Downtown Miami Signature Bridge Arches To Begin Rising Vertically Within Months

You should be able to see the Signature Bridge arches rising into the air in a matter of months, a Florida Department of Transportation spokesperson said yesterday.

Segment erection of the Signature Bridge’s arches is expected to begin by late 2021 or early 2022, according to Tish Burgher, a communications manager for FDOT.

The designer of the bridge says the arches are meant to appear as a fountain. Others have described the appearance as spider-like, or similar to tarantula legs.

Construction will first begin on the arch legs at the center pier footer in approximately 4 to 6 weeks, once the footer concrete poured this past weekend fully cures, Burgher said.

After the footer and the arch legs have been poured for the arch closest to I-395 just west of NE 2 Avenue, arch segment erection will begin. That is currently expected in late 2021 or early 2022.

The arches will range in height from 180 to 330 feet above ground, and span 1,025 feet. They will be illuminated by an LED lighting system with a “never ending array” of changing colors.

 

 

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Anonymous
2 months ago

This will look beautiful! Hopefully they will put some anti-homeless measures in place so that under it we will have some nice space for all of us to enjoy.

Anonymous
2 months ago

We need those in Museum Park also. Those benches are basically beds for them and it’s disgusting. Why can’t they just add dividers?!?

Anonymous
2 months ago

They should also add security!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Museum Park or shall I say Ferre’ Park is beautiful but it needs more attractions as long as they don’t turn into another tacky park.

Keep it classy but make it sassy!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Leave the homeless alone… plus there’s nothing else to do in Museum Park at night or during the daytime anyway.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Why don’t you take them to your home then, assuming you have one.

Anonymous
2 months ago

I actually see homeless people always on their smart phones so it’s safe to assume that all these people advocating for them are actually the homeless themselves.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Homelessness is a poor description for the condition these people are in. It’s just the most obvious symptom to the casual observer and the most useful for those trying to spend money on subsidized housing. The reality is most of these people are mental, substance, or both issues. Deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill is the reason they out there. You can try putting them indoors, but it doesn’t really work very well.

s.k
2 months ago

People need to stop giving them money and shelters where they can get food can be cheaply built in areas far from the civilization. People always claim these homeless have mental issues, hence, and for safety reasons, we should move them away. I’ve had 2 really unsafe situations with them by the Marquis while driving and another one where I live in Brickell while having a walk.

Anonymous
2 months ago

This will be dope!! I love it.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Miami’s equivalent to the Gateway Arch or Seattle’s Space Needle. That area will become a tourist attraction with all the amenities available. Something happening daily pretty much.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Well I’d rather have freeway glorified overpass be our Space Needle than Skyrise.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Both the Space Needle and the Gateway Arch have elevator rides for incredible views at the top. The Needle has a restaurant. This arch will be a nice addition to our skyline, and it will surely garner attention and be photographed, but we really need landmark with a “catch”. Skyrise wasn’t it, but sadly, this isnt either. We really need an observation tower with glass elevators, observation deck and a revolving restaurant on top. Toronto, Tokyo, Berlin, Sydney and yes Seattle all have one.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Still don’t see how anyone is going to want to hang out underneath a noisy interstate but I could be wrong

Anonymous
2 months ago

Look at the Underline

Anonymous
2 months ago

its actually going places where people want to go, that is why that part of the metrorail is also the busiest.

Anonymous
2 months ago

There’s a difference between being underneath an electric rail line with train’s coming every 10 minutes to being underneath a gargantuan highway with constant traffic and air quality problems, but I guess we’ll see.

Anonymous
2 months ago

20 years from now most vehicles will be electric anyway. I hope they add a lot of shade trees and landscaping, so it doesn’t turn into a nasty sea of concrete.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Not the same thing.

William
2 months ago

As the shift to electric cars happens it will be quieter and be less polluted.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Oh great so 30 years from now, it’ll be marginally less quiet and slightly less polluted and we can finally enjoy this wonderful amenity!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Lol…..

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lot 11 skatepark has hundreds of visitors a day under the I95.

Anonymous
2 months ago

I hope they have a security team to help keep it nice and safe. Help keep it from becoming a camp for the homeless or young people creating a hangout spot for bad behavior.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Why don’t you just stay home and protect the world from yourself.

Brooklyn
2 months ago

They should put several sports courts/fields here.

Basketball, tennis, soccer…

Anonymous
1 month ago

I think instead, every individual complaining about the homeless living under this bridge should make a donation to qualified local housing. Put your money were your mouth is, you see the problem, help fix it. “Think back to commercials of X actor (few of those) trying to get people to donate to Ethiopia” THIS is no different EXCEPT it’s in are backyard.

Anonymous
2 months ago

I don’t see all those people in the picture doing anything.. I mean really, what’s the attraction?

Anaonymous
2 months ago

All crap!

Anonymous
2 months ago

I would have spent that money to make it go underground and let it be a wonderful pedestrian area with sunshine and trees.
Now it is supposed to be a pedestrian area under a cement bridge with limited sunshine and lots of noise and smell from traffic overhead.

Big white spider is going to look as stupid as it sounds.

Anonymous
1 month ago

How about fixing the Golden Glades Interchange. What a clustersf***!!!!!!! I’d say that is traffic engineering at it’s finest. LOL

Anonymous
1 month ago

Another huge way for them to steal money, and like everything else in Miami, he mostly fake facade bridge. But it looks good. At least for a few years. Then another bill has to be paid to make it look good again. More money.

John
1 month ago

Arches look ugly.

Anonymous
2 months ago

bUt HoMelEsS PeEpLe hahaha go live in the suburbs already where there’s no culture and you can be bored and depressed and complain about cities to your cable TV

Anonymous
1 month ago

OK Hipster

Flymia
2 months ago

$800,000,00+ to make a busy highway look “nice”

Could have revamped it with a few hundred million and used the money for actual improvements…

Anonymous
2 months ago

this includes rebuilding the entire 95 and 836 intersection plus redoing the offramps into downtown

Anonymous
2 months ago

“oce the footer concrete poured this past weekend fully cure”

LOL. That amount of concrete is going to take many years to cure.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Is there a need to criticize everything? Did they contact you and ask you for your priceless input?

Anonymous
2 months ago

how was it a criticism? just laughing at the thought of that massive amount of concrete fully curing anytime soon.

Person with brain
2 months ago

lol do you really think the engineering plan does not fully account for the properties of the material being used in a project of this scale? If so, let me assure you that they do, rigorously, and the concrete will be quite “cured” by the time it needs to be. Have faith in engineering grasshopper…

Anonymous
2 months ago

Just like in Surfside?

Anonymous
2 months ago

Just like the F.I.U bridge

Anonymous
2 months ago

So I guess your an engineer and know something the people who do this for a living dont?