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MiamiCentral Crosses 6th Street

Construction on MiamiCentral, the 11-acre, transit-oriented mixed-use development spanning over six city blocks in the heart of downtown Miami and also the home of Brightline, is moving along. In the last week, the construction team reached yet another milestone when they set two large steel girders high above 6th Street and have set four of the FIBs (Florida I-Beams) that also span 6th Street.

 

“Spanning 6th Street is an important milestone for us because it links the track and building elements together that are necessary to support the start of rail operations,” said Eric Claussen, Brightline’s senior vice president of construction.

Street girders over 6th St in Miami
An aerial view of the steel girders that were set across 6th Street in Downtown Miami.
 
Side view of MiamiCentral crossing 6th St
A view from across 6th street of the large steel girders.
 

The 6th Street bridge should be complete by the end of March.

 

Also at MiamiCentral, the steel canopy above the train platform is being constructed.

 
Escalators installed at MiamiCentral
 

And four escalators have arrived on-site.

MiamiCentral construction crosses 6th St
 

In addition, the last East V column has been installed. There are a total of 29 major V columns that are being installed, each of these are 70 feet tall. The steel for each one weighs 8,000 pounds. Once all the steel V Columns are constructed, they will be encased in concrete panels. Gate Precast of Kissimmee, Florida, has formed approximately 600 V-shaped precast concrete panels for the V Columns.

Brightline Miamicentral crosses 6th st
 

MiamiCentral encompasses nearly three million square feet and includes two sites: a nine-acre development in downtown Miami just east of the Miami-Dade County Hall, and a two-acre site in Historic Overtown. MiamiCentral includes mixed-use development with retail, offices, residences and the Brightline train service, while serving as a connector between Brightline’s passengers and Miami’s existing public transport systems such as Metrorail and Metromover.

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