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Florida school aware of bridge crack before collapse that killed six

MIAMI: Engineers and state and university officials met hours before a new pedestrian bridge collapsed in southern Florida, killing six people, but concluded a crack in the structure was not a safety concern, Florida International University said on Saturday. The meeting on Thursday involved FIGG, which is the private contractor for the overall bridge design, the school, Florida Department of Transportation officials, and Munilla Construction Management (MCM), which installed the $14.2-million bridge. A FIGG engineer…