Design and Fabrication of the Guideway Superstructure for the Miami METROMOVER

by Michael K. Goldberg, Tudor Engineering Co, San Francisco, CA, USA,
Paul E. Potter, Tudor Engineering Co, San Francisco, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers: Engineering and Management in Major Activity Centers


The guideways for the driverless rubber-tired vehicles are entirely aerial. As a result of severe restrictions on horizontal alignment and pier locations imposed by the downtown Miami streets and businesses, the guideway structures have unusually sharp curves and high span/curve radius ratios. These factors had an appreciable effect on the design and construction of the guideways. This paper describes some of the unusual aspects of the design and fabrication of the guideway superstructure, and summarizes the design procedures used.

Subject Headings: Guideways | Fabrication | Superstructures | Rail transportation | Subways | Precast concrete | Intelligent transportation systems | Rubber | Miami | Florida | United States

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