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Spy Run Avenue Bridge

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Spy Run Bridge

A later photo with the finials removed.

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BH Photo #440444

Map 

Description 

One of several very ornate "City style" bridges designed by Alvin J. Stewart who was the Ft. Wayne City Engineer, along with William H. Goshorn the engineer for Allen County. Unlike the remaining Wells Street Bridge that was built by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company, this bridge was confirmed to have been built by the Massillon Bridge Company.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over St. Marys River on Spy Run Avenue
Location
Ft. Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
Status
No longer exists
History
Built in 1888 by the Massillon Bridge Company
Builders
- Alvin John Stewart (Ft. Wayne City Engineer)
- Massillon Bridge Co. of Massillon, Ohio (Fabricator)
- William H. Goshorn (Allen County Engineer)
Design
Whipple through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.08379, -85.13585   (decimal degrees)
41°05'02" N, 85°08'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/656583/4549732 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83984 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 1, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

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