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.
HAMMOND | Two major north-south routes will be back to normal soon, relieving region residents who endured detours for months.
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.
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.
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.
HAMMOND | Work is expected to begin on a stretch of Indianapolis Boulevard near the Nine-Span Bridge as early as May.
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.
HAMMOND | The Nine Span Bridge on Indianapolis Boulevard in Hammond will be closed starting Monday for demolition and the building of a new 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When looking to the region's future, it's important to look at the big picture -- and the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is doing exactly that.
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