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Capitol Avenue Bridge

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Photo taken by James McCray in Feburary 2009

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Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Fall Creek on Capitol Avenue in Indianapolis
Location
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1911
Builders
- Cleary-Kuert Construction
- George E. Kessler
Design
Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 101.4 ft.
Total length: 205.0 ft.
Deck width: 50.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.80222, -86.16111   (decimal degrees)
39°48'08" N, 86°09'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/571813/4406142 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Indianapolis West
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4900213 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16541 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2014)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 50.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
13,693

Update Log 

  • December 21, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Corrected Cleary - Kuery Co. to Cleary-Kuert Construction
  • December 20, 2012: Updated by J.P.: added second designer
  • April 21, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 28, 2009: New photos from John Weller
  • February 4, 2009: New photos from James McCray

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Capitol Avenue Bridge
Posted December 21, 2012, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am struck by how similar this bridge looks to the SR 933 bridge over the St. Joe River in South Bend:

http://bridgehunter.com/in/st-joseph/11046/

I know George Kessler's fingerprints are all over the bridge and park system in South Bend. Makes me wonder if the same firm built both bridges.