Department of Transportation and Public Works commemorates the completion of the Venetian East Bascule Bridge improvement project
The Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the Venetian East Bascule Bridge improvement project on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 10 a.m.
The ceremony will take place on the northwest end of the bridge. Parking will be available at the Venetian Toll Plaza - 800 Venetian Way, Miami, FL 33139. Shuttle buses will transport guests to the ceremony beginning at 9:45 a.m.
Work on the Venetian East Bascule Bridge began in August 2016. The project was fully funded by Miami-Dade County, and improvements include the replacement of motors on the bascule bridge; replacement of racks and gears; repairs on both the bascule and fixed bridge; and adding non-slip bike grating on the bascule bridge.
Constructed in 1927, the historic Venetian Causeway consists of 12 bridges – 10 fixed and two bascule bridges – which span the 11 man-made Venetian Islands. In 1989, the Venetian Causeway was included on the National Register of Historic Places. Additionally, the Cities of Miami Beach and Miami have designated the Causeway as a local historic landmark.
Alice N. Bravo, P.E., Director of the Department of Transportation and Public Works
Maria Nardi, Deputy Director of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces
Martin Orozco, Project Engineer, Kiewit Infrastructure South Co.