The meeting on Thursday involved FIGG, which is the private contractor for the overall bridge design, the school, Florida Department of Transportation officials and Munilla Construction Management, which installed the $14.2 million bridge.
During the meeting before the collapse, there were no concerns expressed about the safety of the bridge or whether the cracks would pose a problem.
The suit was filed on behalf of Marquise Rashaad Hepburn of Miami, who was riding his bicycle to work and passing beneath the south end of the bridge when it crumbled.
FDOT, which is led by an appointee of Scott's, and the university have feuded publicly after the state agency moved quickly to distance itself from the project, even though documents show the agency helped approve the design-build team, attended regular team meetings, consulted on construction details and even attended a meeting on the bridge's progress hours before it collapsed. As the massive, 174-foot concrete slab came crashing down, a auto swerved into Hepburn, sending him airborne, according to the suit.
Hepburn hired the law firm Morgan & Morgan and is suing a host of entities involved in the design, construction and oversight of the bridge, "who undertook and allowed inherently unsafe construction activities to proceed without necessary safety precautions". An engineer overseeing the bridge works had reported his concerns but his message went unheard.
Among those killed in the bridge collapse were 18-year-old FIU student Alexa Duran, as well as Rolando Fraga (60 years old), Oswald Gonzalez (57 years old), Alberto Arias (53 years old), Navaro Brown (37 years old), and Brandon Brownfield, whose age has not been shared at this time.
The lawsuit says cracks in the span should have been taken seriously and traffic should have been diverted during any testing.
The moment of silence was the first in a series of memorials as classes resumed on campus after the university's spring break.
All six victim have been identified, with the final one being named on Sunday.
A company who touted the "structural monitoring" of the 950-ton pedestrian bridge in Florida deleted a tweet praising "a job well done", following the incident.
The Miami university will hold this ceremony at 1:47 p.m. Monday, the same time the bridge fell on Thursday, as the first step in healing the community. Again, FIGG and the FIU design build team never alerted FDOT of any life-safety issue regarding the FIU pedestrian bridge prior to collapse.
Officials said 8th Street remains closed as an investigation into the collapse continues.