Officials with Indiana Northeastern Railroad say work could begin as early as this week to repair the damaged railroad viaduct over Hallett Street in the city of Hillsdale.
In an update issued late Tuesday, Officials said a track contractor will be at the site as early as today, to begin disassembling the track over the bridge.
Once the disassembly is complete, a second contractor will begin the necessary concrete work to begin putting the bridge back together in its proper place.
After the bridge is repaired, the track contractor will return to reassemble the track–
The bridge and the road could reopen in as little as ten days.
Railroad officials say the repair is a short-term solution aimed at restoring rail and motor vehicle traffic.
Meanwhile, Hillsdale City officials and Indiana Northeastern Railroad officials have vowed to continue seeking a long term solution to the low bridge that has been the site of a number of crashes over the years.
The most recent crash sent a trash truck driver to the hospital, after he struck the bridge Monday morning, heavily damaging the structure.