Milwaukee oil train bridge to be reinforced, risks remain
That's good to hear, but the danger to a heavily-populated area still remains, as you can see in this photo I shot last winter. These trains approach from the west, run through Wauwatosa and south to Illinois.
That's the Wells Fargo bank tower in the background.
The Bakken crude oil train in this March flaming derailment near the Wisconsin border in Galena, IL, had likely passed through Wisconsin, officials said at the time.
Records show that oil trains routinely pass within a quarter-mile of protected wetlands, drinking water reservoirs and other waterways, including the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.