Westbound Sunny Isles Beach bridge reopens after malfunction fixed

Google Earth view of Sunny Isles Beach bridge (Imagery Copyright 2022 Google / Copyright 2022 Airbus, Maxar Technologies, USGS)

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla. – Westbound traffic on the Sunny Isles Beach bridge headed toward North Miami Beach shut down for more than an hour Saturday afternoon after the bridge became inoperable, police department spokesperson Sgt. Brian Schnell said.

Schnell said the westbound drawbridge closed but would not stay in place, rendering it unsafe.

Traffic on the bridge, which carries Northeast 163rd Street (Sunny Isles Boulevard), was being rerouted and diverted.

The bridge reopened just before 2:40 p.m., Schnell said.

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