|Volunteers work to save Michigan bridge destroyed by fire|
|Written by Associated Press|
|Tuesday, 20 August 2013 05:36|
KEENE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — About two-dozen volunteers have gone to work to salvage the remains of a historic covered wooden bridge that was destroyed by arson.
The Lansing State Journal (http://on.lsj.com/1am9A7g ) says that members of the group "Friends Rebuilding Whites Bridge" were out in the Flat River on Monday, hauling debris to the shore with the aid of heavy equipment.
Officials say an accelerant was found in wood samples after the July 7 fire.
The bridge was built in the late 1860s. It crossed the Flat River in Ionia County's Keene Township about 15 miles east of Grand Rapids.
Organizer Paul Phenix says his group hopes to raise money needed to restore the bridge. He says he thinks it can be done for much lower that the county's estimate of $850,000.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
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