updated: 5/28/2012 6:22:23 PM
An effort is underway to find the money needed to help with repairs to a bridge over the Wabash River that links Indiana and Illinois. Our partners at the Evansville Courier & Press report one idea is to establish a new two-state commission to oversee the New Harmony Bridge. The span was closed last week after engineers deemed it unsafe.
The newspaper reports lawmakers in both states are discussing a way to do away with the private three-member commission that currently operates the bridge.
Under the plan, it would be replaced with a public commission with locally-appointed members.
The move could help operators obtain federal and state grants to help with repairs to the bridge.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press