Rockets in South Dade

Have you ever wondered why there used to be a non-functioning drawbridge in the middle of nowhere on the way to the Keys?


Interestingly enough, the bridge and the canal it crosses were built in the 1960s so that rockets could be transported by barge to the Aerojet rocket plant located nearby. When Aerojet didn’t secure a contract to build moonbound rockets, the plant closed. The short documentary below has some more detail.

Space Miami – Aerojet-Dade Rocket Site Documentary from Coffee and Celluloid on Vimeo.

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