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An investigative update issued by the National Transportation Safety Board Nov. 15, about its ongoing investigation of the fatal, FIU pedestrian bridge collapse in Miami, Fla., says errors were made in the design of the 174-ft. span and cracking observed prior to the collapse is consistent with those errors.

In court on June 4, the Florida DOT (FDOT) tried to block the public and media from seeing the records that could show the cause of the fatal FIU bridge collapse in March. FDOT requested that Judge John Cooper of the Leon County Circuit Court dismiss a lawsuit by the Miami Herald, which urged the state of Florida to turn over documents including emails, meeting minutes and additional records detailing the bridge's construction and design, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Federal investigators looking into the collapse of a pedestrian bridge in Florida that killed six people earlier this year confirmed May 23, 2018, that they are focusing in part on the emergence of cracks in the structure before the accident. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a preliminary report light on details but that suggested investigators are focused on cracks in the south and north ends of the bridge near a Miami-area university campus.

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