Rating:
3 votes

Morris Street Bridge

Map 

Description 

Rehabilitated 2011

Facts 

Overview
Open Spandrel arch bridge over White River on Morris Street in Indianapolis
Location
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1928; rehabilitated 1981
Builders
- Daniel B. Luten
- National Concrete Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana
Design
Open-Spandrel Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 137.1 ft.
Total length: 652.7 ft.
Deck width: 60.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.75149, -86.17445   (decimal degrees)
39°45'05" N, 86°10'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/570724/4400501 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Indianapolis West
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
11,030
Inventory numbers
INNBI 4900296 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16584 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 95.4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 12, 2013: New Street View added by Brent Tindall
  • December 20, 2012: Updated by J.P.: added builder

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Morris Street Bridge
Posted December 14, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Been over this one on a few occasions. Will have to check it out the next time I am over that way. Hopefully they didn't destroy the historic integrity of it.

Morris Street Bridge
Posted December 14, 2011, by Mike Amos (rma101560 [at] aol [dot] com)

The bridge was never scheduled for demolition. Renovations started in December 2010 and are about ready to wrap up with opening scheduled for December 15, 2011.

Morris Street Bridge
Posted December 6, 2010, by Andy

The bid was back in the beginning of October. So it should begin in the next few months. After searching online I found that it is scheduled to be closed to traffic Nov 16-Dec. 15. The removal and construction will be done one side at a time. So the bridge or parts of it will there until the Nov. 16th when they will do some final construction and open the new bridge officailly on Dec. 16th

I also remembered this weekend that the abutments and main concrete arches will remain. They are replacing the deck, beams and vertical column supports. The new bridge will have the same look with bigger columns to carry more traffic.

Morris Street Bridge
Posted December 3, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Do you know when this is supposed to start?

Morris Street Bridge
Posted December 3, 2010, by Andy

This bridge as seen better days and is scheduled for demolition. It's an amazing bridge but it appears that increases in traffic and expected future growth necessitate its replacement. I saw no pictures were posted and want to post these so it can live on.

Also there was a homeless person living on one of the arches where is stems from the abutment. He wasn't there at the time but his entire life was. I have encountered other homeless people at other bridges who turned out to be friendly. I was wondering if any of you bridge hunters have had any interesting run-ins with homeless people