Third of Six Pedestrian Bridge Structures Connecting Terminals to LAX People Mover Stations Successfully Installed

Published on : Friday, January 21, 2022

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) today announced the successful placement of the third of six pedestrian bridge structures that will connect terminals to Automated People Mover (APM) stations in the Central Terminal Area (CTA). The latest bridge, which crosses over World Way, will connect the West CTA station to Terminal 3 once the train system is complete.

Over the course of four evenings, partially pre-fabricated steel trusses, ranging in weight from 56,000 to 97,000 pounds, were assembled and lifted into place with a 350-ton crane. Supported over the roadway by a shoring tower, the segments were welded together. The installation of floor and roof beams is underway, which will complete the erection of structural steel for the pedestrian walkway.

“With the completion of this operation, the steel structures for half of the pedestrian bridges over World Way have been successfully installed,” said Jake Adams, Deputy Executive Director, Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP). “As the airport continues to undergo major landside and airside modernization efforts, these pedestrian bridges are a prelude to the future of connected travel at LAX.”

With the steel beams placed for the third pedestrian bridge, work will begin to install the underdeck scaffolding that will allow construction to continue above the roadway, minimizing the impacts on the traveling public.

The first pedestrian bridge, which is located at Terminal 4.5 and will connect to the West CTA station, was installed in June of 2021, followed by the installation of the second pedestrian bridge that will connect from the Center CTA station to Terminal 2 in September. Currently, both bridges are being prepared for the installation of glass panels that will happen later this year.

The remaining three bridges – at Terminal 1, Tom Bradley International Terminal and at Terminal 5.5 – will be installed later this year, with the Terminal 1 bridge installation scheduled to begin in February.

The centerpiece of LAX’s Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP), the APM is a 2.25-mile electric train system that will transport travelers in and out of the CTA, connecting them to new off-site parking facilities, regional light rail transportation and the Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility. The APM project is a critical investment into the infrastructure of Los Angeles as the city prepares to host the 2028 Olympic Games. The APM is expected to relieve congestion within the CTA and in turn the surrounding thoroughfares, thereby reducing emissions and vehicle miles traveled.

Source:- Los Angeles World Airport

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