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Pratt truss

The Pratt truss is named after Thomas and Caleb Pratt, Boston railroad engineers who patented the design in 1844. The Pratt and its variations are the most common design of metal truss bridges. On a basic Pratt truss, the diagonals slope toward the center of the bridge, do not cross any verticals, and are approximately parallel. The top chord is straight and parallels the lower chord. The panels can have sub-divisions - or verticals and diagonals that don't reach from the top to bottom chord, though this can be considered a variation of the basic type. There are many variations, or sub-types of the Pratt truss, some of which have their own name including Parker, camelback, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, and others. It is used in bridges as a through truss, pony truss, and deck truss.


Carters Creek Bridge (Davis County, Iowa)
Built 1905; replaced 2013
Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of Carters Creek on Ice Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Cartersville Bridge (Cumberland County, Virginia)
Built 1884; Damaged by flood in 1972 and the two end spans and piers remain
Abandoned composite wood and iron pratt through truss bridge over James River
Abandoned

Cartwright Railroad Bridge (Sequatchie County, Tennessee)
Abandoned in the mid 1990's
Pratt pony truss bridge over Hicks Creek on abandoned railroad branch line (Sequatchie Valley Railroad)
Abandoned

Cascade Bridge (Des Moines County, Iowa)
(Main design: Baltimore deck truss)
Built 1896; rehabilitated 1960
Deck truss bridge over Cascade Ravine on S. Main Street in Burlington
Closed in September 2008

Cascade Road Bridge (Sangamon County, Illinois)
Built or relocated here in 1954
Through truss bridge over South Fork Sangamon River on TR 428, 2.5 mi. east of N City
Open to traffic

Cass Avenue Bridge (Bay County, Michigan)
Built 1890; Abandoned in the 1950s; Removed ?
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Saginaw River on Cass Avenue
Removed

Cass Street Bridge (Old) (Clayton County, Iowa)
Replaced 1923
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Volga River on Cass Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Casselman River Bridge (Garrett County, Maryland)
Built 1884; replaced 1996
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Casselman River on River Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Casselman River US 40 Bridge (Garrett County, Maryland)
Built 1932; rehabilitated 2008
Through truss bridge over Casselman River on US 40 ALT
Open to traffic

Cassville Alley Truss Bridge (Grant County, Wisconsin)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Unnamed Drainage Ditch on Unnamed Alley
Open to traffic but signed for weight restrictions

Castile Creek NW 336th Road Bridge (Clinton County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1910, probably by the Dildine Bridge Co.
Pony truss bridge over Castile Creek on NW 336th Road
Closed to all traffic

Castle Garden Bridge (Cameron County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1901; replaced 1999
Lost through truss bridge over Bennett Branch on TR 343
Replaced by new bridge

Caston Creek Bridge (Le Flore County, Oklahoma)
Built ca. 1920
Through truss bridge over Caston Creek on 4026C
Replaced by a new bridge

Caston Creek US 270 Bridge (Le Flore County, Oklahoma)
Built 1951
Through truss bridge over Caston Creek on US 270 in Wister
Open to traffic

Castor River CR 223 Bridge (Stoddard County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1910 by the Vincennes Bridge Co.
Lost through truss bridge over Castor River on CR 223 northwest of Aquilla
Replaced by a concrete bridge

Castor River MO 72 Bridge (Madison County, Missouri)
Built 1923; rehabilitated 1933
Partially lost three-span through truss bridge over Castor River and single pony truss over Cape Creek on MO 72 between Fredericktown and Patton
Two spans removed in Summer 2007

Castor River Twin Bridges (Bollinger County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1924; replaced 1989
Lost through truss bridge over Castor River on MO 34 west of Grassy
Replaced by two concrete bridges

Catfish Creek Bridge (Creek County, Oklahoma)
Built 1914
Pony truss bridge over Catfish Creek on 231st St. S. (E0820)
Open to traffic

Caton Ford Bridge (Vernon County, Missouri)
Built 1894 by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; replaced 1994
Lost through truss over Marmaton River on CR 301 (Caton Road) north of Nevada
Replaced by a concrete bridge

Catskill Creek Bridge #2 (Greene County, New York)
Built 1882, Removed 1918
Lost Through truss bridge over Catskill Creek on Removed Catskill Mountain Railway
Removed

Catskill Creek Bridge #3 (Greene County, New York)
Built 1882; Removed 1918
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Catskill Creek on Removed Catskill Mountain Railway
Removed

Cavanaugh Bridge (Jackson County, Indiana)
Built 1899; closed to traffic in Sept. 2005
Lost through truss bridge over Muscatatuck River on County Road 550 West
Replaced by a new bridge on a new alignment and then demolished.

CB&Q - "U.P. Crossing" Bridge (Cloud County, Kansas)
Built 1894 by the Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago
Three-span through truss bridge over Republican River on the former Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, northeast of Concordia
Closed to railroad traffic with rails removed

CB&Q - Grand River Bridge (Decatur County, Iowa)
Removed in the 1980s
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Grand River on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CB&Q - Quincy Railroad Bridge (Old) (Adams County, Illinois)
Built 1899; Wagon decks removed 1930; Replaced 1961
Warren through truss swing bridge over Mississippi River on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy & Highway (Until 1930)
Replaced by a new bridge

CB&Q - Rulo Bridge (Richardson County, Nebraska)
(Main design: Whipple through truss)
Built 1887 under the direction of George S. Morison; replaced 1977 by new truss spans reusing the existing piers
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Missouri River
Superstructure replaced

CB&Q - Wisconsin River Bridge (Old) (Crawford County, Wisconsin)
Built 1886; Replaced 1908
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wisconsin River on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CBQ - Big Rock Creek Deck Truss (Kendall County, Illinois)
Built 1882; Replaced 1903
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Big Rock Creek on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CBQ - Black River Bridge (La Crosse County, Wisconsin)
Built 1886, Replaced 1917
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Black River on Railroad (CB&Q)
Replaced by a new bridge

CBQ - Illinois River Bridge (Old) (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Built 1890 minus movable span; Movable span installed 1913; Replaced in 1932 by a vertical lift span
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Illinois River on Chicago Burlington & Quincy RR
Demolished

CBQ - Lower Quincy Bay Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Built 1889; Removed 1960-1
Lost Pratt deck truss swing bridge over Quincy Bay on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Removed; One pier used as foundation for the "Pier Restaurant"

CBQ - Skunk River Bridge (Old) (Des Moines County, Iowa)
Replaced 1910
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Skunk River on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CBQ - South Avery Creek Bridge (Old) (Wapello County, Iowa)
Built 1885; replaced 1897
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over South Avery Creek on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CBQ - Steamboat Basin Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Damaged and removed in 1979
Lost Pratt through truss bridge ove Steamboat Basin (I&M Canal) on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Lost

CBR - Siuslaw River Bridge No. 7 (Lane County, Oregon)
Built 1914, 2007 CORP Coos Bay Line Closed, Re-opened 2011
Swing span bridge over Siuslaw River on the Coos Bay Rail Link (CBR) in Cushman
Open to traffic

CC Camp Road Bridge (Schoharie County, New York)
Built 1930
Lost through truss bridge over Catskill Creek on CC Camp Road
Replaced by a modern pony truss

CCC&StL - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Replaced in 1920
Lost Through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Cleveland Columbus Cincinatti & St Louis RR
No longer exists

Cedar Avenue Bridge (Daviess County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1920
Pony truss bridge over Hickory Creek on Cedar Avenue
Open to traffic

Cedar Bluff Bridge (Monroe County, Missouri)
Built 1912 by the Decatur Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Elk Fork Salt River on CR 857
Open to one-lane traffic

Cedar Bluff Bridge (Cedar County, Iowa)
Built 1877; Replaced 1972
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cedar River on Road
Replaced by new bridge

Cedar Creek AR 348 Bridge (Crawford County, Arkansas)
Built 1938; replaced 1995
Lost through truss bridge over Cedar Creek on AR 348
Replaced by a new bridge on new alignment

Cedar Creek Bridge (Washington County, Missouri)
Built 1918 by R.L. Miller
Lost two-span through truss bridge over Cedar Creek on CR 540
Replaced by a new bridge

Cedar Creek Bridge (Shenandoah County, Virginia)
Built 1929
Pony truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Southbound VA 11
Open to traffic

Cedar Creek Bridge (Pope County, Arkansas)
Pony truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Old abandoned alignment Griffin Flat Road
Closed to all traffic

Cedar Creek Bridge (Wapello County, Iowa)
Built 1900
Pony truss bridge over Cedar Creek on 98th Avenue
Gone

Cedar Creek Bridge (Franklin County, Alabama)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Abandoned alignment of CR 290
Abandoned

Cedar Creek Bridge (Chase County, Kansas)
Abandoned truss bridge over Cedar Creek on 70 Road
Derelict/abandoned

Cedar Creek MO 32 Bridge (Washington County, Missouri)
Built 1934; replaced 2017
Lost through truss bridge over Cedar Creek on MO 32 near Caledonia
Replaced by a new bridge

Cedar Creek-205th Ave. Bridge (Lake County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1895
Lost Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Cedar Creek on 205th Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Cedar Creek-King Rd. Bridge (Jefferson County, Kansas)
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Cedar Creek on King Road (Abandoned)
Derelict/abandoned

Cedar Falls Bridge (St. Francois County, Missouri)
Built 1911 by Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. for $3,890. Replaced 1989.
Lost two-span through truss bridge over Flat River on Ceder Falls Road just east of Desloge in Desloge
No longer exists, replaced by concrete bridge

Cedar Point Bridge (Chase County, Kansas)
Built 1916 by the Missouri Valley Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Cottonwood River on Main Street at Cedar Point
Open to traffic

Cedar River Trail Bridge #4 (King County, Washington)
Built 1909
Through truss bridge over Cedar River on Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Cedar Run Bridge (Prince William County, Virginia)
Abandoned when Fleetwood Road was straightened. New concrete bridge built.
Abandoned pratt pony truss bridge over Cedar Run on Route 611 (Fleetwood Road)
Abandoned

Cedar Springs Road Bridge (Wythe County, Virginia)
Built 1954
Pratt pony truss bridge over Cripple Creek on Cedar Springs Rd (Route 749)
Open to traffic

Cemetery Lane Bridge (Morgan County, Alabama)
Pratt pony truss bridge over CSX Railroad on Cemetery Lane
Derelict/abandoned

Cemetery Street Bridge (Clarke County, Georgia)
Built 1899
Pratt through truss bridge over Oconee River on Cemetery Street
Open to traffic

Centennial Bridge (Tehama County, California)
Built ca.1890 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company, Replaced 1938
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Sacramento River on State Route 36
Lost

Centennial Park Truss Bridge (Pettis County, Missouri)
Pratt through truss bridge over a tributary of Breakfast Branch on a pedestrian trail connecting with E. 18th Street in Centennial Park
Open to pedestrians only

Centennial Trail - Stillaguamish River Bridge (Snohomish County, Washington)
Historic rail bridge converted to community trail use
Pratt through truss bridge over Stillaguamish River on Centennial Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Center Bridge (Knox County, Nebraska)
Built 1915; rehabilitated 1981
Pony truss bridge over Bazile Creek on 881 Road, .1 mi. southwest of Center
Open to traffic

Center Creek Route D Bridge (Jasper County, Missouri)
Built 1935
Through truss bridge with stone piers over Center Creek on Route D southeast of Oronogo in Oronogo
Open to traffic

Center Point Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cedar River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Center Road Bridge (Perry County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1905; rehabilitated 1977
Pony truss bridge over Bixler Run on Center Road
Open to traffic

Center St Over Zumbro R. Bridge (Olmsted County, Minnesota)
Replaced 1968
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Center St Over Zumbro R. on Msas 105
Replaced by new bridge

Center Steet Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1901 by the King Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1989
Swing through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Center Street in Cleveland
Open to traffic

Center Street Bridge (Crawford County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1896 by the Youngstown Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1973
Through truss bridge over Conneaut Creek on Center Street in Conneautville
Open to traffic

Center Street Bridge (Greene County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1910 as a railroad bridge; relocated 1944; rehabilitated 1983
Pony truss bridge over South Fork Tenmile Creek on PA 1011 in Clarksville
Open to traffic

Center Street Bridge (Ventura County, California)
Replaced 1985 by NBI 52C0004 (built along-side)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Piru Creek on Center Street in Piru
Abandoned

Center Street Bridge (Marion County, Oregon)
(Main design: Double-intersection Warren pony truss)
Built 1917-18, Approaches Replaced 1953, Main Spans Replaced 1982-83
Lost cantilevered pony truss bridge over Willamette River on OR 22 EB
Replaced by new bridge

Center Street Bridge (Old) (Marshall County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on Center Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Centerville Bridge (Hickman County, Tennessee)
Built 1913; Bypassed by new bridge 1970; destroyed May 2010
Lost two-span through truss bridge over Duck River at Centerville
Destroyed by flooding in May 2010

Centerville Bridge (Older) (Boone County, Iowa)
Built 1896; Replaced 1922 by a new bridge downstream
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
Removed

Central Avenue Bridge (Wyandotte County, Kansas)
Built 1918; rehabilitated 1983 and 2008
Two-level deck truss bridge over Kansas River on Central Avenue in Kansas City
Open to traffic

Central Avenue Bridge (Older) (Delaware County, Ohio)
Built ca. 1880's; Destroyed by flooding 1913
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Olentangy River on Rt 37
Replaced by a new bridge

Central College Bridge (Franklin County, Ohio)
Built 1898, replaced in 1970
Lost Pratt through truss Bridge over Big Walnut Creek on Central College Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Central of Georgia Lyerly Bridge (Chattooga County, Georgia)
Built around 1888...that is when this line was opened for traffic
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Chattooga River on former Central of Georgia Railway
Abandoned

Central Railroad Bridge (Weber County, Utah)
Pratt through truss bridge over Ogden River on Central Pacific Railroad


Central Street Bridge (Chippewa County, Wisconsin)
Built 1934
Through truss bridge over Duncan Creek on Central Street in Chippewa Falls
Open to traffic

Central Viaduct (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
(Main design: Through truss)
Built 1912; replaced 1959
Lost Through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on I- 90 Inner Belt Former Central Viaduct
Replaced by a new bridge

Central Viaduct (Older) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
(Main design: Pratt deck truss)
Built 1888; Swing span removed and replaced 1912
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Inner Belt Expressway
Replaced by a new bridge

CFE/NS - Yellow River Bridge (Marshall County, Indiana)
Formerly Two Tracks, once hosted Pennsy's "Broadway Limited" and later Amtrak, second road bed may be used by Fiber Optic Cable Line.
Pony truss bridge over Yellow River on Chicago Fort Wayne and Eastern Railroad via lease of CSX Transportation line(nee Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central, Conrail, Norfolk Southern Railway)
Open to traffic

CGW - Des Moines River Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1887, closed to railroad traffic in 2001; purchased by the city in 2002 for future trail usage, demolished in 2013
Lost abandoned Pratt Truss Bridge over Des Moines River
Last of the four spans demolished on 11 September 2013.

CGW - St. Paul Swing Bridge (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Built 1885; Replaced 1913
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Chicago Great Western Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

CGW - Zumbro River Bridge (Olmsted County, Minnesota)
Built 1883; Replaced 1908
Pratt through truss bridge over Zumbro River on Chicago Great Western Railway
Destroyed by flooding & replaced by a new bridge

Chable Bridge (Murray County, Georgia)
According to the Murray County Heritage book, it was moved from Conasauga, TN by the CCC (1930's) and reinstalled at this location. Torn down and replaced with new bridge 2002
Lost through truss bridge over Jacks River on Cisco Alaculsy Road
No longer exists

Chain Lakes Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1884 by Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio
Two-span through truss bridge over Cedar River on Pedestrian trail over the Cedar River, 4 miles west of Hiawatha, IA in Palo
Open to pedestrians

Chain of Rocks Bridge (Lincoln County, Missouri)
Built 1893 by the St. Louis Bridge & Iron Co.
Lost through truss bridge over the Cuivre River at Chain of Rocks
No longer exists

Chalfin Bridge (Monroe County, Illinois)
Built 1905; rehabilitated 1950; bypassed in 1980
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Maeystown Creek on Old Bluff Road at the village of Chalfin Bridge
Abandoned, but still intact

Chambers Ford Bridge (Tama County, Iowa)
Built 1890 & 1903; rehabilitated 1938
Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on 380th Street
Closed to all traffic with portions of the deck damaged

Chapel Road-Nolands Fork Bridge (Wayne County, Indiana)
Replaced 1998
Lost through truss bridge over Nolands Fork on Chapel Road
Replaced by new bridge

Chaplin River Bridge (Mercer County, Kentucky)
Built 1915
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Chaplin River on Deep Creek Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Chapman Creek Bridge (Dickinson County, Kansas)
Built 1905 by the Canton Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Chapman Creek on Quail Road, 1.0 mi. west and 2.4 mi. north of Chapman
Open to traffic

Chapman Creek Huron & William Road (Lawrence County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1905; Replaced 1987
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Chapman Creek on Huron & William Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Chariton Fork Route PP Bridge (Chariton County, Missouri)
Built 1959
Pony truss bridge over Chariton Fork on Route PP
Open to traffic

Chariton River Bridge (Appanoose County, Iowa)
Built 1909; removed 2012
Lost through truss bridge over Chariton River on 238th Avenue and 482nd Street
Removed but not replaced

Charles Avenue Bridge (Cedar County, Iowa)
Built 1925
Pony truss bridge over West Branch Wapsinonoc Creek on Charles Avenue
Open to traffic

Charles Road-Martindale Creek Bridge (Wayne County, Indiana)
Built 1904 by the New Castle Bridge Co. of Indianapolis,IN
Pratt through truss bridge originally over Martindale Creek on Charles Road.
Relocated to Koteewi Park in Hamilton County and rehabilitated for reuse.

Charles Street Overpass (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Replaced ca. 1977
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Northeast Corridor (Amtrak) on Charles Street
Replaced by new bridge

Charlestown Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built in 1900 to replace the Charles River Bridge which opened in 1786. It carried an elevated railway until it was demolished and re-routed in 1975.
Swing through truss bridge over Charles River on N. Washington Street in Boston
Open to traffic