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Main Street Iron Bridge (1878)

Photo 

1913 Flood photo

Pre 1923 photo

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BH Photo #440532

Description 

Another one of the unique "city" bridges designed by Alvin J. Stewart (Ft. Wayne City Engineer) and William H. Goshorn (Allen County Engineer). Fabricator is unknown at this time.

Date come from "The Pictorial History of Ft. Wayne" (pg 504)

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over St. Marys River on Main Street
Location
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1878; Replaced 1921
Builders
- Alvin John Stewart (Designer)
- W.H. Goshorn (Designer)
Design
Whipple through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.07854, -85.15456   (decimal degrees)
41°04'43" N, 85°09'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/655023/4549116 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83985 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added build date
  • January 1, 2019: New photos from Tony Dillon

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