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Winamac's Memorial Bridge to be illuminated with help from community and matching IHCDA grant

A 60 day challenge to raise funds for Winamac's Memorial Bridge was achieved in just a matter of days.


Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) launched a crowdfunding campaign to illuminate the Memorial Bridge, a 100-year old suspension bridge in Winamac, dedicated to local veterans.


The goal of the crowdfunding campaign was set at $30,000, to be raised by Sept. 15. Assuming a successful campaign, the project would receive a matching grant as part of IHCDA’s CreatINg Places program.


The Project is pleased to announce that with the support of the community, the $30,000 matching gift challenge was met in just days.


“We were confident our community would help us raise our goal of $30,000. You have done so!” said Fund Development Chair Kathi Thompson. “When our campaign ends on Sept. 15, we will receive a matching grant from IHCDA for $30,000!”


For the duration of the campaign, through Sept. 15, the community can continue to make contributions to fully fund the project. The bridge-lighting project is now within 10 percent of the final goal of nearly $300,000, and committee members will continue efforts to “bring the project home” by the end of the year. A centennial celebration for the Memorial Swinging Bridge is planned for July 4, 2023.


Contributions can be made at, or checks may be sent, made out to Memorial Swinging Bridge Project, to P.O. Box 14, Winamac IN 46996.