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Main Street Covered Bridge (1864)

Photo 

West Main Street Covered Bridge (Bridge on the right)

Picture from Library of Congress Panorama Map Collection

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BH Photo #538627

Description 

Lasted 14 years until being replaced with a beautiful iron span.

Information from "The Pictorial History of Ft. Wayne" (pg 476)

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over St Mary's River on Main Street
Location
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1864; Replaced by an iron bridge in 1878
Builder
- Hall & Kimball
Design
Covered through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.07854, -85.15460   (decimal degrees)
41°04'43" N, 85°09'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/655020/4549116 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89125 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (9,086)
Allen County, Indiana (115)
Built 1864 (43)
Built during 1860s (691)
Covered (2,779)
Fort Wayne, Indiana (57)
Hall & Kimball (1)
Indiana (5,201)
Lost (30,049)
Lost 1878 (9)
Lost during 1870s (100)
Replaced by new bridge (20,454)
Through truss (17,897)
Truss (36,810)

Update Log 

  • August 9, 2022: New photo from Stewart Edwin Beitler
  • April 25, 2020: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Stewart Edwin Beitler - stubear0430 [at] gmail [dot] com