At least 1 dead in Miami pedestrian bridge collapse



At least one person has died as rescue teams search for victims among the rubble of a collapsed pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Miami, officials said Thursday afternoon.

At least eight cars were crushed under the bridge and at least eight people have been transported to hospitals for treatment, authorities said. The bridge's span was just installed Saturday, an effort to boost safety on a busy street where a FIU student was fatally struck by a vehicle last year.

"The next few hours is going to be a rescue mission," said Juan Perez, director of the Miami-Dade Police Department.