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BNSF Metra trains held near Cicero while bridge inspected

SHARE BNSF Metra trains held near Cicero while bridge inspected
SHARE BNSF Metra trains held near Cicero while bridge inspected

Metra trains on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line were halted Saturday night near west suburban Cicerowhile a bridge was inspected for possible structural issues.

Trains 1322 and 1321 were stopped due to structural concerns on a bridgenear the Cicero Avenue station, Metrasaid in an alert about 9:30 p.m.

Trains had to be stopped while an inspector was sent to check out the bridge after a piece of concrete fell, Metra spokeswomanKatie Dahlstrom said.

The trains were moving again just after 10 p.m., but were running 40-70 minutes behind schedule, Metra said.

The bridge was checked and cleared for trains to safely cross, Dahlstrom said.

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