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Baltimore truss

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The Baltimore truss is a sub-type of the Pratt truss, but differs by the addition of half-length struts or ties in the top, bottom, or both parts of the panels. It was first used on the railroads in the 1870's

Rock Island Bridge (Washington County, Minnesota)
Built 1894; closed to traffic in 1999; swing span plus all but two remaining spans demolished in May 2010; two remaining spans converted into pedestrian pier, which included the addition of truss spans on Dakota side in Nov. 2010, reopened in 2011
Abandoned through truss swing bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Paul Park
Open to pedestrians

Rockbottom Bridge (1904) (Broome County, New York)
Built in 1904 by the Owego Bridge Company; removed in November 2001
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on South Street/Trolley line
Removed but not replaced

Rockfield Bridge (San Bernardino County, California)
Built 1930
Baltimore variant through truss bridge over Mojave River on Nat Trails Hwy (old US 66)
Open to traffic

Rocky River High Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1890; Removed 1911
Lost Baltimore deck truss bridge over Rocky River on Detroit Road and Lake Shore Electric Railway
Removed but not replaced

RSR/CSX Overpass (Monroe County, New York)
Built 1909
Baltimore through truss bridge over CSX/Amtrak on Rochester & Southern RR
Open to traffic

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

RTA - CSX Overpass (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1915
Baltimore through truss bridge over CSX and McCurdy Avenue on GCRTA (formerly Shaker Heights Rapid Transit)
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

Salt Creek Bridge (Seminole County, Oklahoma)
Built as a railroad bridge in 1886, rebuilt in 1947 (widened) as a road bridge.
Through truss bridge over Salt Creek on OK 9A. Originally a railroad span built in 1886, was adapted to road use and installed in 1947.
Intact but closed to all traffic

Seaman Bridge (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Baltimore Through truss bridge over Mahantango Creek on Deibler Gap Road
Closed to all traffic

Sewickley Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1911; Replaced 1981
Lost cantilever through truss bridge over Ohio River on River Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Sharon Bridge (Delaware County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1880's by the Indiana Bridge Company; destroyed in the 1913 flood.
Lost Baltimore Through truss bridge over Mississinewa River
Replaced by a new bridge

Short Line Bridge (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1902
Deck truss bridge over Mississippi River on Railroad
Open to traffic

Sixth Street Bridge (Lynchburg, Virginia)
Built 1871-72; roadway deck removed in 1944
Baltimore deck truss bridge over Blackwater Creek on Sixth Street
Unknown status: Probably lost

Skinners Falls Bridge (Wayne County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1902 by the American Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Delaware River on Skinners Falls Road (PA 1002)
Intact but closed to all traffic

SKOL - Neosho River Bridge (Oswego) (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Built 1905, West Approach Rebuilt 1962
Schaub through truss bridge over Neosho River on South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad
Open to traffic

Small Engine Rail Bridge (Clay County, Illinois)
Wooden Baltimore deck truss bridge over Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

Somerset Village Railroad Bridge (Bristol County, Massachusetts)
Closed 1932, formally abandoned 1937
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Taunton River on Dighton & Somerset Railroad
Removed but not replaced

SOO - Hurley Rail Crossing (Iron County, Wisconsin)
Built 1896
Baltimore through truss bridge over Abandoned Chicago & North Western Railway on Abandoned Soo Line Railroad
Open to pedestrians

SP - Dumbarton Bridge (Alameda County, California)
Built 1910, last used for freight 1982; acquired by San Mateo County Transit District 1994
Abandoned baltimore through truss bridge over San Francisco Bay on Caltrain
Abandoned

SP - Newark Slough Drawbridge (Alameda County, California)
Built 1910
Baltimore through truss bridge over Newark Slough on Caltrain; this is the east end of SP Dumbarton Bridge
Closed to all traffic

SP - Snodgrass Slough Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1912: Removed 1971
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Snodgrass Slough on Southern Pacific Railroad
Removed

SP/PE - West Basin Bascule Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1912; Removed 1955
Lost Warren baltimore through truss bascule bridge over West Basin/Turning Basin on Pacific Electric Railway/Southern Pacific Railroad
Removed

Sprague Street Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1899; rehabilitated 1988; replaced 2008
Lost through truss bridge over MBTA on Sprague Street in Boston
Replaced by a new bridge

ST - Backwater Bridge (Hampden County, Massachusetts)
Baltimore through truss bridge over Backwater of North Branch Chicopee River on Railroad
Open to traffic

ST - Broadway Street Overpass (Strafford County, New Hampshire)
Built 1901
Through truss bridge over Broadway Street on Pan Am Railways in Dover
Open to traffic

ST - Dead River Bridge (Androscoggin County, Maine)
Baltimore through truss bridge over Dead River on ST Rail System
Open to traffic

ST - Hoosic River Bridge #1 (Berkshire County, Massachusetts)
Baltimore through truss bridge over Hoosic River on ST/Pan Am Freight Main Line
Open to traffic

ST - Hoosic River Bridge #3 (Bennington County, Vermont)
Baltimore through truss bridge over Hoosic River on ST/Pan Am Freight Main Line
Open to traffic

ST - Merrimack River Bridge (Hooksett) (Merrimack County, New Hampshire)
Warren through truss with sub-panels bridge over Merrimack River on Pan Am Railways
Open to traffic

ST - Merrimack River Bridge (Manchester) (Hillsborough County, New Hampshire)
Warren through truss with sub-panels bridge over Merrimack River on Pan Am Railways
Open to traffic

ST - North Branch Chicopee River Bridge (Hampden County, Massachusetts)
Through truss bridge over North Branch Chicopee River on Railroad
Open to traffic

ST - Oxbow Bridge (Hampshire County, Massachusetts)
Built 1929 by the Phoenix Bridge Co.
Baltimore through truss bridge over Manhan River on Pan Am Railways Connecticut River Line
Open to traffic

ST - St.John Street Overpass (Cumberland County, Maine)
Built 1900
Double Barrel truss bridge over St John Street on Springfield Terminal Rail System in Portland
Abandoned

ST - US 1 Overpass (York County, Maine)
Built 1929
Through truss bridge over Elm Street (US 1) on Boston & Maine Railroad in Biddeford
Open to traffic

St. Charles Air Line Bridge (1919) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in 1919, original length was 260 ft. -- later shortened to 220 ft. in 1930
Baltimore through truss bascule bridge over the Chicago River on CN RR
Open to traffic

St. Helena Bridge (Livingston County, New York)
Built 1904; removed 1950 due to construction of Mt. Morris Dam downstream
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Genesee River at St. Helena
Removed but not replaced

St. Johnsville Overhead Bridge (Montgomery County, New York)
Replaced 1976
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over New York Central Railroad on Bridge Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Standing Stone Bridge (Bradford County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1908; Partial collapse 1968 and removed after that.
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Township Road 823.
Removed after 2 spans collapsed in 1968.

Stewart Avenue Bridge (1899) (Tompkins County, New York)
Built 1899; Replaced 1951
Lost Baltimore deck truss bridge over Fall Creek on Stewart Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Stones Levee Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1908 by the Interstate Building Co.; rehabilitated 1964
Through truss bridge over B&O Railroad on Stones Levee in Cleveland
Closed to all traffic

Strout Road Bridge (Warren County, Ohio)
Built by the Toledo Bridge Company in 1892, the Strout Road Bridge was lost due to neglect in 1985.
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Little Miami River on County Road 38
Replaced by new bridge

Sugar River Trail - Sugar River Bridge #3 (Sullivan County, New Hampshire)
Through truss bridge over Sugar River on Sugar River Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Sulphur Avenue Bridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
Built ca. 1925; made obsolete by new bridge in 1970
Baltimore through truss bridge over River Des Peres on Sulphur Avenue between I-44 and Manchester
Replaced by a new bridge

Susquehanna River Bridge (Chenango County, New York)
Replaced 1953
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on NY 206
Replaced by new bridge

T&OC - NYC Overpass (Lucas County, Ohio)
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over NYC Railroad on NYC Railroad
Removed

Tarkio River US 59 Bridge (Atchison County, Missouri)
Built 1923; replaced 2012
Lost through truss bridge over Tarkio River on US 59
Replaced by a new bridge

Three Way Bridge (1916) (Lewis County, New York)
Built 1916; Replaced 1964
Lost Bridge over Moose and Black Rivers
Demolished

Tioga River Bridge (Tioga County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1896 by the Owego Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1959; replaced 2000
Lost through truss bridge over Tioga River on TR 493
Replaced by new bridge

Tioughnioga River Bridge (old) (Cortland County, New York)
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Tioughnioga River on East Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Torrence Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1938; rehabilitated 2012
Vertical lift bridge over Calumet River on Torrence Avenue in Chicago
Open to traffic

Trenton Bridge (Old) (Butler County, Ohio)
Built 1881; Western span built 1897; Replaced 1965
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Great Miami River on State Street & Cincinnati & Dayton Traction Co.
Replaced by a new bridge

Tunkhannock Creek Bridge (Wyoming County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1891
Lost through truss bridge over Tunkhannock Creek on TR 416
No longer exists

Turnpike Road Bridge (Trinity County, California)
Built 1901; rehabilitated 1975
Through truss bridge over Trinity River on Turnpike Road in Lewiston
Open to traffic

Twin Bridge (Hendricks County, Indiana)
Built 1886, restored for pedestrian use in 2008
Through truss bridge over West Fork White Lick Creek on pedestrian trail
Open to pedestrians only

Unionport Road Bridge (Bronx County, New York)
Built 1906; rehabilitated 1981
Through truss bridge over Amtrak on Unionport Road in New York
Open to traffic

UP - 60th Street Rail Crossing (Douglas County, Nebraska)
Built 1907
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over old C&NW grade on Railroad (UP)
Open to traffic

UP - Clinton Bridge (West Channel) (Clinton County, Iowa)
Built 1908-9; Caught fire 1958,
Through truss swing bridge over Mississippi River on Union Pacific Railroad


UP - Delaware River Bridge (Jefferson County, Kansas)
Built 1905, Second Span Added 1926
Two-span skewed through truss railroad bridge over the Delaware River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to two-track railroad traffic

UP - Elkhorn Creek Bridge (Whiteside County, Illinois)
Collasped from Trail Deraliment in May 2005.
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge
Destroyed by collision, replaced with new bridge

UP - Muddy Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Kansas)
Built 1905
Through truss bridge over Muddy Creek on Union Pacific Railroad in Grantville
Open to traffic

UP - Stranger Creek Bridge (Linwood) (Leavenworth County, Kansas)
Built 1905
Through truss bridge over Stranger Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - West Pulga Bridge (Butte County, California)
Baltimore through truss bridge over tributary creek to North Fork Feather River on Union Pacific RR
Open to traffic

US 1/US 9 Bridge (Hudson County, New Jersey)
Built 1928
Through truss bridge over railroad tracks and streets on Truck US 1/US 9 in Jersey City
Open to traffic

US 9 Mohawk River Bridge (1914) (Albany County, New York)
Built 1914; Replaced 1957
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Mohawk River on US 9
Replaced by a new bridge

UTC - Wabash River Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
Built 1905; Removed in the 1930s
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Wabash River on Formerly Indiana Rail Road Traction(nee Indiana Union Traction)
Removed

WACR - Barre-Montpelier Winooski River Bridge (Washington County, Vermont)
Built 1932
Baltimore through truss over Winooski River on Washington County Railroad
Open, but not currently in use

WACR - Passumpsic River Bridge (Caledonia County, Vermont)
Built 1911 by Phoenix Bridge Co.
Baltimore through truss bridge over Passumpsic River on Railroad (WACR)
Open to traffic

WACR - Passumpsic River Bridge #2 (Caledonia County, Vermont)
Built 1921
Baltimore through truss bridge over Passumpsic River on Washington County Railroad
Open to traffic

WACR - Passumpsic River Bridge #3 (Caledonia County, Vermont)
Built 1911 by Phoenix Bridge Co.
Baltimore through truss bridge over Passumpsic River on Washington County Railroad
Open to traffic

WACR - Passumpsic River Bridge #4 (Caledonia County, Vermont)
Built 1914
Baltimore through truss bridge over Passumpsic River on Washington County Railroad
Open to traffic

WACR - Passumpsic River Bridge #6 (Caledonia County, Vermont)
Built 1914 by Phoenix Bridge Co.
Baltimore through truss bridge over Passumpsic River on Washington County Railroad
Open to traffic

WACR - Passumpsic River Bridge #7 (Caledonia County, Vermont)
Built 1924
Baltimore through truss bridge over Passumpsic River on Washington County Railroad
Open to traffic

WACR - Passumpsic River Bridge #8 (Caledonia County, Vermont)
Built 1924 by Boston Bridge Works; rehabilitated 1980
Baltimore through truss bridge over Passumpsic River on Washington County Railroad
Open to traffic

WACR - Waits River Bridge (Orange County, Vermont)
Baltimore through truss bridge over Waits River on Washington County Railroad
Open to traffic

WACR - Woodsville-Wells River Bridge (Grafton County, New Hampshire)
Dual layer Baltimore truss bridge built in 1903, closed to car traffic 1917, closed to trains in 2001
Pin Connected Baltimore deck & through truss bridge over Connecticut River on Railroad (WACR)
Abandoned

Walnut Street Bridge (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1890; Streetcar traffic begins 1894; Rehabilitated in 1911 by Phoenix Bridge Co.; Streetcar traffic ends 1936; Closed 1972 due to damage from Hurricane Agnes; Several spans destroyed by ice jam 1996
Through truss bridge over Susquehanna River, (east channel) in Harrisburg
Open to pedestrians

Walnut Street Bridge (Chemung County, New York)
Lost to Hurricane Agnes flooding in 1972
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Chemung River on Walnut Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Walton Road Bridge (Berrien County, Michigan)
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over St.Joseph River on River Street
Demolished

Warfleigh Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1880's
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over West Fork White River on 64th Street
Removed but not replaced

Washington Street Bridge (1893) (New Castle County, Delaware)
Built 1893; Replaced 1921
Lost Baltimore deck truss bridge over Brandywine Creek on Washington Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Washington Street Bridge (Old) (Delaware County, Indiana)
Built 1887; Replaced 1930
Lost Baltimore Through truss bridge over White River (West Fork) on Washington Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Washita River Bridge (Grady County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Washita River on former Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (now UP)
Open to traffic

Watauga River Wilbur Dam Rd Bridge (Carter County, Tennessee)
Built 1942
Four-span deck truss bridge over Watauga River on Wilbur Dam Rd (CR 2688)
Open to traffic

Weedsport Bridge (Cayuga County, New York)
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Seneca River on NY34
Replaced by a new bridge

West Avenue Bridge (Mahoning County, Ohio)
Built 1929; closed to traffic in 1997
Through truss bridge over Mahoning River on West Avenue in Youngstown
Closed to all traffic

Western Gateway Trail - Siemens Rail Crossing (Gogebic County, Michigan)
Built 1896
Baltimore through truss bridge over Gogebic County Trail #2 on Western Gateway Trail
Open to pedestrians only

WLE - Chartiers Creek Bridge #3 (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Deck truss bridge over Chartiers Creek, Pennsylvania Industrial Railroad (formerly P&WV RR) on Wheeling & Lake Erie (Nee PRR)
Open to traffic

WM - 21st Bridge (Allegany County, Maryland)
Through truss bridge over CSX Transportation (former Baltimore & Ohio) and 21st Bridge Road on former Western Maryland Railway
Closed to all traffic

WM - C&O Canal Bridge #4 (Allegany County, Maryland)
Built 1905
Abandoned Baltimore through truss bridge over Chesapeake and Ohio Canal & Towpath on Western Maryland West Subdivision
Derelict/abandoned

WM - Low Line Crossing (Morgan County, West Virginia)
Built 1906 by the Pennsylvania Steel Co.
Abandoned baltimore through truss bridge over Low Line Road (fmr B&O Low Line) on Western Maryland West Subdivision
Derelict/abandoned

WMSR/GAP - Alt US 40 Overpass (Allegany County, Maryland)
Built 1910 ca
Through truss bridge over Alt US 40 on WMRR
Open to trains and pedestrians

Wood Road Bridge (Steuben County, New York)
Built 1897; rehabilitated 2004
Pin-connected Baltimore through truss bridge over Cohocton River on Wood Road
Open to traffic

WS/NYC Overpass (Monroe County, New York)
Removed between 1951 and 1969
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over New York Central Railroad on West Shore Railroad
Removed but not replaced