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Camelback truss

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The Camelback truss is a sub-type of Parker truss, which is a sub-type of a Pratt truss. While some refer to any truss with a curved or polygon top chord as a camelback, the more strict definition is a Pratt truss with a polygonal top chord consisting of exactly five segments. While it is possible for a camelback truss to be used in building a pony or deck truss, it is by far most common as a through truss.


"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

14 Mile Road Bridge (Calhoun County, Michigan)
Built 1906; Replace 1994
Lost Pony truss bridge over St Joseph River on 14 Mile Road
Replaced by a new bridge

18th Street Bridge (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Built 1931; rehabilitated 1980; Demolished at 7:30AM on September 09, 2005
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Cedar River on West 18th Street in Waterloo
Replaced

55th Avenue Bridge (Warren County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1950
Riveted Camelback Pratt through truss bridge over Middle River on 55th Avenue
Open to traffic

Adams Street Swing Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1889 to replace earlier 1869 swing bridge; replaced 1927
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Chicago River (south branch) on Adams Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Airport Highway Bridge (Sullivan County, Tennessee)
(Main design: Camelback through truss)
Built 1938, closed 2010, demolished 2011
Lost camelback through truss bridge over South Fork Holston River on State Highway 75
Demolished, replaced by concrete tee-beam bridge

Akron Bridge (Plymouth County, Iowa)
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Alaska - Placer River Bridge (Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska)
Camelback through truss bridge over Placer River on Alaska Railroad
Open to traffic

Albany Bridge (Delaware County, Indiana)
Built 1905; rehabilitated 1985
Through truss bridge over Mississinewa River on CR 800 East
In storage or disassembled

Allenville Bridge (Cape Girardeau County, Missouri)
Built 1918 using a relocated span; destroyed by an overweight tractor April 14, 1977; eventually replaced by a concrete bridge in 1980
Lost through truss bridge over the Diversion Channel just south of Allenville on CR 238, just off Route N
Collapsed

ALY - Allegheny River Bridge (Warren County, Pennsylvania)
Through truss bridge over Allegheny River on Railroad


Antioch Bridge (Old) (Contra Costa County, California)
Built 1926; Replaced 1978
K- through truss bridge over San Joaquin River on Route 160 Antioch Bridge former Victory
Replaced by a new bridge

Antoine Bridge (Pike County, Arkansas)
Lost through truss bridge over Antoine River on AR 26 near Antoine
Replaced in 1953 by a new bridge

Asheville Highway French Broad Bridge #1 (Cocke County, Tennessee)
(Main design: Polygonal Warren through truss)
Built 1932, demolished 2010
Lost four-span combination Warren through truss bridge sequence over French Broad River on U.S. 25-70 at Bridgeport (State Highway 9). Scheduled to be replaced by concrete deck bridge being built beside it
Bridge has been demolished, new bridge built beside it.

Barkers Creek Road Bridge (Jackson County, North Carolina)
Built 1920 by the Owego Bridge Co.
Camelback through truss bridge over Tuckasegee River on Formerly SR-1392
Closed to all traffic; Bypassed by new bridge

Bayou Pierre Bridge (Claiborne County, Mississippi)
Bypassed by new bridge in 1983
Abandoned through truss bridge over Bayou Pierre on former Carlisle Lane
Abandoned

Bear Creek Bridge (Logan County, Oklahoma)
Built ca. 1920; bypassed 2003
Camelback through truss bridge over Bear Creek on N3210
Bypassed in 2003

Bennington Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Proposed 1900; Built ?; Removed ?
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Swan No. 1
Removed

Bernal Avenue Bridge (Alameda County, California)
Built 1941
Through truss bridge over Arroyo De La Laguna on Bernal Avenue in Pleasanton
Open to traffic

Berrien Springs Bridge (Berrien County, Michigan)
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over St. Joseph River on Terre Coupe Road (Now Ferry Street)
Replaced by a new bridge

Berry Bridge (Green County, Kentucky)
built 1908 and deemed unsafe in 1981
Abandoned Camelback through truss bridge over green river on old ferry road
Abandoned

Berry Hill Bridge (Rockingham County, North Carolina)
Built 1914 by the Virginia Bridge Co.; replaced circa 1991
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Dan River on Formerly NC-1761 & VA-880
Replaced by new bridge

Big Blue River Bridge (Shelby County, Indiana)
Built ca.1910;replaced 1992
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Big Blue River on CR 175 E
New bridge built upstream on a new alignment, but bridge removed.

Big Bull Creek Bridge (Miami County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1910, replaced 2000
Lost through truss bridge over Big Bull Creek on 287th Street, north of Paola
replaced by a new bridge

Big Creek Bridge (Nowata County, Oklahoma)
Built ca. 1930, yeah thats what the documentation says, but it appears to be much, much older. Look at the slender chords, and tiny pin-connections.
Through truss bridge over Big Creek on N4190 Rd.
Closed to all traffic

Big Walnut Creek Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1900; replaced 1992
Lost through truss bridge over Big Walnut Creek on CR 850 S
Replaced by new bridge

Black River Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)
Built 1892 by the Toledo Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Black River on Griffin Road
Open to traffic

Blue Island Yard Bridges (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in 1935, rebuit in 1964-65
5 different Camelback Pratt through truss bridges on several different railroads crossing Cal Sag Channel
4 wider spans still in use by railroad, a 5th narrower span not used at this time

BNSF - Brazos River Bridge (Near Clay) (Brazos County, Texas)
Through truss bridge over Brazos River on Railroad
Open to traffic

BNSF - Plattsmouth Rail Bridge (New) (Cass County, Nebraska)
Built 2013
Camelback through truss bridge over Missouri River on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

Boeuf River LA 132 Bridge (Richland Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1926 over Bayou D'Arbonne in Union Parish; relocated here in 1966
Through truss bridge over Boeuf River on LA 132
Open to traffic

Boyd Bridge (Decatur County, Indiana)
Built 1915 by the Pan American Bridge Co. over Sand Creek on CR 700S; relocated in 2006
Relocated through truss bridge in Greensburg city park
Open to pedestrians only

Boyleston Bridge (Henry County, Iowa)
Built 1896; Replaced 1986
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Skunk River on Lexington Avenue in Jackson Township
Replaced by new bridge

Bridge Street Bridge (Montgomery County, Ohio)
Built 1926 by the Central States Bridge & Structural Co. of Indianapolis; rehabilitated 1948
Lost through truss bridge on Bridge Street in Dayton
Bridge has been demolished.

Brooksburg Bridge (Jefferson County, Indiana)
Built in 1894 by the Indiana Bridge Company
Abandoned camelback through truss bridge over Indian-Kentuck Creek
Abandoned

Bryant Station Bridge (Milam County, Texas)
Built 1909; bypassed by a new bridge in 2002
Bypassed through truss bridge over Little River on CR 106
Bypassed by new bridge.

Bull Creek Bridge (Wayne County, West Virginia)
Built before 1925; rehabilitated 1994
Through truss bridge over Bull Creek on CR 52/29
Open to traffic

Bull Run Bridge (Clackamas County, Oregon)
Built in 1894 in Portland. Moved to current location in 1926
Pennsylvania-Petit through truss bridge over Bull Run River on Bull Run Road
Open to traffic

Butler Bridge (Carbon County, Wyoming)
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1960
Through truss bridge over North Platte River on CN6-203
Open to traffic

Buttes Bridge (El Paso County, Colorado)
Built 1921; Replaced 1989
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Fountain Creek on Pueblo Road
Replaced by a new bridge

CA49 Bagby Bridge (Old) (Mariposa County, California)
Built ca. 1922; Replaced 1966
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Merced River on CA 49
Replaced by a new bridge

Canal Rd./Shenango River Bridge (Mercer County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1897 by Penn Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Shenango River on TR 388 (Canal Road) in Sharpsville
Closed to all traffic

Caneadea Camelback Bridge (Allegany County, New York)
Built 1903
Camelback Parker Truss Iron Bridge over Genesee River on East Hill Rd.
Closed

Caney Fork River Bridge (Smith County, Tennessee)
Built 1904 by chicago bridge co. for two farmers for a toll bridge, sold to county in 1927 for $12,000, abandoned Jan 1973
Through truss bridge over Caney Fork River on former Lebanon-Cookeville Road.
Closed to all traffic

Carbella Bridge (Park County, Montana)
Built 1918
Camelback through truss bridge over Yellowstone River on CR 301 (Tom Miner Creek Road)
Open to traffic

Carey's Ford Bridge (Miami County, Kansas)
Built 1909 by the Kansas City Bridge Co.; made obsolete by new bridge 2008, but remains open to traffic.
Through truss bridge over Marais Des Cygnes River on 335th Street, southeast of Stanton
Open to traffic

CBR - Siuslaw River Bridge No. 5 (Lane County, Oregon)
Camelback Pratt through truss bridge over Siuslaw River on Coos Bay Rail Link (CBR)
Open to traffic

Cedar Grove Bridge (Franklin County, Indiana)
Built 1914; rehabilitated 1978; Closed Sept. 3, 1999; Demolished Feb. 17, 2016
Lost through truss bridge over Whitewater River on former IN 1 in Cedar Grove
This bridge was demolished 02/17/2016.

Center Street Bridge (Old) (Penobscot County, Maine)
Lost Through truss bridge over Penobscot River on Center Street (US Route 2)
Replaced by a new bridge

Centerville Bridge (Old) (Boone County, Iowa)
Built 1922; Replaced 1980
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Des Moines River on 188th Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Chaonia Bridge (Wayne County, Missouri)
Built 1905-06 by the Vincennes Bridge Co. for a cost of $2,849
Lost through truss bridge over St. Francis River (now Lake Wappapello) near Chaonia Landing
Destroyed during the creation of Lake Wappapello

Cherry Lane Bridge (Nez Perce County, Idaho)
(Main design: Pennsylvania through truss)
Built 1919; rehabilitated 1978
Through truss bridge over Clearwater River on Cherry Lane
Open to traffic

Chinquapin Rd. Bridge (Sangamon County, Illinois)
Abandoned Camelback through truss bridge on Chinquapin Rd.
Derelict/abandoned

Chisholm Road Bridge (St. Lawrence County, New York)
Lost truss bridge over Oswegatchie River on Chisholm Road
No longer exists

Chissonís Mill Bridge (Perry County, Tennessee)
Built 1915 by the Vincennes Bridge Co.; Bypassed by a new bridge in 1962
Abandoned camelback through truss bridge over Buffalo River on Jones Hollow Road in Lobelville
Abandoned

Clarkton Bridge (Halifax County, Virginia)
Built 1901-02 by the Virginia Bridge & Iron Co.; closed to vehicles in 1998; rehabilitated as a pedestrian bridge in 2005
Two-span through truss bridge over Staunton River on Route 620, near Clarkton
Closed

Clear Creek Bridge (Nemaha County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1930; rehabilitated 1970
Camelback Parker pony truss bridge over Clear Creek, 6.5 mi. north and 0.5 mi. west of Baileyville
Open to traffic

Clear Fork Bridge (Whitley County, Kentucky)
Built 1917
Lost through truss bridge over Clear Fork on KY 1804
Removed and replaced

Colbert Bridge (3rd) (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Built 1915; Main span destroyed by gas pipeline fire & remainder demolished 1961
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Red River of the South on Toll Bridge Road
Destroyed by fire & demolished

CRCX - Point No Point Bridge (Hudson County, New Jersey)
Camelback through truss bridge over Passaic River on Conrail Shared Assets Operations (formerly Pennsylvania RR)
Open to traffic

Crooked Creek AR 14 Bridge (Marion County, Arkansas)
Lost through truss over Crooked Creek on AR 14 in Yellville
Replaced by a new bridge in 1959

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

CSX - "Big Sandy Junction" Bridge (Boyd County, Kentucky)
Warren through truss (Camelback designed) bridges over Big Sandy River on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic

CSX - Cumberland Bypass Bridge (Davidson County, Tennessee)
(Main design: Camelback through truss)
Built as a spur of the main line of the old Louisville & Nashville Railroad, to bypass the Union Station downtown
One Camelback through truss and 3 Warren through trusses over the Cumberland River on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic

CSX - Cumberland Swing Bridge (Davidson County, Tennessee)
Built 1931
Camelback through truss bridge over Cumberland River on CSX Railroad in downtown Nashville
Open to traffic

CSX - Kentucky River Bridge (Clark County, Kentucky)
Camelback through truss bridge over Kentucky River on CSX Railroad


CSX - Lower Maumee River Swing Bridge (Lucas County, Ohio)
Built 1900-1903
Camelback through truss bridge over Maumee River on CSX RR
Open to traffic

CSX - Northern Route Bridge (Vigo County, Indiana)
(Main design: Warren through truss)
Built around 1900 for NYC railroad, now carries CSX Transportation and Conrail Shared Assets traffic
Warren through truss bridge over Wabash River on CSX Transportation
Open to traffic

CSX Tellico Lake Railroad Bridge (Monroe County, Tennessee)
Raised in 1975 for impoundment of the Tellico Dam
Camelback through truss bridge over Little Tennessee River (Tellico Lake) on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic

CSX/NS - Tennessee River Drawbridge (Decatur) (Limestone County, Alabama)
Vertical Lift Drawbridge over Tennessee River in Decatur
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

Deacon Mesmer Bridge (Shelby County, Missouri)
Built 1899; later relocated here
Camelback through truss bridge over South Fabius River on CR 166/310th Lane
Open to one-lane traffic on a minimal-maintenance road

Deep River Bridge (Chatham County, North Carolina)
Built 1910
Camelback through truss bridge over Deep River on NC 2153
Open to pedestrians only

Dodd Ford Bridge (Blue Earth County, Minnesota)
Built 1901 by L.H. Johnson; rehabilitated in 2015-16
Through truss bridge over Blue Earth River on CR 147
Rehabilitated and reopened to traffic

Duboistown Bridge (Lycoming County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1922-23; replaced 2012
Lost through truss bridge over West Branch Susquehanna River on PA 2064 (Arch Street) in Williamsport
Replaced by a new bridge

Dumas Ferry Bridge (Anson County, North Carolina)
Built 1933; replaced and deomolished 1981
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Pee Dee River on NC 109
Replaced by a new bridge

Durand Swing Bridge (Pepin County, Wisconsin)
(Main design: Baltimore through truss)
Built 1902; Replaced 1941
Baltimore through truss swing bridge over Chipewa River on State Route 10 Walcot Street
Replaced by a new bridge

East Fork Greenbrier River Bridge (Pocahontas County, West Virginia)
Built 1895
Through truss bridge over East Fork Greenbrier River on CR 250/2 in Durbin
Open to traffic

East Fork Little Barren River Bridge (Metcalfe County, Kentucky)
Built 1911
Through truss bridge over East Fork Little Barren River on Mosby Ridge Road
Open to traffic

Eddiceton Bridge (Franklin County, Mississippi)
Built 1909
Through truss bridge over Homochitto River on Burris Road
Bridge open under cross-at-your-own-risk policy

Eldorado Bridge (Fayette County, Iowa)
Built 1899
Through truss bridge over Turkey River on State Street
Closed to all traffic

Escalante Canyon Bridge (Delta County, Colorado)
Originally built 1890 at Delta by the Bullen Bridge Co. Relocated 1908 to cross the Gunnison at Read. Damaged by flooding and relocated ca. 1938 to Escalante Canyon. Replaced 1993.
Lost two-span through truss bridge over the Gunnison River on CR 650
Replaced by modern bridge

Etter Bridge (Dakota County, Minnesota)
Built 1914-15; replaced 1996
Lost through truss bridge over Vermillion River on CSAH 68
Replaced by new bridge

Fanning Springs Bridge (Dixie County, Florida)
Built 1934; replaced 1987
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Suwannee River on former U.S. 19
Replaced by new bridge

Fawcett Road Bridge (Adams County, Ohio)
Built 1908; rehabilitated 1998
Lost through truss bridge over Ohio Brush Creek on Fawcett Road (CR 6)
Bridge has been replaced by a modern pony truss bridge.

First Doniphan Bridge (Ripley County, Missouri)
Built 1898 by the St. Louis Bridge & Iron Co. for $7870; replaced 1928 by a new truss bridge
Lost two-span through truss bridge over Current River at Doniphan
No longer exists

First Water Creek Bridge (Maricopa County, Arizona)
Built 1924; rehabilitated 1969
Through truss bridge over First Water Creek on AZ 88
Open to traffic

Five Points Bridge (Wells County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1910; rehabilitated 1980
Through truss bridge over Salamonie River on CR 1100 South
Open to traffic

Florida Road Bridge (Hamilton County, Indiana)
Built ca.1915; replaced in 1990
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Fall Creek on Florida Road (153rd St)
Replaced by new bridge

Forest Avenue Bridge (Daviess County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1910, probably by the Dildine Bridge Co.
Camelback through truss bridge over Sampson Creek on Forest Avenue (CR 329)
Open to traffic

Forest Avenue Bridge (Dallas County, Texas)
Constructed in 1915, Bypassed in 1952, Demolished in 1955
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Trinity River on Forest Avenue Road
Demolished

Fox Trail Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Built 1935
Through truss bridge over Middle River on CR G47 (Fox Trail)
Open to traffic

Freeman's Bridge (Old) (Schenectady County, New York)
Built 1917; Replaced 1985
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Mohawk River on Freeman's Bridge Road/Erie Boulevard
Replaced by a new bridge

Freestone Road Bridge (Rowan County, Kentucky)
Built 1921 by HIPCO
Through truss bridge over Triplett Creek on Freestone Road (Old US 60)
Closed to all traffic

Frumet Bridge (Jefferson County, Missouri)
Made obsolete by a new bridge on Route H in 1962 or earlier
Abandoned through truss bridge over Big River west of Frumet, visible from Route H
Abandoned with deck missing

Gage Junction Bridge (Randolph County, Illinois)
Built 1976
Through truss railroad bridge over the Kaskaskia River just above the Lock and Dam northwest of Chester
Still in use

GAP - Keystone Viaduct (Somerset County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Railroad (CSX), Glade City Road, & Flaugherty Creek on Great Allegheny Passage
Open to pedestrians only

Gateway Trail - Manning Avenue Overpass (Washington County, Minnesota)
Built 1877, restored & re-opened in a new location 2011
Camelback through truss bridge over Manning Avenue on Gateway Trail
This bridge was opened to bicycles, pedestrians, and horses in November 2011.

Glenwood Bridge (Pike County, Arkansas)
Lost two-span through truss bridge over Caddo River on US 70 at Glenwood
No longer exists

Grand River Bridge (Gentry County, Missouri)
Rehabilitated 1979; demolished between 1996-2000 and traffic rerouted to adjacent former railroad bridge
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Grand River on Ball Ford Trail (CR 182)
No longer exists