EAST CHICAGO, Ind.
(AP) -- Construction is proceeding on the replacement for a major
northwestern Indiana bridge that will improve access to major industries,
casinos, the Gary/Chicago International Airport, and growing recreational
opportunities along Lake Michigan.
Indiana) Times reports more than a third of the new Cline Avenue Bridge’s 29
piers are in place. The East Chicago span will carry traffic 100 feet above
the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal.
privately owned and operated toll bridge began last July. It’s scheduled to
open to traffic in January 2020. About 160 people are working on it.
The original Cline
Avenue Bridge was closed in 2009 by the state after it determined the
structure had been weakened by corrosion to the point it no longer was safe.
Its demolition was completed in early 2013.