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ATL - Runway Bridge

Sat Mar 13, 2004 7:59 am

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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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sat Mar 13, 2004 8:15 am

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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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sat Mar 13, 2004 8:22 am

Sepulveda Blvd at LAX (as mentioned). It runs under 25L/R, and a few taxiways.
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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sat Mar 13, 2004 9:36 am

Denver Stapleton had one over I70 until they closed the airport, then it was exploded.
 
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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sat Mar 13, 2004 10:29 am

Doesn't IAH have one??? I am pretty sure it does.
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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sat Mar 13, 2004 10:42 am

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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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sat Mar 13, 2004 11:51 am

SEA has one as well.

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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sat Mar 13, 2004 12:01 pm

ORD doesnt have one, thats a taxiway
 
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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sat Mar 13, 2004 12:41 pm

MKE has one Rwy 25L/7R
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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sat Mar 13, 2004 1:58 pm

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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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sat Mar 13, 2004 3:34 pm

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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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sat Mar 13, 2004 3:39 pm

IAH's is just a taxiway too.
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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sat Mar 13, 2004 3:39 pm

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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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sat Mar 13, 2004 3:49 pm

Bruce I am suprised you did not say about BNA 20C/2C goes over Murfreesboro Rd

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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sat Mar 13, 2004 6:09 pm

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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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sat Mar 13, 2004 11:58 pm

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.
 
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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sun Mar 14, 2004 12:49 am

My understanding was that the Terminal South complex would be for international travel. Was I mistaken?
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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sun Mar 14, 2004 1:23 am

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.
 
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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sun Mar 14, 2004 5:26 am

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.
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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sun Mar 14, 2004 6:28 am

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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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sun Mar 14, 2004 6:42 am

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.
 
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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sun Mar 14, 2004 9:49 am

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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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sun Mar 14, 2004 9:57 am

**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
 
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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sun Mar 14, 2004 10:49 am

I find this the most impressive airport related bridge.


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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sun Mar 14, 2004 4:40 pm

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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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sun Mar 14, 2004 5:06 pm

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 parallel to the A/C in this picture to the right

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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sun Mar 14, 2004 5:15 pm

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 contruction is massive. The reason why they changed Hartsfield to Hartsfield-Jackson is that former mayor Jackson recently passed away so the city of atlanta thought it fitting to re-name the airport. Mayor Jackson was a very important man in atlanta history, as well as Mayor Hartsfield was.
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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sun Mar 14, 2004 5:20 pm

I have tried to get Airliners to change it in all their listing but to no avail

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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sun Mar 14, 2004 8:07 pm

This is one
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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Sun Mar 14, 2004 8:18 pm

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!

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RE: ATL - Runway Bridge

Mon Mar 15, 2004 1:09 am

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 effect at all.


These bridges and tunnels are pretty stout and would require a very large amount of explosives to even inflict severe damage.

From the AJC article I linked above:

Kahn noted that an innovative type of high-strength concrete is being used. It is 2 1/2 times stronger than concrete typically used in commercial buildings.