Above is a 1925 photo of the Venetian Causeway during its infant stages on the year it was completed. The Venetian is the oldest causeway in Florida and has more than surpassed its 50-year life expectancy as its approaching 90 years of existence.
On Wednesday, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) met in Miami and announced that it would discuss and debate a complete overhaul of the Venetian Causeway to bring it back to modern standards. Yet, the FDOT understand the historical significance of the bridge and would love to preserve its legacy.
Miami Beach residents also in attendance at the meeting voiced concerns on maintaining traffic flow during any possible construction, but they also suggested that the causeway be renamed to “Venetian Way”. Simple enough right?
Weekly updates and status can be found at www.fdotmiami.com/venetianbridgestudy.