ASPIRE is a quarterly magazine published by PCI in cooperation with the associations of the National Concrete Bridge Council. The editorial content focuses on the latest technology and key issues in the Concrete Bridge Industry.
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The Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. International Terminal at Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia is a major expansion at one of the world's busiest airports. The 40-gate, $1.4 billion, 1.2 million-ft 2 international terminal is an efficient, state-of-the-art gateway for international passengers traveling through the United States via Atlanta. But creating the passenger terminal was only one part of the airport expansion project. A sophisticated transportation system was needed to give terminal access to travelers and terminal employees. So while the new terminal was being built, Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. Boulevard was also undergoing a $100-million reconstruction to smoothly connect Interstate 75 to the new terminal. The project involved designing and managing the construction of the 1-mile-long, elevated concrete roadway structure that gives direct access to the terminal and terminal parking. profile MAyNARD H. JACkSON JR. INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL ELEvATED ROADWAy SySTEM / ATLANTA, GA. BRIDGE DESIGN ENGINEER: Atkins, Atlanta, Ga., an Ascend Joint Venture partner GENERAl CONTRACTOR: Holder, Manhattan, Moody, Hunt, a Joint Venture, Hapeville, Ga. BRIDGE CONTRACTOR: Matthews/Thrasher, a Joint Venture, College Park, Ga. CONCRETE SuPPlIER: Argos USA, Alpharetta, Ga. PRECASTER: Gulf Coast Pre-Stress Inc., Jonesboro, Ga., a PCI-certified producer ERECTOR: Thrasher Contracting, Atlanta, Ga. OTHER SuB-CONSulTANTS: Prime Engineering Inc., Atlanta, Ga., Delon Hampton & Associates Inc., Atlanta, Ga., and Street Smarts Inc., Duluth, Ga., all Ascend Joint Venture partners; and Brindley Pieters & Associates Inc., Atlanta, Ga. The elevated roadway system that serves the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal of the Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International Airport incorporates a mile-long, multi-level, prestressed concrete beam bridge that features 14 horizontal curves and 12 grade changes. All photos: Max Anton Birnkammer. by Barry L. Brown, Atkins Extensive use of precast concrete enables rapid and cost-effective construction of multi-level bridge and roadway structure at the Atlanta International Airport Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal Elevated Roadway System 14 | ASPIRE , Summer 2013 P R O J E C T Book_Sum13.indb 14 7/1/13 6:57 AM