Nine-Span Bridge to Open Next Week

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The new Nine Span Bridge is set to open next week in Hammond. The $18 million project was completed a few weeks earlier than anticipated. Illinois-based Dunnet Bay Construction led the effort to demolish the old bridge and construct the replacement.

December 3, 2013

News Release

Hammond, Ind. -- The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is planning a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Nine Span Bridge on Indianapolis Blvd. (State Road 152) in Hammond. Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott, East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland, INDOT, and local elected officials will unveil a historic marker commemorating the old Nine Span Bridge and cut the ribbon on the new Nine Span Bridge during the ceremony on December 9th, 2013 at 12:30 (CST). The new bridge is expected to open to traffic later that day.

WHAT: Ribbon-cutting, unveiling of historic marker, and ceremonial first trip over the new Nine Span Bridge on Indianapolis Blvd. (SR 152).

WHO: Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann; Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott; East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland; INDOT LaPorte District Deputy Commissioner Robert Alderman and other elected officials.

WHEN: Monday, December 9, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. CST.

WHERE: The south side of the new Nine Span Bridge on Indianapolis Blvd. (SR 152) in Hammond, just north of Summer Street.

Source: Indiana Department of Transportation