Terminal 5 Passenger Boarding Bridge Replacement at O'Hare International Airport

The Passenger Boarding Bridge Replacement project at O’Hare involves the replacement of existing 26-year-old passenger boarding bridges (PBBs) that are past their useful life span, while also enabling further construction work for the expansion of T5.



JWI is currently serving as Owner’s Representative and Construction Manager for this extensive project. Our team oversees the design, manufacturing, delivery, installation, and commissioning of 34 new PBBs, replacement of existing bridges, installation of 14 sets of new ground power units, pre-conditioned air units, and portable water cabinets, as well as the installation of temporary fixed walkways and boarding bridges to accommodate construction activities for the terminal’s expansion.

Strict scheduling and deadlines due to airline demand have been required, as well as coordination with multiple stakeholders and other major enabling projects. JWI has been able to meet these project challenges head-on, with the flexibility and creative thinking our team is known for.


  • Owner:  City of Chicago
  • Client: CATCo – formerly CicaTec
  • Service:  Construction Management, Owner’s Representation
  • Value:  $51 million

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