Wells Street Bridge

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Also known as: Allen County # 541,003-215-27020
Wells St. at the St. Mary's River, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Whipple through truss bridge over St. Marys River on Wells Street in Fort Wayne

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South end

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in August 2008

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Description 

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. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER IN-84)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 15, 1988
Reference number
88001575
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Whipple Truss
Area of significance
Engineering
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Road-related
Current function
Pedestrian related
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1925-1949
Significant year
1884

Update Log 

  • July 12, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon

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