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Lawton Park Footbridge

Photos 

South side

Photo taken by Tony Dillon in July 2011

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BH Photo #208595

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Description 

This bridge appears to have replaced another one at this site. Although the remaining foundations of the previous span suggest a wider bridge, there is no evidence that a road once existed here.

Not certain about the date of the current bridge, however it does appear to have been here for some time.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Spy Run on pedestrian path in Lawton Park
Location
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Uncertain
Design
Riveted through truss pedestrian bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.08931, -85.13578   (decimal degrees)
41°05'22" N, 85°08'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/656575/4550345 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Wayne West
Inventory number
BH 49340 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 17, 2011: Updated by J.P.: Added category "Riveted"
  • August 14, 2011: Added by Tony Dillon

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Comments 

Lawton Park Footbridge
Posted August 14, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Didn't think of that one James.......

I looked at them both and they have some similarities....and some differences. But it is certainly possible they come from around the same time period.

Lawton Park Footbridge
Posted August 14, 2011, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Hmmmm........seems strangely similar to this one in Paoli--http://bridgehunter.com/in/orange/bh43244/

Just wondering if they were made by the same company around the same time?