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Garfield Park Pony Truss Bridge


1909 Postcard view


BH Photo #477425



This neat little span disappeared along with most of the features of the park at that time. An historic map of Indianapolis shows the lake and the orientation of this bridge to it. Part of the cut stone substructure remains with the current bridge.


Lost Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Pleasant Run on Garfield Park Road
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Replaced by new bridge
Built ca. 1890; Replaced 1927
4-panel, pinned Pratt pony truss
Also called
East Street-Pleasant Run Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.73526, -86.14975   (decimal degrees)
39°44'07" N, 86°08'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/572857/4398719 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90096 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 28, 2020: New photos from Tony Dillon



Garfield Park Pony Truss Bridge
Posted July 28, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yes Mike, I've been to Garfield Park a few times myself. I get the impression that it looked totally different a hundred years ago.

Garfield Park Pony Truss Bridge
Posted July 28, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Wow! Cool stuff, Tony! We used to go to Garfield Park a lot when I was a kid. I had no idea there had been a lake there once. Love the park! I saw Uriah Heep there in a free concert in 1973 or 74 (??). I took my kids there several times when they were little. My daughters went to University of Indianapolis, which is right up the road. They used to visit quite a bit.