The "Flying Land Bridge" over Biscayne Boulevard that FDOT got everyone all excited about is now, like, way too expensive, claims the department in today's Miami Herald. They want to build a much more scaled down 'segmented span' variety, which basically means a standard highway just like the one there now but newer, higher, bigger, and with fewer supporting columns. The new proposal has received an almost universally negative response from practically everyone involved, and still - as far as we know - in this debate about what kind of big new highway to build on top of the crumbling old one, nobody has mentioned anything about mass transit. Pity.
· FDOT Is Planning A Mindboggling Flying Land Bridge For I-395 [Curbed Miami]
· Iconic vs. Plain Jane [Miami Herald]
· I-395 coverage [Curbed Miami]