Damaged bridge at Turkey Run State Park off-limits for the summer

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MARSHALL – A damaged bridge at western Indiana’s Turkey Run State Park is forcing hikers to go the long way around.

The 202-foot-long suspension bridge over Sugar Creek was damaged during flooding in April after a tree slammed into the structure, damaging its supports and pushing it sideways. Repairs will cost more than $200,000 and won’t be finished until Labor Day.

The bridge makes it hard to get to Trail 3, one of the park’s most popular routes. The park has other ways to access the trail and other routes, including Trail 1, which uses Narrows Covered Bridge to cross Sugar Creek.

The park is also running a shuttle service from the nature center to the covered bridge while repairs are underway.

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