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Plate girder

PVRR - Thomas Street Overpass (Hampden County, Massachusetts)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Thomas Street on Pioneer Valley RR (former NH Canal Line)
Derelict/abandoned

PW - Blackstone River Bridge (Valley Falls) (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Deck plate girder bridge over Blackstone River on Providence & Worcester Railroad
Open to traffic

PW - Middletown Swing Bridge (Middlesex County, Connecticut)
(Main design: Double-intersection Warren through truss)
Replaced an earlier bridge at this location built in 1872.
Swing through truss bridge over the Connecticut River on the Connecticut Central Railroad in Middletown
Open to traffic

PW - St. Paul Street Bridge (Worcester County, Massachusetts)
Built 1913
Pony/through plate girder bridge over St. Paul Street on Providence & Worcester Railroad
Open to traffic

PW - Ten Mile River Bridge (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Built 1884
Deck plate girder bridge over Tenmile River & Roger Williams Ave on Providence & Worcester Railroad
Open to traffic

PW - Woonsocket Viaduct (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Built 1915
Deck plate girder bridge over Blackstone River, Truman Drive, Clinton Street, and Main Street on P&W Providence Main
Open to traffic

Quechee Gorge Bridge (Windsor County, Vermont)
(Main design: Steel arch)
Built 1911; Abandoned & converted to roadway use 1933; Rehabilitated 1989
Steel arch bridge over Ottauquechee River on US 4 in Hartford
Open to traffic

Queen Anne - Choptank River Bridge (Caroline County, Maryland)
Abandoned 1976 upon formation of Conrail
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Choptank River on Penn Central Railroad
Abandoned

Queen Anne Railroad Overpass (Queen Anne's County, Maryland)
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Old Queen Anne Highway (Business Md. 404) and Norwich Creek on former Maryland & Delaware Easton Branch (ex-Pennsylvania RR)
Derelict/abandoned

Quinsippi Island Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Built 1899 using 1867 Arches; Replaced on a new alignment 1961; Used by Narrow Gauge tourist trains until 1984, Coverted to road used after 1984; Repaired 2015-16
Plate girder swing bridge over Quincy Bay providing access to Quinsippi Island Park in Quincy
Open

R&CB - Richmond Viaduct (Richmond, Virginia)
(Main design: Concrete deck girder)
Built 1905; Removed completely 1965
Lost Concrete deck girder bridge on Richmond & Chesapeake Bay Railway
Removed

R&S - Blue Cut Bridge (Wayne County, New York)
(Main design: Pennsylvania through truss)
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Rochester & Syracuse Railroad on New York Central Railroad
Removed

R&S - Lyons Bridge (Wayne County, New York)
(Main design: Warren through truss)
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Erie Canal on Rochester & Syracuse Railroad
Removed but not replaced

Ragged Mountain Highway Bridge (Merrimack County, New Hampshire)
Built 1940, rehabilitated 1991
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Smith River on NH 104
Open to traffic

Raging River Bridge (King County, Washington)
Built 1937, replaced 1998
Lost Pony plate girder bridge over Raging River on Preston-Fall City Road
Replaced by new bridge

Railroad Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Built Pre 1938
Deck plate girder bridge over Spy Run Creek on New York Central Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

Railroad Overpass (Coshocton County, Ohio)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Railroad on Township Road 166
Intact but closed to all traffic

Railroad W Sutherland Cemetery Road Overpass (Lincoln County, Nebraska)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over W Sutherland Cemetery Road on Railroad


Ramp No. 1 Road Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1945
Pony/through plate girder bridge over CSX Railroad on Ramp No. 1 Road
Open to traffic

Rams Drive Winston-Salem Southbound Railway Bridge (Forsyth County, North Carolina)
Built 1910
1910 Deck plate girder bridge over Rams Drive on WSSRR
Open to traffic

Ramsey Creek MO 79 Bridge (Pike County, Missouri)
Built 1936
Plate girder bridge over Ramsey Creek on MO 79
Open to traffic

Rapidan Railroad Bridge (Culpeper County, Virginia)
Steel stringer bridge over Rapidan River on Railroad
Open to traffic

Raritan Valley Line Overpass (Union County, New Jersey)
Built 1926
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Raritan Valley Line on Martine Ave-Cr655
Open to traffic

RBMN - Route 222 Overpass (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Route 222 on Reading. Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad
Open to traffic

RBMN - Schuylkill River Bridge (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Schuylkill River on Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad & Appalachian Trail
Open to traffic

RCP&E - 8th Street Bridge (Meade County, South Dakota)
Built 1914
Deck plate girder bridge over 8th Street on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCP&E - Bad River Bridge #15 (Stanley County, South Dakota)
(Main design: Quadrangular lattice through truss)
Built 1924
Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Bad River on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCP&E - Beaver Creek Bridge (Custer County, South Dakota)
Built 1910
Deck plate girder bridge over Beaver Creek on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCP&E - Belle Fourche River Bridge (Butte County, South Dakota)
Built 1916, Approaches Replaced 2007
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Belle Fourche River on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCP&E - Fort Pierre Bridge (Hughes County, South Dakota)
(Main design: Pennsylvania through truss)
Built 1907, Approaches Rebuilt 1928
Through truss swing bridge over Missouri River on Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCP&E - James River Bridge (Beadle County, South Dakota)
Deck plate girder bridge over James River on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCP&E - Medicine Creek Bridge #1 (Hughes County, South Dakota)
Built 1914
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Medicine Creek on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCP&E - Pierre Street Bridge (Hughes County, South Dakota)
Built 1907
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Pierre Street on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCP&E - Plum Creek Bridge (Stanley County, South Dakota)
Built 1931
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Plum Creek on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCP&E - Redwood River Bridge (Lyon County, Minnesota)
(Main design: Double-intersection Warren deck truss)
Built 1902 for Chicago & North western Railroad
Deck truss bridge over Redwood River on railroad
Open to traffic

Reading - Chillisquaque Creek Bridge (Northumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1911 as per date cast on bridge; abandoned ca. 1976 around formation of Conrail
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Chillisquaque Creek on former Reading Railroad Catawissa Branch
Abandoned

Reading - Cocalico Creek Bridge (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Abandoned deck plate bridge over Cocalico Creek on Abandoned Reading Railroad
Abandoned

Reading - North 12th Street Overpass (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over North 12th Street on Railroad
Abandoned

Reading - Pennypack Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Pennypack Creek on Former Reading Railroad
Abandoned and rusting

Reading - Pigeon Point Ferry (New Castle County, Delaware)
(Main design: Ferry)
Built 1922; Removed from service 1976
Ferry across Delaware River on Reading Railroad
No longer in service; Transfer bridge (Delaware Side) and an industrial dock (New Jersey side.) remain as abandoned remnants

Reading - Sunbury Bridge (Northumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1917, removed 1988-1992
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Susquehanna River on Reading Railroad
Removed but not replaced

Reading - White Deer Creek Bridge (Union County, Pennsylvania)
Collapsed in 1996 flood, rebuilt 2013
Deck plate girder bridge over White Deer Creek on Former Reading Railroad (preserved for freight service)
Open to traffic

Red Bank Road Bridge (Hamilton County, Ohio)
Built 1916
Girder bridge with Phoenix Column bents over Chessie System on Red Bank Road
Removed but not replaced

Red Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built 1891; One truss span lost due to collision with a shifted flatcar load 1945; Abandoned in 1995; Converted to trail use in 2006; Raised 2016-17
Pratt Through Truss Bridge over Des Moines River on Principal Riverwalk
Open to pedestrian traffic

Red Cedar State Trail - Dunnville Bottoms Bridge (Dunn County, Wisconsin)
(Main design: Whipple through truss)
Whipple span built 1892, other spans built 1910
Through truss bridge over Chippewa River on Red Cedar State Trail
Open to pedestrians

Red Jacket Trestle (Blue Earth County, Minnesota)
Built 1874; river spans replaced in 1901; south pier damaged by flooding in September, 2010; girder span relocated to the ground awaiting rehabilitation; pier collapsed during removal, replaced, looks like original and is back open.
Girder bridge over MN Hwy. 66 and Le Sueur River on Minnesota Valley Railroad (now a bike trail)
Bridge open as of 11/11/11

Red Wolf Crossing (Asotin County, Washington)
Built 1979
Deck plate girder bridge over Snake River on 128
Open

Redbank Valley Trail - Redbank Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Pennsylvania)
Deck plate girder bridge over Redbank Creek on Redbank Valley Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Redundant Entry (Doddridge County, West Virginia)
(Main design: Warren deck truss)
Built 1907
Warren deck truss bridge over WV 18 & Middle Island Creek on North Bend Rails-Trail
Open to pedestrians

Reedy Fork Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge (Guilford County, North Carolina)
Deck plate girder bridge over Reedy Fork on NSRR
Open to traffic

Reevesville Railroad Bridge #4 (Pope County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1902; rail line discontinued 1983
Abandoned plate girder bridge over Sugar Creek on Illinois Central Rosiclare Branch
Derelict/abandoned

RI - 3rd Street Overpass (Lower Level Yard Spur) (Scott County, Iowa)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over 3rd Street on Removed Railroad (RI)
Removed, abutment reamains

RI - 6th Avenue Overpass (Potter County, Texas)
Built 1937
Pony/through plate girder bridge over W. 6th Ave. (Old US 66) on abandoned Rock Island Railroad in Amarillo.
Closed to all traffic

RI - Big Bend Bridge (Fayette County, Iowa)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Otter Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed

RI - Big Creek Bridge #3 (Cass County, Missouri)
(Main design: Deck plate girder)
Built 1903, rebuilt in 2016 and converted to trail use.
Deck plate girder bridge over Big Creek on MO Rock Island Rail Trail (Former CRI&P MO subdivision)
Open to Trail Traffic

RI - Big Piney Creek Bridge (Yell County, Arkansas)
Bridge over Piney Creek on abandoned Rock Island Railroad


RI - Branch of Russel Branch Bridge (Yell County, Arkansas)
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Russell Branch on Rock Island Railroad
Abandoned/ Partially Demolished

RI - Cache River Bridge (Prairie County, Arkansas)
Abandoned Deck plate girder bridge over Cache River on
Derelict/abandoned

RI - Cedar Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Iowa)
(Main design: Warren deck truss with sub-panels)
Built 1945, abandoned and removed 1983, abutments reused in new trail bridge 2002
Lost Warren Deck Truss over Cedar Creek on former Rock Island RR
Demolished with piers and abutments remaining. Abutments re-used in construction of new rail trail bridge.

RI - Cedar River Bridge (Cedar County, Iowa)
Built 1884, Approaches partially destroyed by ice-related flooding 1907; Removed 1940
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Cedar River on Railroad
Removed

RI - Chippewa Creek Bridge (Wapello County, Iowa)
Abandoned 1980
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Chippewa Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Derelict/abandoned

RI - Columbus Junction Railroad Bridge (Old) (Louisa County, Iowa)
(Main design: Quadrangular lattice through truss)
Built 1895; Replaced 1910
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by new bridge

RI - County Road W55/Wayland Road Overpass (Washington County, Iowa)
Built 1945, abandoned and removed 1983
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over County Road W55/Wayland Road on former Rock Island RR
Demolished with one abutment remaining

RI - CRX17 Overpass (Louisa County, Iowa)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over County Road X17 (As it is now named) on Railroad (RI)
Replaced by a new bridge OVER the tracks

RI - Dows Bridge (N) (Franklin County, Iowa)
Lost Bridge over Iowa River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed

RI - Dows Bridge (S, Old) (Franklin County, Iowa)
(Main design: Pony/through plate girder)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Iowa River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Dry Branch Creek Bridge #2 (Des Moines County, Iowa)
Built 1898
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Dry Branch Creek on Private Pedestrian Path
Open to pedestrians

RI - Dry Branch Creek Bridge #3 (Des Moines County, Iowa)
Built 1898
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Dry Branch Creek on Abandoned Rock Island Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

RI - Dry Run Bridge (Fayette County, Iowa)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Turkey River on Railroad (RI)
Destroyed by flooding

RI - East Branch Blue Creek Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Abandoned and removed ca 1976
Lost Bridge over East Branch Blue Creek on Railroad (RI)
Removed

RI - East Lost Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
(Main design: Pony/through plate girder)
Built 1904
Deck plate girder bridge over East Lost Creek and old Katy RoW on Former CRI&P, Central Mo RR RoW (never used), but now converted to Missouri Rock Island Rail Trail.
Open to trail traffic.

RI - Eldon Rail Bridge (Wapello County, Iowa)
Built 1916, abandoned and removed 1983
Lost deck plate girder bridge over Des Moines River/ CR J12 (River Road) on former Rock Island RR
Demolished with piers and abutments remaining

RI - Elm Branch Bridge (Pettis County, Missouri)
(Main design: Deck plate girder)
Three span deck plate girder bridge over Elm Branch on the Rock Island Railroad, near Windsor
Intact but closed to all traffic

RI - Flood Creek Bridge (Old) (Butler County, Iowa)
Replaced 1929
Deck plate girder bridge over Flood Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Fourmile Creek Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1900; abandoned ca. 1980
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Fourmile Creek
Abandoned

RI - Fox River Bridge (Davis County, Iowa)
Built 1945, abandoned and removed 1983
Lost DPG bridge over Center Branch Fox River on former Rock Island Railroad
Bridge removed, piers and abutments remaining

RI - Gasconade River Bridge (Osage County, Missouri)
(Main design: Pratt deck truss)
Built 1902 by A.J. Tullock; out of service since 1980.
Pratt deck truss over Gasconade River on the Rock Island Railroad between Freeburg and Belle
Abandoned; Burned November 2017

RI - Haw Creek Bridge (Morgan County, Missouri)
(Main design: Warren deck truss)
Deck truss bridge over Haw Creek on former Rock Island RR
Line currently out of service

RI - Hazelton Creek Bridge (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Removed ca. 1976 following abandonment of Rock Island RR line
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Hazelton Creek on former Rock Island RR
Demolished with abutments and pier remaining

RI - Henley/Hoecker Bridge (Miller County, Missouri)
(Main design: Pennsylvania through truss)
Bridge built at Hoecker/Henley, MO in 1903 for Chicago, Rock Island, & Pacific Railroad; out of service since 1980.
Through truss bridge over the Osage River on the Rock Island Railroad
Rail line currently out of service

RI - I&M Canal Swing Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Swing Bridge built in 1887 to move rail cars across I&M Canal
Pony Plate Girder Swing bridge over I&M Canal on abandoned railroad in Marseilles
Derelict/abandoned

RI - IA1 Overpass (Jefferson County, Iowa)
Built 1945, abandoned and removed 1983
Lost through plate girder bridge over IA 1 on former Rock Island RR
Removed

RI - Lingel Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Iowa)
Abandoned and demolished ca. 1980
Lost deck plate girder bridge over Lingel Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
No longer exists; Support remains

RI - Little Rock River Bridge (Lyon County, Iowa)
Abandoned and removed ca. 1977
Lost Deck Plate Girder Bridge over Little Rock River on former Rock Island Railroad
Demolished and removed with piers remaining

RI - Mad Creek Bridge #4 (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Removed 1934
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Mad Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed but not replaced

RI - Manchester Trafficway Overpass (Jackson County, Missouri)
(Main design: Deck plate girder)
Built between 1935 and 1957, which is when Manchester Trafficway was created.
Deck plate girder bridge over Manchester Trafficway on Abandoned Rock Island RR
Intact but closed to all traffic

RI - Middle Sugar Creek Bridge (Miller County, Missouri)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built ca 1903 by the CRI&P RR
Pratt through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on CRI&P RR
Intact but closed to all traffic

RI - Millrace Bridge (W) (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Lost 1970
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Millrace on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Filled in

RI - Minnehaha Creek Bridge (Grundy County, Iowa)
Built 1905, Using Spans Built 1902
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Minnehaha Creek on Abandoned Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway
Abandoned

RI - Mosquito Creek Bridge (Grundy County, Iowa)
Built 1904
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Mosquito Creek on Abandoned Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway
Derelict/abandoned

RI - Nabisco Bridge (3) (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Marseilles Power Canal on Abandoned Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway
Derelict/abandoned

RI - North Fork Long Creek Bridge (Washington County, Iowa)
Abandoned 1983
Abandoned Deck Plate Girder over North Fork Long Creek on railroad
Derelict/abandoned with rails removed

RI - North Fox Creek Bridge (Davis County, Iowa)
Built 1945, abandoned and removed 1983
Lost DPG bridge over North Fox Creek on former Rock Island Railroad
Bridge removed, piers and abutments remaining

RI - North River Bridge (Warren County, Iowa)
Built 1913, Replaced by New Bridge in 1960s
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over North River on Former Rock Island Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Platte River Bridge (Cass County, Nebraska)
Built 1889
Deck plate girder bridge over Platte River on Trail
Open to pedestrians

RI - Rock Creek Bridge (Cedar County, Iowa)
Built 1890 by BCR&N, taken over by Rock Island, Abandoned 1940, Partially washed out ca. 1944
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Rock Creek on former Railroad
Abandoned

RI - Skunk River Bridge (Washington County, Iowa)
Built 1943, abandoned and removed 1983
Lost DPG Bridge over Skunk River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed with piers and abutments remaining

RI - Skunk River Bridge (Old) (Washington County, Iowa)
(Main design: Warren through truss with all verticals)
Removed 1945 due to track reconstruction project
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Skunk River/Hwy IA1 on former Rock Island RR
Replaced by a new bridge on a different alignment

RI - Soap Creek Bridge (Davis County, Iowa)
(Main design: Warren through truss with sub-panels)
Abandoned and removed 1983
Lost Subdivided warren through truss bridge over Soap Creek on former Rock Island Railroad
Piers and abutments remaining

RI - South Beaver Creek Bridge #4 (Hardin County, Iowa)
Abandoned and removed ca. 1983
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over South Beaver Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Demolished