An iconic Indian Lake bridge will reopen later this year.
The Sandy Beach Bridge over the harbor in Russells Point was the scene of many Indian Lake memories, especially when the Sandy Beach Amusement Park welcomed thousands of visitors each year.
The Indian Lake Historical Society along with the Bill and Marjorie Reed family have teamed up to restore the structure as a pedestrian bridge and community park.
Mr. Reed purchased the bridge 31 years ago. He painted the structure and rebuilt the concrete abutments in 1987.
The Reed family gifted the bridge to the Indian Lake Historical Society after Bill and Marjorie Reed passed away.
Local engineer Michael Bow developed plans for the project.
The bridge will meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards, featuring an area for wheelchair occupants along with handrails.
A walkway made from pavers will encircle the harbor.
The historical society would like to raise $225,000 to help fund the project.
Jim Reed is accepting donations. He can be reached at 843-3036 or 935-7178.
The refurbished bridge should be done by late December.