Pagoda Drive Over Pleasant Run

Indianapolis, Indiana

Preserving historic look, integrating modern safety measures
Challenge: Prior to construction, the structure was experiencing deterioration and received an overall critical structural rating, making it dangerous for the traveling public. The bridge also needed updates due to heavy, daily traffic flow in and out of Garfield Park.
Solution: The team was able to replicate the bridge’s memorable arch shape and historic characteristics by developing a cast-in-place structure. All historical features were designed to match the look of the existing structure and incorporated salvaged stone material from the original remnant dam walls. Our engineers incorporated aspects of the existing barrier wall into the new custom barrier designed to meet ADA requirements to provide safe access for pedestrians into the park.





2021 ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Award Competition

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