Logan Unveils Runway Safety Barrier

 - July 1, 2013, 2:30 PM

On June 27 construction concluded on an engineered materials arresting system (Emas) added to the new runway safety area (RSA) at the departure end of Boston Logan’s Runway 33L. The new crushable concrete system sits atop a 300-foot-wide concrete pier that extends nearly 500 feet into Boston Harbor. The Emas itself covers an area 500 feet long and 170 feet wide.