‘Conga Line’ Part Of Second Ranked Bid For Walkway Under Signature Birdge

Below is a proposal called the “Conga Line,” including a walkway that is over a mile long, surrounded by 40 acres of open and green space.

It is proposed by Fluor Astaldi-MCM, as part of the second-ranked bid for the Signature Bridge project.

Features are very similar to the Heritage Walk, and include:

  • Bridge raised much higher than minimum requested by FDOT for more open space
  • 20-foot wide pathway from Overtown through Biscayne Boulevard, mostly native landscaping
  • Event space and Market areas
  • Childrens splash zone, playground, dog park, fitness zone, and community gardens
  • Wall murals, sculpture zones, and aesthetic lighting

The Conga Line aesthetic is more modern – various shades of gray, compared to the pink and other colors in the Heritage Trail Proposal.

(We were unable to obtain higher resolution renderings):

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Anonymous
3 years ago

Most important feature: Outdoor speakers playing Gloria Estefan – Conga on repeat 24/7 keeping homeless people from lingering too long.

Alpina
3 years ago

I would love to see this linear park without the highway on top…omg, the tunnel idea is 1,000% much better. I cannot believe that major cities like Boston invests in despairing a concrete and steel mammoth size highway, and in Miami, we are raising our highway, creating a bridge to ‘celebrate’ it. In exchange, they give us a pretend-park space with names like Conga and Heritage to convince us that the this idea is a monument to our culture and diversity …

Anonymous
3 years ago

I think tbd shade provided by the bridge and highway is key. Nobody can take the heat with out a shade.
Great Idea

Pioneer
3 years ago

What about the noise from the highway, also key for the enjoyment?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Of course, it’s part of the ambience.
Wear ear muffs if it’s too much for you.
I mean it’s not as if you are going to sleep under the bridge.

Anonymous
3 years ago

i dont beleve you can heir it much i go to the park in nyc and its actiwally a calming sound

Anonymous
3 years ago

Um…what?

Suomynona
3 years ago

Completely agree. This “park” is going to be dead space. It won’t actually be used. Nobody is going to “enjoy” a lovely stroll under a highway overpass. Nobody is going to have a picnic or watch artists perform. Nevermind the highway’s noise pollution.

It’s ridiculous.

Bury the darned thing (ie, DO IT RIGHT) or don’t do it at all.

Anonymous
3 years ago

i think it well
be very nice and a great hangout spot

Anonymous
3 years ago

“Bury the darned thing”

It’s “bury the darn thing,” not “darned.”

I see people like you always harping about putting this highway underground. Do you realize Miami has a high water table? Meaning, you don’t have to dig too deep in the ground before you start seeing water. The cost of building, watering proofing, and maintaining such a highway in Miami would be astronomical.

suomynona
3 years ago

You have got to be kidding me with your inaccurate grammar lesson.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Whatever the name, this proposal in general is much more appropriate and forward looking. The Heritage scheme feels forced and convoluted both in concept and visually.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Either design is good for the city of Miami., adds value and an important landmark.

Incredible the transformation this will have on the north downtown area!

McGruff
3 years ago

Has anyone looked at the difference between how the Chonga Line and the Heritage Trail treat Museum Park? The Chonga Line opens it up and creates a safer pathway from the Science and Art museums to the Arscht Center and the Heritage trail leaves them all blocked off from each other.

Anonymous
3 years ago

The other one is way better.

Anonymous
3 years ago

This proposal is better.

PROCALC
3 years ago

much better than the heritage version!

Yohan Perez
3 years ago

Either plans look fine and I don’t care for the differences but neither talk about the exit ramps. Right now its a nightmare to exit to Biscayne blvd in rush hour coming from the West (I95 and Dolphin). How are they addressing this issue? I don’t see any exit ramps designed to quickly disperse traffic on to the Biscayne. Is this just a $1B make up and paint job?

marc
3 years ago

Unfortunately the actual bridge on this one is wack with the those two stupid dancers.