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Franklin St Bridge

Franklin St Bridge


Franklin St Bridge

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Evansville, IN

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c1890 Built
c1930 Torn down and new one is built


Franklin St at Pigeon Creek
District: Independence
Latitude: 37.980418
Longitude: -87.587956
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request to be lit in 1867 petition bridge in 1890 map The Fraklin Street Bridge, about 1890-1935 newer bridge dedicated 1930s old iron bridge that was constructed in 1894 At the urging of the West Side Nut Club, the city condemned the bridge in 1925, not only because it was regarded as unsightly, but because its foundations were declared too weak to support the increasing automotive traffic crossing the "gateway" to Evansville´s west side, where many furniture factories and other important industries were located. After several delays, a new concrete bridge, reinforced with steel and built for $128,900, was dedicated in 1932 amid a three-day celebration.

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Transportation:Road Independence district

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