GTAA Pedestrian Bridge

GTAA Bridge picture

  • Client

    Greater Toronto Airports Authority

  • Region

    Central Canada

  • City

    Toronto

  • Budget

    $12.4 Million

  • Year Completed

    2004

  • Sector

    Civil

  • Sub-Sector

    Bridges / Structures

The Story

EllisDon was awarded the lump sum contract to build the GTAA pedestrian bridges from the Parking Garage to the New Terminal at Lester B. Pearson International Airport.

The project included two architecturally exposed structural steel bridges enclosed by a curtain wall system. The bridges are complete with mechanical and electrical control systems regulating the environment within the bridges. Both bridges are equipped with a polyvinyl chloride (PCV) roofing system, and snow melting cables.

The pedestrian bridges are seventy meters long. Each bridge is unique in that it divides into two bridges at the halfway point between the Terminal Processor and the Parking Garage. Each bridge connects to the Parking Garage at the 4th and 5th level and to the Terminal Processor at Level 2. The concrete and formwork of the foundations and grade beams was performed by EllisDon’s own forces.