Construction on Track: MiamiCentral Train Station Continues to Take Shape
At MiamiCentral, shipments of the massive precast concrete beams, also called Florida I Beams or FIBs, continues with approximately three to five FIBs arriving on a daily basis. Once the FIBs are delivered, they are installed the same day (weather permitting of course) on the rail infrastructure columns. Production of the FIBs is nearing completion at the Tampa plant with full completion expected by mid-September. The train tracks will be installed on top of a slab that will be cast on top of the FIBs. Currently, there are more than 325 construction workers on site each day. Meanwhile in Kissimmee, FL, production has started on the architectural pre-cast concrete which forms the signature “V” columns that support the station. These columns provide a defining architectural element to all three of Brightline’s South Florida stations. By the end of November, the station will be receiving the concrete “V” columns.
So, what’s the next step for the Brightline train station? Forming and casting of columns and foundations continues, along with the placing of structural steel. The future Miami home of Brightline is taking shape day-by-day.MiamiCentral Construction
THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL
Brightline is moving full-steam ahead with express train service scheduled to begin mid-2017.