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INDOT Plans to Open New Nine Span Bridge Monday

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December 3, 2013 — The new Nine Span Bridge should be open for traffic within a week.

Today the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) said it is planning to open the structure after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday for the bridge on Indianapolis Boulevard (State Road 152) in Hammond.

INDOT says Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann, Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott and East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland will unveil a historic marker commemorating the old Nine Span Bridge on December 9, 2013.

INDOT says the event includes a ceremonial trip across the bridge before it opens to traffic later that day.


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