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Brightline shaves almost a year from Florida rail project using precast tunnel system

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  • The $2.7 billion, a hundred and seventy-mile Brightline substantial-pace rail extension from West Palm Beach front, Florida, to Orlando Intercontinental Airport (OIA) will see the design of a educate tunnel in two weeks in its place of just about 1 calendar year thanks to an revolutionary box-jack method proposed by general contractor Granite Construction. This is the first time the box-jack method will be made use of for a educate project outdoors of the Northeast United States.
  • The developer of the box-jacking method, Italian company Petrucco, is utilizing specific hydraulic jacks to thrust two precast concrete packing containers
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