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MacArthur Causeway Bridge - West (Old)

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MacArthur Causeway Bridge (Old)

Replaced

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in December 2014

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BH Photo #370425

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Video 

Old MacArthur Causeway West Drawbridge - May 1995

Final weekend traffic was allowed over the old 1960 west span of the MacArthur Causeway. Demolition had already started on the eastbound lanes.

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Biscayne Bay on Interstate 395 / SR A1A
Location
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1959-1960 Replaced 1995
Design
Deck plate girder 2 parallel bascule
Approximate latitude, longitude
+25.78709, -80.18176   (decimal degrees)
25°47'14" N, 80°10'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/582035/2852360 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Miami
Inventory number
BH 74386 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Bascule (1,071)
Built 1959 (329)
Built during 1950s (3,863)
Deck girder (5,816)
Florida (664)
Girder (10,357)
Lost (25,212)
Lost 1995 (425)
Lost during 1990s (4,014)
Miami, Florida (21)
Miami-Dade County, Florida (60)
Movable (3,001)
Plate girder (8,032)
Replaced by new bridge (16,961)

Update Log 

  • August 4, 2020: New video from Frank Rey
  • February 26, 2019: Updated by Douglas Butler: Correct info
  • November 19, 2016: Added by Douglas Butler

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Comments 

MacArthur Causeway Bridge (Old)
Posted February 25, 2019, by John (rentonthurston_e7 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I'm pretty sure the details in here on both this bridge and the new one are incorrect.

Here are a few videos of a driver documenting the replacement of this bridge in 1994/1995 with the current higher bridge, not built in 1920...but rather 1994

The previous bridge may have been built in the 20s or 40s I have no idea, but it was a dual lane drawbridge that was replaced

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEDGvJqUQUg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVjJPagb0L4

MacArthur Causeway Bridge (Old)
Posted February 13, 2017, by Douglas Butler

I know this bridge had a two paralleled bascule bridge at one time when was the bridge actually built before it was replaced?