FDOT: Southbound Brickell Bridge closed

Northbound lanes remain open

Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:33:01 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 23 2013 07:39:13 AM EST

The Florida Department of Transportation closed the southbound lanes of the Brickell Bridge for emergency repairs on Tuesday morning.

FDOT said the locking mechanism of the southbound span of the bridge was damaged during a test.

FDOT said that southbound traffic is currently being re-routed to eastbound SE 4th Street.

"I was coming that way and I looked and the bridge was completely closed," said Maria Barbara. "It's horrible."

The Brickell Bridge was built in 1915. He was replaced 18 years ago and widened in 2006.

The bridge is expected to be closed for several days.