Chaos: Crowds Of Pedestrians Storm Brickell Bridge While It Is Still Raised

Pedestrians waiting to cross the Brickell Avenue bridge appeared to have no patience this past weekend, storming past protection barriers, according to a video posted to the Only In Dade Twitter account this weekend.

The social media account wrote that the incident occurred while crowds were leaving Ultra Music Festival.

In the southbound lanes, pedestrians can be seen jumping from the still raised portion of the bascule bridge to the already lowered section

Pedestrians also began to walk on the raised northbound lane while it was still being lowered.

The Brickell bascule bridge is said to be raised around 5,000 times per year, for around 5 to 10 minutes at a time. That would equate to around 14 times per day, or an average of an hour or two daily.

 

 

 

 

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Urbanist
6 months ago

How stupid is it to have the bridge go up for one boat in the middle of the night RIGHT AS ULTRA IS ENDING?

This bridge seems to always open for one person making literally thousands wait. The gates are also the slowest thing in the world to open once the bridge has been down for over a minute.

They’ve ‘upgraded’ this bridge, but installed the slowest motors that make everyone impatient. Good job, FDOT — you’ve failed again.

Anonymous
6 months ago

you are so very correct….one boat screws hundreds…..

Anonymous
6 months ago

How stupid is it to not wait a few minutes to cross the bridge when it is up? Like they have somewhere oh so important to walk to in the middle of the night after a concert. Oh well, it’s only THEIR lives at stake.

MEAN MACHINE
6 months ago

lol…

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

when it goes down, then there will be another yacht and they will have to wait another 5 minutes

gfkl
6 months ago

Ubanist, get educated on the laws of navigation.
The Miami River was there before the Brickell Bridge or any of the lawless monkeys who can obey basic pedestrian instruction.

Whats next…. NEW gates and systems to “protect” the morons from themselves??

What is surprising is that there are no law enforcement officers to help calm down the mob of deadbeats.

Urbanist
6 months ago

Get educated on updating laws to suit current needs. Just because something ‘has always been’ does not mean it should continue to always be.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Yes, it’s all the FDOT and bridge’s fault over a bunch of erratic people with impaired judgement.

Anonymous
6 months ago

How stupid are these people walking across a bridge that’s closed? They could have been killed. People have died doing this.

Arie
6 months ago

Lets see who voted forvthis

Anonymous
6 months ago

Multiple problems with the bridges in Brickell. Sure, there is a ban on opening the bridge during rush hour, but one of the “exceptions” to this ban are the tug boats/container ships they tow. These large ships cause the longest opening times/worst traffic backups.

As for the weekends, too many one-at-a time yachts cause it to open frequently. It should only open on a set schedule like many of the other area bridges.

Snowy
6 months ago

Its just barges full of soiled mattresses and stolen bikes going back and forth from Haiti.

Anonymous
5 months ago

i think because the waterway is so narrow they have to do it ad hoc, right?

dont really have enough sapce for all the ships to mill about and wait while they open/closed on a schedule

Miami guy
6 months ago

Really? Open up the bridge when Ultra is ending? This bridge always has the worst timing

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

If its not cargo or a emergency vessel it shouldn’t be opening for large events or rush hours for private boats going to kikis.

Neil god
6 months ago

Neil Rogers nailed it decades ago.Listen to the bridge tender

RE Pro
6 months ago

You better know your laws, Mister, cuz you sure don’t ! 😉

Anonymous
5 months ago

Rogers was my favorite! “Where’s the soup? Ya yenta.

Robert
6 months ago

This kind of behavior is what promotes the cancellation of events. Next year when they cancel the shit out of it, all of these idiots would be crying at home wondering why was it cancel. Opening the bridge at that time was stupid and ridiculous but it doesn’t give an excuse for stupidity. Since Covid I don’t know what is going through peoples brains. Not much for sure!!!

Anonymous
6 months ago

BUILD A TUNNEL ! ! !

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

The south Miami ave bridge has enough room around it to install tunnel entrances and for boring equipment could be place. I think it would be a better idea for the South Miami Ave bridge

Anonymous
6 months ago

Yeah… I wouldn’t trust hoards of drunk and stoned ravers walking under a river. It would be the flick of a lighter away from disaster.

OSHA
6 months ago

Funny and crazy after having so many story’s of bridge accidents in Florida recently

Anonymous
6 months ago

I wonder if it was another woman bridge tender.

Anonymous
6 months ago

It’s a good thing this wasn’t the other side of the bay, because then the leaders will say we need to ban bridges. Instead, it’s we need more parking and why were they walking in a non-pedestrian and bicycle city?

Pedestrian
6 months ago

Pedestrian

Raised in a Trailer park
6 months ago

You guys are funny! You really think rich people with their yachts care about other people???

Drac
6 months ago

Yeah.. they care about other rich people with yachts.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Let the drunk and drugged kids have fun. Who didn’t do their crazy things when they were young.

E Ultra
6 months ago

Molly couldn’t wait

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

neither could Mary and Juana

Anne Annomous
6 months ago

My sentiments exactly.

“Often I think of the beautiful town / That is seated by the sea; / Often in thought go up and down / The pleasant streets of that dear old town, / And my youth comes back to me.”

Brickell resident
6 months ago

Pretty sure most of us have done worse than cross an almost completely closed drawbridge. Outrage is just stupid lol

Anonymous
6 months ago

Quick! Curfew! The horror!

M m
6 months ago

It will only get worse from here. Build the necessary infrastructure to support the city or it will fall apart.

Darius
6 months ago

Man we are getting stupider as time progresses wtf is going on

Anonymous
5 months ago

I dunno, axe Eric Adams. Now he be smart!

Mgn
6 months ago

I live here and the bridge goes up every 30 minutes at the top and bottom of the hour. Patience is key.

lewis
5 months ago

back when fort lauderdale was digging the tunnel under their river why didnt the genius city commission here decide to not follow suit????? how hard would it have been to organize to get federal matching funds???..

Anonymous
6 months ago

People can make their own choices; who cares about this honestly. Waste of an article

Anonymous
6 months ago

^
Coming from a person who don’t worry about their son/daughter doing shit like that therefore he/she obviously doesn’t have any skin in the game.

Expectingmotha
6 months ago

He/she/they.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Nobody cares.

Chill
6 months ago

Drugs make people do funny things…

Robert
6 months ago

Correction! Drugs make people do stupid things.

Downtowner
6 months ago

All drugged up and high, no doubt.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Well then they fit right in with the general population here, don’t they?

Anonymous
6 months ago

lol…

Anonymous
6 months ago

Would’ve been awesome to see a few fall into the Miami River

GEN X IS THE BEST GEN
6 months ago

I love all the morons defending all the other morons walking onto a draw bridge because they don’t have the patience to wait a few minutes to let a boat pass and draw bridge to close. YOU idiots are what is wrong in this world. Keep on keeping on… The more you idiots disobey basic rules and laws the more Darwin will take care of stupid… I swear society and millennials are the reason the world has become a shit hole… Also all the stupids attending Ultra on drugs… go OD you dumb bastards…

Anonymous
5 months ago

Ok boomer

Anonymous
5 months ago

Instant gratification society

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

dirt bike riders do this everyday and yall refuse to report it

Stupid Comment Warrior
6 months ago

Who is y’all? We report this shit all the time. Your issue is with the lazy ïdiots we call the MPD. Direct your comment to the appropriate place.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I wonder if the city is gonna announce a curfew because of this?

Anonymous
6 months ago

A curfew wouldn’t do anything to stop them. What needs to happen is road blocks strategically set up in Brickell and police seizing and destroying their non-permitted vehicles upon seizure.

Anon
6 months ago

Maybe get rid of car traffic in downtown / Brickell instead of complaining about pedestrians.

Any
6 months ago

The Thu before Ultra I got stuck to and from Whole Foods for 20 mins each. I cave home with mild heat stroke because it was 90 that day

Anonymous
5 months ago

Came*

Anonymous
6 months ago

I said this once and I’ll say it again.. “the ULTRA concert is going to look fabulous at that defunct Melreese Golf Course site when Beckham builds that Soccer Stadium.”

Anonymous
6 months ago

One of the things that makes Ultra unique and special is that it’s in an urban downtown location and next to the water.

MEAN MACHINE
6 months ago

Yeah.. and that’s why we see articles like this; “Pedestrians waiting to cross the Brickell Avenue bridge appeared to have no patience this past weekend, storming past protection barriers”

Anonymous
6 months ago

Um, other city centers along bodies of water don’t have live events?

Expectingmotha
6 months ago

Wish they’d allow that stadium already!

MEAN MACHINE
6 months ago

I mean, having the ULTRA concert at the new soccer stadium location is just a win win situation.

Anonymous
6 months ago

It’ll be entertaining to watch drunk and drugged up people try and gain access to the airport tarmac.

Original
6 months ago

Funny how they’re referred as the “drunk and drugged up people” when it’s the ULTRA crowd but when its the spring break or the Memorial Day Weekend crowd, then they’re referred as the “criminal and twerking ghetto” people.