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The narrow walkway on old suspension bridge at Fort Wayne Foster Park, framed by one of the latticed steel towers that hold up the bridge cables. Snow with footprints covers the bridge deck and ice covers the frozen river below.


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Foster Park Suspension Bridge #5

The old suspension bridge over the Saint Mary's River at Foster Park in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This is a view from halfway up the stairs that lead from the bridge up to the sidewalk along Bluffton Road. The street level is about the same elevation as the top of the bridge's latticed steel towers! I am looking east, back toward the park.

The graffiti on the towers has been there forever. I remembered seeing "Chris" written at the top of this tower the last time I visited the bridge, 15 years before I made this photograph. I am not the Chris whose name adorns the tower, whose top is 20 feet above the bridge deck. I'd end up killing myself if I tried to climb up there!

The bridge was built 1930. The narrow walkway is held up by steel cables suspended from the towers, and it bounces and sways when you walk across it! When I was a kid, we would jump on the "Swinging Bridge" to make it bounce more. The bridge is now more than 80 years old, so that is probably ill advised today.





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