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Newly constructed bridge collapsed near Florida International University. (Photo: pleasecat/Shutterstock) Newly constructed bridge collapsed near Florida International University in Miami. (Photo: pleasecat/Shutterstock)

As is well known, on March 15, 2018, Miami-Dade County experienced one of the most horrific incidents in recent memory when a 175-foot-long section of the FIU-Sweetwater University pedestrian bridge collapsed onto Tamiami Trail. The collapse of the 950-ton structure resulted in six deaths, eight injuries, and more than 20 lawsuits.

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