Ceylon, IN, January 3, 2011 - State officials on Thursday announced that nearly $400,000 in historic preservation grant funding had been awarded for the renovation of the covered bridge near Ceylon.
Local preservationists had failed twice earlier in their attempts to secure federal Community Development Block Grant funds for the rehabilitation project.
Indiana Lt. Governor Becky Skillman confirmed that Adams County was among 26 communities to receive Community Focus Fund (CFF) grants totaling more than $13 million.
The Ceylon bridge is the last covered span across the Wabash Riveris 150 feet long and about 21 feet wide and was erected as an open bridge in 1860, then was covered in 1879. Over the years it has fallen into disrepair.
For the story and photo, go to: http://www.decaturdailydemocrat.com/content/covered-bridge-gets-400k-grant
[Our thanks to Tom Keating for forwarding this story - Ed.]