EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — The head of the company picked to replace a demolished major bridge in northwestern Indiana says work on the new span should start in the first half of next year.
The Figg Group is leading a partnership that owns the right-of-way for the former Cline Avenue Bridge over the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal in East Chicago. It is seeking investors to pay the estimated $150 million to $250 million cost of the building the private toll bridge.
Company CEO Linda Figg tells The Times of Munster it is working on permits from agencies including the Coast Guard because the canal is used for shipping.
The state closed the bridge that carried traffic to Lake Michigan steel mills and casinos for safety reasons in 2009. Demolition was completed in January.
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