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Hale Avenue Bridge

Photos 

Indiana State Historical Society photo.

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BH Photo #155017

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over St. Marys River on Hale Avenue at 75S-160W
Location
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1882; replaced 1993
Builder
- Morse Bridge Co. of Youngstown, Ohio
Design
Wrought iron-pinned Whipple through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 162.1 ft.
Total length: 171.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.06500, -85.16167   (decimal degrees)
41°03'54" N, 85°09'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/654458/4547600 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Wayne West
Inventory numbers
INNBI 0200255 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 38836 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/1991)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1988)
2,000

Update Log 

  • February 13, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • October 14, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: added builder
  • April 22, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • January 31, 2009: Added by James Baughn

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