LAFAYETTE — A bridge near Lafayette that passes over the Wabash River known as the Hog Point Bridge is now living up to its name.
That's because two fiberglass hogs have been added to the side of the rebuilt bridge. Tippecanoe County Highway Department executive director Opal Kuhl tells the Journal & Courier that it was appropriate to have the hogs pointing south because that's how Tippecanoe County farmers traveled to take their livestock to market.
The fiberglass hogs were first used to decorate downtown Lafayette in 2003 as part of the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette's "Hog Wild" display. Kuhl says no tax dollars were used for the project. He says they were installed by an anonymous group called the Friends of the Hog Point Bridge.