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Pleasant Street Bridge

Photos 

Oblique View North Side

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in June 2008

BH Photo #116168

Map 

Street View 

    Facts 

    Overview
    Vertical lift bridge over Milwaukee River on E. Pleasant Street in Milwaukee
    Location
    Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
    Status
    Open to traffic
    History
    Built 1972; improvements made in 1990
    Design
    Bascule
    Dimensions
    Length of largest span: 67.9 ft.
    Total length: 162.1 ft.
    Deck width: 47.9 ft.
    Approximate latitude, longitude
    +43.05146, -87.90767   (decimal degrees)
    43°03'05" N, 87°54'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
    Approximate UTM coordinates
    16/426078/4766929 (zone/easting/northing)
    Quadrangle map:
    Milwaukee
    Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
    7,500
    Inventory number
    BH 34849 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
    Inspection report (as of May 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: 94.7 (out of 100)
    View more at BridgeReports.com

    Update Log 

    • December 7, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
    • September 8, 2008: New photo from J.R. Manning
    • July 2, 2008: New photo from J.R. Manning
    • June 30, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning
    • June 29, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning

    Related Bridges 

    Sources 

    • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
    • Douglas Butler

    Comments 

    Pleasant Street Bridge
    Posted May 15, 2014, by Matt Lohry

    I would definitely like to see them. Being as I live only 30 miles from downtown Milwaukee, this one would be really easy for me to get to.

    Pleasant Street Bridge
    Posted May 15, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

    Matt,

    If you are ever over in New York State, visit the Erie Canal bridges. Same type of lift, but much older and much cooler. Example: http://www.historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowse...

    Pleasant Street Bridge
    Posted May 14, 2014, by Matt Lohry

    Wow! Very different--and very cool! Color me surprised; I stand corrected! I'll definitely have to go one of these days and take a look at it for myself.

    Pleasant Street Bridge
    Posted May 12, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

    Actually, I think it is a vertical lift bridge. Milwaukee has some that rise out of the ground like the Erie Canal bridges. In some of these construction photos, the bridge was repaired in the raised position and so it is visible: http://city.milwaukee.gov/mpw/supportforbusiness/projectsumm...

    Pleasant Street Bridge
    Posted May 12, 2014, by Matt Lohry

    No, it's a single-leaf bascule.

    Pleasant Street Bridge
    Posted May 12, 2014, by Nathan

    Is this not a vertical lift bridge?