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Floating Aircraft Bridge At Renton?  
User currently offlineNwray From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 63 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2567 times:
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Hello. In reading a magazine article about 707 history, they referred to and had a small photo of a wooden floating bridge that was used to move aircraft from the factory over the Green River to the runway. Any other recollections from anyone out there? I'm assuming such bridge no longer exists. Thanks.

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User currently offlineBahadir From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1787 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

that bridge still exists.. it's a large concrete one though. The 737s are still moved the same way to the field from the factory. They are towed to the west side of the airport; then cross the runway midfield to the stands on the east side.


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User currently offlineVisityyj From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2416 times:

The Cedar River, the Green is further South and doesn't flow through Renton.

The bridge is at the bottom of this photo: http://www.burgesslegacy.org/rtngfx/renton1959.jpg although I didn't know it "floated".


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3947 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2179 times:

That is very interesting indeed. As a keen follower of the new 737s I did wonder how they got them from the back of the factory to the ramp. I just couldn't see how it was done when I looked on google maps but now I know!

R


User currently offlineNwray From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 63 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2040 times:
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Thanks for the replies and photo. Have a great day, all.

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2018 times:
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Rob - most 737's take this bridge


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User currently offlineBahadir From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1787 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

Clickhappy,
this is not the bridge that they get from factory to the line. This is the brigde that connects A positions to the C and D positions. The bridge that connect the airplanes that come out of factory to the airport is at the end of Cedar River.



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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1954 times:
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ah! I misread the original post, thanks for clarifying!

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