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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
(footbridge)
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (Riverside or Riverview Park)
Bridgemeister ID:258
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, 1913
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Wayne Grodkiewicz reports, "I have been doing some investigation on the Riverview Park bridge in Indianapolis. From my investigation so far I have found that there was no Riverview Park in Indianapolis, however it was pointed out by Meg Purnsle from the Indianapolis Historical Society that postcard manufacturers often got names of places wrong on the cards. So it is probably Riverside Park. This park is 'on the corner' of 30th street and the White River. The park is still there in a way. It used to be an amusement park from 1903 to 1970. According to a 1915 map 30th street was extended over the White River and the existence of a foot bridge is not noted. So, the bad news is that this bridge was [probably] torn down sometime between 1912 and 1915. As far as Riverside Park, there is nothing there now but trees. There are some ornate concrete park bridges there now over the White River and the Canal." After further investigation, Wayne wrote: "I have been in contact with the Indiana Historical Society about the bridge at Riverside Park. They have told me there is no concrete documentation about the demise of this bridge but it is general consensus that it was destroyed in the flood of March 1913. It was never replaced."
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg

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