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User currently offlineRkmcswain From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 222 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4891 times:

Sorry if this has been previously covered. According to this article, "Their massive $159.5-million bridge structure will permit the runway to cross over Interstate 285, allowing planes to take off and land literally atop the busy road."

Looks like it will be ready in May 2006. Is there any other "runway bridge" anywhere in the world?

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User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4824 times:

I know there's one at LAX, either Century Blvd or Sepulveda Blvd(can't remember), SEATAC, ORD and I THINK(not sure) AMS.


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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9937 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4799 times:
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Sepulveda Blvd at LAX (as mentioned). It runs under 25L/R, and a few taxiways.
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User currently offline777ualsfo From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4702 times:

Denver Stapleton had one over I70 until they closed the airport, then it was exploded.

User currently offlineUAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4630 times:

Doesn't IAH have one??? I am pretty sure it does.
I remember the one at Stapleton DEN before it closed. It was neat to pull over and watch the planes land right on top of you. When you would be under it the tunnel would roar when a plane came over it. GREAT FUN!



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User currently offlineFlySC From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4579 times:

I have heard that when they lengthen the runway at CAE. Whenever that is, the road that is at the end of the runway now will actually be under the runway. I haven't heard anything recently so I am not sure what is going on with that project. I know that the last time that I went through there they were doing some construction on that road.
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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4513 times:

SEA has one as well.

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User currently offlineAmerican757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4470 times:

ORD doesnt have one, thats a taxiway

User currently offlineViflyer From US Virgin Islands, joined May 1999, 500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4337 times:

MKE has one Rwy 25L/7R


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User currently offlineTheflcowboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4259 times:

Not to get off subject...
But why is it now Hartsfield-Jackson Intl Airport?

I know it was discussed here months back, but when did it happen?



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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5051 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4210 times:

That new runway looks pretty far away from the terminal complex. That is going to be a looooooooooong taxi so i am sure pilots will hate it.


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User currently offlinePl4nekr4zy From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 465 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4196 times:

IAH's is just a taxiway too.


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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4195 times:

i know for a fact that both PHX and JFK have these as well, although there they are only meant for taxiing.


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User currently offlinePaulinbna From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1114 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4173 times:
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Bruce I am suprised you did not say about BNA 20C/2C goes over Murfreesboro Rd

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User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4098 times:

MUC currently has 8 of those bridges all A380/AN225 capable:


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the new runway in FRA is planned to get 2 "airplane-bridge", but each over 60 long, leading over about a dozen lanes of interstates and a high-speed train track.

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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4016 times:

Interestingly enough, there was an article in today's Atlanta Journal-Constitution on the project:
http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/0304/13bridge.html

But what makes this project unique is the fact that it is such a large road they are spanning. But the way the runway will be set up, you really won't be able to see the planes land, but there will be a taxiway bridge that be visible from I-285, and once the fifth runway opens up, there will be some great new photos to be taken @ ATL.

That new runway looks pretty far away from the terminal complex. That is going to be a looooooooooong taxi so i am sure pilots will hate it.


It won't be so long of a taxi to the new South Terminal complex that will be built near the new runway (planned to be built by 2010). Rumor has it that this new terminal will be for AirTran operations primarily.


User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3952 times:

My understanding was that the Terminal South complex would be for international travel. Was I mistaken?


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User currently offlinePhollingsworth From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 825 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3927 times:

My understanding was that the Terminal South complex would be for international travel. Was I mistaken?

The new international terminal, is the East terminal. The South Terminal would go between the existing complex and the new runway.


User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3807 times:

One of the freeways in Las Vegas runs under KLAS's runways, although I can't remember which one. MCO currently has one taxi-way than runs over 436, and others are under construction.

User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2447 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3717 times:

AMS has one giant tunnel complex under the beginning of runway 27. This includes highway A4, parallel highway exchanges, local roads and bus roads, totalling 18 lanes [not including pedestrian/bicycle lanes].
On this photo you can see highway A4 circling from the bottom right, turning left under runway 27 into the main terminal island. Notice the special hardened shoulders along the runway where it intersects with the highway tunnel. Also a four track rail line runs under runway 27, connecting onto a six-platform underground railway station under the main terminal.

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User currently offlineRampboy77 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 64 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3654 times:

DTW - Dingell Drive, a 6 lane tunnel (2N,2S,2svc) runs under the numbers on 9R/27L and under the middle of 9L/27R. It also runs under 4 taxiways associated with both runways.

User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2083 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3548 times:

Everybody forget about LHR? You can't get to the Central Terminal Area without going under one of the runways (Though I don't know which!). Entrance and exit are well away from the runway though.


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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3530 times:

**DTW - Dingell Drive, a 6 lane tunnel (2N,2S,2svc) runs under the numbers on 9R/27L and under the middle of 9L/27R. It also runs under 4 taxiways associated with both runways.**

and another taxiway that goes to 3R/21L and 3L/21R


User currently offlineMCIB757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 280 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

I find this the most impressive airport related bridge.


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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5051 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3381 times:

Could runway bridges be terrorist targets? What would happen if a terrorist drove a truck under the bridge as a plane was taxiing or rolling and then blew it up? I would think the concrete is pretty thick though so maybe it would have no effet at all.


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25 Post contains links and images KBUF737 : BUF has 2 of them on 5/23...one is an airport vehicle access only road and the other is Aero Drive. Its a cool tunnel. they are located on the runway
26 AFROTC : I live about ten minutes away from KATL and i see the contruction almost every day, its pretty awesome to see what they are doing. the runway bridge c
27 Paulinbna : I have tried to get Airliners to change it in all their listing but to no avail
28 Post contains links and images Saleem : This is one View Large View MediumPhoto © Jeff Miller
29 Q330 : Sydney has a road going under Runway 16R/34L. It's pretty cool to see the 747s going over the highway. It really gives a sense of scale! -Q[Edited 200
30 Srbmod : Could runway bridges be terrorist targets? What would happen if a terrorist drove a truck under the bridge as a plane was taxiing or rolling and then
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