Malfunction causes 2nd Avenue Bridge in downtown Miami to close

2nd Avenue Bridge reopens just before 5:30 p.m.

MIAMI – A warning went out to drivers in the city of Miami after a bridge malfunctioned in a busy downtown area. 

The Southwest 2nd Avenue Bridge, over the Miami River, experienced mechanical difficulties sometime Wednesday morning, according to a Miami-Dade County spokesperson.

The bridge remained closed throughout the day while crews worked to repair it. 

Miami-Dade County announced that the bridge had been repaired and was fully operational just before 5:30 p.m.

Detour signs had been posted and commuters were being asked to avoid the area. 

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