Drivers who rely on the New Harmony Bridge are forced to take another route and thats not going to change.. at least for now. Inspectors were at the bridge Wednesday and recommended it remain closed to traffic until Thanksgiving.. as planned. The bridge was closed near the end of September after engineers found a crack that was spreading. Crews are now working to make sure its safe for all types of loads. Today, they checked out the concrete deck and areas of rust and deterioration across the bridge.