February 27, 2009
The closed signs went up Thursday afternoon at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. State Park law enforcement officer Brandon Baeuerlen screws in the final bolt on the northbound Highway 87 sign while park manager John Boeck holds it in place.The park is being closed for repairs to its historic lodge, and the staff is being transferred to other parks. State officials will not say if or when the park will re-open.
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As rangers on Thursday bolted an orange square blaring “closed” on the Tonto Natural Bridge State Park sign, Rim Country leaders rallied support to force a reversal of the decision.