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Collapsed rail bridge causes logistical puzzle to maintain 737 MAX production

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Boeing has been forced to look for a solution to continue receiving 737 MAX and P-8 Poseidon fuselages at its factories in Washington after a rail bridge collapsed. The fuselages are transported via rail between Spirit AeroSystems, which manufactures the ‘pickles’, in Wichita, Kansas, and Renton, Washington. However, a key rail bridge over the Yellowstone River collapsed on June 24, 2023, when a train carrying asphalt fell into the river. (www.aerotime.aero) More...

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nasdisco
Chris B 2
Whatever happened to bridge inspections?????
paultrubits
paul trubits 2
The bridges are inspected and a significant number are failing.
SeanAwning
Sean Awning 2
De-regulation.
jdriskell
James Driskell 1
Huh? That line isn't the only way to get stuff from Wichita to Renton. Sounds like someone has a bad case of octal rectitus.
SeanAwning
Sean Awning 1
Nice photo of a pickle being lifted
https://www.ktvq.com/news/local-news/montana-rail-link-moves-boeing-plane-parts-past-derailment-site-to-reed-point

vblue0115
Vaughn Blue Jr 1
Have to call on heavy air transports.
linbb
linbb -4
Wow thought it was a huge problem and had no work around.

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