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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.


DM&E - Coon Creek Bridge (Livingston County, Missouri)
Built 1903
Pratt pony truss bridge over Coon Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Easterm Railway
Open to traffic

DM&E - Deer Creek Bridge (Mitchell County, Iowa)
Built 1899
Pony truss bridge over Deer Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - E. Fork Des Moines River Bridge (Kossuth County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1899
Pratt pony truss bridge over Des Moines River on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Little Sioux River Bridge (Clay County, Iowa)
Built 1901;
Pony truss bridge over Little Sioux River on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Paint Creek Bridge (Allamakee County, Iowa)
Built 1901
Pratt Through Truss bridge over Paint Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Easterm Railway
Open to traffic

DM&E - Red Bridge (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Built 1896 Lost 2012
Pratt through truss bridge over Catfish Creek on Railroad
Replaced by a TPG in 2012

DM&E - Rock River Bridge (Rockton) (Winnebago County, Illinois)
Built 1906
Pony truss bridge over Rock River on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic

DM&E - Rock River Bridges (Byron) (Ogle County, Illinois)
Southern Spans Built 1905
Twin Through Truss bridges over Rock River on DM&E Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Root River Bridge (Houston County, Minnesota)
Built 1901
Pony truss bridge over Root River on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Waterworks Trestle (Scott County, Iowa)
Trestle originally built in 1871, Deck girders built in the 1900s; Pony truss span built 1984
Truss bridge over River Drive on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railway
Open to traffic

DM&E - Yellow River Bridge (Allamakee County, Iowa)
Built 1901
Pony truss bridge over Yellow River on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railway
Open to traffic

Doans Creek (Greene County, Indiana)
Built c. 1900; Replaced 1989
Lost Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Doans Creek on CR475S
Replaced by a new bridge

Dobson Road Bridge (Jefferson County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1901
Pony truss bridge over Big Run on Dobson Road
Open to traffic

Dodson Bridge (White County, Tennessee)
Built 1924; rehabilitated 1930
Riveted Pratt through truss bridge over Caney Fork River on Big Bottom Rd (CR 2190)
Demolished 7 a.m., Aug. 17, 2011

Doe Creek Bridge (Hardin County, Tennessee)
Built 1944; rehabilitated 1995
Through truss bridge over Doe Creek on TN 69 in Saltillo
Open to traffic

Dog Thrasher Creek Bridge (Osage County, Oklahoma)
Built ca. 1920
Pony truss bridge over Dog Thrasher Creek on E0330
Open to traffic

Donaldson Bridge (Washington County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1901 by Nelson & Buchanan, replaced 2007
Pony truss bridge over Raccoon Creek on TR 500
Demolished and replaced.

Donnaha Bridge (Forsyth County, North Carolina)
See below in the "Description" section for a detailed history of the bridge
Pratt through truss bridge over Mill Creek on a private driveway
Open to traffic

Doon Bridge (Lyon County, Iowa)
Built 1900; replaced ca. 2005
Lost through truss bridge over Rock River Overflow on 250th Street north of Doon
Removed; road raised to the level of the bridge; Overflow drained

Dorrington Road Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1888 by the Pittsburgh Bridge Co.; demolished 2009
Lost pony truss bridge over Robinson Run on Dorrington Road
Demolished to make way for replacement bridge

Dos Rios Bridge (Mendocino County, California)
Replaced 1966
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Eel River & Nwp RR on Dos Rios Road
Replaced by new bridge

Dotson Ridge Road Bridge (Smyth County, Virginia)
Built 1932
Pratt pony truss bridge over N Fork Holston River on Dotson Ridge Road (Route 619)
Open to traffic

Doty Road Bridge (Bergen County, New Jersey)
Truss bridge over Ramapo River on Doty Road in Oakland
Replaced by a new bridge; Truss bridge in storage.

Double Bridge (Cattaraugus County, New York)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Allegheney River on Union Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Dougherty Creek Bridge (Lafayette County, Wisconsin)
Abandoned half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Dougherty Creek on Old alignment of Wisconsin Highway 81
Abandoned

Douglas Creek Bridge (Mercer County, Illinois)
Pony truss bridge over Douglas Creek on Abandoned 55th ave alignment
Derelict/abandoned

Douthit's Ferry Bridge (Bartow County, Georgia)
Built 1912
Pratt through truss bridge over Etowah River
Closed to all traffic since 1985

Doyle Drive Bridge (San Francisco County, California)
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1939, replaced 2012-2013
Deck truss bridge over N1-N101, Lincoln, Crissy on US HIGHWAY 101
Demolished 2012-2013.

DQE - Cossatot River Bridge (Sevier County, Arkansas)
Built 1902
Through truss bridge over Cossatot River on DeQueen & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DQE- Saline River Bridge (Sevier County, Arkansas)
Built 1902
Bridge over Saline River on DeQueen & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

Dragoon Creek Bridge (Osage County, Kansas)
Built 1899
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Dragoon Creek
Abandoned

Dragoon Creek Bridge (Osage County, Kansas)
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Dragoon Creek on Fairlawn Road (Abandoned)
Derelict/abandoned

Drainage Ditch Bridge (Ford County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1900
Abandoned Through truss bridge over drainage ditch on former farm access road
Abandoned, but intact with deck missing

Drainage Ditch Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss bridge over Drainage Ditch on CR1780E .5 mi. southwest of Papineau
Replaced by a new bridge

Drainage Ditch Bridge (Ford County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1900
Abandoned pony truss bridge over drainage ditch on former farm access road
Abandoned, but intact

Drainage Ditch US 61 Bridge (Mississippi County, Arkansas)
Lost through truss bridge over a drainage ditch on US 61
No longer exists

Drake Well Bridge (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1882
Through truss bridge over Oil Creek on Drake Well Road
Open to traffic

DRGW - Cat Creek Bridge (Archuleta County, Colorado)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Cat Creek on Denver & Rio Grande Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

DRGW - Elk Park Bridge (San Juan County, Colorado)
Built 1884; Damaged in a flood in 1964, requiring a new bridge.
Pratt through truss bridge over Animas River on Abandoned Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge, but left standing,

DRGW - Narrow Gauge Trestle (Montrose County, Colorado)
Built 1895
Pratt deck truss bridge over Cimarron River on Railroad Static Display
Static Display

DRGW - Navajo River Bridge (Rio Arriba County, New Mexico)
Railroad abandoned in the 50's
Abandoned through truss bridge over Navajo River on Former Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

Driveway Bridge (Scott County, Kentucky)
Built 1892
Pratt pony truss bridge over a branch of Elkhorn Creek on a private driveway
Open to traffic

Driveway off U.S. 212 Bridge (Carbon County, Montana)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Free Silver Ditch on Driveway on Private Farm
Open to traffic on private driveway

Drummer Creek Bridge (Ford County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1920
Pony truss bridge over West Branch Drummer Creek on E 400N Road west of Gibson City
No longer exists

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

Dry Branch-Jennison St. Bridge (Montgomery County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1900
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Dry Branch Creek on Jennison Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Dry Channel Bridge (Sanders County, Montana)
Built 1911
Pratt through truss bridge over Clark Fork on Pedestrian Traffic
Open to pedestrians

Dry Creek Bridge (Bollinger County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss bridge over Dry Creek on CR 416 southwest of Leopold
Open to traffic on a gravel road with a 5 ton weight limit

Dry Creek Bridge (Creek County, Oklahoma)
Built 1910
Pony truss bridge over Dry Creek on 497th W. Ave. (N3630)
Open to traffic

Dry Creek Bridge (Lincoln County, Oklahoma)
Built 1924
Through truss bridge over Dry Creek on 4166C
Open to traffic

Dry Creek Bridge (Kay County, Oklahoma)
Built 1902
Pony truss bridge over Dry Creek on E0110
Replaced by a new bridge

Dry Creek Bridge (Amador County, California)
Built 1910, bypassed 1989
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Dry Creek on 5 Mile Dr
Removed, new bridge built, bridge left sitting in meadow next to creek

Dry Creek Road Northeast Bridge (Licking County, Ohio)
Built 1900?
Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Dry Creek on Driveway
Open to traffic on private road

Dry Creek-J Road Bridge (Republic County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss bridge over Dry Creek, 6.0 mi. north of Scandia
Derelict/abandoned

Dry Fork Bridge (Dent County, Missouri)
Built 1915, Closed circa 1985
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Dry Fork on CR 315 (DC 3150)
Intact but closed to all traffic

Dry Fork Bridge (McDowell County, West Virginia)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built 1930
Through truss bridge over Dry Fork on CR 5/3
Open to traffic

Dry Fork Bridge (Jefferson County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1900
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Dry Fork Creek on Lower Dry Fork Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Dry Fork Hayes Road Bridge (Clark County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1899
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Dry Fork on Hayes Road, CR 93
Replaced by a new bridge

Dry Run Creek Bridge (Older) (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Dry Run Road Bridge (Fountain County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1905; replaced 1997
Lost pony truss bridge over Turkey Run on Dry Run Road (CR 430 E)
Replaced by new bridge

DSNG - Animas River Bridge (La Plata County, Colorado)
Pratt through truss bridge over Animas River on Railroad
Open to traffic

DSNG - Navajo River Bridge (Archuleta County, Colorado)
Pratt through truss bridge over Navajo River on Durango & Silverton Railroad


DSNG - Tefft Bridge (La Plata County, Colorado)
Built 1887
Pratt through truss bridge over Animas River on Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Open to traffic

Dubois-Cuzco Road Bridge (Dubois County, Indiana)
Built in 1889 by the Mt. Vernon Bridge Company; replaced in 1987
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Patoka River on Dubois-Cuzco Road
Replaced by new bridge

Duck Creek Bridge (Mercer County, Illinois)
Pony truss bridge over Duck Creek on 192nd St
Intact but closed to all traffic

Duck Creek Bridge (Henry County, Indiana)
Built 1896; replaced 1992
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Duck Creek on CR 200 S
Replaced by new bridge

Duck Creek Bridge (Okmulgee County, Oklahoma)
Built 1932
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Duck Creek on N3910 in Beggs
Closed to all traffic

Duck Creek Bridge (Brown County, Wisconsin)
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1978, rehabilitated again and converted for pedestrian use 2013
Riveted 6-panel Pratt through truss bridge over Duck Creek on pedestrian trail in Oneida
Open to pedestrians and bicycles only

Duck Creek CR 600E Bridge (Shelby County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1907; replaced 2003
Lost Pony truss bridge over Duck Creek on CR 600 East
Bridge has been replaced

Duck Creek CR 800N Bridge (Bartholomew County, Indiana)
Built in 1904 by the Pan American Bridge Company of New Castle, IN
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Duck Creek on County Road 800 North
Replaced by a new bridge

Dug Hill Bridge (Madison County, Missouri)
Built in 1931; last painted May 14, 1971.
Through truss bridge over St. Francis River on Route C in Madison County
Open to one-lane traffic on a paved road

Dumbarton Hetch Hetchy Pipeline Bridge (San Mateo County, California)
Built 1925
Pratt through truss bridge across a portion of San Francisco Bay on Hetch Hetchy Water Project
Open to maintenance personel only

Dumbarton Toll Bridge (San Mateo County, California)
Built 1927, Replaced 1982
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over San Francisco Bay on Route 84
Demolished

Dunbar Bridge (Washington County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1904
Pony truss bridge over Raccoon Creek on TR 839
Replaced by a new bridge

Dunbar Bridge (Washington County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1889
Pony truss bridge over Raccoon Creek on TR 843
Demolished for no reason.

Duncan Creek 195th Street Bridge (Cass County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss bridge over Duncan Creek on 195th Street
Removed.

Dundee Narrows Bridge (Ohio County, Kentucky)
Built 1904; bypassed 2005
Bypassed Pratt through truss bridge over Rough River on Dundee Narrows Road
Bypassed by a new bridge on a different alignment

Dundon Truss Bridge (Clay County, West Virginia)
Built 1928
Lost through truss bridge over Elk River on CR 11 in Clay
Replaced by a new bridge

Dunham Ferry Bridge (Jackson County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Maquoketa River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Dunkard Creek Bridge (Monongalia County, West Virginia)
Built 1933
Through truss bridge over Dunkard Creek on WV 7 in Blacksville
Open to traffic

Durgan Bridge (Sierra County, California)
Built 1938
Pratt through truss bridge over North Fork Yuba River on Nevada Street
Open to traffic

Durgen Creek Bridge (Lewis County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1930
Pony truss bridge over Durgen Creek on CR 597
Open to traffic

Durnell Road Bridge (Butte County, California)
Built 1904
Pin-connected Pratt through truss bridge over Butte Creek on Durnell Road in Durham
Open to traffic

Dutch Creek-Dutch Creek Rd. Bridge (Washington County, Indiana)
Built 1926; replaced 2000
Lost pony truss bridge over Dutch Creek on Dutch Creek Road
Replaced by new bridge

Dutchman Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1930
Through truss bridge on Old IL 146 over Dutchman Creek west of Vienna
Open to two-lane traffic with a 15 ton weight limit

Duvall Bridge (Prince George's County, Maryland)
Built in 1907
Pratt pony truss bridge over Patuxent River on Duvall Bridge Road
Recently restored

DXN Bridge (Crook County, Wyoming)
Built 1920
Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Little Missouri River on Old CR 200
Closed to all traffic

Dyersville Bridge (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1896; Replaced 1915
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over North Fork Maquoketa Rive on 1st Avanue
Replaced by a new bridge

Dyreson Road Bridge (Dane County, Wisconsin)
Built 1897; rehabilitated 1983, restored 2015
Pinned Pratt through truss bridge over Yahara River on E. Dyreson Road
Open to traffic, 10-ton posted load

Dyson Lane Bridge (Plumas County, California)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built 1908
Through truss bridge over Middle Fork Feather River on Dyson Lane
Open to traffic

E Street Bridge (Fremont County, Iowa)
Built ?; Filled in 1908
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Old Channel Willow Creek on E Street
Filled in

E&PT - Patoka River Bridge (Gibson County, Indiana)
Built 1908; Line closed 1933; Removed 1993
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Patoka River on Evansville & Princeton Traction Co.
Removed but not replaced

Eagle Creek Bridge (Payne County, Oklahoma)
Built 1915
Pony truss bridge over Eagle Creek on E0600 (Lakeview Rd.)
Replaced by a new bridge in 2002

Eagle Creek CR 300N Bridge (Boone County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1915
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Eagle Creek on County Road 300N
Replaced by a new bridge

Eagle Rock Truss Bridge (Botetourt County, Virginia)
Built 1885 by the Richmond and Alleghany Railroad Co.; Bypassed by new bridge in 1932
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over James River
Abandoned

Earl Iron Bridge (Washburn County, Wisconsin)
Built 1914 by Worden-Allen Co.; Replaced 1996
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Namekagon River on North Road in Earl
Replaced by new bridge

East Amana Bridge (Older) (Iowa County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

East Branch 268th Street Bridge (Cass County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss bridge over East Branch on 268th Street
Open to traffic

East Branch Huron River TR 113 Bridge (Huron County, Ohio)
Built by the Canton Bridge Co.
Pony truss bridge over East Branch Huron River on TR 113
Gone. Replaced with a concrete bridge

East Bridge (Louisa County, Iowa)
Built 1878; Replaced 1936-7
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge