NEW HARMONY, Ind. (AP) — A community group is looking for ways to reopen an aging bridge over the southern part of the Wabash River between Indiana and Illinois that was shut down more than a year ago.
The Harmony Way Bridge Committee began meeting this summer on ideas for the 83-year-old New Harmony Bridge. The span was operated for decades as a private toll bridge until inspections found extensive deterioration.
Bridge committee member Linda Henning of Crossville, Ill., tells the Evansville Courier & Press that the closure has hurt businesses in both states. The committee is suggesting the New Harmony Town Council buy the bridge for $1, issue bonds for repairs that could be repaid from toll revenue.
Town Council President Joe Straw says officials aren't giving up on the bridge.
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9 A.M. UPDATE: Indiana State Police responded to 54 crashes between 6 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Monday in Marion, Hancock, Shelby, Boone, Johnson, Hendricks and Hamilton counties. Of those, eight crashes involved injuries, but no one was …
The Greene County Sheriff's Department says the state Department of Transportation plow truck went off Indiana 45 and flipped onto its passenger side in a crash early Friday.
State police say a southern Indiana man has been arrested after a six-hour standoff that began when he fired several shots at family members.