Haulover Bridge: Where is it? What’s underneath?
A small plane crashed on the Haulover Inlet bridge on Saturday, hitting a vehicle and catching fire. Several people were injured.
Here are some things to know about the bridge and the entrance:
▪ The fixed span bridge carries cars and pedestrians across the entrance and connects Bal Harbor Village to the south and Hauover Park and Sunny Isles Beach to the north.
▪ The inlet connects Biscayne Bay in the west to the Atlantic Ocean in the east.
▪ On the crest of the bridge, you can often see kites flying high above Haulover Park just to the northwest.
▪ The entrance was dug in 1925 and the first incarnation of the bridge was built. The area is popular with boaters and fishermen.
▪ The entrance under the bridge is the northernmost in Miami-Dade. Government Cut is to the south, through which cruise ships pass from PortMiami through South Beach and into the ocean. The entrance to Port Everglades is to the north in Broward County.