Signature Bridge One Step Closer To Going Vertical After Massive Concrete Pour

A key concrete pour for downtown Miami’s Signature Bridge was completed over the weekend.

Contractors poured the center pier footer for the bridge – a major component that will anchor the arches of the “fountain.”

It took months to prepare for the pour. According to FDOT, over 5 miles of cooling tubing was placed in the footer to control the temperature of the concrete during the pour. Cooling units were trucked in and connected to the tubes.

Now, all of the bridge’s tarantula-like arms will rise out of the newly poured concrete foundation.

The arms will extend in six separate directions. Contractors are now preparing the footers at the other end of each of those arms.

 

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Anonymous
2 months ago

First clean up Ferrè Park. Add some anti-homeless measures so that seats stay clean and are usable for everyone. Add a dog park, children playground, volleyball/tennis/basketball courts (any of those!) and have planned events. The bridge will look cool but unless you make the area better will not be a successful addition.

Anonymous
2 months ago

They did some really cool hologram projection on the head statue in the park back in April. It was amazing!! I wish they made that permanent.

Anonymous
2 months ago

The expensive yachts parked there make the park feel really cool, we need more of those boats and maybe even a permanent one in the water that could serve as a cocktail bar or something.

Anonymous
2 months ago

They should convert that structure right at the entrance of Museum Park, not sure what it’s used for but it would make a beautiful restaurant or Starbucks right at the entrance of the park.

Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s a sewage pump station.

Jared
2 months ago

Not called Museum Park, called Maurice A. Ferré Park.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Starbucks??? Get with the program man!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Okay hipsturd, Blue Bottle Coffee.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Get rid of the homeless in BRICKELL too!! We pay lots of money in taxes !!

s.k
2 months ago

People continue “feeling bad” for them and give them money/food. This needs to stop, otherwise more homeless will come and Brickell will become a place like San Francisco or Venice Beach.

Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s going to look stunning

Azarius
2 months ago

I do ready to see this thing start to take shape. Only the final product will tell if it was worth it. And what’s the update on the park space below

Anonymous
2 months ago

Pretty sure the park phase is still in design.

Anonymous
2 months ago

No. Not “only the final product will tell”.
Those who know how these things work know that this is going to be spectacular.

Those who don’t know, bitch and whine and complain and bitch and complain for a few years, then when it is finished, they go silent and pretend that they thought it was cool all along.

Anonymous
2 months ago

This will look really cool but I wish it was built over water. Or maybe it could be extended over water in a second phase.

Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s like watching a car crash in slow motion

Anonymous
2 months ago

waste of money

Anaonymous
2 months ago

All waste of money.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Is anyone wary about the safety of driving or walking under these new structures after the horrible collapse of the FIU bridge?

LCDSI
2 months ago

SIGNATURE WHAT?!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Exciting to see this project near the finish and ultimately seamlessly connect world center to the a&e district! Expect plenty more development on the north side of the overpass next to Meloville…

Anonymous
2 months ago

This project still has another 3 years so it’s not near the finish. You should probably expect an additional 20% added to the project timeline and the final cost as well.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Brickell is nearing full development, so this is where the growth will be.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Yeah….it has another 3 years, but it has taken over 10 years to get to this point!
This IS the homestretch. No turning back now.

Anonymous
2 months ago

There will be cost overruns but it looks like it will be on schedule. (at least the freeway part—the park, who knows.)

Anonymous
2 months ago

Signature Bridge and new park is a catalyst for full development of Omni/A&E district.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Boondoggle

Anonymous
2 months ago

Completely agree

Anonymous
2 months ago

Considering the growth expected at the Port it is entirely necessary. The cruise industry tax base and toll revenue from the new express lanes will pay for the bridge over time. The growth it will generate in the area will be a bonus. $$$

Anonymous
2 months ago

The rehab or replacement of the bridges was critically necessary with or without the Port.

These bridges were serpantine, dangerous, and failing. The worst level on the safety scale according to the DOT. They needed to be replaced.

Why not make it a signature bridge if you are already replacing the bridge?
Government gets it wrong 9 out of 10 times in my opinion. This is the 1 out of 10 where they did the right thing by replacing broken bridges, straightening out a serpantine highway, elevating the road and eliminiating the big dirt berms that block off access from the arts centers, and adding an iconic element.

This will be great.

Anonymous
2 months ago

I was waiting for the hillbilly to reply

Anonymous
2 months ago

Let me guess, the Metromover should have been extended to Miami Beach instead, in its current state of one- or two-beer can shortbuses, with no fare, and you expect somebody to pay for it.