DPW changing traffic pattern on 35th St. overpass Wednesday

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The city of Milwaukee DPW is announcing changes to traffic patterns on the South 35th Street bridge beginning Wednesday evening, March 26th at 7:00 p.m. This, after the overpass suffered some damage on Monday morning when it was struck by a Union Pacific train car.

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.

As a result of Monday's incident, all northbound and southbound lanes over the bridge will be closed. DPW crews will re-stripe the northbound lanes to provide two-way traffic, with one lane moving northbound, and one lane moving southbound.

The new two-way traffic pattern will begin later Wednesday and will be in effect for the Thursday morning commute.

This traffic pattern will be in effect until further notice.