Meeting over Miami bridge crack held hours before collapse:
Florida officials were told “that there were no safety concerns” about a crack in a Miami University bridge, hours before it fell killing six people.
Florida International University (FIU) said a meeting on Thursday morning involved the engineering and construction companies, as well as Florida’s transport department.
University officials say that they were advised that the crack “did not compromise the structural integrity” of the bridge.
It later fell on eight vehicles.
In a statement, the university stated the “engineer of record” from the contractor FIGG gave a technical presentation concerning the crack.