Winamac Park Board Continues Planning for ‘Swinging Bridge’ Improvements

The Winamac Park Board continues planning to prepare the Town Park’s “swinging bridge” for its centennial. A rededication ceremony and the installation of a decorative lighting feature have been proposed for 2023. But first, Park Board President Jon Chapman wants to address some of the items that came up in a recent bridge inspection.

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Old Winamac Town Park Restrooms to Be Demolished Next Week

Entrance to the Winamac Town Park

After years of planning, the old Winamac Town Park restrooms will be torn down next week. “Monday or Tuesday, they’ll get the old restrooms down,” town manager and park board member Brad Zellers told the rest of the park board Thursday. “During that timeframe, I’m going to have a couple town employees at the gate. We’re going to close the park off while the contractor’s doing that, so there aren’t people going in, liability things.”

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Winamac Memorial Bridge Lighting Efforts Gaining Momentum

Efforts to add decorative lighting to the Winamac Town Park’s Memorial Bridge are drawing community support. Project organizer Greg Henry told the Winamac Park Board Thursday that he’s already heard from people interested in donating. “It’s kind of a big project, much bigger than I anticipated at first,” Henry said. “But it’s going in the right direction.”

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Winamac Park Board Approves Bridge Inspection Agreement, Chooses Portable Toilet Supplier

The Winamac Park Board has approved an agreement for the inspection of the Town Park’s “swinging bridge.” Indianapolis engineering firm Butler, Fairman & Seufert will do the work for $6,500. That’s a bit more than it cost during the last inspection cycle. During Thursday’s meeting, board member and town manager Brad Zellers said the difference is that this inspection will include a check for lead paint.

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