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Arcelor Mittal - Indiana Harbor Canal Bridge

Photos 

CN - Indiana Harbor Canal Bridge

Photo taken by heavymovablestructurees. org

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #456176

Description 

This blue rolling lift bridge is northeast next to the CN-EJ&E trussed type Scherzer type

Facts 

Overview
Pony plate girder bascule rail bridge over Indiana Harbor Canal
Location
East Chicago, Lake County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 2008 by Arcelor Mittal to connect two steel plants
Builder
- Superior Construction
Railroad
- Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway (EJE)
Design
Pony plate girder bascule
Also called
Elgin Joliet & Eastern Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.66075, -87.45135   (decimal degrees)
41°39'39" N, 87°27'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/462422/4612208 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Whiting
Inventory number
BH 60896 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 17, 2021: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 14, 2019: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 6, 2015: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • May 7, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Arcelor Mittal - Indiana Harbor Canal Bridge
Posted August 4, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

I think it is a good idea, as the company has changed its name, just like when a railroad changes it name, the ownership of the bridges changes as well.

Arcelor Mittal - Indiana Harbor Canal Bridge
Posted August 4, 2022, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Would any of our railroad experts agree this bridge's name should be changed to Cleveland-Cliffs - Indiana Harbor Canal Bridge? Arcelor Mittal USA was bought out by Cleveland-Cliffs. From what I could see from on the South Shore Line, all the Arcelor Mittal company signs have been replaced by Cleveland-Cliffs at the steel mills.

CN - Indiana Harbor Canal Bridge
Posted March 21, 2017, by Douglas Butler

What's the update of this blue bridge of this rolling lift type?

EJE - Indiana Harbor Canal Bridge
Posted February 10, 2015, by Tom Rainford (trainford308 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Looking East

EJE - Indiana Harbor Canal Bridge
Posted February 10, 2015, by Tom Rainford (trainford308 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Here are tow pictures of his bridge taken on the tracks of the EJ&E in 1972