Construction Begins On Miami Signature Bridge

Overview of I-395

Overview of I-395

Construction has now started on the $800 million Miami Signature Bridge, which includes a redesign of I-395.

The Signature Bridge will have six arches with lighted LED’s designed by Archer Western and The de Moya Group that was chosen in May 2017.

Construction is expected to be completed in the Fall of 2023.

Miami Signature Bridge Has Been Chosen

Miami Signature Bridge Rendering

Miami Signature Bridge Rendering

Miami's signature bridge has been chosen by the Florida Department of Transportation after years of talk of improving the I-395 bridge.

The winning design was by Archer Western and The de Moya Group and is expected to cost around $800 million. The public was not included in the selection process.

A Ride Along The Miami Metromover - The Omni Loop

We previously took a ride along the Miami Metromover featuring The Brickell Loop. Now take a look at the Omni Loop, which starts in the Arts & Entertainment district and goes through Downtown Miami. The Metomover is a great way to explore and see the city and best of all - it's free!

How To Pay For Better Transit Service In Miami-Dade

Metromover In Brickell

As traffic in Miami is increasing, the city is trying to find ways to pay for better transit service according to the Miami Herald

This would include dedicated lanes for buses, extending the Metrorail and a link between Miami and Miami Beach paid through private partnerships. 

There has been recent talk of charging $1 for the Metromover, which is currently free.

A Ride Along The Metromover - The Brickell Loop Time-lapse

The metromover is a free transit system in Downtown Miami that connects the Brickell, Park West and Omni neighborhoods. It opened in 1986 with the Brickell Loop opening in 1994. The stations are easily assessable and the metromover provides an excellent way for exploring Downtown Miami.

Miami's Signature Bridge To Be Funded By 2018

Location of the Signature Bridge

Miami Today is reporting that an I-395 bridge will be funded for 2018, although a completed design won't come until January 2015.

Miami commissioners came to an agreement with the State of Florida for the bridge going over Biscayne Boulevard separating Park West and the Arts & Entertainment district. 

The project is estimated to cost between $500 - $600 million and will include 1.4 miles of road.

*Updated* Below are renderings of the two proposed designs via exMiami

Wishbone Design

Lotus Design