35th Street overpass struck by "double stack" train car & damaged

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The 35th Street overpass suffered some damage on Monday morning, March 24th when it was struck by a Union Pacific train car.

The incident happened just before 9:00 a.m. Monday near Lincoln and Forest Home.

A Union Pacific spokesman says three high beams on the overpass were damaged when they were struck by a "double stack" car on the train, carrying "ocean going containers."

The "double stack" cars are meant for large equipment.

The spokesman says the beams were damaged because the train car was too tall for the overpass.

Union Pacific is investigating why the "double stack" car was traveling along the route to begin with, since by design it's too tall to go through that area.

All rail operations are reportedly back to normal. One southbound lane of 35th Street has been reopened -- but the rest remain closed. Northbound 35th Street is open.

Milwaukee DPW crews are inspecting the overpass.

No one was injured.