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Author Topic: New Cline Avenue Bridge Set to Open in 2019 [NW Indiana]  (Read 6116 times)

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Re: New Cline Avenue Bridge Set to Open in 2019 [NW Indiana]
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2018, 11:41:03 AM »

Combine the Chicago Skyway and the Cline Ave. Bridge into an interstate tollway.

Yeah, pipe dream with obvious problems, but my thinking is that if you combine both somehow, it may keep more people on Cline, as well as most likely be a better value for the motorist. I've been known to be wrong, and I feel I'm wrong on this, but one can dream..

The old Cline Ave freeway, and the new one if/when it is ever finished, connects to the Toll Road at both ends, with the northwestern end 2-3 miles from the Skyway.  It's never been intended for, nor has it really been used for thru traffic.  It's for people heading to the Steel Mills and casinos from other points in Indiana or from Chicago. 
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Re: New Cline Avenue Bridge Set to Open in 2019 [NW Indiana]
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2018, 08:30:50 PM »

So basically, Indiana has decided to do some Re-Cline-ing.  Nice.
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Re: New Cline Avenue Bridge Set to Open in 2019 [NW Indiana]
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2018, 04:13:35 PM »

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Indiana later proposed to extend I-294 east on the current Borman Expressway to Indiana State Route 912, before having it turn north at that point, west at U.S. Route 12, and then back to I-94, most likely somewhere on the Bishop Ford Freeway near 130th Street. The request was denied.[citation needed]

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The request was denied.[citation needed]

What the fuck is wrong with you?

I'm glad this request was denied.  I-294 would be really confusing if it traveled along the Borman away from the city and then doubled back and headed back into the city.

(For an example of something similar, refer to proposed I-295 in NJ/PA which will happen when the Delaware Expy and the Penn Turnpike interchange is completed.)
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Re: New Cline Avenue Bridge Set to Open in 2019 [NW Indiana]
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2018, 08:42:54 PM »

It looks like the bridge that collapsed in FL used the same engineer as the currently under construction Cline Ave. Bridge.

http://abc7chicago.com/engineers-behind-collapsed-fla-bridge-involved-in-east-chicago-project/3223988/
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Re: New Cline Avenue Bridge Set to Open in 2019 [NW Indiana]
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2018, 09:07:40 PM »

Combine the Chicago Skyway and the Cline Ave. Bridge into an interstate tollway.

Yeah, pipe dream with obvious problems, but my thinking is that if you combine both somehow, it may keep more people on Cline, as well as most likely be a better value for the motorist. I've been known to be wrong, and I feel I'm wrong on this, but one can dream..

The old Cline Ave freeway, and the new one if/when it is ever finished, connects to the Toll Road at both ends, with the northwestern end 2-3 miles from the Skyway.  It's never been intended for, nor has it really been used for thru traffic.  It's for people heading to the Steel Mills and casinos from other points in Indiana or from Chicago. 

The 1971 Interim Chicago Area Transportation Study plan (can accessed from this site) did include an extension west to I-57.
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Re: New Cline Avenue Bridge Set to Open in 2019 [NW Indiana]
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2018, 10:28:38 PM »

Combine the Chicago Skyway and the Cline Ave. Bridge into an interstate tollway.

Yeah, pipe dream with obvious problems, but my thinking is that if you combine both somehow, it may keep more people on Cline, as well as most likely be a better value for the motorist. I've been known to be wrong, and I feel I'm wrong on this, but one can dream..

The old Cline Ave freeway, and the new one if/when it is ever finished, connects to the Toll Road at both ends, with the northwestern end 2-3 miles from the Skyway.  It's never been intended for, nor has it really been used for thru traffic.  It's for people heading to the Steel Mills and casinos from other points in Indiana or from Chicago. 

The 1971 Interim Chicago Area Transportation Study plan (can accessed from this site) did include an extension west to I-57.

This is a great link with historical perspectives on greater Chicago transportation planning.  The CATS-1960 planning document estimating requirements until 1980 was great stuff.  I am going to pass this on to some urban planning gurus who didn't grow up in this era.
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Re: New Cline Avenue Bridge Set to Open in 2019 [NW Indiana]
« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2020, 12:16:39 PM »

The new bridge is scheduled to open in 2020 (haven't seen anything more specific than this).  Since the new bridge will be privately owned and not owned by INDOT, I wonder what's going to happen with IN 912.  INDOT does not sign routes on roads that it does not own and maintain, but I wonder if this might be a candidate for an exception.  Otherwise it will be a two mile unsigned segment connecting two separate segments of the same route.
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Re: New Cline Avenue Bridge Set to Open in 2019 [NW Indiana]
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2020, 12:29:01 PM »

I viewed the project 2 weeks ago.

Most of the spans have been placed, but some have not.

They have a lot of work to do if they want to open it in 2020.
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Re: New Cline Avenue Bridge Set to Open in 2019 [NW Indiana]
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2020, 09:36:13 PM »

CLINE AVENUE BRIDGE IN INDIANA MORE THAN HALFWAY COMPLETE
The 343rd concrete segment out of 685 segments has been secured in its place within the bridge
MARCH 06, 2020

The builders of the Cline Avenue Bridge in East Chicago, Indiana, recently announced that the bridge construction project is more than halfway finished and steadily advancing towards completion.

Work on the bridge—which is owned and operated by United Bridge Partners—just marked another milestone by securing the 343rd concrete segment in its place within the bridge. With the erection of this segment—one of 685—the bridge is now intact from the west end up to the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal.

When finished, the bridge will carry two lanes of traffic in and out of East Chicago over railroad tracks and the Indiana Harbor Canal. A four-lane bridge previously served as a connector for over 30 years, but in 2008 it was demolished. When complete, the new Cline Avenue Bridge will be 6,236 ft long with 170- to 300-ft spans. The main span over the Indiana Harbor Canal will be about 316 ft.

While segment erection progresses from the west end of the mile-long new construction to the east, finishing touches are being added to the driving deck, including the addition of lighting structures, fabrication of barrier walls, and installation of the tolling system.

Since Cline Avenue Bridge construction began in June 2017, the foundations and support columns have been constructed, existing steel bridge preservation work is complete, all the segments have been fabricated, and now superstructure erection has surpassed the halfway point.

When the bridge opens to the public later this year, it will serve as the Gateway of Lake County and help reduce congestion and emissions, spur economic growth, and provide local first responders with a more efficient route while making Lake County, Indiana, more accessible to all.
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Re: New Cline Avenue Bridge Set to Open in 2019 [NW Indiana]
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2020, 08:25:25 PM »

I give them until 2022 to complete construction.
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Re: New Cline Avenue Bridge Set to Open in 2019 [NW Indiana]
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2020, 06:49:40 PM »

will the old exits come back?
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Re: New Cline Avenue Bridge Set to Open in 2019 [NW Indiana]
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2020, 08:16:22 AM »

will the old exits come back?

The parts of the road that have the exits are still there.  The southern leg between I-80/94 and Michigan Ave is still there and open in both directions.  The western leg between Calumet Ave and Riley Road is still there but only open westbound.  All that's missing is the bridge that connect the two legs.
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Re: New Cline Avenue Bridge Set to Open in 2019 [NW Indiana]
« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2020, 10:05:44 AM »

the riley road exit was demolished.  looks like 912 is signed along riley and dickey roads like indot originally proposed right now.
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