ArcelorMittal has been investing in Indiana Harbor

A steelworker at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor in East Chicago. 

ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, the largest integrated steel mill in North America, is a behemoth jutting out into Lake Michigan that takes 20 minutes to drive across – longer than it does to cross some entire towns in Northwest Indiana.

It's home to the longest privately owned bridge in the United States and the largest blast furnace. It's so big because it is, in fact, two steel mills now consolidated under the same management — the sprawling steelmaking complex along the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal spans the former LTV plant to the west and the former Inland Steel mill to the east. 

Read more of that story here.

And check out some exclusive videos from the steel mill below:

The Mighty 80 at the former Inland Steel Mill in East Chicago

Steelmaking at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor in East Chicago

80 inch hot strip mill at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.