American Bridge Works

of Chicago, Illinois
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Founded 1891, leasing the factory of Chicago Forge & Bolt Company, before being merged into American Bridge Company. This factory had been operated by Rust & Coolidge from 1878 to 1885, and by the American Bridge Company of Chicago from 1870 to 1878.

ATSF - Delaware River Bridge (Old) (Jefferson County, Kansas)
1897 Truss, 1897
Lost Through truss bridge over Delaware River on Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

BNSF - East Bridge Creek Bridge (Hamilton County, Kansas)
Built 1897
Through plate girder bridge over East Bridge Creek on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Eudora Bridge (Douglas County, Kansas)
Built 1897
Pratt through truss bridge over Wakarusa River on Atchson Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad
Open to traffic

BNSF - Little Walnut River Bridge (Butler County, Kansas)
Built 1897
Pratt Through truss bridge over Little Walnut River on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Neosho River Bridge (Emporia) (Lyon County, Kansas)
Built 1897
Through truss bridge over Neosho River on BNSF Railroad
Open to traffic

BNSF - Sugar Creek Bridge (Knox County, Illinois)
Built 1910
Deck plate girder bridge over Sugar Creek on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

Cincinnati Southern - Cumberland River Bridge (1st) (Pulaski County, Kentucky)
Built 1876
Lost Whipple deck truss bridge over Cumberland River on Cincinnati Southern Railroad
No longer exists - superstructure replaced then crossing relocated

CN - Boyer River Bridge #9 (Harrison County, Iowa)
Middle Span, 1899
Through plate girder Bridge over Boyer River on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Boyer River Bridge (Near Denison) (Crawford County, Iowa)
Built 1899
Pratt Through truss bridge over Boyer River on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Cedar River Bridge (Mower County, Minnesota)
Built 1900
Baltimore through truss bridge over Cedar River on Canadian National Railroad
Open to traffic

CN - Cedar River Bridge (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Built 1899
Pratt through truss bridge over Cedar River on Canadian National Railway in Cedar Falls
Open to traffic

CN - Drury Creek Bridges (Jackson County, Illinois)
Built 1899
Pony/through plate girder bridges over Drury Creek on CN Rwy (former Illinois Central)
Open

CN - Dubuque Bridge (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Approach Span, 1899
Mississippi River crossing on BNSF Railway, Canadian National Railway in Dubuque
Open to railroad traffic

CN - Indian Creek Bridge (Creek Top) (Pottawattamie County, Iowa)
Built 1899
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Indian Creek on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Spring Branch Bridge (Delaware County, Iowa)
Built 1899
Bridge over Spring Branch on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Spring Creek Bridge (Mitchell County, Iowa)
1892 Fabrication, 1916
Deck Plate Girder bridge over Spring Creek on Canadian National Railway
Open

CNW - Clinton Bridge (East Channel) (Whiteside County, Illinois)
Built 1865
McCallum through truss bridge over Cat Tail Slough on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CNW - Clinton Bridge (West Channel) (Clinton County, Iowa)
1874 Whipple Trusses, 1865
Lost Bollman through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Court Avenue Bridge (3rd) (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1871
Lost Post through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Court Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

CTM - Bloomingdale Line Swing Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899
Deck plate girder bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Chicago Terminal Railway
Abandoned to rail traffic Feb. 2018 after severe vandalism to wiring

Dixon Wagon Bridge (Lee County, Illinois)
Built 1873
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Rock River on Galena Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Fort Leavenworth Bridge (Leavenworth County, Kansas)
Built 1871
Lost Post through truss bridge over Missouri River
Removed

Harvey Island Road Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Built 1878
Four-span wrought-iron through truss bridge over the old channel of the Des Moines River on Harvey Island Road
Open to one-lane traffic on a minimum-maintenance road

IC - Cedar River Bridge (Bremer County, Iowa)
1897 Reconstruction, 1868
Lost Pratt through truss bridge with vertical endposts over Cedar River in Janesville
Replaced

IC - Langan Creek Bridge (Old) (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Built 1899
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Langan Creek on Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

INRD - Elliston Railroad Bridge (Greene County, Indiana)
Girders, 1906
Deck truss bridge over White River on Indiana Railroad (former Illinois Central Railroad) in Elliston
Open to traffic

Metra - 43rd Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1897
Pony/through plate girder bridge over 43rd Street on Metra Rock Island District
Open to traffic

Metra - Root Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1897
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Root Street on Metra
Open to traffic

MILW - Hastings Swing Bridge (Older) (Dakota County, Minnesota)
Built 1871
Lost Post through truss swing over Mississippi River on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

MILW - La Crescent Swing Bridge (Old) (La Crosse County, Wisconsin)
Built 1876
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

MILW - Old Mississippi River Channel Bridge (Old) (La Crosse County, Wisconsin)
Built 1876
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Old Channel Mississippi River on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

MKT - Boonville Railroad Bridge (1st) (Cooper County, Missouri)
Built 1874
Lost through truss swing bridge over the Missouri River on the MKT Railroad at Boonville
Replaced by a new bridge

MKT - Paris Bridge (Monroe County, Missouri)
Based off of Boonville Bridge, built at the same time on the same line., 1873
Lost Post through truss bridge over Middle Fork Salt River on MK&T RR
Replaced by a new bridge

Monon Trail - Fall Creek Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Pony truss - 1892, 1892/1914
Through truss bridge over Fall Creek on Monon Trail (former Monon Railroad) in Indianapolis
Open to pedestrians

NS - 59th Street Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1898
Pony/through plate girder bridge over 59th Street on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - 61st Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1898
Pony/through plate girder bridge over 61st Street on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Princeton Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1898
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Princeton Avenue on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

Paint Creek Bridge (Allamakee County, Iowa)
Built 1876
Pratt through truss bridge over Paint Creek on Driveway
Intact but closed to all traffic

Phoenix Park Trail Bridge (Eau Claire County, Wisconsin)
La Crosse Spans, 1903
Pratt through truss bridge over Chippewa River on Chippewa River State Trail (former railroad path)
Open to pedestrians

Point Bridge (1877) (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1877
Lost Chain suspension bridge over Monongahela River
Replaced by a new bridge

Portland Water Works Bridge (Clackamas County, Oregon)
Truss Fabricator, 1893
Pennsylvania-petit through truss bridge over Sandy River carrying City of Portland Bull Run Water Conduits #2 and #4 will be preserved in another location to be announced soon.
Dismantled after the completion of an under river pipeline and moved to Sherwood.

Prairie Spirit Rail Trail - Middle Creek Bridge (Franklin County, Kansas)
Built 1897
Deck Plate Girder bridge over Middle Creek on Prairie Spirit Rail Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Slade's Ferry Bridge (Bristol County, Massachusetts)
Built 1875
Lost double-decker truss bridge over Taunton River on Remington Avenue
Removed

StLIM&S - Baring Cross Bridge (Older) (Pulaski County, Arkansas)
Built 1873
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Arkansas River on Missouri Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

UP - Dale Creek Crossing (Second) (Albany County, Wyoming)
Built 1878
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Dale Creek on Railroad (UP)
Removed

UP - Omaha Railroad Bridge (1872) (Douglas County, Nebraska)
Built 1872
Lost Post through truss bridge over Missouri River on Union Pacific Railroad
Replaced by new bridge