Warwick Intermodal Connector
Located in Warwick, Rhode Island, adjacent to Interstate 95, the InterLink transportation hub is directly connected to T. F. Green Airport and is just minutes away from the Capitol City of Providence. Designed for its ease of travel, the facility connects planes, trains, buses and cars.
The InterLink offers multiple transportation functions, with a consolidated rental car facility for T. F. Green Airport serving MBTA commuter trains traveling between Southern RI, Warwick, Providence and Boston. It also provides an option for RIPTA bus service to connect to the air, rail and rental cars.
An enclosed 150-ton bridge dubbed the Skybridge spans the airport’s upper-level departure roadway and connects the Skywalk to the terminal at the third floor.
High-efficiency glass in the Skywalk and Skybridge are estimated to save the airport 20% on heating and cooling costs. A sunshade on the southern exposure of the bridge, Skywalk and customer service building is designed to reduce solar glare and heat coming into the building.
A recycled rubber floor product used on some parts of the project is not only easy on the feet, but also deadens some of the noise.
Spanning the upper and lower access roads to the main terminal at T.F. Green Airport, metropolitan Providence’s hub, the 1,200-foot, elevated and enclosed steel and glass bridge acts as a symbolic gateway for travelers coming to and leaving Rhode Island.
The design echoes both the gracefully sloped wing of an airplane and the roof of the main terminal, while giving departing passengers a vista across the bustling runways.
KEY ELEMENTS OF THE PROJECT:
- High Energy Efficiency Features
- Design Collaboration with Engineering
- Temporary Paths of Travel and Related Signage