Columbia Avenue Bridge
Wednesday's opening of the new Columbia Avenue bridge on the Hammond-Munster border shows what can happen when local governments work together.
MUNSTER | Construction of the new Columbia Avenue Bridge remains “right on schedule” and the bridge could reopen soon — perhaps as early as Monday — according to a Lake County Highway Department official.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Commissioners awarded a $1.2 million contract Wednesday to reconstruct the Columbia Avenue bridge so it perches a little higher over the Little Calumet River.
CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners gave their conditional nod of approval Wednesday to Brian R. Hitchcock as the next county E-911 director.
People in the Chicago area, including Northwest Indiana, have seen the wrath of nature this week. Flooded roads. Flooded basements. Commuting nightmares.
MUNSTER | Lake County commissioners signed an agreement Wednesday to bear half the cost of reconstructing the Columbia Avenue bridge over the Little Calumet River.
Cars drive on the Columbia Avenue bridge over the Little Calumet River on Wednesday in Munster. Workers earlier had sandbagged the bridge after heavy rains caused flooding and forced the bridge to close.
Jesse Avina, of Munster, looks Wednesday at the rising Little Calumet River on the Columbia Avenue bridge in Munster. Workers earlier had sandbagged the bridge after heavy rains caused flooding and forced the bridge to close. After heavy rains early Wednesday, a flood warning was issued for …
Workers clean up the Columbia Avenue bridge over the Little Calumet River on Wednesday in Munster after heavy rains caused flooding and forced the bridge to close. The bridge later was reopened.
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