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Wrought Iron Bridge Co.

of Canton, Ohio
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Originally began and run by David Hammond, the Wrought Iron Bridge Company was the most prolific pre-1900 bridge company in the United States. It was one of the companies that were absorbed into the American Bridge Company at the turn of the 20th Century.

"Flying" Bridge (Chickasaw County, Iowa)
Built 1876
Pratt through truss bridge over East Wapsipinicon River on Robert Mattke Park Trail
Open to pedestrians

15th Street Bridge (Older) (Cascade County, Montana)
Company mentioned in a history book about the city of Great Falls, 1892
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Missouri River on 15th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

1st Avenue Bridge (Whiteside County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1880
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Rock River on 1st Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

3rd Avenue Bridge (Original) (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1872
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Cedar River on 3rd Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

4th Street Viaduct (Old) (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1888
Lost Bridge over Railroads on 4th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

8th Avenue Bridge (Old) (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1911
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Cedar River on 8th Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Able Mitchell Bridge (Parke County, Indiana)
Built 1892
Through truss bridge over Big Raccoon Creek on Mansfield Road northeast of Bridgeton
Open to pedestrians only

Adams Fork Bridge (Howard County, Missouri)
Built 1896
Lost pony truss bridge over Adams Fork on CR 300
Replaced by new bridge

Agee Bridge (Lewis County, Missouri)
Built 1897
Lost pony truss bridge over Middle Fabius River on CR 340
Removed but not replaced

Alum Creek CR 225 (W. Liberty E. Rd.) Bridge (Morrow County, Ohio)
Built 1876
Through truss bridge over Alum Creek on CR 225 (W. Liberty E. Rd.)
Open to traffic

Artesian Road Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1889
Lost Hammond (Pratt variant) through truss bridge over Indian Creek on Artesian Road
Replaced by new bridge

Augusta/ Turtle Creek Bridge (Bracken County, Kentucky)
likely fabricator, ca. 1880
Bowstring Pony truss bridge over Turtle Creek on Long Stretch Road
Bridge was relocated to Henderson County, KY

Bacon Bridge (Moniteau County, Missouri)
Built 1885
Lost through truss bridge over Moniteau Creek on Bacon Bridge Road
Replaced by a concrete bridge

Bairs Mill Road Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1893
Lost through truss bridge over Kreutz Creek on Bairs Mill Road in Wrightsville
Replaced by a new bridge

Bangert Bridge (Lewis County, Missouri)
Built 1900
Lost through truss bridge over Middle Fabius River on CR 575
Replaced by new bridge

Beatty Mills Bridge (Armstrong County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1875
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Buffalo Creek on TR 659
Replaced with concrete bridge in 2008, trusses in storage

Bell Road Bridge (Washtenaw County, Michigan)
Built 1891
Through truss bridge over Huron River on Bell Road
Bridge was lifted off of the river and placed beside the road. Road is closed with no replacement bridge.

Bell's Mill Bridge (Hamilton County, Iowa)
Built 1888
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Boone River on Bells Mill Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Belleville Bowstring Bridge (Republic County, Kansas)
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Unnamed Stream on Hiking Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Bermudian Creek Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1884
Through truss bridge over Bermudian Creek on PA 4017 (Kralltown Road)
Replaced by a new bridge

Bertram Road Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1876
Rare double-intersection Pratt through truss bridge over Indian Creek on Bertram Road in Cedar Rapids
Open to traffic

Big Bureau Creek Bridge (Bureau County, Illinois)
Built ca.1880's
Lost through truss bridge over Big Bureau Creek on Abandoned 2160 Rd, 3 mi. east of Tiskilwa
Finally collapsed due to flooding on April 18, 2013

Big Rocky Fork Iron Bridge (Parke County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1890
Through truss bridge over Big Rocky Fork Creek on CR 700S east of Mansfield
Open to pedestrians only

Big Wheeling Creek Bridge (Marshall County, West Virginia)
Built 1896
Whipple through truss bridge over Big Wheeling Creek on CR 5
Open to traffic

Bishop Bridge (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1898
Through truss bridge over Yellow Breeches Creek on Bishop Road (TR 612)
Closed June 2014; repairs authorized Nov. 2014

Black Creek Bridge (Greene County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1890
Through truss bridge over Black Creek on CR 1450 West
Open to traffic

Black Vermillion River Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Black Vermillion River on Wildcat Road (Abandoned)
Derelict/abandoned

Bottom Road Bridge (Baltimore County, Maryland)
Superstructure
Through truss bridge over Little Gunpowder Falls on Bottom Road
Open to traffic

Bowers Bridge Road Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1889
Lost through truss bridge over Little Conewago Creek on Bowers Bridge Road
Repalced by concrete slab

Bowers Hill Bridge (Marshall County, West Virginia)
Built 1892
Through truss bridge over Fish Creek on CR 7/4 (Fish Creek Road)
Open to traffic

Branch Bermudian Creek Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1893
Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of Bermudian Creek on PA 4032
Destroyed by collision

Breeden's Bridge (Harrison County, Indiana)
Pratt truss, 1883/ca.19
Parker through truss bridge over Blue River on CR 650S, an old logging trail over the Blue River in O'Bannon Woods State Park east of IN 62 about three miles south of Leavenworth, IN
Closed to all traffic

Brehm's Lane Bridge (Baltimore, Maryland)
Lost Through truss bridge over Herring Run on Brehm's Lane
Replaced by a new bridge

Brewer Bridge (Cherry County, Nebraska)
Built 1899
Through truss bridge over Niobrara River on a county road, 13.5 mi. east of Valentine and 4.5 miles south of Sparks.
Open to traffic

Bridge Street Bridge (Erie County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1897
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Little French Creek on Bridge Street
Replaced by new bridge

Bridgeport Bridge (Belmont County, Ohio)
Built 1893
Lost three-span through truss bridge over Ohio River Back Channel on US 40 between Bridgeport and Wheeling Island
Demolished.

Briscoe Bridge (Warrick County, Indiana)
Built 1893
Through truss bridge over Little Pigeon Creek on Old River Road
Restoration completed and open to traffic

Bushnell's Bridge (Otsego County, New York)
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Butternut Creek
No longer exists

Caledonia Bridge (Marion County, Ohio)
Built 1873
Abandoned bowstring through truss bridge over Olentangy River on abandoned road just off of Caledonia Northern Road in Caledonia
Abandoned

Calendonia Bridge (Traill County, North Dakota)
Built 1895
Through truss bridge over Goose River on a county highway in Caledonia
Closed to all traffic

Catoctin Furnace Bridge (Frederick County, Maryland)
Built ca. 1872
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Little Hunting Creek on a pedestrian path
Open to pedestrians

Centennial Bridge (Tehama County, California)
Built ca.1890
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Sacramento River on State Route 36
Lost

Centennial Bridge (Johnson County, Iowa)
Built 1876
Lost Truss bridge over Iowa River on Iowa Avenue
Replaced by new bridge

Chain Lakes Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1884
Two-span through truss bridge over Cedar River on Pedestrian trail over the Cedar River, 4 miles west of Hiawatha, IA in Palo
Open to pedestrians

Cherry Hill Road Bridge (Harford County, Maryland)
Through truss bridge over Deer Creek on Cherry Hill Road
Open to traffic

Clark's Ferry Bridge (Jackson County, Iowa)
Built 1874
Truss bridge over Maquoketa River on Road
No longer exists

Clear Creek Bridge (Greene County, Missouri)
Built 1896
Lost through truss bridge over Clear Creek on Farm Road 33
Replaced by modern bridge

Conewago Creek Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1889
Through truss bridge over Conewago Creek on PA 4051
Demolished and replaced with a slab of concrete.

Conewago Creek Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1889
Through truss bridge over Conewago Creek on PA 4051
Demolished and replaced with a slab of concrete.

Conneaut Creek Bridge (Crawford County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1894
Lost through truss bridge over Conneaut Creek on Tower Road (TR 803)
Replaced by a new bridge

Conneaut Creek Bridge (Crawford County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1895
Lost through truss bridge over Conneaut Creek on PA 4012 (Shadeland Road)
Replaced by new bridge

Cornelia Lake Bridge (Wright County, Iowa)
Fabricator, 1877
Pony truss bridge over inlet of Cornelia Lake on a pedestrian trail
Open to pedestrians

Cornstalk Creek CR 1050S Bridge (Montgomery County, Indiana)
Built 1891
Lost pony truss bridge over Cornstalk Creek on County Road 1050 South
Replaced by new bridge

Costilla Crossing Bridge (Conejos County, Colorado)
Built 1892
Two-span Thacher through truss bridge over the Rio Grande on CR G east of Antonito
Open to one-lane traffic

County Road 100 East Deer Creek Bridge (Cass County, Indiana)
Built 1885
Through truss bridge over Deer Creek on CR 100 East
Closed to all traffic

County Road 350 South Pipe Creek Bridge (Cass County, Indiana)
Built 1885
Lost through truss bridge over Pipe Creek on CR 350 S
Replaced by new bridge, Timber style

Court Street Bridge (Jefferson County, New York)
Built 1884
Lost Through truss bridge over Black River on Court Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Creamery Road Bridge (Frederick County, Maryland)
Built 1885
Pony truss bridge over Toms Creek on Creamery Road
Open to traffic

Crum Road Bridge (Frederick County, Maryland)
likely fabricator, ca.1875
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Ballenger Creek on the Ballenger Creek Park Nature Trail
Open to pedestrians

Cuba Road Bridge (Baltimore County, Maryland)
Built 1893
Through truss bridge over Western Run on Cuba Road
Open to traffic

Davis Bridge (Howard County, Iowa)
Built 1879
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on Mill Road in Forest City Township
Replaced by new bridge

Deer Creek CR 400E Bridge (Cass County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1885
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Deer Creek on County Road 400 East
Replaced by a new bridge

DeLong Bridge (Fulton County, Indiana)
Built 1888
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Tippecanoe River on Old SR17
Replaced by new bridge

Denton-Aurora Road Bridge (Denton County, Texas)
Built 1889
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Denton Creek
Derelict/abandoned

Devereux Road Bridge (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1877
Pony truss bridge over East Branch Brandywine Creek on Devereux Road
Open to traffic

Dickey's Ford Bridge (Orange County, Indiana)
Built 1894
Through truss bridge over Lost River on CR 375 North
Open to traffic

Ditch Road Bridge (Saginaw County, Michigan)
Built 1889
Relocated Thacher through truss bridge over Shiawassee River on Ditch Road in Parshallburg
Replaced by new bridge

Ditch Road Bridge (Chenango County, New York)
Built 1900
Through truss bridge over Unadilla River on Ditch Road
Closed to all traffic

Dongola #1 Iron Bridge (Pike County, Indiana)
Built 1884
Through truss bridge over South Fork Patoka River on CR 325 West
Beautifully Restored

Drake Bridge (Howard County, Missouri)
Built 1899
Lost pony truss bridge over Moniteau Creek on CR 436
Replaced by new bridge

East Bridge (Louisa County, Iowa)
Built 1878
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

East Main Street Bridge (Boone County, Indiana)
Built 1878*
Lost Pratt through truss bridge on Main St.
No longer exists

East Mineral Road Bridge (Franklin County, Massachusetts)
Built 1889
Pratt through truss bridge over Millers River on E Mineral Road
Open to pedestrians only

East Riley Creek Bridge (Republic County, Kansas)
Built 1899
Through truss bridge over Riley Creek, 2.0 mi. south and 0.2 mi. east of Belleville
Open to traffic

Ellingson Bridge (Allamakee County, Iowa)
Built 1939
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on Ellingson Bridge Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Emlenton Bridge (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1883
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Allegheny River on PA 38 (Emlenton Street)
Replaced by new bridge

F Avenue Bridge (Old) (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1875
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Cedar River on B/F Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Fall Creek Bowstring (Madison County, Indiana)
Built ca.1880
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Fall Creek on Pendleton Avenue (Old SR 9)
Replaced by new bridge

Finney Creek Bridge (Saline County, Missouri)
Built 1895
Lost through truss bridge over Finney Creek on CR 335
Replaced by low-water bridge

Flatrock Creek Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Built ca.1899
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Flatrock Creek on Morgan Road (CR 127)
Replaced by new bridge

Floyd Mill Bridge (Floyd County, Iowa)
1876 Abbott patent design
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Cedar River on Road
No longer exists

Fonda Bridge (Pocahontas County, Iowa)
Built 1891
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Road (Now named Bridge Street)
Replaced by a new bridge

Foster Bridge (Washtenaw County, Michigan)
Built 1876
Through truss bridge over Huron River on Maple Road
Open to traffic

Four Mile Bridge (Routt County, Colorado)
Built 1901
Through truss bridge over Elk River on CR 42. Truss moved to hill overlooking US 40 when the bridge was replaced in 1989.
Truss resting on a hill overlooking US 40

Fourpoints Bridge (Frederick County, Maryland)
Built 1876
Through truss bridge over Tom's Creek on Keysville Road
Open to traffic

Fox Avenue Driveway Bridge (Stark County, Ohio)
Likely Builder
Pony truss bridge over Hugle Run on Driveway at 811 Fox Ave., Paris, Ohio
Open to traffic

Frederika Bridge (Older) (Bremer County, Iowa)
Possible Builder
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Freeport Bridge (Winneshiek County, Iowa)
Built 1878
Relocated bowstring through truss bridge at Trout Run Park in Decorah
Open to pedestrians only

French Creek Bridge (Erie County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1889
Through truss bridge over French Creek on TR 636 (Dewey Road)
Intact but closed to all traffic

French Creek Pony Truss Bridge (Pottawatomie County, Kansas)
Abandoned pony truss bridge over French Creek on Kelley Creek Road (Abandoned)
Derelict/abandoned

Fryer's Ford Bridge (Conway County, Arkansas)
Built 1890
Through truss bridge over East Fork Point Remove Creek on CR 67 (Fryer Bridge Road)
Collapsed by an overloaded truck .

Galena Street Bridge (Carroll County, Illinois)
Built ca.1890
Through truss bridge over Carroll Creek on North Galena Street in Mount Carroll
Open to pedestrians only

Galesburg Bridge (Jasper County, Missouri)
Built 1886
Lost wrought iron through truss bridge over North Fork Spring River on CR 255
Replaced by new bridge

Georgia City Bridge (Jasper County, Missouri)
Built 1871
Relocated bowstring through truss at King Jack Park in Webb City
Open to pedestrians

Germany Bridge (Fulton County, Indiana)
Built 1879
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Tippecanoe River on County Road 375 West
Collapsed in October 1979 and replaced by a new bridge.

Gholson Bridge (Brunswick County, Virginia)
Built 1884
Pratt through truss bridge over Meherrin River on Iron Bridge Road (Route 715)
Open to traffic

Gilbert Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1899
Lost through truss bridge over Yellow Breeches Creek on TR 892 (Bishop Road)
replaced by a concrete span

Gilboa Bridge (Putnam County, Ohio)
Built 1886
Through truss bridge over Blanchard River on County Road 3 in Gilboa
Bypassed with a new bridge to the East and retained for pedestrian use.

Gilead Bridge (Lewis County, Missouri)
Built 1895
Lost through truss bridge over Middle Fabius Rive on CR 530
No longer exists

Gilliece Bridge (Winneshiek County, Iowa)
Built 1874
Bowstring through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on Cattle Creek Road
Closed following collapse.