A prefabricated tragedy: the collapse of a superbridge in Florida shows how an entire philosophy of building can go wrong

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This article explores how the normalization of deviance in the real estate and construction industries played a role in the 15 March 2018 collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Specialist publicationSlate
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2018



  • bridge technology
  • Miami-Dade county
  • accelerated bridge construction

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