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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
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
13,693
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4900213 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16541 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 50.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 11, 2018: New photos from Dave King
  • 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.