World's First Ferris Wheel now a bridge in Indiana.

Thursday, April 28, 2005 11:37 PM
I live in Northern Indiana so I find this interesting. This bridge was built from parts of the world's first ferris wheel. I don't know if anyone ever mentioned that or not, but I was just thinking about it a minute ago so I thought I'd post it.

http://www.njwt.lib.in.us/articles3.htm

Better pics can be seen by clicking the link below the bridge picture. It looked better as a ferris wheel.

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Thursday, April 28, 2005 11:51 PM
Well it's pretty old news but it's been awhile since I've seen the info. Many probably haven't.

Chuck

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Friday, April 29, 2005 12:23 AM
Yes it is old news. I don't even know if it was really a ferris wheel, but it kind of looks like it was.
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Friday, April 29, 2005 12:39 AM
Maybe Also of Interest in this catagory is the the World's Largest Tire in Allen Park, Michigan ...
http://info.detnews.com/history/story/index.cfm?id=198&category=life

... Also Began its life as A Ferris Wheel.
http://www.detroithistorical.org/exhibits/index.asp?MID=3&EID=344&ID=345

*** Edited 4/29/2005 4:40:39 AM UTC by James K***

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Friday, April 29, 2005 6:42 AM
New news to me on both accounts, especially if you love the trivial history like I do. :-P

-Tina

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Friday, April 29, 2005 8:36 AM
I don't think it is from THE ferris wheel. The radius of the bridge looks much to small. Maybe it is from another, smaller wheel.

Regarding the tire ferris wheel, it said that the wheel inside the tire was sent to an amusement park. Anybody know where? *** Edited 4/29/2005 1:34:48 PM UTC by millrace***

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Friday, April 29, 2005 9:03 AM
Either way, it's a good history lesson.
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Friday, April 29, 2005 10:14 AM
This was discussed on RRC a few years ago. Scroll down to the post from Dave Althoff (CBers know him as Rideman).
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