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Fire-destroyed bridge may be reconstructed

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MOAB (AP) — A 92-year-old bridge destroyed by fire near Moab could be rebuilt.

The Committee for the Restoration of the historic Dewey Bridge has decided to seek a feasibility study, using most of the same construction techniques.

Committee member Wilda Irish of Moab says the group will also start seeking money for the project.

The 500-foot suspension bridge spanning the Colorado River burned April 6 after a 7-year-old boy started a brush fire with matches.

Irish says the bridge, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was an important piece of local history. She says the loss left a big hole in her heart.