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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – More than a week after the deadly pedestrian bridge collapse near Florida International University, Southwest Eighth Street has reopened.

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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.

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Gallery: Scene of the FIU Bridge Collapse 

The FHP said they will continue to monitor the traffic flow in the area for the next couple of days.

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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.