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First Tamiami Trail Bridge Opens Today

posted on April 16, 2013 in Everglades,Florida Bay,Water Issues,Wildlife

TamiamiTrailBridge_Audubon_processTHANK YOU to all Audubon Advocates for helping to make one of our oldest Everglades priorities become a reality! The first Tamiami Trail bridge is NOW OPEN to traffic, so you can take a drive along US 41 and see the Everglades like never before. Have a friend take a picture of the bridge while your driving and post it on Facebook Page.

In this photo collage you can see the history of this project – from the original Tamiami Trail construction with water relentlessly rushing over the dike, to the modern construction process, to the eventual ecological results expected in the Southern Everglades and Florida Bay! THANK YOU EVERGLADES ADVOCATES! This is a great day for Florida’s iconic birds and wildlife!

For more information, please see our fact sheet:

Photos by Miami HistoryJacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Mac Stone Photography. Thank you!

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