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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 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 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.

TPW - Tippecanoe River Bridge (Pulaski County, Indiana)
Abandoned 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 Monterey

Tributary of the Little Embarrass Bridge (Coles County, Illinois)
Original bridge believed to be constructed in 1917
Timber stringer bridge over Tributary of the Little Embarrass
Intact but closed to all traffic

Turkey Creek Bridge (Dickinson County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss bridge over Turkey Creek, 4.0 mi. west and 3.0 mi. north of Navarre

Unknown Little Brazos River Bridge (Robertson County, Texas)
Built 1900
Abandoned bridge over Little Brazos River

UP - Tennessee Pass Tunnel (Eagle County, Colorado)
Built 1945; unused since 1997
Railroad tunnel under Tennessee Pass north of Leadville on closed Union Pacific RR
Embargoed (unused but technically open)

UP/NP - Gauntlet Bridge (Yakima County, Washington)
Built 1922
Through truss bridge over Yakima River on Union Pacific Railroad/ Northern Pacific Railroad
Currently 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 alignment
Closed to all traffic

US 60 Salt River Bridge (Gila County, Arizona)
Built 1934
Steel arch bridge over Salt River on US 60
Intact, but bypassed by new bridge

Veale Creek IN 257 Bridge (Daviess County, Indiana)
Built 1938; rehabilitated 1977
Pony truss bridge over Veale Creek on IN 257
Replaced 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 bridge
Pratt Through truss bridge over Horse Creek on Abandoned Wabash Railroad
Intact 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 bridge
Concrete culvert bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
Intact 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 bridge
Deck plate girder bridge over S. Fork Vermillion River on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
Intact but closed to all traffic

Walnut Creek Bridge (McClain County, Oklahoma)
Built 1913
Through truss bridge over Walnut Creek on N3070 in Cole
Replaced by a new bridge

Watervale Road Bridge (Harford County, Maryland)
Built 1900; rehabilitated 1976, supplemental Bailey trusses added 2009, removed 2015
Pony truss bridge over Winters Run on Watervale Road in Bel Air North
Preserved 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 Forsyth
Open to two-lane traffic

WM - Spring Garden Swingbridge (Baltimore, Maryland)
Built 1903, abandoned 1980s
Abandoned through truss swing bridge over Spring Garden Channel, Patapsco River on former Western Maryland Railway

Woolsey Bridge (Washington County, Arkansas)
Built 1925; Moved to new location 2017
Two-span through truss bridge over West Fork White River on CR 35
Moved to new location