MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Florida Department of Transportation announced the closure of the Brickle Avenue bridge on Thursday afternoon due to a malfunction.

The FDOT said the bridge would be closed until further notice because of mechanical and electrical problems with the span locks.

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The closure was causing headaches for rush-hour commuters.

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Crews were working on the bridge which was in the up position.

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Motorists are urged to avoid the area.