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Pleasant Run Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by J.P. in November 2009

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BH Photo #148531

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Pleasant Run on CR 475 East
Location
Jennings County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1925; rehabilitated 1960
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 22.0 ft.
Total length: 63.0 ft.
Deck width: 33.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.04556, -85.52417   (decimal degrees)
39°02'44" N, 85°31'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/627715/4322868 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Butlerville
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
879
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4000038 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16414 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Sufficiency rating: 78.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Arch (11,414)
Built 1925 (1,202)
Built during 1920s (9,286)
Deck arch (10,654)
Indiana (4,551)
Jennings County, Indiana (73)
NR-eligible (3,991)
Open (38,021)
Owned by county (19,521)
Select (529)
Skewed (4,792)
Span length under 25 feet (6,267)
Stone arch (2,743)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,827)

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • November 4, 2009: New photos from J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Pleasant Run Bridge
Posted March 24, 2010, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

I would consider that the WPA could have just decorated the sides or railings of the already finished bridge.

Pleasant Run Bridge
Posted March 24, 2010, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

The date from the National Bridge Inventory is probably wrong.

Pleasant Run Bridge
Posted March 24, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

That is a bit odd. Are we sure the construction date is accurate?

Pleasant Run Bridge
Posted March 24, 2010, by Ed hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

So what did the WPA have to do with this bridge? I see their initials on the bridge in the pictures. I'm a bit puzzled as WPA (Work Progress Administration) was active during the mid-1930 but not in the 1920's when the bridge was built.