Transcript for Road below FIU bridge should have been closed before collapse, new report finds
That was one of everyone's biggest questions why was it south weighs in street clothes under the F fight you read what all those cracks appeared. Today federal investigators say the changing here is should have made that decision. The size and depth of the cracking. Photograph two days before the FIU bridge collapsed a clear indication the road beneath should've been closed. Now federal investigators have placed responsibility for that decision that was never made on the lead engineers. On this day I think bridge engineer. It a call hours before the collapse at march 2018. Lead engineer Danny Pate with Tallahassee based big engineers. Reported the cracking on the bridges north sites that in pylon. Let's scientific context of that call. We take a look at it and obviously some repairs or whatever we'll have to be done but from a safety perspective we don't see if there's any issue there are so we're not concerned about it from that perspective. Not considered. Likely the reason no decision was may need to close south west eighth street below where 92 tons of collapsing concrete killed six people. As lead engineer on the bridge project he sees seal there on the schematic. Investigators say he should has made the call to close that road dream team designed bridges when he was eight years old Danny Pate is a career veteran bridge engineer highly regarded as a debater in his field. This is a video from his transportation development foundation poll a faint honor. Dealt with and National Transportation Safety Board gag order on this investigation. Hate nor fade as explained why. The OSHA report also places blame on the bridge contractor in India construction for lack of judgment. In safety measures. I'm when an over in southwest Miami date local ten news.
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