LAX Completes Structure For Pedestrian Bridge To Connect Terminals, Train

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - LAX successfully placed the structure of a pedestrian bridge to connect Terminal 1 with the future Automated People Mover Central Terminal Area station, the airport announced today.

The pedestrian bridge, which spans World Way, is the fourth of its kind to be installed. A total of six will connect terminals with the CTA station.

The latest bridge was constructed over the course of four evenings, with partially pre-fabricated steel trusses assembled and lifted into place with a 350-ton crane. The steel trusses weighted a total of 209,500 pounds.

With the structure in place, crews are now installing the floor and roof beams.

``Installing the pedestrian bridge structures over the only roadways providing access to the Central Terminal Area is a feat only made possible by the incredible coordinated efforts of our Airport Operations, Airport Police, traffic and security officers and the construction team,'' said Jake Adams, deputy executive director of LAX's $5.5 billion Landside Access Modernization Program. ``Our guests are now able to see an additional exciting glimpse at how they will move in the future via a connected train system.''

The 2.25-mile Automated People Mover is the centerpiece of the airport's modernization program. The train system will have six total stations -- three inside the Central Terminal Area and three outside the CTA, which will connect the train system to L.A. Metro and a car rental facility.

Officials expect the train system to be ready in 2023, and the full modernization project is expected to be completed ahead of the 2028 Olympic Games, being held in Los Angeles.

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