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Lincoln Highway-St Marys River Bridge (1915)

Photos 

Published prior to 1923

BH Photo #375722

Description 

A highly unusual structure that featured one large arch over the channel along with a series of smaller arches on one end. Was also significant for being a crossing on the original Lincoln Highway.

A unique span that was unfortunately lost.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over St. Marys River on Harrison Street
Location
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1915; replaced 1987
Builder
- Carmichael-Cryder of St. Louis, Missouri
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Also called
Harrison Street Bridge (1915)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.08393, -85.14258   (decimal degrees)
41°05'02" N, 85°08'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/656016/4549736 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Wayne West
Inventory number
BH 75164 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 1, 2022: New photo from Paul Plassman
  • August 4, 2020: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • April 17, 2020: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 12, 2017: Added by Dave King

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Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Paul Plassman