December 10, 2009 (HAMMOND, Ind.) --
The Cline Avenue Bridge in northwest Indiana is in such bad shape officials are thinking about tearing it down and building a new one.Inspectors found significant damage where the 70 foot tall concrete and steel piers meet the bridge deck.
A four-mile section from Hammond to the harbor canal was shut down nearly a month ago.
Replacing the bridge would cost about $90 million. The bridge opened in 1986.
No one knows why the bridge is so badly damaged and a consulting company is looking at other options.