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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.


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

Charlevoix Bridge (Older) (Charlevoix County, Michigan)
Replaced 1900
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Island Outlet Lake on Bridge Street US 31
Demolished

Chartiers Creek Bridge Near Union Street (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Chartiers Creek on Factory access


Chase Brass Bridge (New Haven County, Connecticut)
Pratt through truss bridge over Naugatuck River
Intact but closed to all traffic

Chaska Swing Bridge (Carver County, Minnesota)
Built 1905, Approach Replaced 1911, Imploded August 1996 due to sinking pier
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Minnesota River
Removed

Chattooga River Railroad Bridge (Chattooga County, Georgia)
Built around 1888...that is when this line was opened for traffic
Pratt through truss bridge over Chattooga River on Chattooga & Chickamauga Railway (Formerly Central of Georgia) in Trion
Open to traffic

Chautauqua Creek Bridge (Chautauqua County, New York)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Chautuaqua Creek on Gale Street
Derelict/abandoned

Checkerboard Creek Bridge (Okmulgee County, Oklahoma)
Built 1929
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Checkerboard Creek on Harreld Rd. (E0870 Rd.)
Replaced by a new bridge

Cheese Country Trail - Pecatonica River Bridge (Green County, Wisconsin)
Built 1881 and 1889
Pratt through truss bridge over Pecatonica River on Cheese Country Trail
Open to pedestrians, equestrians, and ATV users

Cheesman Rd.-Whitewater River Bridge (Wayne County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1905
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Whitewater River on Cheesman Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Cheesman Road Bridge (Gratiot County, Michigan)
Built 1886; altered in 1955; Replaced 1997
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Pine River on Cheesman Road in St. Louis
Replaced by new bridge

Cheesquake Creek Bridge (2nd) (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Built 1898; Replaced 1913
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cheesquake Creek on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Cheney Ford Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built 1912, replaced in 2002
Lost Through truss bridge over Salt Fork Vermilion River on TR 106
Replaced by new bridge

Cherokee Road Bridge (Conway County, Arkansas)
Built sometime in between 1895 and 1910, Abandoned circa 1962
Abandoned through truss bridge over Point Remove Creek at Cherokee Road in Morrilton
Abandoned and overgrown but mostly intact

Cherry Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1901
Bridge over North Branch Canal on Cherry Avenue, former Chicago/Milwaukee/St. Paul Railroad
Open to traffic from trains and pedestrains

Cherry Creek Trail Bridge (Delagny Street) (Denver County, Colorado)
Built 1891 by the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad; relocated here in 1923
Through truss bridge over Cherry Creek on Delgany Street in Denver
Open to Pedestrians

Cherry Creek Trail Bridge (Wewatta Street) (Denver County, Colorado)
Through truss bridge over Cherry Creek on former railroad, now pedestrian walk
Open to pedestrians

Cherry Creek Trail Bridge (Wynkoop Street) (Denver County, Colorado)
Built 1907 by the Pennsylvania Steel Company
Through truss bridge over Cherry Creek on pedestrian pathway
Open to pedestrians

Cherry Hill Road Bridge (Harford County, Maryland)
Rehabilitated 1999
Through truss bridge over Deer Creek on Cherry Hill Road
Open to traffic

Cherry Street Bridge (Allen County, Ohio)
Built ca. 1890 by the Canton Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1982; replaced in 2004
Pony truss bridge over Riley Creek on Cherry Street in Bluffton
Removed and replaced in 2004

Cherry Street Bridge (Old) (Lucas County, Ohio)
Built 1884; western half lost in a steamship collision 1908; Replaced 1914
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Maumee River on Cherry Street and Interurban tracks
Replaced by a new bridge

Cherrytree Run Bridge (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1895; rehabilitated 1985; replaced sometime after 2012
Lost Pony truss bridge over Cherrytree Run on TR 587 (Harper Road)
Replaced by a new bridge

Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge (New Castle County, Delaware)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Chesapeake & Delaware Canal on Summit Bridge Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Chesapeake City Bridge (Old) (Cecil County, Maryland)
Destroyed July 28, 1942 by M/V Franz Klasen; Replaced 1948
Lost Pratt through truss vertical lift bridge over Chesapeake & Delaware Canal on MD 213
Destroyed by collision & replaced

Chessie - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Southerly Wastewater Treatment Facility Spur) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Abandoned Through Truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Chessie System
Derelict/abandoned

Chester Bridge (Dodge County, Wisconsin)
Built 1892-93; Removed ca. 1989
Pratt through truss bridge over Rock River on Old Marsh Road, former Wisconsin SH 49 in Town of Chester
Demolished

Chester Covered Bridge 29-08-m (Rockingham County, New Hampshire)
Built 2011
Pratt through truss bridge over Wason Pond
Open to pedestrians only

Chesterville Bridge (Douglas County, Illinois)
Built 1895
Lost through truss bridge over Kaskaskia River on TR 151, east of Chesterville
Replaced by a new bridge

Chestnut Ford Bridge (Dallas County, Iowa)
Built 1900, Removed 1975(?)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Zook Spur Road/145th Lane
Removed but not replaced

Chestnut Street Bridge (Carver County, Minnesota)
Opened August 1896, Lost 1959
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Minnesota River on Chestnut Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Chetopa Bridge (Labette County, Kansas)
Built ?; Replaced 1912 Relocated South of Stico Farm
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Neosho River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Chevalier Road Bridge (Pettis County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1915; rehabilitated 1995
Pony truss bridge over Muddy Creek on Chevalier Road
Open to traffic

Chezem Road Bridge (Humboldt County, California)
Built 1916; rehabilitated 1947
Through truss bridge over Redwood Creek on Chezem Road in Willow Creek
Open to traffic

Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899
Pratt through truss bridge over Sanitary & Ship Canal on Belt Railway of Chicago (former Chicago & Western Indiana RR)
Open to traffic

Chikaskia River Bridge (Kay County, Oklahoma)
Built ca. 1930
Through truss bridge over Chikaskia River on 3638C
Closed to all traffic

Chikaskia River Bridge (Kay County, Oklahoma)
Built 1924
3 -Thru Trusses & 2 Pony truss bridges over Chikaskia River on FAU 3150
Closed after failing inspection

Childers Creek Bridge (Creek County, Oklahoma)
Built 1914; closed to traffic c. 2008.
Pony truss bridge over Childers Creek on 65th W. Ave. (N3900) in Kiefer
Closed to traffic

Childs Ford Bridge near Doylestown (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1886 by the Penn Bridge Co.
Pony truss bridge over North Branch Neshaminy Creek on Silo Hill Road near Doylestown
Open, 6-ton weight limit strictly-enforced

Chillicothe Bridge (Wapello County, Iowa)
Destroyed by ice jam March 4th 1949, Replaced 1951
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
Destroyed by ice jam & replaced by a new bridge

China Basin Bridge (San Francisco County, California)
Built 1932
Pratt truss variant Bascule bridge over China Basin on Third Street in San Francisco
Open to traffic

China Street Bridge (Brazoria County, Texas)
Built 1912, Collapsed 1935
Lost Truss bridge over Brazos River on China Street
No longer exists

Chinworth Bridge (Kosciusko County, Indiana)
Built in 1897 by the Bellefontaine Bridge & Iron Co.; closed to traffic in 1975
Through truss bridge over Tippecanoe River near junction of old US30 and CR350W
Open to pedestrian use

Choccolocco Creek Bridge (Calhoun County, Alabama)
Built 1947
Pratt through truss bridge over Choccolocco Creek on Brown Bridge Road
Open to traffic

Chocolate Bayou Bridge (Brazoria County, Texas)
Built 1892
Pratt through truss bridge over Chocolate Bayou on State Route 171
Replaced by a new bridge

Cholame Road Bridge (Monterey County, California)
Built 1910
Pratt Through truss bridge over Little Cholame Creek on Cholame Road
Open to traffic

Chouteau Creek Old US 40 Bridge (Cooper County, Missouri)
Built 1924; reconstructed 2012
Pony truss bridge over Chouteau Creek on the south I-70 frontage road (formerly US 40, later Route OO)
Destroyed by collision

Christiania Bridge (Jackson County, Minnesota)
Replaced 1996
Lost through truss bridge over West Fork Des Moines River on CSAH 30 south of Windom
Replaced by a modern bridge

Chualar River Road Bridge (Monterey County, California)
Built 1915, updated, 1940, Replaced 1991
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Salinas River on Chualar River Rd 2
Replaced by new bridge

Church Hill Road Bridge (Frederick County, Maryland)
Built 1908; rehabilitated 1994
Pony truss bridge over Middle Creek on E. Church Hill Road
Open to traffic

Cibolo Creek Bridge (Wilson County, Texas)
Bypassed by new bridge in 1990
Abandoned through truss bridge over Cibolo Creek on CR 401
Abandoned

Cicero Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1927; widened and rehabilitated 1966
Bascule bridge over the Chicago S&S Canal on S. Cicero Avenue (IL 50) in Chicago
Open to four lanes of traffic

Cider Mill Road Bridge (Hunterdon County, New Jersey)
Built 1900
Through truss bridge over Neshanic River on Cider Mill Road
Open to traffic

Cimarron River Bridge (Kingfisher County, Oklahoma)
Built 1921
Through truss bridge over Cimarron River on N2830
Closed to traffic

Cincinnati Northern - Twin Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Ohio)
Pratt through truss bridge over Twin Creek on Cincinnati Northern Railroad
Closed to traffic

Circle Road Bridge (Harrison County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Indian Creek on Circle Road
Closed to all traffic

CIRwy - Cicero Creek bridge (Hamilton County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1890's, abandoned in 1982
Through truss bridge over Cicero Creek on former Conrail Railroad in Noblesville
Abandoned, but intact

CIRwy - White River Bridge (Hamilton County, Indiana)
Built 1893, abandoned in 1982
Through truss bridge over White River on former Conrail Railroad in Noblesville
Abandoned, but intact

City Creek Bridge (abandoned) (San Bernardino County, California)
Unknown history replaced by bridge built in 1948.
Pratt deck truss bridge over City Creek on Hwy 330
Closed to all traffic

City Park Bridge #1 (Bates County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Branch of Big Deer Creek on Pedestrian Pathway(?)
Open to pedestrians(?)

City Park Bridge #3 (Bates County, Missouri)
Pratt pony truss bridge on a pedestrian walkway
Open to pedestrians only

Civic Park Road Bridge (Contra Costa County, California)
Built unknown year, rehabilitated 1987
Pin-connected Pratt through truss bridge over Walnut Creek on Civic Park Road
Open to traffic

CK - South Fork Solomon River Bridge (Osborne County, Kansas)
Abandoned through truss bridge over South Fork Solomon River on Central Kansas Railroad (abandoned)
Closed to traffic

Clairemont Avenue Railroad Bridge (Eau Claire County, Wisconsin)
Built 1911 using relocated trusses, turned into a trail sometime in the 1990s
4 Span Through Pratt Truss Bridge on Chippewa River State Trail
Open to pedestrians

Clanahan Road Bridge (Pope County, Illinois)
Built 1897 by the Massillon Bridge Co.; replaced 1981
Lost through truss over Bay Creek on Clanahan Road near Tansill
Replaced by a concrete bridge

Clanton Creek Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Built 1932
Through truss bridge over Clanton Creek on CR R35 (Bevington Park Road)
Open to traffic

Clanton Creek Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Built 1894; rehabilitated 1974; partially dismantled 2014
Through truss bridge over Clanton Creek on 282nd Trail
Wooden Deck Removed, NW & SE Approaches Removed

Clarion River Bridge (Elk County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1901 by Nelson & Buchanan
Through truss bridge over Clarion River on TR 314
Open to traffic

Clark Avenue Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1912; Removed 1985
Pratt through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Clark Avenue
Removed

Clark Bridge (Cass County, Missouri)
Built 1880 by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Works
Abandoned through truss bridge over Old Channel South Grand River on S. Hess Road/315th Street
Abandoned

Clark Hill Bridge (Marshall County, West Virginia)
Built 1906
Through truss bridge over Fish Creek on CR 74/2 (Clark Hill Road)
Open to traffic

Clark Road Bridge (Marion County, Ohio)
Built 1916; rehabilitated 1990
Through truss bridge over Scioto River on CR 13
Gone, replaced with concrete bridge

Clark Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1929; rehabilitated 1985
Bascule bridge over Main Branch Chicago River on N. Clark Street in Chicago
Open to traffic

Clark Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in 1889 collision in 1929
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Main Chicago River on Clark Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Clark Street Bridge (Old) (Audrain County, Missouri)
Built 1928; Replaced 1995
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Norfolk Southern RR; Kansas City Southern RR on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Clark's Bridge (Winneshiek County, Iowa)
Built 1913
Through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on 360th Street north of Kendallville
Open to one-lane traffic

Clark's Mills Bridge (Mercer County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1885 by Penn Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Little Shenango River on TR 740


Clarks Creek Bridge (Geary County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1880, rehabilitated ca. 2012-2013.
Through truss bridge over Clarks Creek, 5.5 mi. south and 3.0 mi. east of Wreford
Open

Clarks Creek Bridge (Geary County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1910
Pratt pony truss bridge over Clarks Creek, 3.5 mi. south and 4.0 mi. east of Wreford
Derelict/abandoned

Clarks Mill Road Bridge (Columbiana County, Ohio)
Built 1912; replaced 2007
Lost through truss bridge over North Fork Yellow Fork Creek on Clarks Mill (TR 773)
Lost

Clay Lick Creek Bridge (Metcalfe County, Kentucky)
Built 1921
Pony truss bridge over Clay Lick Creek on Glasgow Street in Edmonton
Bridge was removed and scrapped immediately after completion of it's replacement

Clear Boggy Creek Bridge (Atoka County, Oklahoma)
Built 1928
Through truss bridge over Clear Boggy Creek on 0356C in Caney
Open to traffic

Clear Boggy Creek Bridge (Atoka County, Oklahoma)
Built 1934
Through truss bridge over Clear Boggy Creek on OK 7
Replaced by a new bridge

Clear Boggy Creek Bridge (Choctaw County, Oklahoma)
Built 1919
Through truss bridge over Clear Boggy Creek on 1214C
Bypassed by new bridge

Clear Boggy Creek Bridge (Coal County, Oklahoma)
Built 1946
Through truss bridge over Clear Boggy Creek on FAS 1505
Open to traffic

Clear Creek Bridge (Whitley County, Kentucky)
Built 1917. Possible work in 1940.
Deck truss bridge over Clear Creek
Derelict/abandoned

Clear Creek Bridge (Greene County, Missouri)
Built 1896 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1904 by the Canton Bridge Co.; replaced 1991
Lost through truss bridge over Clear Creek on Farm Road 33
Replaced by modern bridge

Clear Creek Bridge (Payne County, Oklahoma)
Built 1905
Pony truss bridge over Clear Creek on 92nd Street
Replaced by a new bridge