The Harmony Way Bridge leads from the historic town of New Harmony across the Wabash River to Illinois. It’s a 1930 iron toll bridge with a friendly human gatekeeper -- or rather it was, until it was shut down. Declared unsafe, the National Register-listed bridge closed in May 2012. Since then, business and tourism in New Harmony have declined. The White County Bridge Commission doesn’t have the money for repair, and neither Illinois nor Indiana will accept responsibility for the span. Closed after it first appeared on the 10 Most Endangered list last year, Harmony Way Bridge is even more threatened in 2013.
For more information contact:
Stewart Sebree, Director
Indiana Landmarks Southwest Field Office
New Harmony Town Council President