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2013 Media Releases


Date:
April 19, 2013
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 402-525-1520
Dan Marvin, West Haymarket Project Manager, 402-310-7110

Girder Failure Halts Rail Traffic

East-west railroad traffic has been stopped due to the failure of one girder on the new West Haymarket Pedestrian Bridge now under construction. No one was injured in the incident, which happened about 1 p.m. today. The bridge is supported by three parallel girders, and the middle girder on the north part of the bridge slipped. Cranes are being immediately moved to the site to stabilize the girder that is over the railroad tracks so normal rail traffic can resume. The project's structural engineers will analyze the girder to determine if all or portions of the girder need to be removed.

No further information is available at this time. The City will release more information about the girder and next steps as soon as the information is received from the construction team.


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