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PROJECT MILESTONES

DEC
2009

The old Cline Avenue Bridge is closed due to structural deficiencies which made it unsafe for the traveling public.

MAY
2012

Governor Mitch Daniels and East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland announce an agreement in principle with United Bridge Partners, for the construction, operation and maintenance of a new, modern bridge using no federal, state or local tax dollars. 

JAN
2013

The old Cline Avenue is demolished to prepare for a new, modern Cline Avenue Bridge.

JAN
2015

The lead agency for environmental permitting, US Coast Guard, issues Bridge Permit 7-14-9 for the replacement of the Cline Avenue Bridge.

DEC
2015

City of East Chicago Planning Commission approves construction of the Cline Avenue Bridge Operations Office and Maintenance Facility. 

MAY
2016

Ceremonial Project Groundbreaking is held on-site with City of East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland. 

OCT
2016

Geo-technical boring exploration work begins for the new bridge structure. Two full-scale load tests of the existing piles will be performed to verify pile capacity for re-use in the new bridge.

JAN
2017

With the building design and permits issued, construction of the office begins in earnest.

FEB
2017

Geo-technical field work, including the full-scale pile load tests, is completed for the new bridge.

MAY
2017

Anticipated office building substantially complete.

March 2019

MAY
2017

1st segment erected and set in place.A017

Spring 2020

New bridge to be completed Spring 2020