Tractor trailer fire on Poplar Street Bridge.
Tractor trailer fire on Poplar Street Bridge. (Photo from Rick Huddleston)
East. St. Louis (KSDK) -- A tractor trailer in the eastbound lane on the Illinois side of the Poplar Street Bridge caught on fire.
According to the Illinois State Police, the tractor trailer hit a median wall, overturned and caught on fire around 9:49 a.m.
The driver was able to safely escape.
View photos of tractor trailer fire
The lanes with exits are open. One lane on the mainline will be closed for approximately for one hour.