VIDEO: 100 Tons of Steel Installed in Hours

Giant girders placed at site of new terminal to form strong foundation

By Julie Bercik

Published March 14, 2022

Read Time: < 1 min


Last week marked a hefty milestone for Pittsburgh International Airport’s new terminal program: the installation of two 50-ton steel girders to form a structural slab foundation using a 200-foot crane.

The procedure required an hours-long shutdown of the trains that run between the terminals in order to maintain maximum safety for staff, construction workers and passengers.

To see and hear more about this extraordinary effort, check out the video and photo gallery below.

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