A semi-trailer truck carrying construction materials lost part of its load shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday when it tried to roll under the Union Pacific viaduct on Church Street at Maple Avenue in Evanston.

Credit: Luis Mazariegos

The load was a bit too tall for 12-foot-7-inch clearance under the viaduct — and about half of it slid right off onto the pavement before the truck came to a halt.

Traffic on Church Street is likely to be partially obstructed while the truck and its load are cleared away.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. I. hope the structure of the viaduct will be thoroughly inspected. The one at Davis was repaired earlier this year, but the metal supports on the Church Street one look pretty worn.

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