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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.


Gayman Road Bridge near Danboro, PA (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1887 by the Pittsburgh Bridge Co.
Pony truss bridge over North Branch Neshaminy Creek on Gayman Road near Danboro (Plumstead Twp) PA.
Intact but closed to all traffic

Gaysport Bridge (Blair County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1895
Through truss bridge over Beaver Dam Branch of Juniata River on PA 2014 in Hollidaysburg
Demolished and replaced.

GCSR - San Saba River Bridge (San Saba County, Texas)
Pratt through truss bridge over San Saba River on Gulf Colorado & San Saba Railway
Open to traffic

Gedney Lake Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Pratt through truss bridge over Gedney Lake on Former alignment of 231st Street
Open to Pedestrians

Genegantslet Creek Bridge (Older) (Chenango County, New York)
Built c. 1890 by Groton Bridge Co
Lost Pratt Through truss bridge over Creek on Rt 41
Replaced by a new bridge

Geneva Ford Bridge (Jennings County, Indiana)
Built 1907, rehabilitated and reopened in 2016
Pratt through truss bridge over Sand Creek on CR 250 West
Open to traffic

Gentry Bridge (Benton County, Arkansas)
Replaced 1956
Lost through truss bridge on AR 59, near Gentry
No longer exists

Georges Creek Bridge (Allegany County, Maryland)
Built ca 1900 by the Penn Bridge Co.
Pratt pony truss bridge over Georges Creek on (Morrison Road) Old Reynolds Rd
Closed to all traffic

Georges Creek KY 581 Bridge (Lawrence County, Kentucky)
Built 1924 by the Vincennes Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1971
Pony truss bridge over Georges Creek on KY 581
Open to traffic

Georgetown Loop - Clear Creek Pony Truss (Clear Creek County, Colorado)
Pony truss bridge over Clear Creek on the Georgetown Loop Railroad
Open to tourist railroad

Georgtown Road Bridge (Jo Daviess County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1890
Three-span pony truss bridge over Apple River on West Georgtown Road, .3 mi. northwest of Elizabeth
Destroyed by flooding on July 23/24, 2010

Gerald Frey Farm Bridge (Wyandot County, Ohio)
Moved here from original location in 1979
Pratt pony truss bridge over Oak Run on a private lane
Open to traffic

Gerardot Road Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1900
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Hoffman Ditch on Gerardot Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Gerhart's Mill Bridge (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1891; rehabilitated 1934
Through truss bridge over Unami Creek on Nursery Road
Open to traffic

Gerloff Road Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1888, closed to traffic in mid 1970's; Rebuilt by High Steel Structures & reopened July 1998
Pratt through truss bridge over Swamp Creek on Gerloff Road near Zieglersville, PA
Open to traffic

Geysers Road Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Built 1909; rehabilitated 1970
Pratt Through truss bridge over Big Sulphur Creek on Geysers Road
Open to traffic

GFRR - Altamaha River Bridge (Jeff Davis County, Georgia)
(Main design: Warren through truss with all verticals)
Built 1909 by the American Bridge Co. abandoned replaced with fixed truss span
Lost warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Altamaha River on Georgia & Florida Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Gholson Bridge (Brunswick County, Virginia)
Built 1884
Pratt through truss bridge over Meherrin River on Iron Bridge Road (Route 715)
Open to traffic

Ghost Bridge (Lauderdale County, Alabama)
Built 1912; Closed 1996; Demolished 2013
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cypress Creek on CR 282 in Florence
Demolished

Gianella Bridge (Butte County, California)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built 1908-1911; Replaced 1987
Lost swing bridge over Sacramento River on State Route 32
Replaced by new bridge

Gibbs Avenue Bridge (Lawrence County, Missouri)
Built 1911
Pony truss bridge over Clear Creek on Gibbs Avenue in Pierce City
Open to one-lane traffic with a 5 ton weight limit

Gibsonton Thru Truss (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania)
Through truss bridge over Unnamed creek
Closed to all traffic

Giddings Road Covered Bridge 35-04-62 (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Built 1995
Pratt through truss bridge over Mill Creek on Giddings Road
Open to traffic

Gilbert Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1899 by Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Lost through truss bridge over Yellow Breeches Creek on TR 892 (Bishop Road)
replaced by a concrete span

Gilbert Street Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
(Main design: Warren deck truss)
Built 1893 by the Chicago Bridge Co., replaced in 1921-22
Lost Deck truss bridge over Vermilion River on Gilbert Street in Danville
Replaced by new bridge

Gilbertville Bridge (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Built 1892
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cedar River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Gilboa Bridge (Putnam County, Ohio)
Built 1886; rehabilitated 1972
Through truss bridge over Blanchard River on County Road 3 in Gilboa
Bypassed with a new bridge to the East and retained for pedestrian use.

Gilead Bridge (Lewis County, Missouri)
Built 1895 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.; replaced 2002
Lost through truss bridge over Middle Fabius Rive on CR 530
No longer exists

Gill Bridge (Ralls County, Missouri)
Built 1909 by Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co.; replaced 1996
Lost through truss over Lick Creek on Lick Creek Lane (CR 181) just west of Perry
Replaced by a concrete bridge

Gillette Street Bridge (Windsor County, Vermont)
Built 1915; rehabilitated 2013
Pin connected Pratt pony truss bridge over New England Central Railroad on Gillette Ave (C3029)
Open to traffic

Gillis Bridge (Shelby County, Missouri)
Built 1908 by the Michelmann Steel Construction Co.
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Black Creek on CR 342
Open to traffic

Gilmanton Bridge (Buffalo County, Wisconsin)
Built 1926
Lost Pratt truss bridge over Elk Creek on WI 88
Replaced by a new bridge

Gilmore Bridge (Sandusky County, Ohio)
Built ca.1900; abandoned in 1977; demolished in November 2010.
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Sandusky River on Darr Road (TR 148)
Removed but not replaced

Gilroy Hot Springs Road Bridge (Santa Clara County, California)
Built 1921; rehabilitated 1993
Through truss bridge over Coyote Creek on Gilroy Hot Spgs Road
Open to traffic

Gipple's Quarry Bridge (Louisa County, Iowa)
Built 1893
Pony truss bridge over Buffington Creek on V Avenue
Closed to all traffic

Gipsy Bridge (Bollinger County, Missouri)
Built 1911-12 at Greenbrier (?); relocated here in 1927
Lost through truss bridge over Castor River north of Gipsy on CR 736
Demolished in Summer 2002 and replaced with a boring concrete bridge

Girard Ave. Bridge (Replacement) (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Original builders Clarke, Reeves & Company, Engineers; third bridge now stands. Was once the widest bridge in the world when it opened in 1874.
Pratt through truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Route 13
Open to traffic

Gladbrook Bridge (Tama County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wolf Creek on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Gladden Creek Bridge (Dent County, Missouri)
Built 1934 (1924 per NBI)
Through truss bridge over Gladden Creek on MO 19 south of Salem
Open to traffic

Glasgow Road Bridge (Jefferson County, Alabama)
Built 1935
Pratt through truss bridge over abandoned Woodward Railroad on Glasgow Road
Open to traffic

Glatfelter Station Road (York County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge was moved in the early 1980's to preserve it
Pratt pony truss bridge over Codorous Creek on Unnamed Road
Open to private traffic and pedistrans

Glaze's Ford Bridge (Washington County, Tennessee)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built in 1901 at Glaze's Ford, flood damage repaired and strengthened in 1912-1913, closed in 1983 and left intact on private property
Pratt through truss bridge over Nolichucky River
Closed to all traffic

Gleaves Road Bridge (Wythe County, Virginia)
Built unknown location ca. 1880s, Installed at this location in 1903 as a railroad bridge; abandoned by railroad in 1938, reopened as a highway bridge ca. 1948
Through truss bridge over Cripple Creek on Gleaves Road (Route 619)
Open to traffic

Glenallen Bridge (Bollinger County, Missouri)
Built in 1908; made obsolete in 1961 by a new concrete bridge on Route ZZ
Two-span pony truss bridge over Little Crooked Creek at Glenallen in Glen Allen
Open to traffic on a paved road with a 3 ton weight limit

Glendale Bridge (Spartanburg County, South Carolina)
Built ca. 1928; Bypassed 1976; Rehabbed 2017
Pratt through truss bridge over Lawsons Fork on old Emma Cudd Road
Open to pedestrians

Glendale Bridge (Old) (Spartanburg County, South Carolina)
Replaced ca. 1928; Spans reused in a downstream bridge
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Lawsons Fork Creek on Glendale-Bethesda Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Glendon Hill Road Bridge (Northampton County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1935
Through truss bridge over Lehigh River on Glendon Hill Road in Easton
Open to traffic

GM&O - Mackinaw River Bridge (Tazewell County, Illinois)
Through truss bridge over Mackinaw River on Abandoned GM&O RR N of Green Valley
Abandoned

GN - Sioux Falls Bridge (Minnehaha County, South Dakota)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Great Northern Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

GNRR - Cartecay River Bridge (Gilmer County, Georgia)
Rail bridge on original Atlanta-Knoxville mainline of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad.
5 panel, pin connected, Pratt through truss bridge over Cartecay River on Georgia Northeastern Railroad in Ellijay
Open to traffic

GNRR - Toccoa River Bridge (Fannin County, Georgia)
Built 1926, carried the L&N Railroad, later acquired by CSX, sold by CSX to GNRR in the late 1980's
Pratt through truss bridge over CR 96 (River Road) & the Toccoa River on GNRR Railroad in McCaysville
Open to traffic

Goat Island Driveway Bridge (Alamance County, North Carolina)
(Main design: Warren pony truss)
Abandoned warren pony truss bridge over Haw River (West Channel) on Driveway
Abandoned

Goldsberry Creek CR 825W Bridge (Boone County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1920; replaced 2001
Lost pony truss bridge over Goldsberry Creek on CR 825 W
Replaced by new bridge

Goldsberry Creek CR 950W Bridge (Boone County, Indiana)
Lost pony truss bridge over Goldsberry Creek on CR 950 West
Replaced by a new bridge

Golf Course Road Bridge (Oneida County, New York)
Built ca.1885 and possibly relocated in 1910; rehabilitated 1959
Through truss bridge over Mohawk River on Golf Course Road in Rome
Open to traffic

Goodrich Bridge (Ogemaw County, Michigan)
Pony truss bridge over a tributary of East Branch Tittabawassee River next to Greenwood Road (CH F18)
Open to pedestrians only

Goodwater Creek CR 233 Bridge (Audrain County, Missouri)
Built 1924 on a state highway, later relocated here
Pony truss bridge over Goodwater Creek on CR 233
Open to traffic

Goodwin Road Bridge (Ionia County, Michigan)
Built 1909 by the Riverside Bridge Company of Martin's Ferry, Ohio
Through truss bridge over Grand River on Goodwin Road
Closed to all traffic

Goolsby Creek Bridge (Richardson County, Nebraska)
Built 1915
Through truss bridge over Goolsby Creek on CR 714
Open to traffic

Goolsby Creek Bridge (Richardson County, Nebraska)
Built 1935; rehabilitated 1954
Pony truss bridge over Goolsby Creek on CR 710
Open to traffic

Goose Creek Bridge (Caldwell County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1930; replaced 2007
Lost pony truss bridge over Goose Creek on John Deere Road
Replaced by new bridge

Gordon Bridge (Butler County, Kansas)
Built in 1885 by the Kansas City Bridge & Iron Co. immediately before they built the nearby Bois d'arc Bridge. Bypassed by new bridge in 1985
Abandoned through truss bridge over Walnut River on SW 163rd, west of Gordon
Abandoned with deck removed

Gorge Dam Powerhouse Bridge (Whatcom County, Washington)
Pratt through truss bridge over Skagit River on Gorge Dam Access Road
Open to private traffic

Goshen Land Company Bridge (Rockbridge County, Virginia)
Built 1890, Rehabilitated 2001-02
Two-span Pratt through truss bridge over Calfpasture River on Route 746 in Goshen
Open to traffic

Goshen Road Rest Area bridge (Jefferson County, Illinois)
Built 1991
Modern pratt pony truss bridge over Drainage Ditch on Pedestrian Walkway behind Goshen Road Rest Area building off westbound I-64
Open to pedestrians

Gospel Ridge Road Bridge (Schuyler County, Missouri)
Built 1909 by the Illinois Steel Bridge Co.; relocated here ca. 1932
Pratt through truss bridge over Chariton River on Gospel Ridge Road in Lancaster
Closed to all traffic

Gospel Street Bridge (Orange County, Indiana)
Built 1880 by the Cleveland Bridge and Iron Company.
Through truss bridge over Lick Creek on Gospel Street in Paoli
Under repair and restoration as of January, 2017

Gould Bridge (Kingfisher County, Oklahoma)
Built 1918
Through truss bridge over Cimarron River on N2935
Closed to all traffic

Gould Farm Bridge (Caldwell County, Missouri)
Built 1885 by the Cleveland Bridge Co.; replaced 1990
Lost through truss bridge over Shoal Creek on Gould Farm Road northeast of Kingston
Replaced by concrete bridge

Government Bridge (Scott County, Iowa)
Built 1872, Replaced 1895
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Railroad and Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Governor's Bridge (Prince George's County, Maryland)
Built 1912
Through truss bridge over Patuxent River on Governor Bridge Road in Bowie
Open to one-lane traffic

Gower Road Bridge (Branch County, Michigan)
Built 1900
Pony truss bridge over Coldwater River on Gower Road
Closed to all traffic

GR&I - St. Mary's River bridge (Adams County, Indiana)
Part of the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad "Fishing Line" from Cincinatti to Northern Michigan in conjunction with the Pere Marquette Railroad, later part of the Pennsylvania Railroad empire. Formerly used to get from Ft. Wayne to Decatur.
Pratt through truss bridge over St. Mary's River on Chicago Fort Wayne and Eastern Railroad via lease from CSX Transportation(nee Conrail, Penn Central, Pennsylvania Railroad, Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad)
Replaced, dismantled and saved for possible reuse.

GR&I - Wabash River Bridge (Adams County, Indiana)
Part of the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad "Fishing Line" from Cincinatti to Northern Michigan in conjunction with the Pere Marquette Railroad, later part of the Pennsylvania Railroad empire.
Abandoned through truss bridge over Wabash River on former Penn Central (ex- Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad) Not included in Conrail system after Penn Central failure. in Ceylon, between Geneva and Berne.
Abandoned, South span removed, North one remains. Original South span damaged in derailment and replaced. After abandonment, newer South span removed and reused in unknown location.

Graham Church Bridge (Jennings County, Indiana)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built in 1906 by the Pan American Bridge Company of New Castle, IN; replaced in 1986.
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Graham Creek on County Road 600 East
Replaced by a new bridge

Graham Road Bridge (Knox County, Ohio)
Pony truss bridge over Dry Creek on Graham Road (TR 122)
Open to traffic

Grand Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1913; rehabilitated 1974
Bascule bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Grand Avenue in Chicago
Open to traffic

Grand Avenue Bridge (Older) (Polk County, Iowa)
Replaced 1918
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Grand Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Grand Junction State Bridge (Mesa County, Colorado)
Built 1886; replaced by the Fifth Street Bridge in 1933
Lost through truss bridge over Colorado River on Fifth Street at Grand Junction
Replaced by new bridge

Grand Ridge Road Bridge (Grundy County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1910; rehabilitated 1965
Closed pony truss bridge over West Fork Mazon River on Grand Ridge Road (TR 109B), .49 mi. east of Tynan Rd
Closed to traffic

Grand River Bridge (Union County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1890
Through truss bridge over Grand River on 230th Street
Closed

Grand River Bridge (Adair County, Iowa)
Built 1939
Through truss bridge over Grand River on 250th Street
Open to traffic

Granite Bridge (Chaffee County, Colorado)
Built 1911
Pony truss bridge over Arkansas River at Granite on CR 397 just off US 24
Open to traffic with a 15 ton weight limit

Granite Street Bridge (1896-1954) (Hillsborough County, New Hampshire)
Built 1896
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Merrimack River on Granit St
Replaced by a new bridge

Grant Avenue Truss Bridge (Geary County, Kansas)
Built 1884; Destroyed 1915
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Republican River on Grant Avenue
Destroyed by flooding

Grant Creek Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Grant Creek on Service Road/Pedestrian Trail
Open to traffic

Grant Creek Bridge (Chautauqua County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1930
Pony truss bridge over Grant Creek on a local road, 0.5 mi. south and 1.0 mi. east of Layton
Intact but closed to all traffic

Grant Road Bridge (Elk County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1889 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Lost Through truss bridge over Bennett Branch Sinnemahoning Creek on TR 426 in Benezette
Replaced by a new bridge

Grants Creek Branch Bridge (Switzerland County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1900; replaced 1997
Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of Grants Creek on Grants Creek Road
Replaced by new bridge

Grants Creek-Antioch Rd. Bridge (Switzerland County, Indiana)
Built ca.1895
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Grants Creek on Antioch Road
Replaced by new bridge

Granville Bridge (Tippecanoe County, Indiana)
Built in 1908 by the Lafayette Engineering Company; replaced in 1988
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wabash River on CR 700W (old alignment)
Replaced by new bridge

Grasshopper Creek Bridge (Atchison County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1890.
Pratt pony truss bridge over Grasshopper Creek, 2.0 mi. north and 0.6 mi. west of Muscotah
Intact but closed to all traffic

Grassmere Road Bridge (Huron County, Michigan)
Built 1910; Modified 1959; Replaced 1996
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Pinnebog River on Grassmere Road near Caseville
Replaced by new bridge

Grassy Point Drawbridge (Douglas County, Wisconsin)
Built 1912
Pratt through truss bridge over St. Louis River on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

Gratersford Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Perkiomen Creek
No longer exists

Grayville Railroad Bridge (White County, Illinois)
Built 1881, rehabilitated in 1972, abandoned in 1996, partially destroyed by flooding in 2005
Through truss bridge over Wabash River on former Illinois Central Railroad south of Grayville
Partially destroyed by flood

Great Miami River Recreational Trail Bridge (Old Fairview Snodgrass Rd Bridge) (Miami County, Ohio)
Built 1913 over Smith Creek on Fairview-Snodgrass Road and relocated to present location over Beedle Ditch in 2011
Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Beedle Ditch on Great Miami River Recreational Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Green Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1898; closed to traffic in 1993; rehabilitated 1998 for pedestrian usage
Three-span through truss bridge over Raccoon River on SW 5th Street in Des Moines
To be restored. Project to proceed in 2016 with the bridge to be reopened in late 2016.

Green Bridge (Christian County, Missouri)
Built 1912 by the Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio; rehabilitated 2004
Through truss bridge over Finley Creek on Smyrna Road northeast of Ozark
Closed

Green Bridge (Hillsborough County, New Hampshire)
Built 1910 by Canton Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1973; Demolished 2015
Lost through truss bridge over Souhegan River on Bypassed Historic in Milford
Demolished