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.