East Chicago Marina Access Bridge

East Chicago, Indiana

This 5-unit, composite steel plate girder bridge carries access ramps from SR 912 over SR 912, various ramps, and 18 railroad lines owned by three different railroads to provide access to Buffington Harbor from Cline Avenue (SR 912) and Industrial Highway. Three of the bridge units are curved girders, one variable width, due to the tight radii. Tight geometric clearances characterized this LPA project. An integral steel pier cap was used in one location to span a ramp. This consulting project was funded as a high-priority TEA 21 project.