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Foster Park Footbridge

Photos 

East substructure

Photo taken by Tony Dillon in July 2011

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BH Photo #208300

Map 

Description 

This is a very unique suspension bridge built sometime around 1920 after the land for the park was donated to the city by the Foster family. It features a tower on each end with the suspension cables pinned to them.

Facts 

Overview
Wire suspension bridge over St. Mary's River on Rivergreenway off of Bluffton Road
Location
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built ca.1920
Design
Cables are pinned at tower tops
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.04723, -85.16635   (decimal degrees)
41°02'50" N, 85°09'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/654105/4545620 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Wayne West
Inventory number
BH 47468 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 10, 2011: New photos from Tony Dillon
  • December 30, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

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