LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A train derailed Wednesday afternoon on a Wabash River bridge on the border of West Lafayette and Lafayette, the Lafayette Police Department says.
The train was crossing the railroad bridge near the South Street bridge when the derailment happened at about 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, police say.
Reports said at least three railcars were in the river. The railcars appeared to be carrying rocks or cut-up metal.
A representative of Norfolk Southern Railway, involved in the aftermath of the collapse and derailment, told News 8 by phone at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday that no one was hurt and no hazardous materials were involved in the derailment.
Connor Spielmaker, a media relations manager for Norfolk Southern, said it’s not immediately clear who controls the bridge. Norfolk Southern expects no widespread disruption of rail travel for the region because the bridge is part of an interchange for a short line.