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Bridge committee to break ground

The Indian Lake Area Historical Society and its Sandy Beach Bridge Committee announce a public groundbreaking ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, for the Harborwalk portion of the Sandy Beach Bridge project at the east end of the bridge site in Russells Point.

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Groundbreaking for the Sandy Beach Bridge restoration project is set for 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Russells Point harbor. (ARTIST RENDERING | HOLLEY MILROY) FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Sandy Beach Bridge project leaders are set to begin work to restore the iconic Sandy Beach Bridge as a pedestrian foot bridge, the centerpiece for a new public park. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)

The harbor bridge has been an icon of both Indian Lake and Logan County since its construction in the 1920s. The bridge served as the pedestrian connection between the two sides of the amusement park which, until falling into disrepair during the ’60s, was known as “Ohio’s Million Dollar Playground.”

The goal of the bridge renovation project is to establish a park type facility once again accessible to the public that will be a central feature for community activities and events.

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