Hartsfield-Jackson said once the work is complete early Sunday morning, “all operations will return to normal as quickly as possible.”
The first pedestrian bridge is expected to be completed next year.
Last fall, the airport got approval for additional funding for the pedestrian bridges to bring the total cost to $55 million for two spans at Terminal South and two at Terminal North to be completed in 2021.
Then in April, the airport got Atlanta City Council approval to apply for additional federal funding for a variety of construction projects, including the pedestrian bridges. The increase in costs was mainly due to an increase in financing and interest expense from a switch to bond funding, as well as bids that "came in higher than originally estimated."
The airport is also continuing construction of the Terminal South canopy, which is scheduled to be completed this fall.