KNOX COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – A southern Indiana bridge is set to close for six months to undergo rehabilitation.
The Indiana Department of Transportation says the $3.2 million project to rehabilitate the State Road 441 Bridge over the Wabash River in Vincennes will continue in a couple of weeks.
Work will include cleaning, joint sealing, facade repair, and pavement overlay.
The work is scheduled for March, but crews discovered the historic bridge was a roosting site for the endangered brown bat.
Contractors were still able to perform light activities during the restriction period, including painting and cleaning.
Motorists are urged to use the official detours of Illinois 33 and U.S. 50 and U.S. 41.
The closure will be in place around the clock until the completion of the project.