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IAF Pedestrian Walkway Move and Lift

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January 23, 2020

 

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and partners are reaching a  major milestone for the International Arrivals Facility (IAF) late this evening. The center span of the elevated pedestrian walkway will be moved down the closed center runway overnight, followed by a complex lift and installation sequence outside of the South Satellite. 

To keep you informed on what’s happening outside your airport window, we’ve rounded up resources specific to the IAF pedestrian walkway, links to our social media channels, and areas around SEA Airport with amazing views of this modern marvel in the making.

Recapping the IAF Pedestrian Walkway Move and Lift

IAF Pedestrian Walkway Move and Lift Highlights Reel

IAF Pedestrian Walkway Lift Time-Lapse

Checking-In: IAF Pedestrian Walkway Lift Preview

Checking-In: IAF Pedestrian Walkway Move

Checking-In: IAF Pedestrian Walkway Lift and Move Preview

    SEA Airport Social Media

    Follow us on social media for more on the IAF pedestrian walkway move and lift. You can also track what’s happening by following #IAFWalkway. 

    Viewing the IAF Pedestrian Walkway Lift at SEA Airport

    If you are traveling through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, look outside the windows on the south end of the terminal! You’ll see the construction of the center span of the elevated pedestrian walkway being installed in place, completing the world’s longest structure over an active taxilane.

    Concourses A and B and the South Satellite offer the best views of the activity, and the following gates provide unique vantage points of this mega structure:

    • Concourse A – Gates A1-6, A8-10
    • Concourse B – Gates B4, B6, B8, B10, B12
    • South Satellite – Gates S6, S5, S4

    Learn More About the IAF Pedestrian Walkway

    Photo Recap of the IAF Pedestrian Walkway Move and Lift

    Center span of IAF pedestrian walkway begin moving
    The center span began its move from Cargo 2. The FedEx airplane gives you a sense of the size and scale of the center span.

     

    Center span of IAF pedestrian walkway moving down the center runway
    The 320-foot-long center span made its way down a closed center runway on four self-propelled modular transporters, traveling at walking speed. The center span move was successfully completed in the early morning hours on Friday, January 24, 2020.

     

    center span lift preparation at the IAF pedestrian walkway
    Several hours of site checks and adjustments were made to ensure all pieces of the pedestrian walkway lined up perfectly.

     

    center span lift completed for the iaf pedestrian walkway
    The IAF Pedestrian Walkway lift was completed in the early morning hours on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Four strand jacks lifted the center span into place at a rate of 20 feet per hour.

     

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