Decking laid on Canal Park bridge

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.

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