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Cline Avenue Bridge (New)



Dizzyingly high bridge over Indiana Harbor & Ship Canal on IN-912, provides views of Lake Michigan and rusting steel mills. So far, this is only half of the planned bridge. It is the eventual westbound bridge, which now carries one lane of traffic in each direction, with only a double yellow paint line as a median. When toll revenue allows, the eastbound bridge will be built. The IN-912 highway approaches on both ends of the bridge are already four or six lanes wide, leftover from the previous bridge.

Tolling is electronic only with EZPass or I-Pass. Cash not accepted.

Predecessor bridge had a checkered history. Click on it below.


Two-lane concrete segmental box girder bridge over Indiana Harbor & Ship Canal on Cline Avenue (Indiana State Route 912)
East Chicago, Lake County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Westbound 2-lane bridge currently carries traffic in both directions. Eastbound bridge not yet built.
Built 2020
- FIGG Engineering Group of Tallahassee, Florida
- United Bridge Partners
Concrete segmental box girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.65109, -87.46503   (decimal degrees)
41°39'04" N, 87°27'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/461277/4611142 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89128 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2021: Updated by Roger Deschner: Bridge is only 2 lanes wide; add Description
  • January 21, 2021: Updated by Nick Boppel: Bridge now open
  • April 26, 2020: New photos from Nick Boppel

Related Bridges 


  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Cline Avenue Bridge - Official website
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com


Cline Avenue Bridge (New)
Posted January 21, 2021, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Toll free through January 31. Discounted $1 toll for all of February with EZPass/I-pass. Time for a little joyride on a very high bridge with a great view of steel mills and Lake Michigan.

Cline Avenue Bridge (New)
Posted January 19, 2021, by Anonymous

Bridge is now open to traffic