Experts cite explosive joint failure as cause of Florida bridge collapse
Published: 20 Mar 2018 By KATHERINE SMALE
The collapse of the bridge in Florida was probably caused by an explosive failure of a key joint in the bridge’s concrete truss, structural engineers have told New Civil Engineer.
The 862t concrete bridge over a highway at the Florida International University (FIU) in Miami collapsed last Thursday killing six people. Investigations are now underway to determine the exact cause.