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For Immediate Release:
April 08, 2014
Media Contact:
Gayle Love

Frank Calderon

Public Works and Waste Management Department announces temporary road closure for the West Venetian Bascule Bridge on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

(MIAMI, April 8, 2014) – The Miami-Dade County Public Works and Waste Management Department (PWWM) will implement temporary measures on the western portion of the West Venetian Bascule Bridge to address recently identified deficiencies. 

Beginning on Wednesday, April 9, from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m., the West Venetian Bascule Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic while crews install metal plates along the lanes of traffic.  The areas on the roadway to be plated have been identified as having deterioration.  It may be necessary to close the bridge again on Thursday, April 10 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. depending on the progress of Wednesday evening’s work activities. 

During the bridge closure, motorists are advised to use either the MacArthur Causeway (I-395) to the south or the Julia Tuttle Causeway (I-195) to the north.

Marine traffic will not be impacted by the road closure.

In the coming months, PWWM will implement additional repairs to the bridge to improve the roadway conditions.

For more information on these repair activities, please contact the PWWM Public Information Office at 305-514-6653 or send email inquiries to