Development Opportunities

Runway Expansion Program

EJ&E (CN) Over NS Bridge

In conjunction with the Gary/Chicago International Airport - Runway 12/30 Runway Extension Program, railroad tracks owned by the EJ&E Railway, a subsidiary of the Canadian National Railrod, must be relocated from their current alignment to a new corridor.


The proposed railroad corridor will require construction of two single track through plate girder bridge structures necessary to carry the relocated EJ&E Railway over the Norfolk Southern Railway's Gary Branch track.  To accomplish this task, the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority has established a contract titled, "EJ&E Railway Bridges over NS Gary Branch" (Project No. REP002).


Work under the EJ&E Railway Bridges over NS Gary Branch contract involves:

  • Construction and maintenance of a temporary access road

  • Borrow and earth excavation

  • Furnishing and erecting structural steel, concrete structures, and reinforcement bars

  • Other miscellaneous items related to this project



Closed                             Contract Awarded

Bridge shop drawings are currently under review by CN

Bridge Coffer Dam for Foundation work is scheduled to begin in March

Projected Completion       October 30, 2012