Bridge #193 - Portage Avenue over the abandoned Conrail Railroad
St. Joseph County is replacing the existing bridge structure with a three-sided culvert, which will span the abandoned Conrail Railroad bed and future home of the City of South Bend's Coal Line Trail. Portage Avenue, between Angela and Elwood, will be closed beginning 9/18/2017. The Contractor, Rieth-Riley, by contract has 75 days in which to remove and replace the bridge and have Portage Avenue opened to unrestricted traffic. Construction of the bridge replacement is expected to be completed in 2017.