Willis Family Bridge
From car under bridge
Photo taken by Brenda Plassman in October 2016
BH Photo #532826
This iconic footbridge, the first of three similar pedestrian cable-stayed bridge on the Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne University (IPFW) campus, was originally named the Willis Family Bridge in honor of Don Willis, who had pledged to donate $3 million to the university. However, Willis reneged on his pledge in 2006, leading to IPFW removing his name from the Crescent Avenue footbridge.
- Cable-stayed bridge over Crescent Avenue on Pedestrian path
- Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
- Open to pedestrians only
- Built 2003
- - Kurt Heidenreich (Architect)
- Cable-stayed footbridge with an A-frame steel tower supporting a covered walkway over Crescent Avenue
Length of largest span: 247.1 ft.
Total length: 266.1 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.11587, -85.10449 (decimal degrees)
41°06'57" N, 85°06'16" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/659140/4553351 (zone/easting/northing)
- Inventory numbers
- INNBI 060115 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 98436 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- June 9, 2022: Added by Paul Plassman