Central Road Bridgework
Railroad workers straddle the Union Pacific freight bridge over Central Road in Glenview last Saturday. “This work was determined necessary prior to the bridge collapse,”Joe Kenney, director of capital projects for the village of Glenview, told the Journal last week. Workers were seen removing concrete chunks around the tracks. The Shermer Road bridge collapse that occurred July 4 is on the same freight line that runs diagonally across Glenview.
Shermer Berm Bridge
Freight train passes over Shermer Road on temporary berm made out of rocks on July 23.
Photo: Derailment Wreckage In Glenview
Union Pacific crews stand at the edge of what used to be a bridge across Shermer Road just south of Willow Road Thursday on the Glenview-Northbrook border. Thirty-one cars of a 138-car Union Pacific train hauling coal derailed Wednesday, July 4, 2012 destroying what was reportedly a 100-year-old bridge.
Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 4:50 pm
Glenview and Northbrook officials announced today (Friday) they tentatively scheduled a second public meeting with Union Pacific (UP) Railroad officials for Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Glenview Village Hall to discuss a new Shermer Road replacement railroad bridge.
Last month a massive freight train derailment caused the 100-year-old Shermer Road bridge located near Willow Road to collapse killing two Glenview residents who were driving under it at the time.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 4:50 pm.