New pedestrian bridge connecting Hammond and Whiting earns accolades

2012-10-18T18:30:00Z 2012-10-18T23:48:05Z New pedestrian bridge connecting Hammond and Whiting earns accoladesTimes Staff
October 18, 2012 6:30 pm  • 

HAMMOND | The new Lake George Pedestrian Bridge has earned distinction as a 2012 Outstanding Transportation Project by the Indiana Metropolitan Planning Organization Council, the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority announced Thursday.

The bridge, which opened in spring, connects Whiting and Hammond. An RDA grant funded the $4 million project.

John Swanson, Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission executive director, accepted the award on Oct. 17 at an Indiana MPO conference.

Swanson presented the award to Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. on Thursday at a NIRPC meeting.

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