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Wells Street Bridge over Spy Creek

Photos 

View Of The North Approach, Looking South

Photo by Alan Conant, October 1994, for HAER.

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #121818

Facts 

Overview
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Spy Run Creek on Wells Street in Fort Wayne
Location
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1914; Replaced 1998
Builder
- Burk Construction Co. of New Castle, Indiana
Design
"The bridge is an 88-foot long, single span, reinforced concrete arch. The bridge appears to use the Melan system of reinforcing.

"The Wells Street Bridge (Allen County Bridge No. 542) over the Spy Run Creek is an 88-foot long, single-span, reinforced concrete arch. The bridge appears to use the Melan system of reinforcing, a system largely abandoned by 1914. The Wells Street Bridge (Allen County Bridge No. 542) is eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places based on its engineering significance at the local level.

"this historic documentation is being done as a mitigation measure as part of the Memorandum of Agreement for the replacement of the Wells Street Bridge (Allen County Bridge No. 542)."

Amy Rakes
Bonar & Associates, Inc.
616 South Harrison Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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Dimensions
Span length: 88.0 ft.
Total length: 88.0 ft.
Deck width: 32.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.10167, -85.14667   (decimal degrees)
41°06'06" N, 85°08'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/655632/4551698 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Wayne West
Inventory number
BH 37225 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 18, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • August 18, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER IN-84 - Wells Street Bridge, Spanning Spy Run Creek at Wells Street, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IN
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com