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Venetian Causeway Reopens


THEY ARE BONDING AND LOVING. REPORTER: AUGUSTINE APPEARED IN COURT SHE CRIED WHEN THE JUDGE READ CHARGES AGAINST HER. HER FAMILY SOMETHING HER SEEK MENTAL TREATMENT. NEWS TONIGHT IN A CELEBRATION IS THE VENETIAN CAUSEWAY OPENS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NINE MONTHS. THE BRIDGE BUILT. 90 YEARS AGO, OFFERS ANOTHER OPTION TO GET TO AND FROM THE BEACH. HANK JOINS US FROM THE CAUSEWAY WITH MORE. HANK? REPORTER: WE TALKED ABOUT THIS TODAY. THIS IS A BIG DEAL. THE ICONIC BRIDGE AND CAUSEWAY NOW OPEN ALL THE WAY FROM MIAMI TO MIAMI BEACH. LET’S TAKE A LOOK. SO I THANK YOU GUYS FOR COMING OUT. REPORTER: A BIG NIGHT FOR THESE RUNNERS. EARLIER FOR THESE BIKERS. AND OF COURSE MOTORISTS, AND COMMUTERS. AFTER NINE MONTHS OF REHAB, THE 90-YEAR-OLD VENETIAN CAUSEWAY WESTBRIDGE NOW REOPENED. BEFORE IT WAS A PAIN BECAUSE THE CAUSEWAYS WERE CROWDED. REPORTER: SINCE JUNE 15 WHEN CONSTRUCTION BEGAN. ALL OF THIS TRAFFIC HAD TO GO ACROSS THE MacARTHUR. TO GET TO AND FROM MIAMI BEACH. NOW. SURROGATE IS A HUGE TIME.- -TIMESAVER AND I AM SUPER HAPPY. WILL HAVE ACCESS TO EVERYTHING OVER THERE SO IT WILL CHANGE OUR LIVES. REPORTER: THE HISTORIC BRIDGE BEST IN THE FLORIDA SUNSHINE WITH POLITICIANS ON HAND TO TOUT THE REOPENING. THE VENETIAN CAUSEWAY WILL HELP EASE A TRAFFIC CONCERN. I WANTED ON TIME AND I WANTED ON BUDGET. REPORTER: ON TIME AND ON BUDGET, TO THE TUNE OF 12 POINT FOR MILLION DOLLARS. NO LONGER WILL MOTOR SET TO GO MILES OUT OF THEIR WAY TO GET OFF THE BEACH. AND THE COMPLETION HAS A BIG RECREATIONAL COMPONENT. BICYCLIST AND RUNNERS ARE OVERJOYED. THE CAUSEWAYS A FAVORITE VENUE FOR RUNNING AND RIDING, REGARDED AS ONE OF THE BEST IN MIAMI. EVERYONE HAS BEEN BREATHING THE MacARTHUR, CHALLENGING, BUT NOT SO SAFE. REPORTER: TOMORROW MORNING. IF YOU ARE COMING OFF THE BEACH, GOOD NEWS FOR YOU, DIVINATION IS OPEN.

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