MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. -- At least four people died after a pedestrian bridge collapsed at Florida International University Thursday, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Downey said.
At least eight cars were crushed underneath the bridge, according to Lt. Alejandro Camacho, the Florida Highway Patrol spokesman. There were multiple injuries.
The bridge was just installed Saturday. It cost $14.2 million to build and was funded as part of a $19.4 million grant from the US Department of Transportation, according to a fact sheet about the bridge on FIU's website.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is being briefed on the incident by the Miami-Dade County Police Chief Juan Perez, according to a schedule released by his office.
Multiple agencies have responded to the scene. Officials are continuing the search for victims, although they said they weren't certain people were still trapped beneath the debris.
The 950-ton bridge was installed to provide students a safe route over the roadway. The installation of the bridge came after months of preparation, according to the paper.
CNN contributed to this report.