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Settlement approved in deadly Florida bridge collapse

Florida bridge settlement
Posted at 6:13 PM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 16:52:16-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Florida bankruptcy judge has approved a settlement for the victims of a deadly bridge collapse in Florida.

Six people died and 10 others were injured when a bridge collapsed at Florida International University. in March 2018.

The Figg Group, which was involved in the design of the new harbor bridge, also designed that Florida bridge.

Although the group has been named in a negligence lawsuit and is part of the $103 million settlement announced yesterday.

Back in October, the National Transportation Safety Board determined Figg Group Engineers had not properly estimated the strength of the Florida bridge.

Then on Nov. 14, the Texas Department of Transportation released a statement saying that based on the NTSB findings, it was suspending design activities on the Harbor Bridge project.

And four days after that, TX-DOT announced it would begin a 30-day review of all future plans for the bridge.

That review could cause a delay in the completion of the bridge.

TX-DOT also said the parts of the new bridge that have already been built, are safe and in good condition.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This version of the story has been corrected from an earlier edition of the story.