Rendering of new bridge over the

Indiana Harbor Canal


Mayor Anthony Copeland speaks at the groundbreaking on May 26, 2016, at the new bridge site in East Chicago, Indiana. For the top benefits of the new bridge click here.

Building Completed

The first step of the construction was the building of an Operations and Maintenance Facility that initially serves as a construction office for the bridge construction. This was completed by a local design-builder, The Ross Group of Portage, Indiana. This began on May 26, 2016, followed by the bridge construction start on
July 10, 2017.  

Bridge Construction Underway

Bridge Construction and segment casting is underway. This photo shows Pier Segment #2 coming out of its match cast form and being moved to a staging area.



A new modern concrete bridge is coming to the East Chicago, Indiana area to take travelers more efficiently across the Indiana Harbor Canal as a replacement for the demolished Cline Avenue Bridge. The new Cline Avenue Bridge is a private facility 100% owned and operated by United Bridge Partners, using no local, state or federal funds for its construction or operation. The Cline Avenue Bridge will restore a critical transportation route on State Road 912 serving employment centers, promoting economic development as well as establishing a vital emergency route in northwestern Indiana. Construction will be completed in 2020.

View looking east from Riley Road of the new Cline Avenue Bridge




United Bridge Partners

is the owner of the Cline Avenue Bridge and is financed by American Infrastructure Funds.  United Bridge Partners currently  owns the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge, Chesapeake, Virginia and the Cline Avenue Bridge, East Chicago, Indiana. 

AIM is the financier of this project. AIM is an innovative private investment firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area with an office in Denver, Colorado. AIM specializes in making private investments in the infrastructure, real property and natural resources sectors.

Kenny Construction Company
Substructure Subcontractor

MidStates Concrete, LLC
Precast Segmental Subcontractor

American StructurePoint

General Civil Design

DLZ Industrial, LLC

Construction Surveying

Dan Brown and Associates

Geotechnical Engineering



The Cline Avenue Bridge is proudly being built by local union contractors and material suppliers. These include the following:

Mid-States Concrete Construction, LLC
Valparaiso, Indiana

Casting Yard Concreting

Smith Ready Mix, Inc.
Valparaiso, Indiana

Concrete Supplier

Imperial Crane Services
Griffith, Indiana​
Crane Rental

The Ross Group, Inc.
Portage, Indiana​

Casting Yard Building Supplier and Erector

Black Industrial &
Safety Supply, Inc.

Hammond, Indiana

General Construction Supplies

AAA Supply Corporation
Schererville, Indiana​
General Construction Supplies

Omega Steel & Contractor Supply, Inc.
Griffith, Indiana​

ATC Group Services
Highland, Indiana​
QC Material Testing

DLZ Industrial, LLC
Burns Harbor, Indiana


Carter Waters
South Bend, Indiana

Construction Materials

Dyer Construction Company
Dyer, Indiana


Allard Rental Corporation
Highland, Indiana​
Lease and Rental Vehicles

Calumet Electric
Supply Corporation

East Chicago, Indiana

Electrical Supplies

Calumet Lumber, Inc.
East Chicago, Indiana

General Construction Supplies

Clausen Structures, Inc.

Lockport, Illinois 

Substructure Ironworkers

John Sakash Co., Inc.
Hammond, Indiana

Rigging Equipment

Groff Testing Corporation
Kankakee, Illinois

Geotechnical and Environmental Sampling

Harris Rebar
Bourbonnais, Illinois

Rebar Fabricator

Midwestern Electric, Inc
East Chicago, Indiana

General Electrical Contractor

K & S Engineers, Inc.
Highland, Indiana​​
QA Testing

Mateer Oil, Inc.
Valparaiso, Indiana


Pinkerton Oil Company, Inc.
Chesterton, Indiana

Oils and Lubricants

National Industrial Maintenance, Inc.

East Chicago, Indiana

Vacuum Truck Services

T&M Equipment
Company, Inc.

Merrillville, Indiana


Tiemens-Nagai Surveying & Engineering, LLC
DeMotte, Indiana

Casting Yard Site and General Civil Design / Surveying

Traffic Control
Specialists (TCS)

Knox, Indiana

MOT Provider



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