House passes bill that could lead to reopening New Harmony bridge

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WEHT) – The House has passed a bill that could lead to the re-opening of the New Harmony Bridge.

The Harmony Way Bridge linking New Harmony to southern Illinois was built in 1930.

It was closed in 2012 due to structural integrity issues.

Indiana 8th District Congressman Larry Bucshon is among a group of lawmakers who introduced the “re-store the Harmony Way Bridge Act.”

“While the community has pushed to refurbish and reopen the bridge, until now, federal law has stood in the way. That is why the restore the harmony way bridge act is important. It will convey the bridge to the Indiana and Illinois bridge authorities and remove the federal conditions set out on the bridge.”

The measure heads to the Senate for consideration.


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(This story was originally published on July 24, 2019)

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