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Swinney Park Footbridge

Photos 

Approach to West end of bridge.

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in August 2008

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BH Photo #120111

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over St Mary's River on Park trail in Fort Wayne
Location
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built in 1898 by the King Bridge Co. as a pedestrian bridge.
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.07755, -85.15990   (decimal degrees)
41°04'39" N, 85°09'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/654577/4548997 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Wayne West
Inventory number
BH 37076 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 28, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • October 9, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 14, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • February 13, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • August 5, 2008: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • August 4, 2008: Added by Anthony Dillon

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Comments 

Swinney Park Footbridge
Posted September 22, 2009, by Todd aka. "bridgebuilder" (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

This would be a neat treat on a healthy autumn walk. I live in Defiance, Oh which is an hour and a half from Ft Wayne. I just might make a drive west to check out this gem.

Swinney Park Footbridge
Posted September 22, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Here is another unique example of a pedestrian bridge. Built by the King Bridge Co. in 1898, this is a long pin-connected Pratt through truss. You can touch the top of the portal bracing on this scaled-down span.