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Global Best Projects, Award of Merit: AirportLink Metrorail Extension

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Two international firms, Odebrecht and OHL, teamed to build the 2.4-mile-long Metrorail extension to Miami International Airport's new intermodal center. 

ENR's independent judges noted the $360.4-million project's "incredible challenges" included building over multiple rail lines, state roads and an active waterway, which required some barge-based segment erection. Italian firm Rizzani de Echer fabricated and installed all segmental bridges.

The design of the three-level Metrorail station—which features glass fabricated in Colombia—caught the attention of ENR's judges, with one calling it "visually stunning."

Location Miami

Project Team

Owner Miami-Dade Transit, Miami

Lead Design URS Corp., Miami

General Contractor Odebrecht-OHL Joint Venture, Coral Gables, Fla.

Architect Perez and Perez, Miami

Engineers MEG, Miami; BND Engineers, Miami; SDM Consulting, Coral Gables

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