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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.


CP - Whitewood Creek Bridge (Lawrence County, South Dakota)
Built 1898, Moved Here Ca. 1909
Pratt Through truss bridge over Whitewood Creek on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

CP&E - Chagrin River Bridge (Lake County, Ohio)
Built 1896; Timber approach trestle replaced by steel 1910; Removed 1926
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Chagrin River & Glenn Avenue on Cleveland, Painesville & Eastern Railroad
Removed

CP&E - Grand River Viaduct (Lake County, Ohio)
Built X; Removed 1926
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Grand River on Cleveland, Painesville & Eastern Railroad
Removed

CR 1400 E/CR 1000 W Middle Fork Bridge (Howard County, Indiana)
Replaced 1994
Lost pony truss bridge over Middle Fork Ditch on CR 1400 E
Replaced by new bridge

CR 144 Phelps Creek Bridge (Lee County, Alabama)
Built 1948
Pony truss bridge over Phelps Creek on CR 144
Open to traffic

CR 166 Through Truss (Fisher County, Texas)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over unnamed creek on Road
Derelict/abandoned

CR 178 Bridge (Stephens County, Texas)
Abandoned truss bridge over unnamed creek on road
Derelict/abandoned

CR 1810 Pony Truss (Wise County, Texas)
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Unnamed creek on road
Derelict/abandoned

CR 217 Saugahatchee Creek Bridge (Lee County, Alabama)
Built 1959
Pony truss bridge over Sougahatchee Creek on CR 217
Open to traffic

CR 29 Cahaba River Bridge (Dallas County, Alabama)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Cahaba River on former CR 29
Abandoned

CR 304 Pony Truss Bridge (Comanche County, Texas)
Abandoned pony truss bridge over unnamed creek on road
Derelict/abandoned

CR 327 Through Truss (Cooke County, Texas)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge on CR 327 over Elm Fork Trinity River
Derelict/abandoned

CR 4481 Bridge (Wise County, Texas)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Lola Creek on CR 4481
Derelict/abandoned

CR173 Bridge (Monroe County, Missouri)
Unknown
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Middle Fork Salt River on Former County Road 173
Derelict/abandoned

CR410 Williams Bridge (Gallatin County, Montana)
Built 1898; rehabilitated 1980
Pratt through truss bridge over Jefferson River on CR 410
Open to traffic

CR507 Williams Bridge (Gallatin County, Montana)
Built 1892; rehabilitated 1999
Through truss bridge over Gallatin River on CR 507
Open to traffic

Crab Orchard Creek KY 270 Bridge (Webster County, Kentucky)
Built 1922; rehabilitated 1955: rehabilitated 2009
Pony truss bridge over Crab Orchard Creek on KY 270
Open to traffic

Crabill Road Bridge (DeKalb County, Missouri)
Built 1895 by the Dildine Bridge Co.
Pony truss bridge over Little Third Fork Platte River on Crabill Road
Open to traffic

Crabtree Road Bridge (Stanislaus County, California)
Built 1920
Through truss bridge over Dry Creek on Crabtree Road
Open to traffic

Craig Bridge (Lewis and Clark County, Montana)
Built 1903; replaced and relocated in 2006
A three-span through truss bridge, formerly over the Missouri River at Craig, is now relocated and sitting at the old State Nursery grounds awaiting to be reassembled as a pedestrian bridge for a park.
Awaiting reconstruction at the old State Nursery grounds near Helena

Craig Road Bridge (Crawford County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1896 by Youngstown Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Woodcock Creek on Craig Road (TR 600)
Open to traffic

Craighead Bridge (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1899; rehabilitated ca. 1960
Through truss bridge over Yellow Breeches Creek on Craighead Bridge Road (TR 520)
Closed

CRandIC - Cedar River Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1903 by the Pennsylvania Steel Co.; destroyed June 12, 2008, by flooding
Lost four span Pratt through truss bridge over Cedar River on the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railroad in downtown Cedar Rapids
Destroyed by flood

Crane Creek Bridge (Fayette County, Iowa)
Built 1911
Pony truss bridge over Crane Creek on U Avenue
Open to traffic

Crane Road Bridge (Crane County, Texas)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Pecos River on the Old Crane Road, east of Imperial
Abandoned with deck missing

Cratetown Road Bridge (Hunterdon County, New Jersey)
Built 1901; rehabilitated 1997
Pony truss bridge over Prescott Brook on Cratetown Road
Open to traffic

Crawford Bottoms Rd Bridge (Morgan County, Alabama)
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Cotaco Creek on Old alignment of Crawford Bottoms Rd
Abandoned, bypassed in 1987

Crawford Creek Bridge (Cass County, Missouri)
Built 1910 by the Canton Bridge Co.
Pony truss bridge over Crawford Creek on E. 227th Street
Lost

CRCX - Harsimus Branch Lift (Hudson County, New Jersey)
Built ca. 1920
Pratt through truss bridge over Hackensack River on Conrail Passaic & Harsimus Line
Open to traffic

CRCX - Pacific Avenue Overpass (Hudson County, New Jersey)
Through truss bridge over Pacific Avenue on Railroad


CRCX/LV Overpass (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Pratt through truss bridge over Middlesex Greenway (former Lehigh Valley RR) on Conrail Shared Assets (former Reading RR)
Open to traffic

Creamery Ford Bridge (Jennings County, Indiana)
Built 1897
Through truss bridge over Little Graham Creek on abandoned section of CR 800 East
Closed to all traffic

Creamery Road Bridge (Frederick County, Maryland)
Built 1885; rehabilitated 1997
Pony truss bridge over Toms Creek on Creamery Road
Open to traffic

Creek Road Bridge (Boone County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1910; rehabilitated 2012.
Through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on CR 350 West (Creek Road) just east of I-65
Closed due to damage caused by oversize farm tractor and plow

Creek Road Bridge (Conway County, Arkansas)
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Point Remove Creek on Creek Road (formerly AR 95)
Abandoned and grown over, but mostly intact

Creek Road Bridge (Warren County, New Jersey)
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1992
Pony truss bridge over Pohatcong Creek on Creek Road in Pohatcong Township
Open to traffic

Crescent Bridge (Scott County, Iowa)
Built 1898, Iowa Approach Added 1905
Camelback through truss bridge over Mississippi River on BNSF/CP/IC&E/DM&E Railroad in Davenport
Open to traffic

Croft State Park Bridge #1 (Spartanburg County, South Carolina)
Built ca. 1900
Pratt pony truss bridge over Kelsey Creek on an abandoned wagon road
abandoned

Croft State Park Bridge #2 (Spartanburg County, South Carolina)
Built ca. 1900
Abandoned pratt pony truss bridge over a small Creek on an abandoned wagon road
Derelict/abandoned

Croft State Park Bridge #3 (Spartanburg County, South Carolina)
Built ca 1900
Pratt pony truss bridge over Kelsey Creek on a trail
Open to pedestrians only

Croghan Island Mill Bridge (Lewis County, New York)
Pratt through truss bridge over Beaver River on South Bridge Street
Open to pedestrians

Cromley Road Bridge (Pickaway County, Ohio)
Built 1907 by the Oregonia Bridge Co. of Lebanon, Oh.; rehabilitated 1989
Lost through truss bridge over Walnut Creek on Cromley Road (CR 28) in Ashville
Replaced by a new bridge and removed.

Cronk Road Bridge (Hillsdale County, Michigan)
Built 1886; Replaced 1987
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over St. Joseph River on Cronk Road in Litchfield
Replaced by new bridge

Crooked Creek AR 101 Bridge (Marion County, Arkansas)
Built 1928; replaced 1991
Lost two-span through truss bridge over Crooked Creek on AR 101
Replaced by a modern bridge

Crooked Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1910; replaced 2017
Lost Through truss bridge over Crooked Creek on CR 202, 4.5 mi. east of Nortonville
Replaced by a new bridge

Crooked Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1910; rehabilitated 1999
Pony truss bridge over Crooked Creek on Thomas Road, 0.9 mi. south and 4.2 mi. east of Nortonville
Open to traffic

Crooked Creek Bridge (Seward County, Nebraska)
Built 1920
Pony truss bridge over Crooked Creek on a county road, 4.2 mi. south of Seward
Open to traffic

Crooked Creek Bridge (Washington County, Iowa)
Built 1895
Through truss bridge over Crooked Creek on Orange Avenue
Closed to all traffic

Crooked Creek Bridge (McDonough County, Illinois)
Built 1961
Pony truss bridge over North Fork Crooked Creek on CH 5
Open to traffic

Crooked Creek Bridge (Cullman County, Alabama)
Built 1935; rehabilitated 1989; abandoned 2004
Pratt through truss bridge over Crooked Creek on an old alignment of CR 818
Abandoned c. 2004

Crooked Creek CR 150S Bridge (Clay County, Indiana)
Built in 1881 by the Cleveland Bridge & Iron Co., removed in 1992
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Crooked Creek on CR 150S
Replaced by new bridge

Crooked Creek CR 211 Bridge (Monroe County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss bridge over Crooked Creek on CR 211
Open to traffic

Crooked Creek Maumee Road, CR 7 (Brown County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1900
Pratt pony truss bridge over Crooked Creek on Maumee Road
Replaced by culverts

Crooked Creek Stumphole Bridge Road (Lawrence County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1913; Replaced 1988
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Crooked Creek on Stumphole Bridge Road, CR 400 S
Replaced by a new bridge

Crooked River 112th Street Bridge (Ray County, Missouri)
Built 1913, probably by the Kansas City Bridge Co.
Pony truss bridge over Crooked River on E. 112th Street
Open to traffic

Crosley Bridge (Jennings County, Indiana)
Built in 1937; rehabilitated 1977
Through truss bridge over Muscatatuck River in Crosley Fish & Wildlife Area
Open to one-lane traffic

Cross Creek 42nd Street Bridge (Shawnee County, Kansas)
Built by the Canton Bridge Co.
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Cross Creek on 42nd Street, just off Carlson Road south of Rossville
Abandoned, but still intact

Cross Creek 46th Street Bridge (Shawnee County, Kansas)
Derelict through truss bridge over Cross Creek on 46th Street, just off Carlson Road south of Rossville
Derelict with deck missing

Crossman Road Bridge (Wyoming County, New York)
Built 1887
Pratt through truss bridge over Oatka Creek on Crossman Road
Closed to all traffic

Croton River Bridge (Westchester County, New York)
Built 1904; rehabilitated 1942
Through truss bridge over Croton River on Deans Bridge Road
Closed to all traffic

Crow's Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Built 1902
Lost through truss bridge over Big Walnut Creek on CR 100 East
Replaced and dismantled

Croys Creek Bridge (Clay County, Indiana)
Built c. 1905; Lost 1988
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Croys Creek on County Line Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Crybaby Bridge (Piatt County, Illinois)
Built 1899; replaced 2002
Lost through truss bridge over Sangamon River on Crybaby Bridge Road (TR 100), 2 mi. southwest of White Heath
Replaced by a new bridge

Crystal Avenue Bridge (Macon County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1890; relocated here ca. 1920
Through truss bridge over the BNSF Railroad on Crystal Avenue
Open to traffic

Crystal City Underground Bridge (Jefferson County, Missouri)
Pratt through truss bridge over Plattin Creek
Open to traffic

Crystal Creek Bridge (Pawnee County, Oklahoma)
Built 1932; replaced 2002
Lost pony truss bridge over Crystal Creek on N3550
No longer exists

Crystal Springs Bridge (Stark County, Ohio)
Built 1914; rehabilitated 1990; closed to traffic in 1995
Two-span pony truss bridge over Tuscarawas River on Riverside Avenue/High Mill Avenue
Open to pedestrians only

Crystal Station Bridge CR 675 E (Dubois County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1890; replaced 1997
Lost through truss bridge over Patoka River on Dubois Rd NE (CR 675E)
Replaced by new bridge

CSRX - Saco River Bridge (Carroll County, New Hampshire)
Pratt through truss bridge over Saco River on Conway Scenic Railroad
Open to traffic

CSX - Augusta Canal Bridge (Richmond County, Georgia)
Built 1927 by the Virginia Bridge & Iron Co.
Pratt through truss bridge over Augusta Canal on CSX Transportation
Open to traffic

CSX - Big Eagle Creek Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Once part of the Pennsylvania Railroad's I&V(Indianapolis and Vincennes)branch and formerly went all the way to Union Station. Line now starts at the Indianapolis Belt and ends just Southeast of this bridge. Line looked to be rarely used.
Through truss bridge over Big Eagle Creek in Indianapolis
poor

CSX - Cape Fear River Bridge (Cumberland County, North Carolina)
(Main design: Warren through truss)
Through truss bridge over Cape Fear River on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic

CSX - Cassleman River Bridge (Somerset County, Pennsylvania)
Pratt through truss bridge over Cassleman River on CSX car storage track
Open to traffic

CSX - Dry Creek Bridge (Knox County, Ohio)
Through truss bridge over Dry Creek on CSX Transportation in Mt. Vernon
Open to traffic

CSX - Eastside Yard Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1910; rehabilitated May 2004 by CMI-Promex, Inc. and CSX Transportation
Pratt through truss swing bridge over Schuylkill River on CSX Philadelphia Subdivision
Open to traffic

CSX - Escambia Bay Bridge (Old) (Santa Rosa County, Florida)
Built 1911; Replaced 1989
Bridge over Escambia Bay on CSX RR
Replaced by a new bridge

CSX - Fort DeWolf Bridge #5.5 (Bullitt County, Kentucky)
Built ca. 1909 after four other bridges were built here. Three were destroyed and rebuilt during Civil War. The fourth one was replaced by this bridge around 1909. Two spans destroyed in a derailment on November 19th, 1991
Fifth incarnation (previous three destroyed by Civil War Battles) Pratt Through Truss railroad bridge over the Salt River on CSX Railroad
Open to Traffic

CSX - Grand Ledge Bridge (Eaton County, Michigan)
Built 1904, replaced earlier Pratt deck truss, main span of that bridge relocated to Stronach
Pratt deck truss bridge over Grand River on CSX RR
Open to traffic

CSX - Grand River Swing Bridge (Ottawa County, Michigan)
Pratt through truss bridge over Grand River on CSX RR
Open to traffic

CSX - Hillsborough River Bridge (Hillsborough County, Florida)
Built in 1915 for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Through truss bascule bridge over the Hillsborough River next to Cass Street in downtown Tampa on CSX Transportation
Open to traffic

CSX - Holston River Bridge (Sullivan County, Tennessee)
Built in 1907 as part of first segment of the South & Western RR, later the Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio, later the Clinchfield Railroad
Four-span Pratt deck truss railroad bridge over the Holston River, South Fork
Open to rail traffic

CSX - Hunt Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Former Pennsylvania Railroad I&F (Indy and Frankfort) Branch bridge over former New York Central (Big Four) St. Louis line. Amtrak utilizes this bridge today on it's route from Indy to Chicago, as well as CSXT to Frankfort and Crawfordsville.
Through truss bridge over CSX Railroad (fomer Conrail, Penn Central, NYC) on CSX Transportation (former Conrail, Penn Central, Pennsylvania Railroad)
Still in use

CSX - Kokosing River Bridge (Knox County, Ohio)
Through truss bridge over Kokosing River on CSX Transportation in Mt. Vernon
Open to traffic

CSX - Levisa Branch Bridge (Pike County, Kentucky)
(Main design: Parker through truss)
Built 1894 by the Pencoyd Bridge & Construction Co. over Ohio River, moved ca. 1960
Parker Camelback through truss bridge over Big Sandy River (Levisa Fork) at junction with Russell Fork on former CSX Levisa Branch
Closed to all traffic

CSX - Lower Scioto River Bridge (Franklin County, Ohio)
Pinned Pratt Deck Truss bridge over Scioto River in Columbus, Ohio
Open to traffic

CSX - Lower Scioto Twin Bridges (Franklin County, Ohio)
Twin Warren w/verticals through truss bridges over Scioto River in downtown Columbus, Ohio
Open to traffic

CSX - Miami River Drawbridge (Miami-Dade County, Florida)
Built in 1926 for the Seaboard Air Line Railway
Bascule truss bridge over Tamiami Canal on CSX Railroad in Miami
Open to traffic

CSX - Middle Fork Forked Deer River Bridge (Crockett County, Tennessee)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Middle Fork Forked Deer River on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic

CSX - Mohawk River Bridge (Schenectady County, New York)
(Main design: Warren deck truss with all verticals)
Approach spans replaced 2011-12
Warren deck truss with all verticals bridge over Mohawk River on CSX Selkirk Branch
Open to traffic

CSX - Monongahela River Bridge (Hazelwood) (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Original bridge built 1884, modernized and upgraded with present structure in 1915
Pratt through truss bridge over Monongahela River on CSX RR
Open to traffic

CSX - Mount Holly Bridge (Gaston County, North Carolina)
Built 1916
Truss bridge over Catawba River on former SAL Railway
Open to traffic

CSX - New River Bridge (Fayette County, West Virginia)
(Main design: Parker through truss)
Built 1899
Through truss bridge over New River on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic

CSX - North Fork Holston River Bridge (Sullivan County, Tennessee)
Construction started in 1907 by the South and Western Railroad Co., and finished in 1908 by its successor, the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railroad Company
Three-span Warren deck truss bridge over Holston River, North Fork in Kingsport
Open to rail traffic

CSX - Patapsco River Bridge (Baltimore County, Maryland)
Built 1902 by the American Bridge Company; once carried 2 tracks
Through truss bridge over Patapsco River, Ilchester Road on CSX Railroad (formerly B&O Railroad Old Main Line)
Open to traffic

CSX - Patoka River Bridge (Pakota) (Gibson County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Patoka River on CSX Railroad (former C&EI Railroad) in Patoka
Open to traffic

CSX - Pigeon Creek Bridge (Vanderburgh County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Pigeon creek on CSX Railroad


CSX - Potomac River Bridge (Allegany County, Maryland)
Lost deck truss bridge over North Branch Potomac River on CSX Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge 2015

CSX - Raccoon Creek Bridge (Licking County, Ohio)
Pratt through truss bridge over Raccoon Creek on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic

CSX - Saginaw River Bridge (Saginaw County, Michigan)
(Main design: Warren through truss with all verticals)
Built 1944
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Saginaw River on CSX RR
Open to traffic

CSX - Savannah River Bridge (Effingham County, Georgia)
Pratt through truss over Savannah River on former CSX Railroad
Open to traffic