Construction crews building All Aboard Florida’s Brightline train station in downtown Miami have installed the first of 29 V-shaped columns that will be dominant structural pieces at all of the company’s South Florida stations.
Brightline officials said last week that five of the 29 V-shaped columns planned at the MiamiCentral station have been installed. Each column is 70-feet tall.
The columns are first being constructed of steel and then will be encased by precast concrete, the company said.
MiamiCentral is one of three South Florida stops Brightline’s express passenger line.
Brightline is set to unveil its first passenger train on Wednesday in West Palm Beach. The trains are expected to start shuttling passengers between West Palm Beach and Miami in mid-2017.