Rushville bridge and gazebo targeted by vandals

Photo by Frank Denzler Vandals caused extensive damage to a walking bridge (and the nearby gazebo) that spans Hodges Branch in South Veterans Memorial Park. Efforts are currently underway to find and prosecute the individual(s) responsible.

RUSHVILLE, Ind. (WISH) –  The covered bridge which spans Hodges Branch in South Veterans Memorial Park in Rushville and a nearby gazebo were vandalized earlier this week.

City officials say it will cost nearly $3,500 to make the necessary repairs to the bridge and the gazebo, 24-Hour News 8’s news gathering partner the Rushville Republican reports.

“I am just beside myself about this most recent act of disregard of property. Whoever did this really had to work at it to cause this much damage,” city parks director Danny Mathews said.

Police officials are working to find the people responsible for the vandalism.

Anyone with information regarding the recent damage is asked to call the Rushville Police Department at (765) 932.3907. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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