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Construction of Houston ship channel bridge halted to fix FIGG design

January 9, 2020

It is not unusual for a very large, engineering-heavy project like the Ship Channel Bridge to have an independent consultant review the engineer of record’s design. In fact, FIGG was required by the Florida DOT to retain an independent engineering firm to review its design of the failed Florida International University pedestrian bridge in Miami.

However, both FIGG and its consultant Louis Berger came under fire from the National Transportation Safety Board and OSHA’s Office of Engineering Services for a flawed design and lack of oversight, respectively, after the bridge collapsed in March 2018, killing and injuring several people.

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