Venetian Causeway over Biscayne Bay


+25.79125, -80.15217
25°47'29" N, 80°09'08" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Venetian Causeway over Biscayne Bay
Structure number:874474
Location:Rivo Alto to Belle Isle
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Tolls:Yes, on toll road [2]
Length of largest span:84.6 ft. [25.8 m]
Total length:304.1 ft. [92.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:32.2 ft. [9.8 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:41.7 ft. [12.7 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:18.0 ft. [5.5 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:13.1 ft. [4.0 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]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Movable - Bascule [16]
Deck type:Open Grating [3]

Latest Available Inspection: January 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:20,400 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 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:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
Pier/abutment protection:In place and functioning [2]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Sufficiency rating:32.1

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
January 2018FairFairSatisfactoryFair2040032.1
January 2016FairFairSatisfactoryFair2040032.1
January 2014FairFairSatisfactoryFair2040032.1
January 2013FairFairSatisfactoryFair2040054.5
January 2012FairFairSatisfactoryFair2040057.5
January 2010FairFairFairFair2040057.5
December 2009FairFairFairFair2040057.5
December 2007FairFairFairSatisfactory2040057.5
December 2006FairFairFairSatisfactory2040054.5
January 2006FairFairFairSatisfactory2040054.5
January 2004FairFairFairSatisfactory2040054.5
April 2002FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory2040077.3
December 2000FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory2040077.3
February 2000PoorPoorPoorSerious2040036.0
November 1997PoorPoorPoorSerious2000021.0
March 1996PoorPoorPoorSerious2000021.0
April 1995PoorFairFairSerious2000023.0
February 1994PoorSatisfactorySatisfactorySerious704017.0
July 1992PoorSatisfactoryFairSerious70202.0
January 1992PoorSatisfactoryFairSerious770023.3