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Steel Bridge in Portland experiences freight train derailment

A Union Pacific freight train derailed on the lower deck of the Steel Bridge in Portland, involving six cars, two empty lumber cars fully derailed, and four partially derailed. The top deck of the bridge is closed, impacting vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The MAX Blue, Red, Green, and Yellow lines are disrupted, with shuttle buses serving those lines. Police and firefighters responded to the scene, assessing the situation. Union Pacific and BNSF Railway are working on a plan for mitigation. No injuries have been reported. The situation is ongoing and will be updated as more information becomes available.


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