Arson hits historic southwestern Indiana covered bridge

BLOOMFIELD, Ind. — Indiana State Police and state fire marshals are investigating an arson at a historic covered bridge in southwestern Indiana.

A fire Sunday caused damage to the Plummer Creek Covered Bridge, also known as the A.M. Kennedy & Sons Covered Bridge, in the Greene County community of Bloomfield, 67 miles (108 kilometers) southwest of Indianapolis, police said.

The Taylor Township Fire Department said a fire had been set on one of the structural beams of the bridge. Crews were able to quickly extinguish it.

The bridge, built in 1883, is closed until it is found to be safe for traffic.