MARSHALL, Ind. (AP) - The State Budget Committee has approved spending
$217,800 to fix a 202-foot-long suspension bridge at Turkey Run State Park
in western Indiana that was damaged by spring flooding.
The 95-year-old bridge has been closed since an April flood caused
significant structural damage and made it unsafe for use by park visitors.
The bridge spans Sugar Creek and connects the park’s developed area with the
more remote northern section and its popular hiking trails.
The Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Engineering is preparing
design specifications. It plans to begin seeking bids later this month. The
repairs are expected to take about two months.
Turkey Run State Park is about 30 miles northeast of Terre Haute.