Suspension Bridge to Re-Open at W. Indiana Park Created by kblakeslee on 10/2/2013 2:11:44 PM
MARSHALL, Ind. (AP) - A 200-foot-long suspension bridge at western Indiana's Turkey Run State Park is set to reopen to the public Friday following repairs that fixed damage inflicted by spring flooding.
Crews spent about two months replacing beams, suspension cable and other parts of the 95-year-old bridge, including its concrete support towers.
The bridge was built in 1918, two years after Turkey Run became a state park. It spans Sugar Creek and links the park's developed area with the more remote northern section and its popular hiking trails.
April flooding pushed Sugar Creek within a foot of the bridge, damaging it when an uprooted tree became lodged in the structure about 30 miles northeast of Terre Haute.
The State Budget Committee in June approved spending nearly $218,000 for the repairs.