- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Officials have approved a nearly $4.4 million project to begin replacing aging passenger boarding bridges at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1qnpE2H ) reports that the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission’s lease committee approved a proposal last week to purchase new boarding bridges. It’s up for final approval at a commission meeting Tuesday.

Passengers avoid being exposed to weather as they board and exit the concourse’s 12 bridges. The bridges also make it easier for those with disabilities to travel between the airplane and concourse.

The airport’s properties, planning and development director says some of the existing bridges are 30 to 40 years old.

The airport’s deputy executive director says replacing the bridges is part of a larger, $20 million project to upgrade the airport concourse.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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