Community honors victims of pedestrian bridge accident with moment of silence


At 1:47 p.m. on Friday, March 15, FIU held a moment of silence to mark the one year anniversary of the 8th Street pedestrian bridge accident, which killed six people and injured eight others.

While many observed the moment in place or watched the live stream, more than 300 university and community members gathered at Modesto A. Maidique Campus to pay their respects to the victims. Below are images of the solemn moments.

University and local community members gather at Betty Chapman Plaza, while the FIU flag flies at half-staff.

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First responders solemnly stand guard on the steps of GC.

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President Mark B. Rosenberg is greeted by Deacon Ralph Gazitua of Saint John Neumann.

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Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Giménez thanks first responders for their service.

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Deacon Ralph Gazitua of Saint John Neumann reads the victims’ names: Alexa Duran, Alberto Arias, Navaro Brown, Brandon Brownfield, Rolando Fraga Hernandez and Oswald Gonzalez.

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At 1:47 p.m., the community observes a moment of silence followed by the ringing of the GC bells six times, once for each of the victims.

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President Rosenberg left flowers at the site of the pedestrian bridge accident to pay his respects.