PORTAGE, Ind. (AP)
- A circular, concrete observation deck overlooking Lake Michigan in
northwestern Indiana has collapsed following recent erosion along the
No injuries were
reported in the collapse at the Portage Riverwalk and Lakefront. The
(Northwest Indiana) Times reports the park has been suffering from the
effects of erosion the past few years and recent erosion has been made worse
by high waves and strong winds.
Superintendent Jenny Orsburn says she was informed of the collapse Sunday
night. The area was roped off with caution tape and barriers.
The park is owned
by the National Park Service and managed by the Portage Park Department.
Orsburn says she plans to meet with an Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Superintendent officials this week to assess the damage and determine what
to do next.