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.