Slab Pour For Miami’s $818 Million Signature Bridge Has Been Completed

Contractors for Miami’s $818 million Signature Bridge project reached a milestone earlier this month when they completed a concrete pour for the bridge structure.

The work was for the center pier seal slab of the Signature Bridge. According to FDOT, the pour took 226 concrete trucks.

Concrete was pumped to the bottom of the footer to seal the floor. Once it cures, water can then be pumped out and crews can begin to construct the footer rebar cage. When the rebar cage is completed, the footer will be poured out using approximately 500 concrete trucks and four concrete pumps.

The project website now lists a cost of $818 million, up from the $802 million previously announced.

In addition to the rebuilding of I-395 through downtown Miami and the Signature Bridge structure, the project includes double-decking part of the 836 expressway.

 

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Anonymous
9 months ago

FDOT spending this money on a rail link would have been a much better use of resources than a “signature” bridge over land.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Blame Dick Scott

Anonymous
9 months ago

Why? You think that loser who cheated in a debate from 2010, or crackhead socialist from Tallahassee would ever have gotten a decent transit project rolling?

Frankly, thank Rick Scott for gutting the “Growth Management” Act, which required concurrency, AKA eight-lane roads for development with no anticipation for transit, which is why Florida remained so autocentric in the twenty-something years it was in effect, all courtesy of Democrat Governors.

Anonymous
9 months ago

The area will be beautiful with this iconic bridge.

Anonymous
9 months ago

$800,000,000.00+ for a nicer bridge. Imagine what a nice down payment on a bond or financing for transit that could be.

William
9 months ago

Bonds are a high interest rate credit card for gov’s and municipalities. Voters have been duped in to paying for these bonds to many times. Stop this nonsense with borrowing money at high costs…

Anonymous
9 months ago

What a waste of money

Anonymous
9 months ago

Meh.

William
9 months ago

THis is not the slab pour! Headline is incorrect. This is the tremie seal at the bottom…. Lots more steel and construction ahead before the main concrete pour. Probably still a month away!!

Anonymous
9 months ago

Seal eh? Doesn’t seem to be doing a good job , full of water

Jon
9 months ago

The seal gets put in place first. Then the water is pumped out.

Anonymous G
9 months ago

Jon is correct. Dewater will take awhile too depending on the pumps and how many they use.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Metrorail must pass through bridge to miami beach. Like Manhattan bridge in Brooklyn or queensborough in Queens.

Anonymous
9 months ago

This entire project is an enormous waste of money. The scale of it alone is breathtaking in the worst way possible and will cause lasting damage for generations

GBA
9 months ago

But the Underdeck will connect Biscayne Bay to Overtown. It will be on par with the High Line. Transformational for Downtown.

Anonymous
9 months ago

I can’t imagine a park under a 20 lane high way overpass will be too appealing but I hope I’m proven wrong

gwpconcreteman
9 months ago

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Charles
9 months ago

Progress, one day at a time.
Just look at all the new Hitachi Metrorail trains running on time.

Anonymous G
9 months ago

Insane project!

EJS
9 months ago

How much you wanna bet the promised “park beneath the bridge” is going to be a concrete wasteland with dying vegetation after six months.

Anonymous
9 months ago

I agree with you. Unfortunately, we don’t have the weather for parks in Miami. Remember Bicentennial Park? The only people who enjoyed the park were the homeless.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Don’t have the weather for parks……Are you serious???

Anonymous
9 months ago

Margaret pace park is in constant use, as are flamingo park, south pointe park, and the list goes on and on…the population of downtown Miami has increased by tens of thousands since the bicentennial park days. People use our parks

Anonymous
9 months ago

Naysayers are ignoring the creation of a 30 acre park. This is desperately needed in the downtown area, especially with the increase in population.
FDOT would not have spent the money on rail- it would have gone to the new highways they want to build in central FL.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Bruh there is beautiful bay front, museum and Margaret pace park on the bay. No one needs a park under a highway

Anonymous
9 months ago

The bridge will be 3 times higher than what is there now. Acreage goes beyond directly under the bridge. Public/private partnership to manage. City of Miami has a park “deficit” as compared to other cities. Please see progress being made with 10 mile underline project now in development.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Correcton: the city of Miami has a nightlife deficit.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Totally agree. Look at Bayfront Park. It’s sooooooooo under-used. Why would a magical park under an underpass be the new go-to park downtown??????

Anonymous
9 months ago

Are you kidding? ? This will be anything but a park. A drug den is more likely. Would you honestly take your family under a bridge for an outing to the park? It will be filthy in no time flat, especially since the City of Miami is now responsible for maintaining it Lol. Also there are two beautiful parks across the street that sits idle for most of the time, probably because of the heat and humidity. Just imagine the heat and noise under the bridge.

William
9 months ago

Agreed. They will push the money to orlando. Certainly not on rail.