Orange you glad you live in LaPorte?

Turns out folks at the Indiana Department of Transportation Northwest (LaPorte Office) have a great sense of humor. Here’s a post from its page:

U.S. 35 BRIDGE – LAPORTE COUNTY

WARNING: Terrible “dad joke” ahead. Proceed with caution.

Knock, knock

Who’s there?

Orange.

Orange who?

ORANGE you glad we painted the bridge orange?

Sorry. That was ridiculous. You deserve better.

But, anyway. Yeah. We painted the bridge beams orange! The City of LaPorte requested this — in case you aren’t aware, orange is kind of a thing around here in Slicer country — and we were happy to oblige. The northbound side of the bridge is now a vibrant shade of orange. Once that southbound side is complete, it will follow suit.

And feel free to steal that joke to share at your next party. You know, if you’re looking for that party to end very abruptly.

14 Responses to “Orange you glad you live in LaPorte?”

  1. Gorgeous Jim

    Aug 08. 2019

    I love it ! Can’t wait to see how nicely it brightens things up on a cloudy gloomy day.

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  2. billie womack

    Aug 08. 2019

    It looks great GO ORANGE

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  3. ILUVLP

    Aug 08. 2019

    Looks fantastic!!!!

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    • County Resident

      Aug 09. 2019

      Not sure I agree with this… don’t mean to be a “Debbie Downer” however what about the other great schools in La Porte County?

      Maybe they should do sections in different school colors that represent ALL of La Porte County and not just one school. While the bridge may be in downtown La Porte, and I mean no disrespect to the Slicers however there are Cougars, Satellites, Blackhawks, Wolves, Blazers, Lakers and yes, even Tigers drive over that bridge!

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      • May

        Aug 10. 2019

        I think one one the few that thinks it looks tacky not classy. It looks like primer paint or something a road crew would wear.

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        • County resident #1

          Aug 11. 2019

          Oh my goodness…it is orange because of the slicers IN LAPORTE. Every one of those little towns shows there own pride. Get over it…. not everyone gets a ribbon…Besides maybe its Allis orange…

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  4. Keith Hyatte

    Aug 09. 2019

    Great color, forward thinking. A tribute to both The La Porte Slicers and the late, great La Porte Allis-Chalmers facility and iconic farm machinery. Well done La Porte!

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  5. Julie

    Aug 09. 2019

    It’s garish…..

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  6. Geobake

    Aug 10. 2019

    Westville colors are orange and black so at least one other school is represented : } Also, Allis Chalmers employed many county residents over the years including myself.

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  7. Jeff

    Aug 10. 2019

    Maybe they’ll paint the new overpass at 2 & 20 blue & gold. If they’re gonna do for one. They better do for all.

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  8. Cindy

    Aug 10. 2019

    This is so trivial. I am just happy that we have a nice new overpass. Orange looks fine.

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  9. County resident #1

    Aug 11. 2019

    So should every town you drive over a bridge in have your school colors??? Call em up and complain…lol

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  10. Julie

    Aug 12. 2019

    I love it and in response to the other Julie’s comment…garish (do you mean to say the old pale green looked nicer)??? :O

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  11. Amy

    Aug 13. 2019

    I think it’s a great idea! We should have the Slicer emblem across on the face of the bridge. Michigan City has something similar on the I-94 bridge. When 2 and 20 construction is done, sure NP could have a Cougar painted on that as well! Why not celebrate our schools around here?

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