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GUEST COMMENTARY: Lake County is a big focus of INDOT efforts

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lake County is a big focus of INDOT efforts

I write in response to the Jan. 20 article, “Donnelly tears into state for failure to fix Cline Avenue, calls it shameful.”

January 26, 2014 12:00 am
Ribbon cutting ceremony celebrates Nine Span Bridge opening

Ribbon cutting ceremony celebrates Nine Span Bridge opening

EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland, along with Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott, Rep. Ed Soliday, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Northwest District Deputy Commissioner Robert Alderman, and local officials gathered for a ribbon-cutting cerem…

December 12, 2013 9:40 am Photos

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New bridge dedicated, old Nine Span remembered

New bridge dedicated, old Nine Span remembered

HAMMOND | Local and state officials gathered in bone-chilling winds Monday to open the new bridge on Indianapolis Boulevard while remembering the former Nine-Span structure that once stood in its place.

December 09, 2013 3:45 pm Photos

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Highland man was first to cross old Nine Span Bridge

Highland man was first to cross old Nine Span Bridge

Before walking to school, a 7-year-old Highland boy used to scrub the maple floor of his father's restaurant every morning with lye soap made with cooking grease from the kitchen.

December 06, 2013 7:30 pm
Nine Span Bridge to open Monday; Columbia Ave. bridge reopens

Nine Span Bridge to open Monday; Columbia Ave. bridge reopens

HAMMOND | Two major north-south routes will be back to normal soon, relieving region residents who endured detours for months.

December 04, 2013 2:30 pm
New Nine-Span could be unwrapped before Christmas

New Nine-Span could be unwrapped before Christmas

The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to open the replacement bridge for the demolished Nine-Span Bridge in Hammond the week of Dec. 9, a few weeks ahead of schedule.

November 24, 2013 9:30 pm Photos

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Nine-Span Bridge on target

Nine-Span Bridge on target

The new Nine-Span Bridge remains on schedule to be open by the end of the year. The old bridge has been removed and concrete beams are in place on some of the spans for the new bridge.

August 26, 2013 11:44 am
Nine Span Bridge disappearing piece by piece

Nine Span Bridge disappearing piece by piece

HAMMOND | One of the city's most prominent landmarks is disappearing, with only four spans of the Nine Span Bridge still hanging over the Gibson Yard railroad tracks.

March 20, 2013 7:27 pm Video Photos

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Indianapolis Boulevard work to begin as early as May in Hammond

HAMMOND | Work is expected to begin on a stretch of Indianapolis Boulevard near the Nine-Span Bridge as early as May.

January 27, 2013 7:08 pm

Infrastructure taken for granted, until it fails us

I was driving to work in downtown Chicago in 1992 when a report came over the radio. In effect, the radio announcer was warning commuters to avoid the area around Clark and Jackson, if my memory serves me correctly.

January 13, 2013 12:00 am

Nine Span Bridge demolition begins Monday

HAMMOND | The Nine Span Bridge on Indianapolis Boulevard in Hammond will be closed starting Monday for demolition and the building of a new bridge.

January 11, 2013 1:40 pm

Adios to the historic Nine-Span Bridge

What is 75 years old, more than 2,000 feet in length, comprised of nine spans (and thousands of tons) of high grade steel, and connects two major cities in Lake County?

January 11, 2013 12:00 am

Bridge demolition work could begin this month

The Indiana Department of Transportation has awarded a contract for the long-delayed replacement of the Nine-Span bridge and demolition work could begin this month.

December 05, 2012 7:47 pm

EDITORIAL: Relief is in sight for Nine-Span Bridge

The Nine-Span Bridge, a Northwest Indiana landmark, is finally scheduled for replacement. Though we appreciate the value of preserving history, preserving lives is more important.

August 21, 2012 12:00 am

Nine Span Bridge to be replaced next year

Bids on the long-delayed Nine Span Bridge replacement will be opened by the Indiana Department of Transportation on Oct. 11, with construction slated for completion by the end of 2013.

August 14, 2012 8:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Find solutions to transportation troubles

A number of ideas have been percolating lately to try to figure out how to address the substantial transportation needs in Northwest Indiana. Keep brewing, rather than pull the plug, but be quick about it.

August 25, 2011 12:00 am
Governor reveals private proposal to replace Cline Avenue Bridge

Governor reveals private proposal to replace Cline Avenue Bridge

MUNSTER | Gov. Mitch Daniels on Tuesday said the state has been in talks with a private company that has proposed rebuilding the Cline Avenue Bridge in exchange for the right to collect tolls.

August 23, 2011 6:00 pm Related
INDOT commissioner skeptical of bridge-swap plan

INDOT commissioner skeptical of bridge-swap plan

INDIANAPOLIS | INDOT Commissioner Michael Cline is skeptical of a developing plan to delay rebuilding Hammond's Nine-Span Bridge and use that money to rebuild the Cline Avenue Bridge in East Chicago.

August 20, 2011 10:30 am Photos

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Swap could save Cline Avenue Bridge

Swap could save Cline Avenue Bridge

Vehicles travel over the Nine-Span Bridge in Hammond. Officials are considering delaying the rebuilding of the Nine-Span Bridge in order to come up with the money to pay for work on the Cline Avenue Bridge.

August 18, 2011 10:30 pm
Swap could save Cline Avenue Bridge

Swap could save Cline Avenue Bridge

Local officials are putting together a plan to come up with the $35 million the state wants to rebuild the condemned Cline Avenue Bridge by delaying the rebuilding of the Nine-Span Bridge in Hammond.

August 18, 2011 10:30 pm Photos

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