The Miami Herald reports that the Venetian Causeway will close for months to repair the old bridge. The bridge has become weakened over the years and will take approximately six to nine months to fix.
According the the Herald, "The Venetian bridge crisis began March 15 when a Miami-Dade Transit bus traveling eastbound on the westernmost part of the drawbridge near Miami got stuck as it drove on the weakened segment. “A portion of the bridge fell and a hole opened up,” Miami-Dade County Engineer Antonio Cotarelo said at the Tuesday night meeting."
Along with construction on the MacArthur Causeway because of the Port of Miami tunnel and the Alton Road Project, Miami Beach residents will look to have a long commute. The good news is that the Port of Miami tunnel is supposed to be completed by next month so that could help alleviate some of the traffic.