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YYC Calgary International Airport International Facilities Project Elevated Roadway

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Calgary, AB
Building Structure Type:
Vehicular Bridge
Calgary Airport Authority
EllisDon Construction Ltd.
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The IFP elevated roadway is a frontage structure providing vehicle access to the IFP component of the airport's Terminal Building. The bridge structure accommodates three lanes of traffic beside the elevated Departures Level Roadway with a wide sidewalk zone in front of the Terminal Building for passenger pick-up and drop-off. The edges of the elevated roadway are open to the Arrivals Roadway below, with short span bridge links to the Departures Roadway and Terminal Building. The adjacent Elevated Departures Level Through Roadway was also extended to merge with the IFP road bridge structure at the east end of the terminal expansion. The through roadway handles four lanes of traffic plus a sidewalk on each side. The combined bridge structure at the east down ramp has capacity for eight lanes of CL625 highway traffic. The bridges are also designed to support the loading from two overhead +30 pedestrian links connecting the Terminal Building and parkade.

Below the Arrivals Level Roadway, a service tunnel connects the IFP with the Airport Corporate Centre to deliver food services and other support functions. Construction of this tunnel involved temporary shoring of the Elevated Roadway structure immediately adjacent to the tunnel. A second tunnel provides pedestrian access between the Terminal Building and parkade. Construction of these tunnels was staged to maintain traffic on the Arrivals Level Roadway at all times. This major multi-year project was constructed with no significant disruption to airport traffic.