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Miami’s billion dollar port tunnel finally finished

The Port Miami tunnel, a project that has been 30 years in development, was finally completed this week.

Miami Port Tunnel

The $1bn (£600M) project was built by Miami Access Tunnel, a partnership between Bouygues Travaux Publics of France — a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction — and Meridiam Infrastructure of Luxembourg.

The tunnel has been constructed using a design-build-finance-maintain-operate model.

ArquitectonicaGEO was design architect and landscape architect for support buildings, tunnel entrance structures, tunnel interior finishes and landscaping of tunnel approach roads and support-building campus areas at both ends of the tunnel. 

The project includes twin 1.3km-long and 13m-diameter tunnels below Miami’s Government Cut shipping channel, connecting PortMiami on Dodge Island with route I-395 via the MacArthur Causeway. There are also just over 100m of approach roads at either end of the tunnel.

Readers' comments (1)

  • Alan Sim

    Someone should really be proof reading this. The tunnels are 13m in diameter! Furthermore, this article appears very brief given the time, history and controversies involved in this scheme.
    We don't want headlines, we want Engineering.

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  • Thanks, we've upated the story with the correct diameter.

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