FIGG Bridge Engineers, one of the companies that helped build the pedestrian bridge in Miami that collapsed Thursday, did work in Connecticut, inspecting the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven.
Officials from the state Department of Transportation told NBC Connecticut that our bridges are verifiably safe.
“There is no issue, no problem, no concerns,” DOT spokesman Kevin Nursick said. “This was a bridge that was under construction, not complete. We don’t know what happened. It could have been any number of things.”
Nursick said the state contracts with FIGG for third-party construction inspection services, which are conducted alongside Department of Transportation staff.
FIGG inspected construction on the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge and is inspecting current and future projects on the northbound structure of the Gold Star Bridge.
On Thursday, a 950-ton pedestrian bridge near Florida International University in Miami, collapsed and six people have died as a result of the collapse, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department.
FIGG, one of the companies that partnered to design and building the bridge, released a statement Thursday after the collapse in Miami:
“We are stunned by today’s tragic collapse of a pedestrian bridge that was under construction over Southwest Eighth Street in Miami," said a statement from FIGG. "In our 40-year history, nothing like this has ever happened before."
Correction: A previous version of the story said FIGG built the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven and the Gold Star Bridge. Officials from the state Department of Transportation said FIGG took part in inspecting the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge and is inspecting current and future projects on the northbound structure of the Gold Star Bridge.