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Second of Six Pedestrian Bridge Structures to Connect Terminals to People Mover Stations Successfully Installed

Flatiron is proud to be part of the team creating the Automated People Mover at Los Angeles International Airport. A key milestone in the progress of the second pedestrian bridge structure has been achieved, marking another important step in this innovative project. This news release was issued by the project owner, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA).

(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) today announced the successful placement of a second pedestrian bridge structure over World Way. The second of six structures to be constructed in the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Central Terminal Area (CTA), this bridge will connect the APM Center CTA station to Terminal 2 once the train system is complete.

“Building pedestrian bridges over the main access road at an active airport is no small engineering and construction feat,” said Jake Adams, Deputy Executive Director, Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP). “The continuous coordination between the builders, airport operations, and airlines made this key component of our ongoing transformation at LAX a success.”

Over the course of four evenings, partially pre-fabricated steel trusses 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 has begun, which will complete the erection of structural steel for the pedestrian walkway. With the steel beams placed for the second pedestrian bridge, work will begin to install the underdeck scaffolding that will allow construction to continue above the roadway.

Next year, four remaining bridges will be constructed over World Way, connecting Terminal 1.5 to the Center CTA station, Terminal 3 to the West CTA station, Tom Bradley International Terminal to the West CTA station and Terminal 5.5 to the Center CTA station. The bridge connecting Terminals 7 and 8 to Parking Structure 7 will be incorporated into the bridge that will connect those terminals to the East CTA station, which also will be constructed next year.

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