The New Harmony Bridge Authority in Carmi, Illinois, has finally been established thanks to Governor Pritzker appointing three individuals to serve on the authority. 

Michael Egbert has been successfully chosen as part of the authority. For the past 23 years Egbert has been involved as the treasurer of the White County Bridge Commission and has been heavily involved in all matters pertaining to the New Harmony Bridge that connects White County to Posey County, Indiana. 

Ellen Schanzle-Haskins has also been selected for the Bridge Authority. Schanzle-Haskins has an impressive background in law, which includes 44 years as an attorney with 19 of those years as a prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney and the Illinois Attorney General. She was involved in the reconstruction and reopening of the McKinley Bridge and the East St. Louis Martin Luther King Bridge as well as the Stan Musial Veteran’s Memorial Bridge on I-70.

Sara Brown rounds out the appointments from Governor Pritzker. Brown has served as the manager of the Historic New Harmony program at the University of Southern Indiana for six years, as well as, owner of her own coffee shop in New Harmony. 

The last two remaining members are Linda Henning and Clint Spencer, who were selected to be apart of the New Harmony Bridge Authority back in August.

With the five member seats filled, the Bridge Authority can get underway with their proposals for the bridge, along with meeting the members of the New Harmony and Wabash River Commission in New Harmony, Indiana.