CARMI, IL (WFIE) - It’s now possible to get state and federal money for the New Harmony Bridge thanks to new ownership.
The Illinois New Harmony River Bridge Authority, The Indiana New Harmony and Wabash River Authority now have joint ownership.
The bridge was shut down in 2012 because of the lack of money to make structural repairs that were needed after an engineering study.
The White County Bridge Commission was always considered a private entity was never eligible to apply for any state or federal grants.
President Trump signed the Harmony Way Bridge Act in 2019. It allows Illinois and Indiana state bridge authorities to manage it.
The transfer was made official last week.