Venetian Causeway over Biscayne Bay


+25.79083, -80.16028
25°47'27" N, 80°09'37" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:Venetian Causeway over Biscayne Bay
Structure number:874466
Location:1.8 Miles EAST of US-1
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Tolls:Yes, on toll road [2]
Length of largest span:59.4 ft. [18.1 m]
Total length:164.7 ft. [50.2 m]
Roadway width between curbs:32.2 ft. [9.8 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:41.7 ft. [12.7 m]
Owner:County Highway Agency [02]
Year built:1927
Historic significance:Bridge is possibly eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [3]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Concrete continuous [2]
Main spans design:Tee beam [04]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2015 

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:8,323 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:2% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Banks are protected or well vegetated. River control devices such as spur dikes and embankment protection are not required or are in a stable condition. [8]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Operating rating:12.0 tons [10.9 metric tons]
Inventory rating:7.2 tons [6.5 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:39.2

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
October 201539.2FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactoryFO8323
October 201348.4FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactoryFO8323
October 201157.5FairGoodGoodSatisfactoryFO8323
October 200946.0FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO8323
July 200857.8FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryFO8323
July 200657.8FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryFO8323
July 200455.6FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-8323
October 200269.4FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood-8323
October 200064.1FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood-8323
February 200064.1FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood-8323
October 199871.4FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood-8160
May 199617.0PoorSeriousSeriousSerious-8000
April 199417.0PoorFairPoorSeriousSD8000
July 199217.0PoorSatisfactoryPoorSeriousSD8000
January 199217.0PoorGoodPoorSeriousSD8000