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Looking For A Pedestrian or Light Vehicular Bridge?
Whether you are a park, trail organization, college, city, or private landowner, you want your property to be something unique and special. Why settle for a boring, dull pre-fabricated pedestrian bridge when you can get a beautiful historic bridge to do the same thing? Often, a when slated for replacement, historic bridges will be made available for acquisition by a third party. These bridges normally can be acquired free of charge, so use the money you were going to put toward buying that ugly pre-fabricated bridge and instead use it to relocate/restore the historic bridge.
See a bridge you think you might want to acquire? Contact the owner agency, which is listed in the Categories section at the bottom of the bridge's page on BridgeHunter for more information. Not sure how to restore a bridge? Post a question on BridgeHunter.com and someone will get in touch with you. Note: these bridges will likely be demolished if nobody acquires them.
In addition to the list that BridgeHunter.com maintains below, the Historic Bridge Foundation actively maintains a list of all known websites marketing bridges. Click the link below to view their page of available bridges.
(Oregon County, Missouri)Built 1930 by M.S. Cartter & Co. of St. LouisThrough truss bridge over the BNSF railroad and Two Mile Creek on MO 19/Business US 63 in ThayerOpen to two-lane traffic
Third Street Bridge
(Dallas County, Texas)Built 1935; rehabilitated 1995Pony truss bridge over Keller Branch on Third Street in LancasterClosed
(Sullivan County, Tennessee)Built in 1898 to replace an existing bridge, road later designated as State Highway 37, closed in 1971 when new State Highway 394 bridge was built upstream, Thomas Bridge barricaded and left intact.Pratt through truss bridge over Beaver CreekClosed to all traffic
Thompson Creek Bridge
(Mercer County, Kentucky)Built At Unknown Date. Either Relocated Or Reconstructed in 1935.Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Thompson Creek on Central PikeReplaced by a new bridge
Tow Path Road Bridge Mont Clare, PA
(Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)Originally built to carry the Pennsylvania Railrods Schuylkill Division line that ran from Philadephia to Pottsville, PAConcrete through arch bridge over Norfolk Southenr (Former Pensylvania Railroad) Closed to all traffic
TP&W - Cottonwood Creek Bridge
(Cass County, Indiana)Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Cottonwood Creek on Toledo Peoria and Western Railroad(nee Chicago and Logansport, Chicago Great Eastern, PCCST&L aka Panhandle, Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central, Conrail, Winamac Southern Railway)Open to traffic
TP&W - Paw Paw Creek Bridge
(Cass County, Indiana)This was part of the Pennsylvania Railroads main line from Chicago to Columbus or Cincinnati, as well as their state line division to Effner to connect with the TP&W at the Illinois state line. Second track abandoned in early 1980's.Steel stringer bridge over Paw Paw Creek that flows into France Park(former France Stone Company quarry, now Cass County Park) on Toledo Peoria and Western Railroad(nee Penn Central, Pennsylvania Railroad and Panhandle Railroad, Chicago Great EasternOpen to traffic on one side. Formerly Doubletracked.
TPW - Tippecanoe River Bridge
(Pulaski County, Indiana)Abandoned lattice through truss bridge over Tippecanoe River on Former Toledo, Peoria, and Western(nee JK Lines, Tippecanoe RR, Erie Western, Erie Lackawanna, Erie, Chicago and Great Atlantic Railroads) in MontereyAbandoned
Tributary of the Little Embarrass Bridge
(Coles County, Illinois)Original bridge believed to be constructed in 1917Timber stringer bridge over Tributary of the Little EmbarrassIntact but closed to all traffic
Turkey Creek Bridge
(Dickinson County, Kansas)Built ca. 1910Pony truss bridge over Turkey Creek, 4.0 mi. west and 3.0 mi. north of NavarreClosed
UP - Tennessee Pass Tunnel
(Eagle County, Colorado)Built 1945; unused since 1997Railroad tunnel under Tennessee Pass north of Leadville on closed Union Pacific RREmbargoed (unused but technically open)
UP/NP - Gauntlet Bridge
(Yakima County, Washington)Built 1922Through truss bridge over Yakima River on Union Pacific Railroad/ Northern Pacific RailroadCurrently abandonded
US 24 (OLD) Cottonwood Creek bridge
(Cass County, Indiana)Bridge is on former alignment of US 24. Currently used by utility companies for access to poles.Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Cottonwood Creek on former section of US 24 on different alignmentClosed to all traffic
US 60 Salt River Bridge
(Gila County, Arizona)Built 1934Steel arch bridge over Salt River on US 60Intact, but bypassed by new bridge
Veale Creek IN 257 Bridge
(Daviess County, Indiana)Built 1938; rehabilitated 1977Pony truss bridge over Veale Creek on IN 257Replaced by a new bridge and stored by the state for 10 years.
Wabash - Horse Creek Bridge
(Will County, Illinois)Original 518' pile trestle at this location built 1883-1884; replaced 1903 with this bridgePratt Through truss bridge over Horse Creek on Abandoned Wabash RailroadIntact but closed to all traffic
Wabash Railroad Bridge #1254
(Livingston County, Illinois)Original 32' frame trestle bridge at this location built 1879; rebuilt 1931 with this bridgeConcrete culvert bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash, later N&W, later NS RailwayIntact but closed to all traffic
Wabash Railroad Bridge #1255
(Livingston County, Illinois)Original 159' pile trestle bridge at this location built 1879; rebuilt 1929 with this bridgeDeck plate girder bridge over S. Fork Vermillion River on Wabash, later N&W, later NS RailwayIntact but closed to all traffic
Walnut Creek Bridge
(McClain County, Oklahoma)Built 1913Through truss bridge over Walnut Creek on N3070 in ColeReplaced by a new bridge
Watervale Road Bridge
(Harford County, Maryland)Built 1900; rehabilitated 1976, supplemental Bailey trusses added 2009, removed 2015Pony truss bridge over Winters Run on Watervale Road in Bel Air NorthPreserved in park
Weisenberger Mill Bridge
(Woodford County, Kentucky)A date in the concrete near the bridge says February 1932. The bridge replaced a covered bridge.Pony truss bridge over South Elkhorn Creek on Weisenberger Mill Road in Midway, Kentucky.Intact but closed to all traffic, scheduled to be replaced soon.
White River MO 76 Bridge
(Taney County, Missouri)Built 1953 to cross the new Bull Shoals Lake. The dam for the lake was completed in 1951.Five-span through truss bridge over White River (Bull Shoals Lake) on MO 76 near ForsythOpen to two-lane traffic
WM - Spring Garden Swingbridge
(Baltimore, Maryland)Built 1903, abandoned 1980sAbandoned through truss swing bridge over Spring Garden Channel, Patapsco River on former Western Maryland RailwayDerelict/abandoned
(Washington County, Arkansas)Built 1925; Moved to new location 2017Two-span through truss bridge over West Fork White River on CR 35Moved to new location