The existing bridge across the Tippecanoe River heading north out of Monterey will be closed to all but emergency traffic for up to 60 days starting Monday. Pulaski County Highway Superintendent Mark Fox says the closure is necessary in order to pour the approaches to the new bridge that is being built alongside the old structure. The old bridge will remain in place as a pedestrian crossing once the new structure is finished. It has been deemed historic and cannot be removed, but an inspection found that it can no longer withstand the weight of vehicle traffic and needs to be replaced.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.