Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) has unveiled designs for a dynamic connector bridge and tunnel from its future landside terminal to the existing airside centre.

This structure will provide access to boarding gates, as well as airside shops and restaurants.

Inspired by Pittsburgh’s Fort Pitt tunnel, PIT has unveiled designs of a connector bridge that will link the airport’s new terminal and existing Airside Terminal that will open in 2025

According to the brief, this connector bridge’s design is to “reflect the beauty of the region” reminiscent of the Fort Pitt Tunnel, one of the road entrance tunnels into the city.

Paul Hoback, Chief Development Officer for the Allegheny County Airport Authority said:

Pittsburgh is a city with a magnificent entrance and this design, as part of our new terminal program, provides travellers with a similar experience. Capturing the essence of Pittsburgh is an important part of our new facility.

The designs for the new bridge include dynamic ceiling lighting that will “emulate the scenic skies of western Pennsylvania”.

The new structure has also been designed to evoke a feeling of expansion as passengers exit the bridge and reach the airside centre core, with the mezzanine expanding into full view. A video depicting this desired effect can be viewed here.

Hoback added:

This is something that’s uniquely Pittsburgh, and we want passengers to have that feeling of awe as they enter the mezzanine level.

Construction on the connector bridge is now scheduled to commence, prior to the new terminal opening in 2025.


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