Repair work continues on the railroad bridge in Kansas City, Missouri after a train derailment

Work continued Thursday on a railroad bridge support beam after a Union Pacific train derailed in the West Bottoms of Kansas City on Wednesday. This was the second derailment in less than two years at the Santa Fe Junction. The bridge was deemed structurally sound by engineers. Rail activity continues on all lines except one. Six Union Pacific cars derailed around 5 p.m. Wednesday. No one was hurt. Union Pacific said the cause of the derailment is under investigation. The CEO said the Santa Fe junction is one of the busiest in the United States and called the accident significant. of weight you are trying to quit. This time, unfortunately, it was the bridge,” said Mike Cyr, president of Virtual Railfan. In September 2020, there was a derailment on the bridge above. In this case, the damage seemed less dramatic and less severe.

Work continued Thursday on a railroad bridge support beam after a Union Pacific train derailed Wednesday in Kansas City’s West Bottoms.

It was the second derailment in less than two years at the Santa Fe Junction.

The bridge was deemed structurally sound by engineers. Rail activity continues on all lines except one.

Six Union Pacific cars derailed around 5 p.m. Wednesday. No one was hurt.

Union Pacific said the cause of the derailment is under investigation.

The video of the cars exiting the tracks was captured by Virtual Railfan, an online community that broadcasts train activity across the country 24/7.

The website’s CEO said the Santa Fe junction is one of the busiest in the United States and called the crash significant.

“It probably definitely goes to the top of the list in terms of the carnage so to speak – you know, the physics. That’s a lot of weight you’re trying to stop. This time, unfortunately, it was the bridge,” said Mike Cyr, president of Virtual Railfan.

In September 2020, there was a derailment on the bridge above. In this case, the damage seemed less dramatic and less severe.

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