A tractor-trailer fire shut down the east and westbound lanes of I-270 on the Chain of Rocks Bridge early Wednesday morning.
According to the Illinois State Police, the tractor-trailer crashed into the guardrail on the westbound side of the bridge around 5:30 a.m. The driver of the semi was able to escape the fire and was treated by EMS.
Scene photos: Tractor-trailer fire on the Chain of Rocks Bridge
The highway reopened several hours later after crews were able to clean up the debris. A bridge engineer inspected the bridge and said it is structurally sound. The only damage to the bridge was the guardrails.