A northern Indiana cemetery that dates to the 1860s has reopened after workers stabilized its eroded riverbank.
Elkhart officials opened the gates of Grace Lawn Cemetery on Wednesday, three days after it was closed over safety concerns with the steep bank along the Elkhart River.
The Elkhart Truth reports that crews stabilized the riverbank with dirt and created a larger area to the gravesites from where the land had eroded.
Mayor Dick Moore says no graves were damaged by the erosion but that a contractor will be hired to make more permanent repairs to the riverbank.
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