A semi-trailer got stuck underneath the Route 14 viaduct on McComb Street in Harvard Friday afternoon. | Photos: Harvard Police

Police say a semi-trailer got stuck underneath a Route 14 viaduct in Harvard, causing a residential street to be shut down for hours Friday.

The Harvard Police Department said around 2:40 p.m. Friday that the incident occurred on McComb Street under Route 14.

The department asked the public to avoid the area because McComb Street would be closed for several hours.

A semi-truck pulling a trailer appeared to have attempted to travel eastbound on McComb Street.

The semi-truck was able to pass underneath the viaduct, which has a 12-foot 8-inch clearance.

However, the trailer that the truck was hauling was taller than the clearance limit and scrapped the underside of the viaduct.

The trailer, which sustained damage, was stuck under the viaduct following the incident.

The Illinois Department of Transportation was called to the scene to inspect the viaduct for damage.

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The inspector found no apparent signs of structural damage, police said.

A bridge inspector was then called to the scene and determined that the viaduct was structurally sound with no structural damage.

Police said around 4:15 p.m. that McComb Street would remain closed until the trailer could be removed.