New Harmony Bridge bill passes Indiana Senate


NEW HARMONY, Ind. (WEHT)- A bill that would require the Indiana Attorney General’s Office to defend the New Harmony and Wabash River Bridge Authority passed the Indiana Senate unanimously.

The Harmony Way Bridge originally closed in 2012 and ownership of the bridge transferred from the White County Bridge Commission in Illinois to the New Harmony and Wabash River Bridge Authority in 2018.

It did not, however, transfer protections as a state entity, meaning the bridge authority could be sued in civil court. State Sen. Jim Thomes says this bill is a “great step to opening the New Harmony Bridge once again.”

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 28, 2020)

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