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Columbia Avenue Bridge

Bridge project done well, but we'll miss quiet

Kudos to the contractor for the early and tidy completion of the new Columbia Avenue bridge over the river.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Build bridges locally, real and symbolic

Wednesday's opening of the new Columbia Avenue bridge on the Hammond-Munster border shows what can happen when local governments work together.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am Related

Columbia Avenue Bridge expected to reopen soon

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.

November 30, 2013 7:11 pm

Columbia Avenue bridge work to begin within days

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.

August 07, 2013 1:12 pm

Lake commissioners give thumbs up to new E-911 director

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners gave their conditional nod of approval Wednesday to Brian R. Hitchcock as the next county E-911 director.

June 05, 2013 7:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Replenish rainy day funds for flood control

People in the Chicago area, including Northwest Indiana, have seen the wrath of nature this week. Flooded roads. Flooded basements. Commuting nightmares.

April 19, 2013 12:00 am

County on board for Columbia Ave. bridge project

MUNSTER | Lake County commissioners signed an agreement Wednesday to bear half the cost of reconstructing the Columbia Avenue bridge over the Little Calumet River.

February 06, 2013 7:15 pm
Little Calumet reaches flood level

Little Calumet reaches flood level

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.

August 05, 2010 12:00 am
Little Calumet reaches flood level

Little Calumet reaches flood level

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 …

August 05, 2010 12:00 am
Little Calumet reaches flood level

Little Calumet reaches flood level

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.

August 05, 2010 12:00 am
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