Cline bridge would cost $90 million to replace

December 10, 2009 2:19:45 PM PST
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.