP to the victims.
BREAKING NEWS: 'Multiple deaths' as 950-ton pedestrian bridge collapses on top of cars and people on Florida college campus just days after it was installed DECEASED: JAMAICAN NAVARO BROWN.
One of the six people killed when a pedestrian bridge collapsed at Florida International University (FIU) in the United States has been identified as a Jamaican, Navaro Brown.
The 37-year-old died in hospital after being injured when the bridge collapsed onto a bustling roadway in Miami last Thursday.
Brown had been employed at Structural Technologies VSL – a company that provides products to strengthen bridges, buildings and other structures – and was one of three employees injured in the collapse. His two colleagues were hospitalized and have been listed as stable.
Michael Biesiada, a spokesman for Structural Technologies, did not say what Brown was doing at the time of the collapse but said he was “working on the project providing installation support for our products”.
The Jamaican was the second deceased identified, after FIU student Alexa Duran was named as the first victim. The others who perished were: married father of three, Brandon Brownfield; Rolando Fraga Hernandez; Oswald Gonzalez and Alberto Arias.
FIU held a moment of silence today at 1:47 p.m., exactly four days to the minute after the bridge collapsed.
A pedestrian walkway in Miami collapsed on Thursday, killing several people.
The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed the fatalities after multiple vehicles were crushed by the span near Florida International University's campus.
The bridge was scheduled to open early next year.
The walkway weighed 950 tons and was 174 feet long, according to FIU.
It was built and designed by MCM in partnership with FIGG Bridge Engineers with the expectation that it could withstand hurricane-force winds, the college said.
According to FIU, the bridge was lifted off its temporary supported and placed in its permanent position — atop a seven-lane road — on Saturday.
The $11.4 million bridge was meant to connect the school to the city of Sweetwater. It is part of a $124 million expansion of the campus.