NTSB releases update on 8th Street bridge accident investigation

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued an investigative update regarding the bridge accident.

According to the update, an assessment of the available design calculations and construction plans determined “that errors were made in design of the northernmost nodal region of the 174-foot-long span, where two truss members were connected to the bridge deck.”

FIU Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer Kenneth Jessell said FIU continues to work with NTSB to help bring the investigation to an end.

“At FIU, we continue to fully cooperate with the NTSB so that it may finish its investigation and complete a final report and safety recommendations. said Jessell. “We hope the results of the investigation will help bring closure to the families and loved ones of the victims.”

The NTSB investigation is ongoing.