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Historic suspension bridge near Moab destroyed

Historic suspension bridge near Moab destroyed


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MOAB, Utah (AP) -- A historic bridge on state Route 128 near the Colorado River has burned down.

Grand County police say a boy playing with matches on Sunday caused the fire. They say he started a brush fire at a campground that moved up the riverbank and destroyed Dewey Bridge.

The suspension bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1916 and was the state's longest bridge without supports in the waterway it crossed.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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