Last World Trade Center Beam Travels Through Illinois Today

Today, the final beam from the World Trade Center will be traveling through Illinois on a 1,700 mile trip from New York City to it’s final resting place in Fort Collins, Colorado.


Closures are expected on Interstate 80 throughout the entire state of Illinois from 7am to 11am this morning.

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The 5-foot long 3,000-pound beam has passed through a plethora of places such as South Bend, Ind. where it was viewed for an hour at the at a South Bend Fire Department.

A photo of a bridge west of I-355 on I-80 in the New Lenox area from 7:00am on Friday, October 23rd, 2015
A photo of a bridge west of I-355 on I-80 in the New Lenox area from 7:00am on Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Prior, the beam passed through Strongsville, Ohio where it was given a pretty impressive reception.

Photo from Twitter: @OhioTurnpike
Photo from Twitter: @OhioTurnpike

The beam is being escorted by four Poudre Fire Authority firefighters who traveled to NYC after September 11th, 2001 to help with the rescue and recovery efforts.

Photo of the beam from Twitter: @953MNC
Photo of the beam from Twitter: @953MNC

You can follow the beam’s journey through pictures on the Poudre Fire Authority website.

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Press Release from Poudre Fire Authority

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