Updated: June 13, 2013 11:13PM
MARSHALL (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.