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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.


Adel Bridge (Dallas County, Iowa)
Built 1882 by the King Bridge Co.
Two-span through truss bridge over North Raccoon River on River Street in Adel
Closed to all traffic

Aden Road Bridge (Prince William County, Virginia)
Built 1882; renovation scheduled 2016
Through truss bridge over Southern Railroad on Aden Road in Nokesville
Temporarily removed for rehabilitation

Adkins Bridge (Greene County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Raccoon River on E 57 Road
Replaced by a new bridge

AERC - South Santiam River Bridge (Linn County, Oregon)
Built 1910
Pratt through truss bridge over South Santiam River on Albany and Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

Afton Overpass (Union County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Railroad on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Agnew Ditch Bridge CR 400 S (Pulaski County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1920; replaced 1992
Lost pony truss bridge over Agnew Ditch on 400 South
Replaced by new bridge

Aikman Creek CR 225 E (Daviess County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1900; Replaced 1986
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Aikman Creek on CR 225 E
Replaced by a new bridge

Aikman Creek CR 700S (Daviess County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1905; Replaced 1990
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Aikman Creek on CR 700 S
Replaced by a new bridge

Air Line Blue River bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
The route of the Air Line between Kansas City and Independence
Bridge over Big Blue River on abandoned KCS Air Line, just west of I-435
Rails removed and decked with boards. Open to railroad company street vehicles.

Air Line Railroad Bridge (Middlesex County, Connecticut)
(Main design: Quadrangular lattice through truss)
Built 1872; Destroyed by Steamboat collision 1876; Replaced 1886
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Connecticut River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Airport Road Bridge (Cass County, Missouri)
Built 1912 by the Canton Bridge Co.
Pony truss bridge over Camp Creek on Airport Road
Open to traffic

Airtight Bridge (Coles County, Illinois)
Built 1914 by the Decatur Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 2010
Through truss bridge over Embarras River on TR 275, northeast of Charleston, 3 mi. northwest of Ashmore
Open to traffic

Aitkin Bridge (Aitkin County, Minnesota)
Built 1896
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mississippi River on MN 1 (Minnesota Ave.)
No longer exists

AJX Bridge (Johnson County, Wyoming)
Built 1932
Deck truss bridge over South Fork Powder River on I-25 West Service Road (Old US 87) at Milepost 246.30
Open to traffic

AKMD - Gulpha Creek Bridge (Garland County, Arkansas)
No builders plate found
Through truss & trestle bridge over Gulpha Creek on Union Pacific in Hot Springs. Rock ballast west abutment has a metal number plate (408.1 - is all that is on it) fastened to it.
Open to infrequent railroad traffic

AKMD - Jones Mill Bridge (Hot Spring County, Arkansas)
Built 1901
Through truss railroad bridge over Cove Creek on Arkansas Midland Railroad next to US 270
Open to railroad traffic

Al's Tavern Bridge (Ralls County, Missouri)
Built 1910 by Stupp Brothers
Pony truss bridge over Marble Creek on Ilasco Trail (CR 279)
Open to traffic

Alanthus Grove Bridge (Gentry County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1920; rehabilitated or reconstructed in 1996(?)
Through truss bridge over Grand River on 285th Street
Open to traffic

Alaska - Chena River Bridge (Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Chena River on Alaska Railroad
Open

Alaska - Unnamed Creek Bridge (Denali Borough, Alaska)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Unnamed creek on Alaska Railroad
Open to traffic

Albany Bridge (Fayette County, Iowa)
Built 1907
Through truss bridge over Volga River on Hill Road
Intact but closed to all traffic

Albany County Rail-Trail - Normans Kill Bridge (Albany County, New York)
Built ca. 1880, CP Rail proposed abandoning the line in 2003, purchased by Albany County in 2009, new deck for trail use placed in 2015.
Pratt through truss bridge over Normanskill on Albany County Rail-Trail
Open to pedestrians and cyclists only

Albion Bridge (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Built 1885 by the Boston Bridge Works; rehabilitated 1924; rehabilitated 1996
Rehabilitated two-span pony truss bridge over Blackstone River on School Street
Open to traffic

Albion Trench Bridge (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Built 1887; rehabilitated 1926; rehabilitated 1996
Rehabilitated pony truss bridge over Albion Mill Race on School Street
Open to traffic

Albright Bridge (Hamilton County, Iowa)
Built 1907
Pratt through truss bridge over Boone River on Inkpaduta Avenue
Open to traffic

Albright Bridge (Tarrant County, Texas)
Built ca 1890, replaced by new bridge 100 meters south in 1936
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over West Fork Trinity River on County Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Alcovy Trestle Road Bridge (Newton County, Georgia)
Lost Through truss bridge over Alcovy River on Alcovy Trestle Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Alden Bridge (Old) (Hardin County, Iowa)
Built ?; Replaced 1935
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Alder Creek Bridge (Cedar County, Missouri)
Built 1902 by the American Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1989; replaced 2006
Lost bedstead pony truss bridge over Alder Creek on CR 651
Replaced by a new bridge

Alfonte Street Bridge (Madison County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1900, replaced by current bridge in 1972
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Lick Creek on Alfonte Street (CR 700W)
Replaced by a new bridge

Alkali Creek Bridge (Phillips County, Montana)
Built 1920; rehabilitated 1982
Pony truss bridge over Alkali Creek on CR 110
Open to traffic

Allegheny River Bridge (Clarion County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1973, destroyed June 4, 2007
Through truss bridge over Allegheny River on PA 68 in East Brady
Gone

Allendale Road Bridge (McHenry County, Illinois)
Built 1933
Lost pony truss bridge over branch of Nippersink Creek on Allendale Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Allentown Bridge (Apache County, Arizona)
Built 1923
Abandoned pratt deck truss bridge over Puerco River on Former alignement of Allentown Road (Old US 66)
Abandoned

Allenville Railroad Bridge (Cape Girardeau County, Missouri)
Built 1918 by the Bethlehem Steel Bridge Corp.
Through truss railroad bridge over the Diversion Channel between Allenville and Delta on the Belmont Branch, Iron Mountain Railroad
No longer in use

Allenwood River Bridge (Union County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1895, replaced by new bridge 1989-90
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Bridge Avenue (Route 44)
Replaced by a new bridge

Allerton Road Bridge East Bradford Township (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1905
Through truss bridge over East Branch of Brandywine Creek on Allerton Road of fPa. 842 Southwest of West Chester, PA
Open to traffic

Alley Ford Bridge (Franklin County, Indiana)
Built 1927; rehabilitated 2010
Pratt through truss bridge over Pipe Creek on Pipe Creek Road
Open to traffic

Altitude-Miller Road Bridge (Monroe County, Ohio)
Through truss bridge over Sunfish Creek on Altitude-Miller Road (CR 6)
Open to traffic

Alton Bridge (Crawford County, Indiana)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Through truss bridge over Little Blue River on CR 1 South in Alton
Open to one-lane traffic

Alum Creek CR 225 (W. Liberty E. Rd.) Bridge (Morrow County, Ohio)
Built 1876 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1942
Through truss bridge over Alum Creek on CR 225 (W. Liberty E. Rd.)
Open to traffic

Alum Creek TR 161 (Phillips Rd.) Bridge (Morrow County, Ohio)
Built 1900; rehabilitated 1990
Pony truss bridge over Alum Creek on TR 161 (Phillips Rd.)
Open to traffic

Alum Creek TR 21 (Prospect-Mt. Vernon Rd.) Bridge (Morrow County, Ohio)
Built 1900; rehabilitated 1974
Pony truss bridge over Alum Creek on TR 21 (Prospect-Mt. Vernon Rd.)
Open to traffic

AM - Frog Bayou Bridge (Mountainburg) (Crawford County, Arkansas)
Built in 1898, originally Frisco railroad, now Arkansas and Missouri
Through truss bridge over Frog Bayou on Arkansas and Missouri Railroad in Mountainburg
Open to traffic

American Mill Bridge (Jasper County, Missouri)
Built 1886 by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; replaced 1985
Lost through truss bridge over Center Creek on CR 110 southeast of Carthage
Replaced by a modern bridge

American River H Street Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1992
Through truss bridge over American River on H Street in Sacramento
Open to traffic

Americus Bridge (Tippecanoe County, Indiana)
Built in 1893 by Lafayette Bridge Co.
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wabash River on Grant Road
Replaced by new bridge

Ammonoosuc Rail-Trail - Amonoosuc River Bridge (Littleton, E) (Grafton County, New Hampshire)
Built by Boston & Maine RR; line taken over by New Hampshire & Vermont RR, bridge abandoned ca. 1997
Pin connected Pratt through truss bridge over Ammonoosuc River on former Boston & Maine Railroad
Open to pedestrians only

Amtrak - Pawcatuck River Bridge #3 (Washington County, Rhode Island)
Built 1905
Pratt pony truss bridge over Pawcatuck River on Amtrak Northeast Corridor
Open to railroad traffic

Amtrak - Pawcatuck River Bridge #4 (Washington County, Rhode Island)
Built 1905
Pratt pony truss bridge over Pawcatuck River on Amtrak Northeast Corridor
Open to traffic

Amtrak - Shaw's Cove Bridge (Old) (New London County, Connecticut)
Built 1913, replaced 1984
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Shaw Cove/Coits Cove on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Superstructure replaced

Amtrak - Susquehanna River Bridge (Harford County, Maryland)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built 1904-06
Through and deck truss bridge with swing spans over Susquehanna River on Amtrak between Harvre de Grace and Perryville
Open to rail traffic

AN - Apalachicola River Bridge (Franklin County, Florida)
(Main design: Parker through truss)
Built 1906
Parker through truss bridge over Apalachicola River on Apalachicola Northern RR
Open to traffic

Anacostia River Bridge (Old) (Washington, District of Columbia)
Built 1875; Rails added 1876; Replaced 1908
Lost Pratt Through truss bridge over Anacostia River in 11th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Anamosa Bridge (Jones County, Iowa)
Built 1887; Replaced 1929; Closed to vehicular traffic 1955; Restored 1975; Damaged by flooding in 2008 and closed to all traffic; Reopened after repairs, ca 2011-2012
Pratt through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Pedestrian Walkway in Anamosa
Open to Pedestrian Traffic

Anchor Thread Bridge (Burlington County, New Jersey)
Built 1882; Replaced 1981
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Crosswicks Creek on Groveville Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Anderson / Rismiller Bridge (Ralls County, Missouri)
Built 1911 by Stupp Brothers, Rehabilitated 2011, carelessly tossed into a nearby field in 2016
Through truss bridge over Spencer Creek on Brush Creek Road west of Frankford
Removed and dumped nearby

Anderson Bridge (Lyon County, Iowa)
Built 1900
Through truss bridge over Rock River on 250th Street north of Doon
Open to traffic

Anderson River Sinai Road (Perry County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1893; Replaced 1989
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Anderson River on Sinai Road, CR 158
Replaced by a new bridge

Anderson River Taylor Hollow Road (Dubois County, Indiana)
Built ca. 12990; Replaced 1986
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Anderson River on Taylor Hollow Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Animas River-Old Cedar Hill Bridge (San Juan County, New Mexico)
Bridge over Animas River
Open to pedestrians

Anthony Creek Bridge (Greenbrier County, West Virginia)
Built 1903
Through truss bridge over Anthony Creek on CR 16/3
Replaced by a new bridge

Antioch Bridge (Dade County, Missouri)
Built 1906 by the Canton Bridge Co.
Pony truss bridge over Turnback Creek on CR 167
Replaced by a nauseatingly ugly chunk of concrete

Antonino Road Bridge (Ellis County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1925; replaced 2010
Lost pony truss bridge over Big Creek on Antonino Road, 5.6 mi. south and 0.8 mi. west of Walker
Replaced by a new bridge

Antrim Ditch Bridge CR 1550 W (Pulaski County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1905
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Antrim Ditch on CR 1550 W
Replaced with a culvert

AOK - Fourche Maline Creek Bridge (Latimer County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Fourche Maline Creek on Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad
Open to traffic

AOK - Fourche Maline River Bridge (Latimer County, Oklahoma)
Formerly Rock Island Railroad
Pratt through truss bridge over Fourche Maline River on Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad
Open to traffic

AP&J - DuPage River Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Built 1903; Removed 1923
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over DuPage River on Aurora, Plainfield & Joliet Railway
Removed

Appalachian Trail/CSX - Potomac River Bridge (Jefferson County, West Virginia)
Built 1894
Through truss bridge over Potomac River and old C&O Canal in Harpers Ferry
Open to traffic

Apple Creek Bridge (Burleigh County, North Dakota)
Built 1903; rehabilitated 1965
Pony truss bridge over Apple Creek on 30th Avenue NE just off I-94
Open to traffic but the approaches are not maintained. Only 4WD vehicles can drive the last 1/4 mile to the bridge.

Apple Creek Bridge (Burleigh County, North Dakota)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Apple Creek on Farm Road
Open to traffic

Apple Creek CR 407 Bridge (Cape Girardeau County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1905; replaced 1982
Lost through truss bridge over Apple Creek on CR 407 between Biehle and Friedheim
Replaced by a deck-girder bridge; portion of foundation on south bank still visible

Apple River Road Bridge (Jo Daviess County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1890
Through truss bridge over Apple River on South Apple River Road
Open to traffic

Applegate Bridge (Decatur County, Indiana)
Built 1913 by the Central States Bridge Company of Indianapolis
Through truss bridge over Flatrock River on 400W
In storage or disassembled

Aqueduct Bridge (Clay County, Indiana)
Pony truss built ca.1880 by Cleveland Bridge & Iron Co., and through built ca. 1920 by the Vincennes Bridge Co.
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Birch Creek on Towpath Road
Abandoned

Aqueduct Bridge (3rd) (Washington, District of Columbia)
Built 1887, superstructured added in 1904 for Electric Trolley
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Potomac River on Road/Electric Railroad
Lost

Aquilla Bridge (Stoddard County, Missouri)
Completed March 1906 by the Vincennes Bridge Co.
Derelict through truss bridge over Castor River east of Aquilla at end of CR 535
Abandoned with missing deck

Aquilla Creek Bridge (McLennan County, Texas)
Built 1892 by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Works; bypassed by new bridge in 1998
Through truss bridge over Aquilla Creek on Rogers Hill Road
Bypassed by new bridge

AR42 St Francis Bay Bridge (Old) (Cross County, Arkansas)
Moved and reerected here in 1944-45, Replaced 1970
Pratt through truss bridge over St. Francis Bay Ditch on AR 42


AR42 St Francis Bay Bridge (Older) (Cross County, Arkansas)
Washed off its foundation and dropped into the channel during a flood in 1944.
Pratt pony truss bridge over St Francis Bay Ditch on State Route 42
Bridge was washed off its foundation during a a flood in 1944

Arapahoe Creek CR 27 Bridge No. 3 (Andrew County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1930, Lost 2016
Pony truss bridge over Arapahoe Creek on CR 27
Replaced by a new bridge

Archery Club Road Bridge (Macon County, Illinois)
Pony truss bridge over Mosquito Creek on Archery Club Road (TR 32), 1.9 mi. northeast of Blue Mound
Open to traffic

Archey Fork US 65 Bridge (Van Buren County, Arkansas)
Lost through truss bridge over Archey Fork on US 65 in Clinton
Replaced by a concrete bridge in 1964

Archibald Falls Bridge (Crawford County, Indiana)
Built 1892
Through truss bridge over Little Blue River on Archibald Falls Rd (CR 38)
Open to traffic

Arkansas River Bridge (Kay County, Oklahoma)
(Main design: Parker through truss)
Built 1911; replaced 2004
Lost six-span through truss bridge over Arkansas River on E0220 in Ponca City
Replaced by a new bridge

Arkwright Bridge (Kent County, Rhode Island)
Built 1888 by Dean & Westbrook; rehabilitated 1980, 1998; Closed to traffic 2011
Pratt through truss bridge over North Branch Pawtuxet River on Hill Street in Coventry
Closed to vehicular traffic.

Armantrout Bridge (Clinton County, Indiana)
Built 1897; rehabilitated 1988; replaced 1998
Lost through truss bridge over Kilmore Creek on CR 130 W at 130W-350N
Replaced by new bridge

Armstrong Gravel Pit Bridge (Emmet County, Iowa)
Built 1899 by A.H. Austin in Kossuth County; relocated here in the 1940s to serve a gravel pit; abandoned 1971
Derelict through truss bridge over East Fork Des Moines River northwest of Armstrong
Privately owned

Arnold Mills Bridge (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Built 1886; rehabilitated 1985
Pony truss bridge over Abbott Run on Sneech Pond Road in Cumberland
Appears to be open to pedestrians

Arrowrock Dam Spillway Bridge (Boise County, Idaho)
Built 1914; Installed 1915; Bypassed in function 2003
Through truss bridge over Arrowrock Dam Spillway on Old Arrowrock Dam Road
Intact but closed to all traffic

Arroyo Aquaje De Petaca Bridge (Taos County, New Mexico)
Built 1934; bypassed by new bridge in 1994; left in-place by the NM State Highway and Transportation Dept
Pratt pony truss bridge over Arroyo Aquaje De Petaca on former US-64
Open to pedestrians only

Arsenal Bridge (Scott County, Iowa)
(Main design: Baltimore through truss)
Built 1896, Rehabilitated 1983 & 1997
Baltimore through truss bridge over Mississippi River on 2 lanes of traffic and 2 rail lines in Davenport
Open to traffic

Artesian Road Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1889; replaced 1999
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Indian Creek on Artesian Road
Replaced by new bridge

Ash Creek Bridge (Muskogee County, Oklahoma)
Built 1931; replaced 2008.
Lost through truss bridge over Ash Creek on US 64
Bridge has been replaced.

Ash Creek Bridge (Hill County, Texas)
Pony truss bridge over Ash Creek on CR 3139
Removed from creek. Road closed.

Ash Street Bridge (Older) (Miami County, Ohio)
Lost through truss bridge over Great Miami River on Ash Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Ashalyn Knoll Bridge (Brown County, Indiana)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Greasy Creek on a private driveway
Open to private traffic only

Ashburn Street Bridge (Fillmore County, Minnesota)
Originally built 1931 in Rochester; relocated here in 1960 to replace a similar bridge that had collapsed
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Root River on MN 250 north of Lanesboro
Replaced by a new bridge

Asher Bridge (Ralls County, Missouri)
(Main design: Pennsylvania through truss)
Before Asher Bridge was built, travelers used a nearby low water crossing which could only be forded three months of the year.
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Salt River on MO Hwy H
Replaced by a new bridge in 1964

Ashland Road Bridge (Boone County, Missouri)
Built 1888 by H.W. Sebestian & Co.
Pratt through truss bridge over Hinkson Creek on Ashland Road in Columbia
Open to pedestrians