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Tennessee Avenue Bridge

Photos 

South Face, Tennessee Avenue Bridge

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in October 2007

BH Photo #109729

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Two-span arch bridge over St. Joseph River on Tennessee Avenue in Fort Wayne
Location
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1912; rehabilitated 1998
Builders
- A.W. Grosvenor (Engineer)
- Lafayette Engineering Co. of Lafayette, Indiana (Contractor)
Design
Melan Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 105.0 ft.
Total length: 220.1 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.08917, -85.12889   (decimal degrees)
41°05'21" N, 85°07'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/657154/4550342 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Wayne West
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
3,025
Inventory numbers
INNBI 0200269 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 15793 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 63.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 26, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • January 26, 2008: New photo from J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Tennessee Avenue Bridge
Posted September 23, 2019, by Creager Smith (creager [dot] smith [at] cityoffortwayne [dot] org)

The Tennessee Ave Bridge (along with many other Fort Wayne bridges) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Fort Wayne Park and Boulevard System Historic District is quite large, and it takes in the rivers and bridges within the older part of the city.

https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/files/hp-FortWayneParks.pdf

The map serves as the boundary of the district because the size of the district is so large.

Creager Smith

Historic Preservation Planner- Fort Wayne