On July 4, a train derailment along the Union Pacific freight line caused a bridge to collapse, killing a Glenview couple driving underneath.
Here, read Patch’s full coverage of the recent tragedy:
A North Shore native reflects on Wednesday's collapsed bridge and recalls a similar event more than 30 years ago.
Clean-up crews and freight service are ordered to halt for 36 hours as experts hired by the Lindner family's attorneys investigate the site of Wednesday's bridge collapse. Union Pacific is sued for wrongful death.
Federal Railroad Administration inspectors determine Union Pacific's temporary bridge is structurally sound. A public meeting with Union Pacific to address resident questions and concerns is scheduled for July 16.
Glenview’s Burton Lindner, 69, and his wife Zorine, 70, were in a car traveling south under the Shermer Rd. overpass at the time of the bridge collapse, approximately 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Construction crews have laid down a temporary rail where the bridge collapsed Wednesday afternoon. Freight service resumed in one direction. Vehicle traffic on Shermer won't reopen until the bridge is rebuilt. Union Pacific still unsure when bridge reconstruction will begin.
A freight train carrying coal from Wyoming to a utility plant in Wisconsin derailed Wednesday, collapsing an overpass bridge near the Northbrook/Glenview border. According to officials, this is the second derailment at this location since 2009.