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Designer of fallen Florida bridge also designed Mississippi River spans in La Crosse, Winona
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Designer of fallen Florida bridge also designed Mississippi River spans in La Crosse, Winona

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MINNEAPOLIS — The company that designed a pedestrian bridge that collapsed in Florida is the same company that designed the new Mississippi River bridges at La Crosse and Winona, Minn.

The engineering company is FIGG Bridge Group. Its new pedestrian bridge in Miami was hailed as a technological innovation before it collapsed Thursday, killing several people.

FIGG said in a statement that it’s stunned by the collapse. The cause is under investigation, but authorities said Friday that cables were being tightened when the bridge collapsed.

FIGG also designed the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis after the old span collapsed more than 10 years ago and the Wabasha Freedom Bridge in St. Paul.

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