The Brickell Avenue Bascule Bridge marks the entrance to the Miami River from Biscayne Bay off the Intracoastal Waterway route. The bridge has a closed vertical clearance of 23 feet with 90 feet of horizontal clearance in the center span. The bridge operates on a restricted schedule. The bridge is closed Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 4:30 to 6 p.m.. The bridge opens on demand at all other times.
Depending on schedule, the bridge can be opened by horn signal (one long, one short) or by hailing the bridge tender on VHF Channel 09. (All bridges in the state of Florida must be hailed on VHF Channel 09.)