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Police investigate damage to historic Indiana covered bridge

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 09:41 am

BLOOMINGDALE, Ind. Western Indiana police say a historic covered bridge was damaged when a large vehicle drove onto the 156-year-old span.

The Parke County Sheriff's Office says deputies responding to a complaint Monday found that some of the Jackson Covered Bridge's support beams had been damaged.

The (Terre Haute) Tribune-Star reports (http://bit.ly/2qww97f ) one support beam was found on the ground near the span, which was built in 1861 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Police say it's believed that a semi-trailer caused the damage when it drove partially across the bridge. Deputies were looking for a dark blue semi-truck with damage to the upper portion of its cab.

The wooden bridge carries traffic over Sugar Creek near the town of Bloomingdale, about 60 miles west of Indianapolis.

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Information from: Tribune-Star, http://www.tribstar.com

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