Earlington Heights Connector, Miami, Florida

SEGMENTS, SPRING 2010, VOL. 55

On December 14, 2009, workers cast the first of approximately 1,000 precast segments for the Miami Intermodal Center (MIC) – Earlington Heights Connector (Fig. 18 and 19). The Earlington Heights Connector consists of 2.4 miles of elevated dual track guideway, including 13 precast segmental bridge units built in balanced cantilever. Spans range up to 260 ft. and segment widths vary from 15' to 28'-10".

The MIC is a giant centralized transportation hub being developed by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) that will provide seamless access to all modes of transportation including Metrobus, Metrorail, Tri-Rail, Amtrak, Greyhound, tour buses, taxi cabs, and rental cars. An automated people mover will connect the MIC to the airport.

Erection of the precast segmental superstructure units (Fig. 20) is scheduled to begin in spring 2010 and will be complete by summer 2011.

Project Details

Designer:

 

Owner:

Miami Dade Transit
 

Contractor:

Odebrecht-Tower-Community JV with Rizzani de Eccher as Segmental Subcontractor
 

Construction Engineer:

 

Construction Equipment:

 

Post-Tensioning Supplier:

 

Bearings:

R.J. Watson