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National Register Denies Indiana’s Plans to Move Historic Bridge

BOWLING GREEN, Ind. (AP) _ The National Register of Historic Places has rejected the state's plans to move a western Indiana steel truss bridge to a walking trail near the southern Indiana tourist town of Nashville.

The Indiana Department of Transportation had sought permission to move the bridge's two spans to separate locations on the Salt Creek Trail, which will eventually link Brown County State Park to Nashville's town limits.

But the national registry sent Indiana a letter last week saying that moving the bridge from the Clay County town of Bowling Green, about 25 miles east of Terre Haute, would take it off the registry.

Clay County assistant historian Robert Hostetler tells the Tribune-Star (http://bit.ly/1j93Yo5) the registry's verdict provides a “boost'' to historical and preservation interests, but he doesn't believe it's the final word.

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