Photo: First Fully Formed Arch At Downtown Miami’s Signature Bridge

A photo shows the first fully formed arch at Downtown Miami’s Signature Bridge, which is under construction.

The top of the arch was recently poured, with forms now removed to reveal the shape of the structure.

As part of the project, six arches are being built as a design feature next to the overpasses passing through Miami’s urban core.

The arches will range in height from 180 feet to 330 feet above ground.

The project also includes a rebuild of the I-95 highway interchange, where it crosses I-395 and the 836 expressway. It has an estimated total cost of $840M, with completion now estimated for late 2027.

 

 

 

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Analyst
11 days ago

It will be great, but I am waiting for the press release of the additional cost and extension of the timeline…

Downtowner
11 days ago

I love it. I’m looking forward to seeing the project completed. It’s going to look amazing.

Anonymous
11 days ago

Holy shit this is taking 4 eva

Jill
11 days ago

4 years for just 1 arch!!!

Andrew
11 days ago

There’s also only like 5 small segments done of the 836 double deck.

Anonymous
11 days ago

The biggest waste of taxpayer money

anonymous
11 days ago

the arches part is def unnecessary and a waste of money. But redoing the entire 836/95 intersection will be beneficial long term.

Miguel
9 days ago

Might not be funtional, but it will be Miami’s icon for sure to promote the city

Anonymous
9 days ago

Not even, we’ve known for decades that widening roads doesn’t meaningfully reduce traffic in major cities. The only thing that reduces vehicle traffic long term is alternatives to cars like Bike Lanes and Public Transportation.

Anonymous
11 days ago

Meh, I can think of a lot of other examples.

Myamyan
10 days ago

Agreed. The money spent would probably have Miami moving by trains more effectively

Matilda
11 days ago

Let’s hope the other arches do not take five years each ! The Romans would have finished it all in less time 2000 years ago!

Anan
11 days ago

Not if the Borgia’s family was involved.

Anonymous
11 days ago

Wrong period.

Lynx at Miami Tower
11 days ago

Oh my god. So amazing. Worth another 10 billion easy.

Michele
11 days ago

This is a waste of tax payer money. Can’t you build a homeless home for homeless people . There are a lot of them in Miami

Do it
11 days ago

Why don’t you build it since you care so much? I can bet you haven’t spent one dime trying to feed homeless people!

Anonymoose
10 days ago

considering theres a 1% tax in Miami-Dade that is specifically for the homeless, I can bet one dime that you’re technically wrong 🙂

Miguel
9 days ago

Well, I can tell you many of them don’t want help… They don’t want to go to shelters…. Spend a night with them, as I did as a journalist, and you will know how they think and act.

Anonymous
10 days ago

I’m sure that will solve the problem and that none of them are choosing to live in the streets.

Anonymous
11 days ago

Currently, two lanes going east to west.
I try to avoid this cluster F at all costs as people have NO IDEA where they need to be and to stay in the lane….. at least it is now summer and much less OHIO NY PENN NJ CA etc license plates on roads.

Anonymous
11 days ago

What a waste of money

Anonymous
11 days ago

You mean the Reverend Poverty Pimp Community Organizer Bridge, or whatever it was named?

Anonymous
11 days ago

This gives me FIU bridge vibes

Realistic
11 days ago

Yes. Every time I drive in ext to the Arch , I remember the FIU bridge

calivalle
11 days ago

Haters its a masterpiece,it will put Miami on the map..

Anthony
10 days ago

Miami is already in “the map”

Anonymous
10 days ago

I wish they did this for the bridges over the Miami River and invest heavily in turning the river walk into a retail and entertainment hub.

Jamrock
10 days ago

People constantly, and I mean constantly, complain about bland ugly architecture, and ugly highways. The city is putting some money into beautifying an ugly highway and now it’s a “waste of money?” Same people complaining will be talking about how it’s so “iconic” after its done.

Chuck W.
10 days ago

It looks like a spider to me. So, some people hate it – some love it. It needed to be done – yes? We know things aren’t cheap – yes? Stop your whining!

James S
10 days ago

The absolutely glacial pace of this project is an embarrassment. I’ve lived near the site for three years and in that time the work has inched along. It took 18 months to build this single arch; there are five more to get done.

The extra lanes on I-395 and the ‘flyover’ lanes on the Dolphin near the hospital have gone months without any progress at all.

I’m all for signature architecture, and this will be nice when it’s finished, but even accounting for construction delays (which happen in every city) this is humiliatingly bad. Honestly, what the hell is holding this project up so badly?

BeachResident
10 days ago

People can barely afford to pay for a roof over their head. Traffic is bad enough but yes, let’s create more traffic and spend over 800 million on some arches that can topple over on a storm, who cares if that money could have been put to better use to provide housing or find better traffic solutions.

Your mother
9 days ago

Awesome, a billion dollars from tax payers and traffic for an arc. Another contract that made many rich.

Mad Max
8 days ago

Have fun with construction traffic for the next 10 years!