Indiana agrees to allocate funds to reopen New Harmony Bridge

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NEW HARMONY, Ind. (WEHT) – Christmas came a little early for those trying to reopen the bridge over the Wabash River at New Harmony.

Indiana agreed to allocate $350,000 toward rehabilitating the bridge.

Illinois promised a matching amount, but it has not said where it will get the money.

A spokesperson for the bridge authority said the $700,000 should be enough to bring the bridge up to standard and bring down the ‘closed’ signs.

The bridge has been shut down since 2012.

Officials hope to have it open by the winter of 2021.

It has not been decided if the bridge will reopen to vehicles or just pedestrians.

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(This story was originally published on December 20, 2019)

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