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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar spoke alongside Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy, Everglades National Park Superintendent Dan Kimball, and South Florida National Parks Trust Board Chairman Neal McAliley at the Tamiami Trail One-Mile Bridge Opening Ceremony March 19, 2013, in Miami, Fla.

Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy spoke at the Tamiami Trail One-Mile Bridge Opening Ceremony March 19, 2013, in Miami, Fla., alongside Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Everglades National Park Superintendent Dan Kimball, and South Florida National Parks Trust Board Chairman Neal McAliley.

As part of the Tamiami Trail One-Mile Bridge Opening Ceremony on March 19, 2013, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar cut a ribbon on the bridge deck prior to taking the inaugural drive across the fully-constructed bridge, which will be opened up to traffic in the upcoming weeks.

Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy (fourth from right) celebrated the completion of a critical project milestone for the Tamiami Trail Modifications project alongside members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers team at the Tamiami Trail One-Mile Bridge Opening Ceremony March 19, 2013, in Miami, Fla. (From left: Chris Rego, South Atlantic Division Commander Col. Donald E. (Ed) Jackson, Tim Brown, Nestor Rivera, David Hobbie, Shealy Bowell, Kim Taplin, Michael…

Once completed, the Tamiami Trail Modifications project will allow for increased water flow into Everglades National Park. The project is scheduled to be completed in December 2013, with the bridge itself being scheduled for completion next month.

The old Tamiami Trail roadway was broken through today during roadway removal efforts as part of the Tamiami Trail Modifications project in Miami, Fla. The road has served as a longstanding physical barrier, preventing water from flowing in...to Everglades National Park. While there is still much more work to be done on the project, removal of the one-mile section of roadway will bring the project one step closer to completion.

MIAMI - The Army Corps of Engineers removed dirt and mud on Wednesday morning, allowing canal water to flow south beneath the newly opened Tamiami Trail Bridge and into the Everglades. http://www.local10.com/news/water-flow-opened-beneath-tamiami-trail-bridge/-/1717324/20156870/-/nxxa23/-/index.html

The Herbert Hoover Dike consists of a 143-mile embankment system surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The Jacksonville District is working to reduce the risk of embankment failure by installing a cutoff wall, along with the removal and replacement of water control structures (culverts) around the lake. In addition, a comprehensive system wide study is ongoing to identify and prioritize additional risk reduction features to help ensure the safety of south Florida residents.

Army and Air #NationalGuard members throughout the southeastern United States are preparing for Tropical Storm Isaac, which is making its way past the Florida Keys and into the Gulf of Mexico.

Construction of the $81 million Tamiami Trail project began in 2010, with the first concrete pour on the bridge deck taking place in July 2012. A one-mile bridge and 9.7 miles of raised and reinforced road will allow increased water flows essential to the health and viability of the Everglades.