A multi-part investigation of construction deficiencies in Tampa's $360 million highway expansion project
The investigative team at WFTS revealed significant breaches of public safety and public trust in Tampa, Florida, when they discovered more than 100 defective supports for a new elevated highway bridge. As the supporting piers began to sink, they reviewed engineering specifications and daily repair logs, carefully explaining the mistakes with diagrams and construction documents, even as local officials denied any serious problems. Later reports revealed that the Expressway Authority's executive director did not possess a valid engineering license.
For WFTS-TV: Mike Mason, reporter; Matt McGlashen, photojournalist and editor; Randy Wright, photojournalist; Aaron Wische, executive producer.