MIAMI (CBSMiami) – More than a week after the deadly pedestrian bridge collapse near Florida International University, Southwest Eighth Street has reopened.READ MORE: Man Who Suffered Severe Burns Returns To Miami To Reunite With Medical Staff Who Helped Save His Life At Kendall Regional Medical Center
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the road was reopened early Saturday morning.
The closure of Southwest 8th Street between 107th and 117th Avenue has caused quite a traffic mess for students and commuters that frequent the busy area of South Florida.READ MORE: New Study Finds Growing Number Of Young People Suffering From Climate Change Anxiety
The FHP said they will continue to monitor the traffic flow in the area for the next couple of days.MORE NEWS: Texas-Style Abortion Bill Filed in Florida
Six people died last Thursday when the 950-ton pedestrian bridge collapsed onto several cars waiting at a red light. The bridge was intended to span a busy roadway between FIU and the neighboring city of Sweetwater.