Pedestrian Bridge Collapse Over SW 8th Street, Miami, Florida, March 15, 2018

​WASHINGTON (Sept. 12, 2019) — The National Transportation Safety Board met to determine the probable cause of the March 15, 2018, FIU pedestrian bridge collapse.

Six people died and ten others were injured when the 174-foot span of the FIU pedestrian bridge collapsed onto SW 8th Street in Miami. The bridge was under construction at the time of the accident.

Photo of Investigator-in-Charge Robert Accetta (left) briefs NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt on the status of the investigation.

Previously released information about the accident investigation is available online at

NTSB investigative staff and board members.

An open to the public board meeting.

NTSB Boardroom and Conference Center, 410 10th St., SW Washington, DC.

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, 9:30 a.m. (EDT)

Media covering the meeting in person are asked to be in place no later than 9:15 a.m. on the day of the event. The public meeting will also be webcast. A link for the webcast will be available at shortly before the start of the meeting.


Archived Board Meeting archived video on the NTSB YouTube Channel


Opening Statement - Robert L. Sumwalt, Chairman

Florida International University (FIU) Pedestrian Bridge Collapse, Miami, FloridaMarch 15, 2018 - Robert Accetta, IIC

Evidence Testing and Results - Adrienne Lamm

Mechanisms of Structural Failure - Steve Prouty, P.E.

Evaluation of Structural Distress and Actions to Control Cracking - Steve Prouty, P.E.

Bridge Design Errors - Dan Walsh, P.E.

Independent Peer Review of Complex Bridge Design - Dan Walsh, P.E.

Redundancy Guidelines for Pedestrian Truss Bridges - Dan Walsh, PE

Closing Statement - Robert L. Sumwalt, Chairman



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