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Parker truss

The Parker truss is named after Charles H. Parker who patented the design on February 22, 1870. It is a variation of a Pratt truss but differs from the Pratt in that the top and bottom chord are not parallel. It seems initially Parker used a curved top chord, but later it was simplified to use a polygonal, or series of straight sections not in a line forming an approximate curve. The Parker uses less material than an equivalent Pratt, but is a bit more complex to build. Sub-types of the Parker truss with their own name are the camelback and the Pennsylvania. The Parker truss in bridge construction is most commonly a through truss, but can also be a pony truss or a deck truss.


150th Street Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Built 1920 to replace a lost bridge on the Lincoln Highway, moved here in 1952; rehabilitated 1974
Through truss bridge over South Skunk River on 150th Street
Open to traffic

170th Street Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Built 1939
Through truss bridge over South Skunk River on 170th Street
Open to traffic

18th Street Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Replaced 1936
Parker through truss over Raccoon River on 18th Street (Now renamed Fleur Drive.)
Replaced by a new bridge

265th Street Bridge (Butler County, Iowa)
Built 1955
Parker Pony truss bridge over Freddeke Creek on 265th Street
Open to traffic

26th Street Bridge (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1988
2 span through truss bridge over Southern Rr on 26th St in East Saint Louis
Open to traffic

3 Mile Bridge Road Bridge (Washington County, Vermont)
Built 1928 by the Palmer Steel Co; Rehabilitated and approach span removed 1991
Parker through truss bridge over Winooski River on 3 Mile Bridge Road
Open to traffic

36th Street Bridge (Allegan County, Michigan)
Replaced 1987
Lost Parker pony truss bridge over Rabbit River on 36th Street in Salem Township
Replaced by new bridge

A&NM - Gila River Bridge (Coconino County, Arizona)
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Gila River on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Abandoned KCS - Kansas River Bridge (Wyandotte County, Kansas)
Built 1907; abandoned 1983
Abandoned three-span through truss bridge over Kansas River on the former Kansas City Southern Railway, south of James Street
Closed to all traffic

Abbotts Creek Bridge (Davidson County, North Carolina)
Built 1927 by the Virginia Bridge Co.; replaced 1985
Lost Parker truss bridge over Abbotts Creek (High Rock Lake) on NC-2294
Lost circa 1985

Access Road Kill Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Kansas)
Parker pony truss bridge over Kill Creek on Access Road/Spoon Creek Road
Open to traffic but appears to have controlled access

Acosta Bridge (Old) (Duval County, Florida)
Built 1921; Replaced 1991
Lost Parker through truss bridge over St Johns River on State Route 13
Replaced by a new bridge

Airy Street Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Replaced 1977
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Markley Street, Stony Creek, and railroad tracks on W. Airy Street (SR 3009)
Replaced by new bridge

Albert Lea Viaduct (Freeborn County, Minnesota)
Built 1934 by A. Guthrie & Co. of Minneapolis; replaced 2001
Lost two-span through truss bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks on MN 13 in Albert Lea
Replaced by modern bridge

Aldrich Change Bridge (Wayne County, New York)
Built 1858 to span the Erie Canal at Rochester; relocated 1880 to Palmyra; sold to farmer and relocated to cross Ganargua Creek; collapsed 1996; relocated and restored in Palmyra 2002-03
Parker pony truss bridge relocated and preserved at Aqueduct Park in Palmyra
Open to pedestrians

Allegheny River Bridge (Warren County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1933; rehabilitated 1978, 2002
Through truss bridge over Allegheny River on PA 127 (Buckingham Street) in Tidioute
Open to traffic

Allegheny River Bridge (Cattaraugus County, New York)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Allegheny River on 9 Mile Road
Abandoned

Alum Creek TR 222 (Green Rd.) Bridge (Morrow County, Ohio)
Built 1906 by the Capitol Construction Co. of Columbus, Oh.; rehabilitated 1989
Pony truss bridge over Alum Creek on TR 222 (Green Rd.)
Open to traffic

American River H Street Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1992
Through truss bridge over American River on H Street in Sacramento
Open to traffic

Amory Road Bridge (Old) (Monroe County, Mississippi)
Parker through truss bridge over Tombigbee River
No longer exists

Amtrak - Groton Bridge (New London County, Connecticut)
(Main design: Warren through truss)
Built 1919 by the American Bridge Co. as a bascule bridge; draw span replaced by vertical lift in 2008
Vertical-lift through truss bridge over Thames River on Northeast Corridor (Amtrak)
Open to traffic

AN - Apalachicola River Bridge (Franklin County, Florida)
Built 1906
Parker through truss bridge over Apalachicola River on Apalachicola Northern RR
Open to traffic

Animas River Bridge (San Juan County, New Mexico)
Built 1929
Through truss bridge over Animas River on Business NM 516 in Aztec
Open to traffic

Ann Street Bridge (Kent County, Michigan)
Built 1908
Parker through truss bridge over Grand River on Ann Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Annapolis Road Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Built 1920; rehabilitated 1971
Parker Through truss bridge over Gualala River (Clark Xing) on Annapolis Road
Open to traffic

Applegate Bridge (Jackson County, Oregon)
Built 1934
Parker through truss bridge over Applegate River on OR 238
Open to traffic

Applegate River Bridge (Josephine County, Oregon)
Built 1935, Replaced 2004
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Applegate River on OR 238 in Murphy
Replaced by a steel plate girder bridge in 2004

Arch Street Bridge (Passaic County, New Jersey)
Built 1905; rehabilitated 1997
Through truss bridge over Passaic River on Arch Street in Paterson
Open to traffic

Arkadelphia Bridge (Clark County, Arkansas)
Originally built 1933 over Caddo River; relocated 1960 to replace the previous bridge
Through truss bridge over Ouachita River at Arkadelphia carrying AR 7, AR 8, and AR 51
Fully repaired and open to two lane traffic.

Arkansas River Bridge (Muskogee County, Oklahoma)
Built 1922; abandoned circa 1980
Through truss bridge over Arkansas River on old alignment of OK 16 in Muskogee
Closed to all traffic

Arkansas River Bridge (Wagoner County, Oklahoma)
Originally had 10 through trusses, one must have been damaged, and it has been replaced with a stringer span. This is on the far side, not visible in photos.
Through truss bridge over Arkansas River on Old OK 104
Intact but closed to all traffic

Arkansas River Bridge (Kay County, Oklahoma)
(Main design: Parker through truss)
Built 1911; replaced 2004
Lost six-span through truss bridge over Arkansas River on E0220 in Ponca City
Replaced by a new bridge

Arkansas River CO 291 Bridge (Chaffee County, Colorado)
Built or reconstructed in 1959
Pony truss bridge over Arkansas River on CO 291 north of Salida
Open to two-lane traffic on a state highway

Arlington State Aid Bridge (Washington County, Nebraska)
Built 1913
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Elkhorn River on S 8th Street
Removed but not replaced

Armstrong Bridge (Clackamas County, Oregon)
Built 1954
Parker through truss bridge over Clackamas River on OR 224
Open to traffic

Arroyo Seco River Bridge (Monterey County, California)
Built 1943
2-span Parker through truss bridge over Arroyo Seco River on Elm Avenue
Open to traffic

Ashland Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1933; rehabilitated 1998
Parker through truss bridge over Cal Sag Channel on Ashland Avenue in Calumet Park
Open to traffic

Astronaut David Wolf Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Built 1941; rehabilitated 1980, and 2008
Through truss bridge over White River on 82nd Street in Indianapolis
Open to traffic

ATN - Coosa River Bridge (Gadsen) (Etowah County, Alabama)
Built 1909 by the American Bridge Co.
Parker through truss bridge over Coosa River on CSX Transportation
Open to traffic

ATSF - Canadian River Bridge (Old) (Hemphill County, Texas)
Built 1886; Replaced ?
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Canadian River on Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

Attica Bridge (Cass County, Indiana)
Built 1904; replaced 1993
Lost through truss bridge over Deer Creek on CR 500 E
Replaced by new bridge

Avonmore Bridge (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1937; rehabilitated 1985
Through truss bridge over Kiskiminetas River on PA 156 in Avonmore
Open to traffic

AZCR - Perkinsville Bridge (Yavapai County, Arizona)
Built 1912
Bridge over Verde River on Arizona Central Railway/Verde Canyon Railroad
Open to traffic

Bainbridge Street Bridge (Older) (Northumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1905-1907 by York Bridge Co. for Sunbury Bridge Co., demolished 1927
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Banbridge Street and Sunbury & Selinsgrove Electric Railway
Replaced by new bridge

Bald Eagle Creek Bridge (Centre County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1982
Through truss bridge over Bald Eagle Creek on PA 144 in Milesburg
Open to traffic

Bald Eagle Creek Bridge (Clinton County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1933; rehabilitated 1982
Through truss bridge over Bald Eagle Creek on PA 150 in Flemington
Open to traffic

Baptist Ford Bridge (Washington County, Arkansas)
Built 1930 by the Maxwell Construction Co.
Three-span pony truss bridge over West Fork White River on CR 1194 (Old US 71) in Greenland
Open to local traffic

Barnard Bridge (Lane County, Oregon)
Built 1923
Parker through truss bridge over Willamette River on OR 58 Frontage Road in Westfir
Open to traffic

Bastrop Bridge (Bastrop County, Texas)
Built 1922; Bypassed by new bridge in 1958
Three-span through truss bridge over the Colorado River in Bastrop
Open to pedestrians only

Bates County Ditch Bridge (Bates County, Missouri)
Built 1907-08 by the Kansas City Bridge Co.; replaced 1994
Lost through truss bridge over Bates County Drainage Ditch on 5487 Road
Replaced by new bridge

Bayou Bartholomew US 82 Bridge (Ashley County, Arkansas)
Built 1937 by S.M. Dixon, Contractor; replaced 2003
Lost pony truss bridge over Bayou Bartholomew on US 82
No longer exists

Bayou Lafourche Cutoff LA 847 Bridge (Caldwell Parish, Louisiana)
Built in 1922 on US 61 in West Feliciana Parish; relocated here 1960-64
Through truss bridge over Bayou Lafourche Cutoff on LA 847
Open to traffic

Bear Creek AR 7 Bridge (Perry County, Arkansas)
Built 1933
Two-span pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on AR 7
Open to traffic

Bearden's Mill Bridge (Lincoln County, Tennessee)
Abandoned parker through truss bridge over Elk River on an abandoned section of River Road about 50 yards east of the intersection of River Rd. and William Battle Blvd. in Fayetteville
Abandoned

Beaver Creek Bridge (Fremont County, Colorado)
Built 1923
Pony truss bridge over Beaver Creek on CR 120 (formerly CO 120) in Penrose
Open to traffic

Beaver Creek Bridge (Haskell County, Oklahoma)
Built 1956
Pony truss bridge over Beaver Creek on OK 2/OK 31 west of Kinta
Open to traffic

Beckleysvlle Road Bridge (Baltimore County, Maryland)
Built 1931; rehabilitated 1986
Through truss bridge over Pretty Boy Resevoir on Beckleysvlle Road
Open to traffic

Bee Creek Blvd. Bridge (Platte County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1940; rehabilitated 1987
Pony truss bridge over Bee Creek on Bee Creek Blvd.
Open to traffic

Belleville Road Bridge (Wayne County, Michigan)
Built 1924; Deck replaced 1943 and 1959; Moved to Kent County, Michigan, 1995.
Replaced/relocated Parker pony truss bridge over Huron River on Belleville Road in Belleville
Replaced by new bridge

Bellville Bridge (Richland County, Ohio)
Built 1938 by the Mt. Vernon Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1977
Through truss bridge over Clear Fork on OH 13 (Main Street) in Bellville
Open to two-lane traffic

Benedict Road Bridge (Boone County, Missouri)
Bypassed by new bridge 1981-82
Bypassed pony truss bridge over Perche Creek on Benedict Road
Abandoned

Benton Street Bridge (Older) (Johnson County, Iowa)
Built 1902-03; replaced 1949
Lost 2-span Parker Through truss bridge over Iowa River on Benton Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Bevil Jarrel Memorial Bridge (Harris County, Texas)
Built 1931, Converted to pedestrian use 2007.
Through truss bridge over San Jacinto River on US 59 Northbound Frontage Road in Houston
Open to pedestrians only

Big Blue River Bridge (Shelby County, Indiana)
Built 1937; rehabilitated 1976; replaced 1997
Lost through truss bridge over Big Blue River on IN 44
Replaced by new bridge

Big Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1910; rehabilitated 1995
Lost through truss bridge over Big Creek on CR SW 1801
Replaced by a new bridge on a new alignment and needlessly demolished.

Big Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Indiana)
Built 1933; rehabilitated 1968; replaced 1992
Lost through truss bridge over Big Creek on IN 3
Replaced by new bridge

Big Creek Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)
Built 1905; replaced 1992
Lost through truss bridge over Big Creek on Savah Road
Replaced by new bridge

Big Creek Ditch AR 349 Bridge (Craighead County, Arkansas)
Built 1971; replaced 2006
Lost pony truss bridge over Big Creek Ditch on AR 349
Replaced by new bridge

Big Eagle Creek Bridge (McCurtain County, Oklahoma)
Built ca. 1940
Through truss bridge over Big Eagle Creek on D4710 (Old OK 21)
Open to traffic

Big Four Bridge (Original) (Jefferson County, Kentucky)
(Main design: Pennsylvania through truss)
Built 1888-1895 (Main span portals stated 1893); Replaced 1929
Lost Through truss bridge over Ohio River on New York Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Big Sallisaw Creek Bridge (Sequoyah County, Oklahoma)
Built 1934; Demolished October 2016
Pony truss bridge over Big Sallisaw Creek on US 64 WB in Sallisaw
Demolished

Big Sandy Draw Bridge (Chaffee County, Colorado)
Built 1938
Pony truss bridge over Big Sandy Draw on US 24/US 285 east of Johnson Corner
Open to traffic

Big Sioux River Bridge (Minnehaha County, South Dakota)
Built ca. 1910 by the Western Bridge and Constuction Co. Abandoned in 1998, later removed.
Through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Big Sioux Road, 3 mi. south of Baltic
Removed but not replaced

Big Skin Bayou Bridge (Sequoyah County, Oklahoma)
Built 1928; replaced by modern concrete structure 2010
Lost pony truss bridge over Big Skin Bayou on N4740
Replaced by a new bridge

Big Slough Ditch AR 34 Bridge (Greene County, Arkansas)
Pony truss bridge over Big Slough Ditch on AR 34
Open to traffic

Big Thompson Bridge #3 (Larimer County, Colorado)
Built 1933
Lost pony truss bridge over Big Thompson River on US 34
Replaced by modern bridge

Big Thompson Bridge #4 (Larimer County, Colorado)
Built 1933
Lost pony truss bridge over Big Thompson River on US 34
Replaced by modern bridge

Billy Creek OK 63 Bridge (Le Flore County, Oklahoma)
Built 1951
Pony truss bridge over Billy Creek on OK 63
Open to traffic

Bird Creek Bridge (Tulsa County, Oklahoma)
Built 1912; rehabilitated 1988
Through truss bridge over Bird Creek on 106th St. North.
Open to traffic

Bird Creek Bridge (Tulsa County, Oklahoma)
Built 1912
Parker through truss bridge over Bird Creek on E 106th Street in Tulsa
Open to traffic

Bird Creek Bridge (Tulsa County, Oklahoma)
Built 1936, Replaced 2010
Through truss bridge over Bird Creek on 56th St. N.
Lost

Bird Creek Bridge (Rogers County, Oklahoma)
(Main design: K-Parker through truss)
Built 1936; Replaced 2011; truss sections split and preserved (see bridgehunter.com respective county page)
Through truss bridge over Bird Creek on OK 66 WB in Catoosa
Replaced by new bridge, however, truss sections preserved in different places (see county bridgehunter.com listing)

Bird Creek Bridge (Tulsa County, Oklahoma)
Built ca. 1920; replaced 1979
Lost through truss bridge over Bird Creek on old alignment of US 75/US 169 (N. Mingo Rd.) in Tulsa
Replaced by new bridge

Bird Creek Bridge - NB (Tulsa County, Oklahoma)
(Main design: K-Parker through truss)
Built ca. 1960; rehabilitated 1979; Demolished 2016
Through truss bridge over Bird Creek on US 169 Northbound in Collinsville
Demolished

Bird Creek Bridge -SB (Tulsa County, Oklahoma)
(Main design: K-Parker through truss)
Built ca. 1960; rehabilitated 1979; demolished December 2015
Through truss bridge over Bird Creek on US 169 in Collinsville
No longer exists

Birds Nest Creek Bridge (Kay County, Oklahoma)
Built 1915
Pony truss bridge over Birds Nest Creek on E0280
Open to traffic

Bixby Bridge (Tulsa County, Oklahoma)
Built 1939, bypassed 1988.
19 span Parker pony truss bridge over Arkansas River on old alignment of US 64 in Bixby
Open to pedestrians

Black Bear Creek Bridge (Noble County, Oklahoma)
Built 1931
Through truss bridge over Black Bear Creek on US 77
Replaced by a new bridge

Black Bridge (Missoula County, Montana)
Built 1921 as a two-span through truss; reconstructed as a one-span truss bridge in 2008 by lengthening one of the spans and reusing parts from the second span
Reconstructed through truss bridge over Clark Fork River on a pedestrian trail (old alignment of US 12)
Open to pedestrians

Black Creek Bridge (Stone County, Mississippi)
Built 1948
Parker through truss bridge over Black Creek on MS 26
Open to traffic

Black Squirrel Creek Bridge (El Paso County, Colorado)
Built 1935; demolished 2012
Lost through truss bridge over Black Squirrel Creek on US 24 near Peyton
Demolished

Blackburn Bridge (Osage County, Oklahoma)
Built 1928
Lost six span Parker through truss bridge over Arkansas River on 5740C in Blackburn
Replaced by a new bridge

Blackwater McAllister Springs Bridge (Saline County, Missouri)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Blackwater River on Unknown Road near McAllister Springs Conservation Area
Abandoned

Bloomington Road (Lincoln Highway) Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1925
Parker through truss bridge over Big Creek on Bloomington Road, old Lincoln Highway
Demolished

Blue Rock Road Bridge (Hamilton County, Ohio)
Built 1914; rehabilitated 1970; closed Nov. 2001
Lost through truss bridge over the Miami River on Blue Rock Road at New Baltimore
Demolished Oct. 11, 2006

BNSF - Black River Bridge (Abandoned) (Eddy County, New Mexico)
Abandoned Parker Through Truss over Black River on Abandoned Railroad (BNSF)
Derelict/abandoned

BNSF - Cowlitz River Bridge (Cowlitz County, Washington)
Built 1908
Parker through truss bridge over Cowlitz River on Burlington Northern - Santa Fe Railroad
Open to traffic

BNSF - Kennewick-Pasco Bridge (Benton County, Washington)
Built 1887
Parker through truss bridge over Columbia River on Burlington Northern - Santa Fe Railroad
Open to traffic

BNSF - Marais Des Cygnes River Bridge (E) (Franklin County, Kansas)
Built 1905
Parker through truss bridge over Marais Des Cygnes River on Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Navasota River Bridge (Brazos County, Texas)
Parker through truss bridge over Brazos River on Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Open to traffic