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Toll Bridge

EDITORIAL: Get moving on new Cline bridge

Now that property for the Cline Avenue bridge has been turned over to the private developer building a toll bridge where a free bridge once stood, move swiftly to build the new bridge.

July 03, 2013 12:00 am

Former Cline Ave. bridge land transferred for private toll bridge project

EAST CHICAGO | The former Cline Avenue bridge is now in the hands of a private company that plans to turn it into a private toll bridge, state officials announced early Tuesday.

June 25, 2013 12:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Toll bridge will be better than no bridge

The toll bridge to be built at Cline Avenue isn't as good as a free bridge, but at least it's going to be built, assuming the financing is all in order.

September 16, 2012 12:00 am
Privatizing infrastructure, like Cline, brews a political battle

Privatizing infrastructure, like Cline, brews a political battle

INDIANAPOLIS | If the response from local and state officials to the apparent resolution of the Cline Avenue Bridge quandary is any indication, the issue of replacing free roads and bridges with tolled infrastructure is likely to divide Hoosiers for years to come.

August 20, 2012 12:00 am

State to hold Highland forum on Ohio River bridges project

INDIANAPOLIS | State officials will host a public forum Wednesday in Highland for business leaders interested in working on a $2.6 billion southern Indiana bridge project.

August 10, 2012 5:54 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: An innovative Cline Ave. solution worth waiting for

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: An innovative Cline Ave. solution worth waiting for

As you travel into Ohio and all along the East Coast, the toll roads there are known as turnpikes. The term dates back to the early days of roads when they were built and maintained by private enterprise, not the government. Long sticks or “pikes" blocked access to these roads until the fare…

June 10, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Seal the deal for new Cline bridge

The options for replacing the Cline Avenue bridge now have been narrowed, with the proposal to build a private toll bridge looking like the best option.

December 15, 2011 12:00 am

Cline Avenue Bridge demolition could start by end of year

INDIANAPOLIS | While state transportation officials deliberate on whether to replace it, work to demolish the Cline Avenue Bridge in East Chicago could begin by the end of the year.

September 20, 2011 2:45 pm
MARK KIESLING: Toll bridges may be a gamble

MARK KIESLING: Toll bridges may be a gamble

It's more rare than a vein of pure gold or a flawless diamond -- it's a tax that goes away after its obligation has been met.

September 19, 2011 12:00 am

No new Cline Avenue plans on deadline day

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Transportation did not receive any additional proposals for replacing the closed Cline Avenue Bridge in East Chicago on Friday, the final day plans could be submitted to the agency.

September 16, 2011 4:15 pm
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