Bridge at western-Indiana park Turkey Run to close temporarily

MARSHALL, Ind. - A 200-long suspension bridge at western Indiana's Turkey Run State Park will close Thursday for more than a week so a staircase at the north end can be replaced.

The state Department of Natural Resources says the bridge is scheduled to reopen on Dec. 20. 

The bridge was closed for several months earlier this year after April flooding pushed Sugar Creek within a foot of the bridge, damaging it when an uprooted tree became lodged in the structure about 30 miles northeast of Terre Haute. It cost more than $200,000 to repair the bridge, which was built in 1918.

In the photo accompanying this story you can see just how bad the flooding was at the bridge in April.

The DNR says hiking trails at Turkey Run will remain open.

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