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Wells Street Bridge (1859)

Description 

Said to have been Ft. Wayne's first iron bridge. Collapsed the year after it was built when a herd of cattle was crossing.

Information from "The Pictorial History of Ft. Wayne" (pg 450)

Facts 

Overview
Lost Truss bridge over St Mary's River on Wells Street
Location
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
Status
Collapsed
History
Built 1859; Collapsed 1860
Builder
- Mosley & Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio
Design
iron truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.08282, -85.14428   (decimal degrees)
41°04'58" N, 85°08'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/655877/4549610 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89126 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (8,397)
Allen County, Indiana (106)
Built 1859 (33)
Built during 1850s (494)
Collapsed (432)
Fort Wayne, Indiana (51)
Indiana (5,098)
Lost (28,528)
Lost 1860 (3)
Lost during 1860s (62)
Mosley & Co. (1)
Truss (35,498)

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2020: Added by Tony Dillon

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