The maintenance reports received by radio CBS News via public records reveal damaged bridges and dangers at major US airports, including those served by Washington, Denver, Denver, Salt Lake City, Honolulu, Anchorage, and Kansas City, City. A reactive bridge is a portable closed passage that runs between the gates of the airports to the planes.
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The documents describe in detail the incidents of injuries to passengers and airport staff on jet bridges. One of the reports found that "flooring is not enough" on the jetty of the international airport Salt Lake City, which caused the agent torsion her ankles. An employee at Salt Lake City in January 201
The airport says it uses a contractor to carry out regular inspections of jet bridges and is serious about security.
"Immediate steps are taken to resolve the problem when the problem is detected," says Nancy Wolmer, singer-Lake City representative of the International Airport.
The risk of shutdown, as in Salt Lake Airport, is one of the most common problems encountered on power bridges. A ring that holds in place of the trees on the jetty bridge in Fayetteville, NC, North Carolina
"I saw that I stumbled on something," she said.
Murphy said she had hurt her shoulder, demanding physiotherapy and medication. The results came after a series of jet-related accidents in recent years, including Denver, Seattle, Los Angeles and Baltimore airports
Some accidents of the bridge bridge in recent years have even become fatal.
In February, a maintenance worker was killed by an explosive bridge bus at the airport's workshop.
Throughout the country, jet bridges are aging to the challenges of maintenance. With the oldest 30 years, mechanics are fighting corrosion of rust and aging safety in complex components.
"They are complicated," said Matthew Lickins, Aircraft Maintenance Consultant. "If you have problems with electric motors or hydraulic lift systems, these are safe bridge systems that require immediate repair and repair."
Often, airports provide reactive bridges. Safe, but at Chicago International Airport Midway, aviation lawyer Patrick Murphy blames a consortium of airlines responsible for a jet city where his client stumbled and fell through a rusty deformed hump in 2014, breaking her hand. Every month they were inspected, and if it were, the hump would be opened and it would not hurt, "he said.
Two of the largest manufacturers of reactive bridges are protecting their safety records.
"More than one million passengers travel safely through our residential bridges every day on a global basis," spokeswoman JBT News has stated.
"Ensuring a safe and reliable drive through our escalators, moving walks and passenger bridges is an absolute obligation," said the ThyssenKrupp spokeswoman.
But since the aging of the country's bridges, against the background of service failures and failures, sometimes air traffic may be dangerous on the ground.