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Train Derail in Portland Shuts Down Historic Steel Bridge

4 weeks ago
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A major transportation artery was shut down in Portland on Monday morning after a dramatic train derailment. The historic Portland Steel Bridge, was closed to all traffic after two train cars derailing and one leaning against a bridge support column.

The incident occurred on the east side of the bridge, which carries Union Pacific train lines. Thankfully, no injuries or hazardous materials concerns were reported.

"One train car is leaning against bridge structural support column," Portland Fire and Rescue stated. "Bridge has been shut down and is now completely closed to all train, vehicle, pedestrian traffic."

The bridge closure is expected to be lengthy as authorities assess the situation.

"This will be a protracted incident that will be addressed in coordination with Union Pacific as a plan is developed for mitigation of this derailment," Portland Fire and Rescue said.


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