Winamac Park Board to Hear Presentation on Potential Swinging Bridge Lighting Feature

A planned lighting feature for the Winamac Town Park’s swinging bridge continues to be discussed by the town’s park board. As of today, project organizers and town officials have exactly four-and-a-half years to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars and install the feature in time for the Memorial Bridge’s centennial.

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Cost Estimate for Swinging Bridge Lighting Feature to Be Presented to Winamac Park Board

The Winamac Park Board may soon have a firmer cost estimate for a proposed lighting feature for the Town Park’s Swinging Bridge. “Apparently, someone was up with Mr. [Greg] Henry, came up and saw him and have made another appointment. But they did some measurements on the bridge, as far as the lighting,” Park Board President Courtney Poor told the rest of the board last week. “And so he hopes to have some of that information, hopefully, maybe for the January meeting, as far as just estimates from that company. I had requested they have it by the 15th of January, I think.”

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Winamac Park Board Discusses Ideas for Upcoming Swinging Bridge Centennial

The Winamac Town Park’s “swinging bridge” could get decorative lighting along with some other upgrades, in honor of its upcoming centennial. The bridge was dedicated on July 4, 1923. Now, Greg and Brenda Henry are spearheading the effort to celebrate that history. “I think that between now and the Fourth of July of 2023, if we could maybe put something together and rededicate it, spruce it up, do some repairs, whatever needs to be done to it,” Greg told the Winamac Park Board last week. “The people that use that bridge, it’s endless. I mean I can say, I don’t know of any other landmark in Winamac that has more meaning than the swinging bridge for this town.”

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New Stone to Be Dedicated at Winamac Pocket Park

 
 
In a combined effort, the American Legion and VFW in Winamac will be dedicating a new stone at the base of the flagpole in the pocket park. VFW Commander Greg “Hank” Henry said the VFW will be holding their annual Memorial Day services at 11 a.m. at the courthouse; immediately following that, he said the VFW and American Legion will travel to the new pocket park in Winamac to dedicate a new stone at 11:30 a.m.

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