One of the more exciting items coming up this week, will be a press conference releasing details of a lighting project for the Historic Wells Street Bridge. Â The above rendering is of the project at dawn. Â I will post details from the press conference next week, after it happens.
Anyone wishing to make a donation should make a check to “Board of Park Commissioners” with a note stating it is for the Wells Street Bridge lighting fund. Mail the check to the Wells Corridor Business Association @ 1307 N. Wells St., Fort Wayne, IN 46808 or drop off donations @ Great Panes Glass, same address or G I Joe’s on Wells. This is tax deductible because it is part of the Parks.
Photos of the Historic Wells Street Bridge
Did you know?
1. Â This bridge was the first Iron Truss Bridge constructed in Fort Wayne, built in 1860.
2. Â During the 1860 Presidential Campaign, an effigy of Abe Lincoln was tossed over the side of the bridge by Stephen Douglas supporters.
3. Â It is last standing Iron Truss Bridge in Fort Wayne.
4. Â In 1986, the bridge was studied for the possiblity of a hotel to be built on it’s deck.