Author Archives: Corsetti Structural Steel

What Happened to the FIU Pedestrian Bridge?

On March 15, 2018, a tragic accident occurred near the campus of Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida. A 174-foot-long, 950-ton pedestrian bridge that was under construction collapsed onto a busy highway, killing six people and injuring ten others. The bridge was designed to connect the university with the nearby city of Sweetwater, where […]

The Big Blue Crane Collapse: A Tragic Day at Miller Park

On July 14, 1999, a massive crane named Big Blue collapsed while lifting a section of the retractable roof for the new Miller Park baseball stadium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The accident killed three iron workers and injured five others, and caused significant delays and damages to the project. This article will provide some background on […]

The Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse: A Lesson in Engineering History

The Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a suspension bridge that spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound in Washington state, connecting the Olympic Peninsula with the mainland. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and was hailed as a marvel of modern engineering. It was the third longest suspension bridge in the world at […]