Brightline begins critical rail bridge construction over I-95 in Fla.

Written by Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief
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Rail bridge construction begins on June 28.

Beginning the night of June 28 Brightline will complete a key connection in expanding high-speed rail in the state of Florida when installation begins on a rail bridge over I-95 in Brevard County.

The bridge, spanning 573 ft and located along the corridor between Cocoa and Orlando International Airport, will mark the first time Brightline constructs a bridge over an interstate.

The bridge will be constructed in four spans requiring overnight detours of S.R. 528 and I-95 ramps and the southbound and northbound lanes of I-95. Bridge work begins June 28 at 10 p.m. and is expected to be completed in late July.

Brightline will use a combination of four different cranes, ranging in size from 275- to 800-ton lifting capacity, to lift the 24 steel beams. The heaviest of the beams weigh in at 146,000 lb, equivalent to two fully loaded tractor trailers.

Watch drone footage of Phase 2 construction of the I-95 bridge south of S.R. 528:

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