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The Carole Lombard Memorial Bridge

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in October 2007

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Overview
Three-span arch bridge over St. Marys River on Main Street in Fort Wayne
Location
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1921; rehabilitated 1997
Builders
- A.W. Grosvenor (Engineer)
- H.W. Tapp Construction
Design
Three-span closed-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 104.0 ft.
Total length: 303.0 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.07833, -85.15444   (decimal degrees)
41°04'42" N, 85°09'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/655033/4549093 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Wayne West
Inventory numbers
INNBI 0200262 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 15786 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2012)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 86.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
14,000

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added the google street view.
  • March 6, 2010: Updated by J.P.: updated builders
  • January 26, 2008: New photo from J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth

Comments 

Main Street Bridge
Posted April 16, 2013, by Patrisha (patrisha_henson [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Planning a Carole Lombard trip in June 2013, came across this while researching places in regard to Carole. Very helpful. Thanks for posting.