Wondering why the Brickell Avenue bridge is constantly opening and closing throughout the day, causing gridlock and economic damage to one of the most important financial districts in America?
FDOT insists on raising the bridge throughout the day so as to not impede commerce on the river, but while the business that takes place in Brickell is of high value, the commerce that takes place down river is often shady and of low value.
The bridge opens every hour and half-hour during non-curfew hours, but freighters such as the one below are not subject to restrictions.
A study also showed that FDOT has been breaking rules and opening the bridge for pleasure craft outside of allowable times.
low value used goods and cars (sometimes stolen) are being shipped to haiti and other caribbean islands: