Replacement of Parking Structure Pedestrian Bridges at the Daniel K Inouye International Airport

jbarfield@nanhawaii.com

LOCATION: Daniel K Inouye International Airport, Honolulu, Oahu
CONTRACT VALUE: $20M

Nan, Inc. has replaced the three elevated pedestrian bridges that span nearly 175 feet between the airport’s parking structure and the terminal. The project was awarded by the Hawaii Department of Transportation Airports Division back in 2018. The team handed over the first bridge in February 2021, the second in July 2021, and is on track to wrap up the project by the end of 2021.

Project Manager Keanu Kuna says during the geotechnical drilling it was discovered that the State’s column and foundation plans needed to be redesigned. “Our project team worked closely with the State’s construction managers and designers to come up with a cost-effective and constructible solution.”

 

Much of the work was done during the overnight hours when the airport isn’t so busy. And while the COVID-19 pandemic created numerous challenges in the construction industry, in this case, it also provided an opportunity. “Traffic at the airport virtually disappeared for a year which opened up opportunities for day shift work and improved access to our work area during the night shift,” said Kuna. After working overnights for nearly three years, the project team is thrilled to be on the cusp of completing this important project.

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