The Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport has approximately 120 passenger boarding bridges (PBBs) to accommodate some 35 million passengers per year. With many of these PBBs nearing the end of their useful lives (25 years), the Metropolitan Airports Commission launched a multi-year program to replace all aging PBBs.
Over the last five years, TKDA has worked with a multi-firm team to prepare plans and specifications for the replacement of ten PBBs as part of the international airport construction project. This work included the replacement of PBBs at five different concourses, impacting nearly all of the airlines at Terminal 1. The new PBBs accommodate a wider range of aircraft and provide greater flexibility in airport operations. The work also included upgrades to security access doors and cameras.