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Pleasant Street Bridge

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Oblique View North Side

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in June 2008

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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
Inventory number
BH 34849 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2014)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 94.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
11,169

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

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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?