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Engineer warned of cracking in US bridge before collapse

WASHINGTON: The chief engineer of a Florida bridge project warned authorities of cracking in the structure days before it collapsed, killing at least six people, the US state's department of transportation said Friday. Denney Pate left a voicemail on a Florida Department of Transportation employee's landline on March 13, two days before it came crashing down on the major road beneath, the department said in a statement. The voicemail -- which was not heard until Friday because the employee it was left for was out of…