Miami-Dade County

79th Street Causeway bridge stuck in upright position diverted traffic

The 79th Street Causeway bridge malfunctioned Monday evening, leaving it stuck in the upright position, according to Miami Police.
The 79th Street Causeway bridge malfunctioned Monday evening, leaving it stuck in the upright position, according to Miami Police. Miami Herald file photo

UPDATE: The bridge has reopened as of 6:37 p.m. Monday.

The 79th Street Causeway bridge malfunctioned Monday evening, leaving it stuck in the upright position, according to Miami Police.

As a result, traffic was being diverted north on Biscayne Boulevard to then cut east on the Broad Causeway.

Kiara Delva, a spokeswoman for Miami police, said a technician was en route to evaluate the bridge. Meanwhile, officers were directing directing traffic away from the bridge.

“We are asking people to avoid the area as we deal with the bridge malfunction,” she said.

Carli Teproff grew up in Northeast Miami-Dade and graduated from Florida International University in 2003. She became a full-time reporter for the Miami Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news.


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