New Harmony Bridge may become a pedestrian bridge

Published: Jan. 31, 2018 at 12:08 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 9, 2018 at 7:08 PM CST
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NEW HARMONY, IN (WFIE) - The New Harmony bridge has been closed to traffic since 2012, but it may see a different kind of traffic if things go as planned.

The plan now is to turn it into a pedestrian bridge.

The Bridge Committee received funding from the regional cities initiative. That allowed them to hire a company to determine the stability of the bridge and how much it would cost to fix it up.

The studies are now wrapping up and they are moving on to the next steps.

"We are trying to get legislation passed this session, but the legislation would be to create a new government entity, a Bridge Authority, to own and manage the bridge," explained Lora Arneberg, Project Manager. "There would be no sale of the bridge and this transfer of ownership would not raise funds for the project, it is purely to create a better long-term ownership structure for the bridge."

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