MacArthur Causeway Bridge

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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia10,408 contributions
Scenic bridge and fast connection
Jan 2020
The MacArthur causeway bridge connects Miami and Miami Beach. It's a fastest way to reach either of them - crossing it many times I've never saw traffic jams on it.
Beside that, of tourist interest are views while driving it.
When heading to Miami Beach on your right side is the Dodge island where's the port of Miami. If it's a sailing day you'll see 5,6 mega cruisers docked there, what is an outstanding scene.
When driving to Miami you'll be rewarded with terrific Miami skyline panorama, as well the rich houses islands of Palm, Star and Hibiscus on your right.
The bridge is toll free.
Written February 6, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,162 contributions
Great Way Across the Bay
Nov 2019
This is the major route to Miami Beach, a very long bridge that will take you across the bay harbor and along the way you will enjoy some great views of the skylines of both cities.
Written November 21, 2019
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TERRAvelista
London, UK16,024 contributions
Works being done early July
Jul 2019 • Couples
There were some works done here late June/early July we were there but despite this, this bridge turned out to be our daily route as we visited everything interesting in Miami downtown from the locations on the little islands like Jungle island to the market near the shore where from we took our boat tours or going further south to visit the amazing Viscaya. Even going to the shopping centres located north or west, near the airport this bridge was the main place liaising Ocean Drive where we were staying to the other side, the older Miami.

We also used other bridge connecting the islands to the Miami itself, however this bridge has probably the most impressive views not only the Hibiscus or Star, Palm and Venitian islands but Dodge island and downtown Miami where it is most developed with very high towers. Also to one side you can see the impressive cruise ships about to go or having arrived from their weekly routine.

No toll to be paid here, unlike up north where the signs are so bad no wonder we 'landed' on a toll road entering Miami and now weeks later we are still waiting for their fine via the car rental plus probably something else to blame us for their tactics designed to take more money from tourists.... as they do not do this to the locals probably.
Written July 14, 2019
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland15,873 contributions
Took a taxi over it
Apr 2019 • Couples
Not great and there was an accident on the bridge so lots of lengthy delays. You only have a few choices to get to the beaches . Nice houses on the islands off the side.
Written April 25, 2019
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TheExplorerFamily
Somerset, NJ6,200 contributions
The Bridge with the Stunning Views
Mar 2019 • Couples
This nice-looking General Douglas MacArthur Causeway is one of several bridges that connect downtown Miami with the city of Miami Beach. It is a six-lane beam bridge crossing over the Biscayne Bay.

We stayed in Miami Beach, and crossed this 3.5 mile bridge span almost every day – either by the tour buses, the Duck boat, taxis or Uber – whenever we had to go to Miami. Some days we saw lines of massive Cruise Ships on one side, and Star Island, Palm Island and Hibiscus Island on the other side. The views of the Miami skyline along the Biscayne Bay are drop dead gorgeous – especially at sunset. So glad somebody else was driving so we could thoroughly enjoy those superb views.

One of our tour guides informed us that the underside of this bridge was dangerously corroded from years of salt spray from the jet skis. All the problem areas are now fixed, but the traffic was a nightmare while the fixing was taking place.

Go on it at least once to take in the scenery.
Written March 12, 2019
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SAB5859
Banff, UK4,383 contributions
Great Views
Oct 2018 • Friends
We went across here several times on the open to bus tour during the day and at night. You get fantastic views of different parts of Miami, the vies at night were really good.
Written October 15, 2018
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Laura Jimenez
Dominican Republic120 contributions
Beautiful views!
Aug 2017 • Friends
This causeway is really cool! Either at day or night, you get beautiful views of the city and the ocean! Be aware there's traffic during rush hour, but other than that, for sure you should take it once!
Written August 28, 2017
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Betty P
San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina2,589 contributions
Striking Skyline Views!!!!
Sep 2016 • Friends
London has the Big Ben. Paris has the Eiffel Tower. Rome has the Colliseum.

Many cities boast an iconic structure to represent itself to the rest of the world. And so does the Magic City! And, to be honest, what better symbol for Miami than a bridge?

Miami may be considered a city of bridges but MacArthur Causeway Bridge seems to elegantly sum up all the vibe of lovely Miami.

Completed in 1920, Miami’s golden age.

The views from the bridge are simply striking!

Loved it!
Written December 7, 2016
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany9,621 contributions
Scenic link between Miami Beach and Downtown Miami
Aug 2016 • Couples
Enjoyed taking this road as part of various trips, at differing points in the day. Not talking about enjoying traffic, but for us it provided some good views and moments - especially of an evening and at night. It also gave access to Watson Park, which affords really good waterfront skyline views of Downtown.
Written October 27, 2016
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Frank d
Winston Salem, NC3,448 contributions
THERE'S WAY TOO MUCH TRAFFIC ON THIS CAUSEWAY !!!
Jun 2016 • Solo
I have driven back and forth this Causeway many hundreds of times, easily into the thousands. This was always a busy place, but not what it is now. I actually remember people parking on the sides of this road and actually fish right there for hours at a time and no one would bother them. I don't think you can even stop here for any reason any more. I'm a bit disappointed that Dade County has not widened this road at least another two lanes and made the Miami Beach access easier than it is today.
Written June 8, 2016
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