(Michigan City, IN) - Close to a half million dollars is being spent to fix the historic Franklin Street draw bridge in Michigan City. The La Porte County Council last week approved the funds for repairs described as urgent.
Another round of costly repairs in recent years is again fueling talk about possibly replacing the century old draw bridge over Trail Creek. La Porte County Council President Randy Novak says a committee will be formed to discuss whether to keep fixing the bridge or replace it in five to seven years when enough funds could be saved to pay for replacement.
Officials say the repairs are necessary because the bridge doesn’t always come back down after it's been raised. The goal is to make the needed repairs to the the bridge by the 15th of March.