Indiana State Road 212

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State Road 212 marker

State Road 212
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 3.30 mi[1] (5.31 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 20 in Michigan City
North end: US 12 in Michiana Shores
Highway system
  • Indiana State Roads
SR 211 SR 213

State Road 212 is a short north–south highway in LaPorte County in the U.S. state of Indiana. It is effectively part of a bypass of Michigan City, Indiana between U.S. Route 12 and the junction of U.S. Route 20 and U.S. Route 35. It is a straight, undivided four-lane surface road. The Indiana Toll Road and Interstate 94 have largely made this highway a road of only local significance but it does run directly to the west of Michigan City Municipal Airport. It remains essentially rural in character.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in LaPorte County.

Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Michigan City 0.00 0.00 US 20 – Gary, South Bend Southern terminus of SR 212
Michiana Shores 3.34 5.38 US 12 east - New Buffalo Northern terminus of SR 212
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

History[edit]

Bridge closure and repair[edit]

On August 10, 2007, officials of the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) abruptly closed the bridge on State Road 212 which crosses the tracks of the South Shore Line (NICTD), effectively closing the road as a bypass. The closure followed a routine inspection which found severe corrosion, resulting in the bridge receiving a lower rating than the I-35W Mississippi River bridge which collapsed on August 1, 2007.[3]

An officially marked detour directed northbound traffic to take Michigan Boulevard (former US 35) north to U.S. 12 east, while southbound traffic was being directed to U.S. 12 west to Michigan Boulevard.[3]

The bridge reopened, after complete reconstruction, on June 12, 2008.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "INDOT Roadway Referencing System" (PDF). 
  2. ^ "INDOT Roadway Referencing System" (PDF). Indiana Department of Transportation. 
  3. ^ a b Bob Kasarda (2007-08-11). "Corrosion forces state to shut Michigan City bridge". The Times. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  4. ^ Indiana 212 Bridge Reopens Today, The News-Dispatch, June 12, 2008

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing