Despite a comparably strong record for maintaining our states bridges and overpasses, Florida still has over 290 “structurally deficient” bridges, including such notables as the 3-95 overpass in Downtown Miami, Alhambra Circle and a Kendall area ramp onto State Road 874 that sees more than 7,500 cars on an average day. Structurally deficient does not mean ‘unsafe’ – bridges deemed so are automatically closed – but it means that time or an injection of funding for maintenance are all that stand in the way of a possible sudden shut down of any one of these roadways.

This information – and a very cool interactive mapping tool that lets you get safety information and history for every bridge within 10 miles of a U.S. address – has been made public by Transportation for America in their new Fix It Campaign. Read my full review of the report on Streetsblog.

T4A's new mapping tool informs the national debate on infrastructure funding

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2 Responses to Miami Bridges Falling Down

  1. Tim says:

    That tool is really cool. Put in any address and it lists all the bridges that do have the structural problems. I think I will go a different way to work for now on.


  2. Alex says:

    The 874 ramp was torn down and is being replaced as part of MDX’s improvements of SR 874.


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