Los Angeles International Airport announced the completion of the final Automated People Mover pedestrian bridge structure over World Way Thursday, moving one step closer to connecting the Tom Bradley International Terminal with the future West Central Terminal Area station.
The construction on the sixth and final bridge closed some roads at LAX, but work was finished ahead of schedule on three out of four nights, according to officials.
The work included assembling four steel trusses weighing over 270,000 pounds above World Way and bolting them together to create the bridge’s structural frame. The six bridges together include more than 3,600 tons of steel, with the project total at more than 9,000 tons.
The bridges are all in various stages of construction. The next step in the project is to establish the Automated People Mover systems and test train cars, according to Sam Choy, project director for LINXS Constructors.
Justin Erbacci, CEO of Los Angeles World Airports, said the result of the project is “coming into view.”
“The placement of the final pedestrian bridge structure is yet another remarkable achievement on our journey to reimagine the travel experience at LAX, while continuing to operate the fifth-busiest airport in the world, Erbacci said.