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The art crowd’s gone and the Venetian Causeway’s east bridge is closing again

The Venetian Causeway was closed during Art Basel 2015 during the complete reconstruction of the west drawbridge, shown here. But this year, work to the east drawbridge stopped during Art Basel. It will shut down again Dec. 12.
The Venetian Causeway was closed during Art Basel 2015 during the complete reconstruction of the west drawbridge, shown here. But this year, work to the east drawbridge stopped during Art Basel. It will shut down again Dec. 12. cjuste@miamiherald.com

Art Basel’s over, and one of the Venetian Causeway’s bridges is back to being closed.

Beginning at 4 a.m. Monday, the east drawbridge that connects Rivo Alto Island and Belle Isle will, once again, be closed to vehicular, cycling and pedestrian traffic.

The bridge was closed Nov. 14 to work on the motors, switches, brakes and wiring of the drawbridge, which has been known to get stuck. Work was expected to stop for five days for Art Basel traffic, but the bridge actually opened before Thanksgiving, giving commuters a longer window.

The bridge will likely remain closed through Dec. 29. The west bridge remains open.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff

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