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Pike Ave., Petersburg Bob Burke's wish comes true By James Capozella It won't be the last time for Bob Burke to set sail on the Patoka Riv- er, but his timing was right to be the last person to cross the old histor- ic Survant Iron Bridge on CR 650 E. Burke does his thing from his Pato- ka River camp at McCord's Ford, but was watching closely about the bridge closing for some time. He will be going north out of the State Forest some oth- er way, now that the bridge is closed and awaiting removal. It will be re- placed with a 20 -foot wide span, but not right away. The state-mandated July 1 closure forced the county to barricade the his- toric bridge and wait for its removal and replacement. That decision by the Indiana Department of Transportation officially closed the iron bridge and is the first step in removing the iron arches and placing them above Prides Creek in Petersburg, according to As- sistant County Highway Superinten- dent Josh Byrd. He said the county had been given a two-month extension on the closure, but that ends July 1 since the bridge will not be approved for traffic and must be closed. Sometime down the road, the Iron Bridge arch- es will replace the Charger Bridge, but until then, it will remain blocked until a couple of huge cranes are moved in to lift the structure. Don Pancake, Johnny Lane and Ka- vin "Squeak" Gayhart welded up-right beams and guardrails at each end of the bridge. Those approaching the bridge now will see road closed and bridge-out signs. Concrete will be set at the north and south ramps to fur- ther close off the entrances. The riv- er access and boat ramp will be avail- able from the south end, but low wa- ter right now will make it difficult to launch at the bridge. Bob Burke has a canoe launch and can get a jon boat into the Patoka Riv- er at his McCord's Ford river camp. Access to the concrete launch beside the Iron Bridge is good, but bigger boats may have to wait for higher wa- ter. Burke has been on the river six years in his remote location and has been involved in several searches over the years. He said, "The Conservation Officer's boats are sometimes too large for the amount of water in the river and my canoes work well." He said the year before last, there was a woman lost on the river in a kayak with no light. "It can be scary and dangerous." Asked about the "Clog the Patoka" event com- ing up this July 11. "I was with several others that helped to get it started. Not a big deal. It's gotten really big and I'm not involved now." Camping is available at the Winslow American Legion Mill- er's Field and runs from Friday, July 10 at 7 p.m. until noon, Sunday, July 12. This will be the fourth year and should be more than the 1,200 partic- ipants last year. Asked about living on the river, Burke went on to say he travels up and down the Patoka from Winslow to Pikeville and sometimes to the west. He has caught channel catfish, snap- ping turtles, bass and even five-foot spoonbill over the years. Sights include all manner of wildlife and nature, in- cluding eagles, otters and the heron rookery. Of the Patoka, downstream from Winslow, he said there are a lot of ox- bows that are filling in and becoming swampy. Recently, he found a nine- foot long black snake skin, which is longer than the record of 104 inch- es. Burke said his family goes back a long way around here, including his great-grandfather, who was superin- tendent of the Globe Mine. The Pa- toka winds through Pike County for many miles and provides lots of enjoy- ment. Surprisingly, Burke finds he is the only one that has located a camp in this stretch of the Patoka River in Pike County. Bob Burke got his wish when he became the last person to drive across the historic Survant Iron Bridge this past Tuesday morn- ing. Don Pancake, Johnny Lane and Kavin "Squeak" Gayhart, along with assistant county highway superintendent Josh Byrd, closed the bridge with signs and steel beams. James Capozella photos The Historic Survant Iron Bridge was closed to traffic Tuesday morning in accordance with the Indi- ana State Department of Transportation. The bridge will find a new home in Petersburg when it replaces the Charger Bridge, which is over Prides Creek at the junction of SR 57 and SR 56. Both the good and bad deck boards, including the cross members and railings, will be scrapped for new when the Survant Iron Bridge is removed and placed in Petersburg over Prides Creek. On- ly the arches will remain to act as a foot bridge to replace the Charger Bridge.

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