On 15 March 2018, a pedestrian bridge connecting Florida International University (FIU) to the nearby town of Sweetwater collapsed on top of traffic across a 6 lane roadway below. Six people lost their lives and ten others were sent to the hospital. The bridge, which was installed just 5 days prior to the collapse, was designed to withstand a category 5 hurricane. The 174 foot span concrete truss structure weighing 950 tons was built using the Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) method.