PHOTOS: Fallen Crane Causes Five-Hour BNSF Metra Halt
Patch was in Westmont snapping pictures for a good portion of Wednesday; did you take any photos of the scene?
Metra service on the BNSF railway was stopped Wednesday from 11:51 a.m. to about 4:45 p.m. after a movable crane being used by railroad workers to install a new signal bridge fell over and blocked all three tracks just west of Cass Avenue in Westmont.
No persons were injured as a result of the incident, but there were, no doubt, some persons who were frustrated. The crane boom wasn't sawed off from the base and removed until about 4:15 p.m., and the first trains went through the Westmont Metra Station at 4:42 p.m.
Patch was on the scene for much of the day, and took plenty of photos, which can be seen above.
Did you take any pictures on the scene Wednesday? Upload them to this story and share them with the community!