East Bascule Bridge malfunction affects traffic

East Bascule Bridge of Venetian Causeway closes to vehicular, pedestrian, marine traffic


MIAMI – The East Bascule Bridge of the Venetian Causeway, which is the drawbridge closest to Miami Beach, is closed to vehicular, pedestrian and marine traffic until further notice because of a bridge malfunction.

Miami-Dade County officials said motorists in the area will experience delays.

To avoid traffic delays associated with the East Bascule Bridge closure, motorists are advised to use the Julia Tuttle Causeway, to the north, or the MacArthur Causeway, to the south.

The Miami-Dade County Public Works and Waste Management Department is assessing the bridge to make the necessary repairs, officials said.

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