Patterson Island

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Two bridges connect to Patterson Island, both constructed in the 1930s: the Japanese bridge and the cable hung steel bridge. Over time, fluctuating lake levels and shoreline erosion have significantly impacted Patterson Island and the Japanese bridge and steel bridge connecting the Pavilion and the Picnic Pavilion fell into disrepair. As a part of the east lagoon restoration efforts, in 2012 the City of Gary reconstructed Patterson Island. Now, an accessible path connects the newly restored Japanese bridge and steel bridge, and a new fishing overlook has been constructed in place of the floating pier.

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1 North Grand Boulevard • Gary, IN 46403
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