Brickell Ave Bridge

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Brickell Ave Bridge information

Miami , USA
Address
Street Brickell Ave
Extras between SW 4th & SE 5th Sts; Metromover 5th St
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Lonely Planet review

Miami Vice wasn’t all exaggeration; drug-runners zipped under this bridge in power boats during a high speed chase with DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) agents on the day it reopened. The bridge crosses the Miami River, and cars pass under a 17ft bronze statue of a Tequesta warrior and his family, which sits perched atop the Pillar of History , a column that details the pre-European history of South Florida. Note that due to the aggressive traffic you’ll inevitably be driving in, it can be tough to appreciate the bridge from your car; you may want to walk here to get a sense of the sculptures.