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"Polly "L"" Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1898 for Metropolitan West Side Elevated; route abandoned 1964
Camelback through truss bridge over UP RR (formerly C&NW RR) on an Abandoned Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad line
Abandoned

Abandoned LIRR - 101st Avenue Overpass (Queens County, New York)
Abandoned in the 1950s after a fire damaged a bridge over Jamaica Bay.
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over 101st Avenue on Abandoned Long Island Railroad Rockaway Branch
Abandoned, Proposed to become a rail-trail corridor

Abandoned LIRR - 103rd Avenue Overpass (Queens County, New York)
Abandoned in the 1950s after a fire damaged a bridge over Jamaica Bay.
Abandoned beam bridge over 103rd Avenue on Abandoned Long Island Railroad Rockaway Branch
Abandoned, Proposed to become a rail-trail corridor

Abandoned LIRR - 97th Avenue Overpass (Queens County, New York)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over 97th Avenue on Abandoned Long Island Railroad Rockaway Branch
Abandoned, Proposed to become a rail-trail corridor

Abandoned LIRR - Atlantic Avenue Overpass (Queens County, New York)
Built 1940
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Atlantic Avenue on Abandoned Long Island Railroad Rockaway Branch
Abandoned, Proposed to become a rail-trail corridor

Abandoned LIRR - Jamaica Avenue Overpass (Queens County, New York)
Built 1913
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Jamaica Avenue on Abandoned Long Island Railroad Rockaway Branch
Abandoned

Abandoned LIRR - Metropolitan Avenue Overpass (Queens County, New York)
Built 1909
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Metropolitan Avenue on Abandoned Long Island Railroad
Abandoned, Proposed to become a rail-trail corridor

Abandoned LIRR - Union Turnpike Overpass (E) (Queens County, New York)
Built 1936
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Union Turnpike on Abandoned Long Island Railroad Rockaway Branch
Abandoned, Proposed to become a rail-trail corridor

Abandoned LIRR - Union Turnpike Overpass (W) (Queens County, New York)
Built 1936
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Union Turnpike on Abandoned Long Island Railroad Rockaway Branch
Abandoned, Proposed to become a rail-trail corridor

Abandoned LIRR - Yellowstone Boulevard Overpass (Queens County, New York)
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Yellowstone Boulevard on Abandoned Long Island Railroad
Abandoned, Proposed to become a rail-trail corridor

BART - Berkeley Hills Tunnel (Alameda County, California)
Bore completed in 1967, Open for revenue in 1973 they run just north of the Caldecott tunnels
Tunnel under Berkeley Hills on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transport)
Open to traffic

BART - Transbay Tube (San Francisco County, California)
Built 1969; Opened 1974
Tunnel under San Francisco Bay on BART
Open to traffic

BART/SF Muni - Market Street Subway (San Francisco County, California)
Originally built 1973 for Bay Area Rapid Transit, San Francisco Municipal Railway connection added in 1980
Tunnel on Bay Area Rapid Transit & San Francisco Municipal Railway
Open to traffic

Benjamin Franklin Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1926; rehabilitated 1984
Suspension bridge over Delaware River on I-676/US 30 in Philadelphia
Open to traffic

BNSF - Coon Rapids Blvd Extension Overpass (Anoka County, Minnesota)
Built 1926
Steel stringer bridge over Coon Rapids Blvd Extension on BNSF RR (to Duluth)
Open to traffic

BNSF - Coon Rapids Boulevard Extension Overpass (Anoka County, Minnesota)
Built 1926
Steel stringer bridge over Coon Rapids Blvd Extension on BNSF RR (to Central MN)
Open to traffic

BNSF - Nicollet Island Bridge (East Channel) (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
WB Spans Built 1927, EB Spans Built 2008
Deck plate girder bridge over East Channel Mississippi River on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Nicollet Island Bridge (Main Channel) (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1926 replacing a 1893 era girder bridge. Petit truss span added 1963 to comply to river navigation rules
Petit Through Truss and Deck Plate Girder bridge over Mississippi River on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF Elk River Bridge (Sherburne County, Minnesota)
EB (GN) Spans built 1896, replaced ca. 2001, WB (NP) Spans built 1917
Deck plate girder bridge over Elk River on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

Broadway Bridge (Old) (New York County, New York)
Built 1905; Replaced December 24th, 1960
Lost Pratt through truss swing bridge over Harlem River on Broadway (US 9) & IRT West Side Line
Replaced by a new bridge

BRT - Coney Island Creek Bridge (Kings County, New York)
Built 1907
Lost Deck girder bridge over Coney Island Creek on Brooklyn Rapid Transit RR
No longer exists

CA&E - Chicago River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1895 for Metropolitan-West Side Elevated Railroad, removed ca 1958 after the CA&E folded in 1957
Lost Pony truss bridge over Chicago River on Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad
Removed but not replaced

Centre Street Bridge (Essex County, New Jersey)
Built 1911; Road deck added after the Hudson & Manhattan moved traffic onto the Dock Bridge; Removed 1979
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Passaic River on NJ 158 & Pennsylvania Railroad
Removed but not replaced

Charlestown Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built in 1900 to replace the Charles River Bridge which opened in 1786. It carried an elevated railway until it was demolished and re-routed in 1975.
Swing through truss bridge over Charles River on N. Washington Street in Boston
Open to traffic

Charlestown Elevated - Mystic River Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1919, removed 1975
Deck girder bridge over Mystic River on Boston Elevated Railway (MBTA Orange Line)
No longer exists

CRT/BRC Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1895 for Metropolitan-West Side Elevated Railroad, removed c1958
Lost Through truss bridge over Belt Railway of Chicago on Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad
Removed but not replaced

CRT/CTA Lake Street Transfer (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1895; Route abandoned and likley removed 1964
Lost Pony plate girder bridge over Chicago Transit Authority on Chicago Rapid Transit
Removed

CTA - Ogden Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Bridge over Ogden Ave (Old Rotute 66) on CTA Pink Line
Open to traffic

CTA Blue Line - Des Plaines Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in 1959
Deck plate girder bridge over Des Plaines Ave on CTA
Open to traffic

CTA Blue Line - Eisenhower Expressway Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1959
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Eisenhower (Ike) Expy/I-290 on CTA
Open to traffic

CTA Brown Line - North Branch Chicago River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in the 1920s as a "shoo-fly", Replaced 1981
Lost Steel stringer bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Chicago Transit Authority Brown Line
Replaced by a new bridge

CTA Green Line - Englewood Rail Crossing (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1906
Pratt through truss bridge over Metra on Chicago Transit Authority
Open to traffic

CTA Green Line/IC Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1892; Closed 1982; Removed 1984
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Illinois Central Railroad on Chicago Transit Authority Green Line
Removed

CTA Green Line/Northwestern Terminal Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1909; Replaced 1998
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Metra on Chicago Transit Authority Green Line
Replaced by a new bridge

CTA Pink Line - Ogden Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Ogden Ave (Old Rotute 66) on CTA Pink Line
Open to traffic

CTA Pink Line/BOCT Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Replaced with a TPG ca. 1981
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal on Chicago Transit Authority Pink Line
Replaced by a new bridge

CTA Purple Line - Colfax Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1908
Slab bridge over Colfax Street on CTA Purple Line
Open to traffic

CTA Purple Line - Hamlin Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1908
Slab bridge over Hamlin Street on CTA Purple Line
Open to traffic

CTA Purple Line - North Shore Channel Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over North Shore Channel on Chicago Transit Authority
Open to traffic

CTA Purple Line - Ridge Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Ridge Avenue/Lincoln Street on CTA Purple Line
Open to traffic

CTA Purple Line - Simpson Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1908
Slab bridge over Simpson Street on CTA Purple Line
Open to traffic

CTA Red/Green Lines - Dan Ryan Double Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Original 'L' line built 1905. Bridge built 1961 as part of construction of Dan Ryan Expressway
Steel stringer bridge over I/90-94, CTA Red Line 'L' on CTA Green Line 'L'
Open to traffic

CTA Yellow Line - North Shore Channel Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1925
Warren deck truss bridge over North Shore Channel on Chicago Transit Authority (formerly Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee)
Open to traffic

CTA/CWI Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1907; Removed 1957
Lost Through truss bridge over Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad on Chicagoo Transit Authority
Removed

DART - Coombs Creek Bridge (Dallas County, Texas)
Built 1938
Steel stringer bridge over Coombs Creek & Coombs Creek Drive on Dallas Area Rapid Transit/BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

DART - Corinth Street Overpass (Dallas County, Texas)
Built 1932
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Corinth Street on DART RR
Open to traffic

DART - Elm Fork Trinity River Bridge (North) (Dallas County, Texas)
Warren through truss bridge over Elm Fork of the Trinity River on Railroad
Open

DART - Elm Fork Trinity River Bridge (South) (Dallas County, Texas)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Elm Fork of the Trinity River on DART
Open

DART - Ervay Street Overpass (Dallas County, Texas)
Built 1955
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Ervay Street on At & Sf/Dart Rr
Open to traffic

DART - Lamar Street Overpass (Dallas County, Texas)
Built 1952
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Lamar Street on the DART
Open to traffic

DART - TX183 Overpass (Tarrant County, Texas)
Built 1935
Steel stringer bridge over TX183 on DART
Open to traffic

DART - White Rock Creek Bridge (Dallas County, Texas)
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over White Rock Creek & White Rock Creek Trail on DART
Open to traffic

Dealey Plaza Triple Overpass (Dallas County, Texas)
Built 1936; site of JFK assassination 1963
Bridge over Main Street, Elm Street, & Commerce Street on Railroads (UP & DART)
Open to traffic

DGNO - Commerce Street Overpass (Dallas County, Texas)
Rehabilitated and expanded width, ca 2010-12
Bridge over Commerce Street on DART Blue Line
Open

Eads Bridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
Built 1869-1874 under the direction of engineer James Buchanan Eads; automobile deck closed 1989 - 2003 for rehabilitation and replacement; reopened July 4, 2003
Three-span steel arch bridge over the Mississippi River and N. Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. in downtown St. Louis
Top deck open to four lanes of traffic with a pedestrian lane, bottom deck open to two tracks of MetroLink light rail service

Lake Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1916
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Lake Street and CTA Green/Pink Lines in Chicago
Open to traffic

LIRR - Continental Avenue Overpass (Queens County, New York)
Girder bridge over Continental Avenue on Long Island Railroad
Open to traffic

LIRR - Queens Boulevard Overpass (Queens County, New York)
Built 1915
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Queens Boulevard on Long Island Railroad
Open to traffic

MBTA - Adams Street Overpass (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1911, converted to transit use 1926
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Adams Street on MBTA Red Line - Ashmont Branch
Open to traffic

MBTA - Boylston Street Overpass (Middlesex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1917; abutments date to 1885
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Boylston Street on MBTA Green Line
Open to traffic

MBTA - Dorchester Avenue Overpass (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1911, converted to transit use 1926
Steel stringer bridge over Dorchester Avenue on MBTA Red Line - Ashmont Branch
Open to traffic

MBTA - Geneva Avenue Overpass (Red Line) (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1928
Deck plate girder bridge over Geneva Avenue on MBTA Red Line - Ashmont Branch
Open to traffic

MBTA - Lechmere Viaduct (Middlesex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1910
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Charles River, Museum Way, and Charlestown Avenue on MBTA Green Line
Open to traffic

MBTA - Southampton Street Yard Overpass (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge over Track 61 (Seaport Branch) on MBTA Red Line Cabot Yard Lead
Open to traffic

Metrolink - North Skinker Boulevard Overpass (St. Louis, Missouri)
Bridge completed 1942; total cost $400,000, paid for by federal funds
Deck girder bridge over N. Skinker Blvd. on the MetroLink
Open to two tracks of MetroLink light rail service

MetroLink - Vandeventer Avenue Overpass (St. Louis, Missouri)
Built 2009
5-span concrete slab bridge over Vandeventer Avenue on the MetroLink
Open

MetroLink - Vandeventer Avenue Overpass (Old) (St. Louis, Missouri)
Original bridge at this location, a through-plate iron girder bridge originally erected in 1890, was replaced by this bridge in 1928/29
Lost Concrete rigid frame bridge over Vandeventer Ave. on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway, then Metrolink
Replaced by new bridge

Newkirk Avenue subway overpass (Kings County, New York)
Built 1907
Pony/through plate girder bridge over NYCTA on Newkirk Avenue
Open to traffic

NYCTA - 53rd Street Tunnel (New York County, New York)
Built 1932
Tunnel under East River on IND Queens Boulevard Line
Open to traffic

NYCTA - Avenue K Overpass (Kings County, New York)
Built 1906
Girder bridge over Avenue K on NYCTA
Open to traffic

NYCTA - Avenue M Overpass (Kings County, New York)
Built 1906
Girder bridge over Avenue M on NYCTA
Open to traffic

NYCTA - Avenue S Overpass (Kings County, New York)
Built 1906
Girder bridge over Avenue S on NYCTA
Open to traffic

NYCTA - Bronx River Bridge (Bronx County, New York)
Built 1916
Through truss bridge over Bronx River on NYCTA
Open to traffic

NYCTA - Concourse Tunnel (New York County, New York)
Built 1932
Tunnel under Harlem River on IND Concourse Line
Open to traffic

NYCTA - Cranberry Street Tunnel (New York County, New York)
Built 1932
Tunnel under East River on IND Eighth Avenue Line
Open to traffic

NYCTA - Culver Viaduct (Kings County, New York)
Built 1929
Truss bridge over Gowanus Canal/2nd Avenue/3rd Avenue/4th Avenue on New York City Transit Authority
Open to traffic

NYCTA - Fort George Tunnel (New York County, New York)
Built 1903
Tunnel on New York City Transit Authority
Open to traffic

NYCTA - Gravesend Neck Road Overpass (Kings County, New York)
Built 1909
Girder bridge over Gravesend Neck Road on NYCTA
Open to traffic

NYCTA - Greenpoint Tube (Queens County, New York)
Built 1932
Tunnel under Newtown Creek on New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority
Open to traffic

NYCTA - Liberty Avenue-Rockaway Transfer (Queens County, New York)
Deck plate girder bridge over Liberty Avenue, Rockaway Boulevard, 99th & 98th Streets on New York City Transit Authority
Open to traffic

NYCTA - Linden Boulevard Overpass (Queens County, New York)
Built 1939
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Linden Boulevard on Nycta Rockaway Ln
Unknown status

NYCTA - Manhattan Valley Viaduct (New York County, New York)
Built 1904
Steel arch bridge over Manhattan Valley on IRT West Side Line
Open to traffic

NYCTA - Rutgers Street Tunnel (New York County, New York)
Built 1932
Tunnel under East River on New York City Transit Authority
Open to traffic

NYCTA/Amtrak Overpass (Bronx County, New York)
Built 1916
Warren through truss bridge over Amtrak/Westchester Avenue on New York City Transit Authority
Open to traffic

Old Stillwell Avenue Bridge (Kings County, New York)
Replaced 1991
Lost Through truss bridge over Coney Island Creek on Stillwell Avenue & Trolley Tracks
Replaced by a new bridge

PATH - Downtown Hudson Tubes (New York County, New York)
Opened 1909
Tunnel under Hudson River on Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH)
Open to traffic

PATH - Hackensack River Bridge (Hudson County, New Jersey)
Built 1930
Through truss lift bridge over Hackensack River on Railroad
Open to traffic

PATH - Uptown Hudson Tubes (New York County, New York)
Opened 1908
Tunnel under Hudson River on Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH)
Open to traffic

Pencoyd Viaduct (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1918 by the former Schuylkill Valley Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad; closed 1986
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Schuylkill River built by Pennsylvania Railroad in 1918, now rail-trail bridge for bicycle/pedestrian use
Closed to rail traffic in 1986, reopened as pedestrian bridge Nov. 2015

Putnam Bridge (New York County, New York)
Built 1881; Closed 1958; Removed 1960
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Harlem River on New York & Putnam Railroad & Interborough Rapid Transit Company
Removed

Roosevelt Avenue Bridge (Queens County, New York)
Built 1927
Through truss bridge over Flushing Creek on Roosevelt Avenue
Open to traffic fixed in place

RSR/RSB Overpass (Monroe County, New York)
Through truss bridge over Rochester Subway (abandoned) on Rochester & Southern RR
Open to traffic

RTA - 92nd Street Overpass (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1915
Concrete arch bridge over E. 92nd Street on the GCRTA Railroad in Cleveland
Open to traffic

RTA - Holton Avenue Overpass (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Baltimore through truss bridge over Holton Avenue, E 90th St, Pennsylvania RR on GCRTA (formerly Shaker Heights Rapid Transit)
Open to traffic

RTA/CSX Overpass (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built ca. 1920s
Baltimore through truss bridge over McCurdy Avenue on GCRTA (formerly Shaker Heights Rapid Transit)
Open to traffic

SIR - Amboy Road Overpass (Great Kills) (Richmond County, New York)
Built 1912
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Amboy Road on Staten Island Rapid Transit
Open to traffic

SIR - Amboy Road Overpass (Pleasant Plains) (Richmond County, New York)
Built 1924
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Amboy Road on Staten Island Rapid Transit
Open to traffic

SIR - I-278 Overpass (Richmond County, New York)
Pony plate girder bridge over I-278 on Staten Island Railway
Open to traffic

SIR - Nicholas Avenue Overpass (Richmond County, New York)
Abandoned Pony/through plate girder bridge over Nicholas Avenue on Staten Island Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

SIR - Park Avenue Overpass (Richmond County, New York)
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Park Avenue on Staten Island Railroad
Derelict/abandoned