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 

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]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:39.2

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
October 201539.2Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory8323
October 201348.4Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory8323
October 201157.5Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodSatisfactory8323
October 200946.0Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory8323
July 200857.8Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory8323
July 200657.8Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory8323
July 200455.6Not deficientSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory8323
October 200269.4Not deficientSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood8323
October 200064.1Not deficientSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood8323
February 200064.1Not deficientSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood8323
October 199871.4Not deficientSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood8160
May 199617.0Not deficientSeriousSeriousSerious8000
April 199417.0Structurally deficientFairPoorSerious8000
July 199217.0Structurally deficientSatisfactoryPoorSerious8000
January 199217.0Structurally deficientGoodPoorSerious8000