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Illinois and Indiana Officials Agree on Downstate Bridge Project

Inside Indiana Business is reporting this morning that state officials in Illinois and Indiana have agreed on the creation of a new commission to repurpose and manage a bridge spanning the Wabash River at New Harmony Indiana.  The bridge originally carried auto traffic but was closed six years ago because the owner did not have the funding required to complete needed repairs.

According to the project website, there are several proposals under consideration for the repurposed bridge including a bicycle/pedestrian-only design and one which would combine a single traffic lane for motor vehicles with facilities for cyclists and those on foot.

New Harmony is a town of less than one thousand people located in far southwestern Indiana along Interstate 64, the primary highway connecting Louisville Kentucky with St. Louis Missouri.

For more information, visit the project website.

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