Decking laid on Canal Park bridge

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI) – The restoration of a bridge at Canal Park in Delphi is nearing completion after some help from volunteers Saturday morning.

The 42-ton bridge was salvaged from a spot in Putnam County in 2012 by the Wabash and Erie Canal Association. It has since been restored and put over the canal by volunteers in the community.

Saturday’s volunteers were football players from Delphi High School. They helped make significant progress on the bridge by laying decking with donated lumber and putting some railings on the bridge.

“We’re just glad to be giving back to the community. We appreciate the community’s support on Friday nights and this is a way for our guys to show that,” said Josh Strasser, head football coach for Delphi.

The community association’s goal is for the bridge to be open to bicyclists and pedestrians at the park by May 17. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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