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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.


East Fork Vermillion River Bridge (McCook County, South Dakota)
Built 1910
Lost pony truss bridge over East Fork Vermillion River on 255 Street, 1 mi. south and 0.4 mi. east of Montrose in Montrose Township
Removed but not replaced

East Fork White Creek 250W Bridge (Bartholomew County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1900
Lost Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over East Fork White Creek on County Road 250 West
Replaced by a new bridge

East Fork Wolf Creek Bridge (Osborne County, Kansas)
Built 1899
Pony truss bridge over East Fork Wolf Creek on W. 290th Drive, 20.0 mi. south and 6.8 mi. east of Osborne
Intact but closed to all traffic

East Gallatin River Bridge (Gallatin County, Montana)
Built 1928; rehabilitated 1988
Pony truss bridge over East Gallatin River on CR 077
Open to traffic

East Gallatin River Bridge (Gallatin County, Montana)
Built 1924
Pony truss bridge over East Gallatin River on CR 221
Open to traffic

East Jackson Street Bridge (Delaware County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1880's
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over White River (West Fork) on East Jackson Street
Replaced by a new bridge

East Lincoln Avenue Bridge (Pierce County, Washington)
(Main design: Warren through truss)
Built 1929; rehabilitated 1944
Through truss bridge over Puyallup River on East Lincoln Avenue in Tacoma
Open to traffic

East Line Street Bridge (Jackson County, Iowa)
Built 1902
Pony truss bridge over Beer Creek on East Line Street in Monmouth
Intact but closed to all traffic

East Lockington Road Bridge (Shelby County, Ohio)
Built 1898; replaced 1993
Lost four-span pony truss bridge over Great Miami River on East Lockington Road
Replaced by new bridge

East Main Street Bridge (Licking County, Ohio)
Built 1898 by the Massillon Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1978
Through truss bridge over North Fork Licking River on East Main Street in Newark
Open to traffic

East Main Street Bridge (Boone County, Indiana)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Prairie Creek on Main Street in Thorntown.
No longer exists

East Main Street Bridge (Monroe County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge on East Main Street
No longer exists

East Mineral Road Bridge (Franklin County, Massachusetts)
Built 1889 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.; rebuilt 1939
Pratt through truss bridge over Millers River on E Mineral Road in Millers Falls
Open to pedestrians only

East Nishnabotna River Bridge (Montgomery County, Iowa)
(Main design: Bowstring through truss)
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over East Nishnabotna River on Bridge Street
Replaced by a new bridge

East Nishnabotna River Bridge (Montgomery County, Iowa)
Lost Bridge over East Nishnabotna River on Coolbaugh Street (?)
Removed

East Nishnabotna River Bridge (130th Street) (Audubon County, Iowa)
Built or relocated 1971
Pony truss bridge over East Nishnabotna River on 130th Street
Open to traffic

East Nodaway River Bridge (Adams County, Iowa)
Built 1900
Pony truss bridge over East Nodaway River on Mulberry Avenue
Intact but closed to all traffic

East Prong Crooked Creek Bridge (Anderson County, Kentucky)
Built ca. 1890
Pony truss bridge over East Prong Crooked Creek on CR 1305
Open to traffic

East Riley Creek Bridge (Republic County, Kansas)
Built 1899 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Pratt through truss bridge over Riley Creek, 2.0 mi. south and 0.2 mi. east of Belleville
Open to traffic

East River Bridge (Mercer County, West Virginia)
Built 1936
Pony truss bridge over East River on CR 30
Open to traffic

East Rodman Bridge (Jefferson County, New York)
Lost Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Sandy Creek on Road
No longer exists

East Rodman Mystery Bridge #1 (Jefferson County, New York)
Built ca. 1880
Lost Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge on Road
No longer exists

East Sandy Creek Bridge (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1904 by the Rochester Bridge & Construction Co.
Pony truss bridge over East Sandy Creek on Hale Road
Open to traffic

East Street Bridge (Wood County, West Virginia)
(Main design: Pennsylvania through truss)
Built 1907; New Decking 1935; Rehab 1951; Replaced 1996
Lost Through truss bridge over Little Kanawha River on West Virginia 14A (Alternate 14)
Replaced by new bridge

East Turtle Creek Bridge (Warren County, Ohio)
Pratt pony truss bridge over East Turtle Creek on a Private Driveway
Open to Private traffic

East Wapsinonoc Creek Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Replaced 1920
Lost Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over East Wapsinonoc Creek on River To River Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Eastman Road Holston River Sluice Bridge (Sullivan County, Tennessee)
One of two truss bridges over the Holston River South Fork at Eastman Chemical Company--first longer one sunk in river after overweight 18-wheeler caved it in--county later closed this two-span bridge 8 blocks south
Abandoned 2-span Pratt through truss bridge over Holston River, South Fork Sluice Banch that formerly carried South Eastman Road in Kingsport
Abandoned

Eaton Rapids-West Knight Street Bridge (Eaton County, Michigan)
Built 1893, placed 1894, Rehabilitated 1929, 1951, 1966; Replaced 1982
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Spring Brook on West Knight Street in Eaton Rapids
Replaced by new bridge

Eatonville Bridge (Wyoming County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1897; Needlessly scrapped 2015
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Bowmans Creek on TR 413
Replaced by an ugly "MOB" pedestrian bridge.

Eby Road Bridge (Richland County, Ohio)
Built 1883 by the Massillon Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1987
Pony truss bridge over Brubaker Creek on Eby Road (TR 230)
Intact but closed to all traffic

Echo Dell Road Bridge (Columbiana County, Ohio)
Built 1909 by the Canton Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1960 and 2008
Through truss bridge over Little Beaver Creek on Echo Dell Road (TR 929)
Open to traffic

Eckert Mill Bridge (Dubois County, Indiana)
Built in 1879 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company; collapsed when hit by a truck in 1945.
Pratt through truss bridge over Patoka River on 3rd Avenue in Jasper
Collapsed

Econtuchka Road Bridge (Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma)
Built 1924 at different location; Moved here in 1950; Replaced 1987
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over North Canadian River on Econtuchka Road (CR 349)
Replaced by new bridge

Eddyville Bridge (Old) (Monroe County, Iowa)
Built 1897, Replaced 1952
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
Removed

Eden Bridge (Hancock County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1890
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on Greenfield-Pendleton Pike
Replaced by new bridge

Edenburg Road Bridge (Scotland County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1910, probably by the Illinois Steel Bridge Co.; relocated 2006
Pony truss bridge formerly over Tobin Creek on Edenburg Road (CR 256)
Replaced by new bridge; Relocated to private property.

Edgebrook Bridge (St. Louis County, Missouri)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built 1896; Converted to bus-only use 1949; Abandoned 1968; Removed 1974
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Missouri Pacific Railroad & Deer Creek on St. Louis Public Service Co.
Removed

Edgerton Bridge (Williams County, Ohio)
Built ca. 1890's
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over St Joseph River on Morrison Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Edgewood Bridge (Bureau County, Illinois)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Big Bureau Creek on Backbone Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Edwards Crossing Bridge (Nevada County, California)
Built 1904 by the American Bridge Co.
Steel arch bridge over South Yuba River on Bloomfield Road
Open to traffic

Edwards Ford Bridge (Monroe County, Missouri)
Built 1904 by the Decatur Bridge Co.
Pony truss bridge over Otter Creek on CR 275
Open to traffic

Eel River Bridge (Humboldt County, California)
Built 1941; rehabilitated 1989
Through truss bridge over Eel River on US 101 in Rio Dell
Open to traffic

Eel River Bridge CR 200 E (Clay County, Indiana)
Built 1907; replaced 1994
Lost through truss bridge over Eel River on CR 200 E
Replaced by new bridge

Egenolf Road Bridge (Owen County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1930; Lost 2015
Lost Pony truss bridge over a branch of Brush Creek on CR 750 South
Replaced by a new bridge

Eggner's Ferry Bridge (Marshall County, Kentucky)
(Main design: Parker through truss)
Built 1932; one span demolished after strike from ship on January 26, 2012; reopened to traffic on May 25, 2012, demolished July 2016
Lost through truss bridge over Tennessee River on US 68/KY 80
Replaced by a new bridge

Egypt Bridge (Jasper County, Indiana)
Built in 1896 by the Lafayette Bridge Company; replaced in 1990
Lost Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Carpenter Creek on County Road 870 West
Replaced by a new bridge

Eight Mile Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Replaced 1922
Pratt through truss bridge over Muscatine Slough on Brown House Road/Stewart Road
Replaced

Eight Mile Creek 275th Street Bridge (Cass County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1920; rehabilitated 1976
Pony truss bridge over Eight Mile Creek on 275th Street
Open to traffic

Eight Mile Creek 299th Street Bridge (Cass County, Missouri)
Built 1918 by the Western Bridge Co.; replaced 2015
Lost pony truss bridge over Eight Mile Creek on 299th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Eight Mile Creek Bridge (Greene County, Arkansas)
Built 1929 by Miller's Garage and Construction Co. of St. Louis, Missouri. Replaced 2001.
Lost pony truss bridge over Eight Mile Creek on AR 135/US 49B in Paragould
Replaced by a new bridge

Eight Mile Creek Bridge (Butler County, Kansas)
Built 1903
Pratt through truss bridge over Eight Mile Creek, 1.7 mi. west and 3.0 mi. south of Douglass
Closed to vehicle traffic

Eighteen Mile Creek Bridge (Oldham County, Kentucky)
Built ca. 1885 by the Champion Bridge Company
Pratt pony truss bridge over Eighteen Mile Creek on An abandoned section of Five Oaks Rd
Intact but closed to all traffic

Eighteenmile Creek CR 11/1 (Cane Hill Rd.) Bridge (Putnam County, West Virginia)
Built 1925
Through truss bridge over Eighteenmile Creek on CR 11/1 (Cane Hill Rd.)
Open to traffic

Eisenhower Bridge (Van Buren County, Iowa)
Built 1888 as a 2-span bridge between Des Moines and Lee Counties; relocated here in 1930
Pratt through truss bridge over Fox River on 252nd Street
Closed to all traffic

EJ&E - Calumet River Bridge #710 (Cook County, Illinois)
Built ?; Replaced 1974
Pratt through truss swing bridge over the Calumet River on Elgin Joliet & Eastern Ry
Replaced by a new bridge

EJ&E - Sanitary Canal Bridge (Old) (Will County, Illinois)
(Main design: Parker through truss)
Replaced 1934
Bridge over Sanitary Canal on Elgin Joliet & Eastern RR
Replaced by a new bridge

EL - Passaic River Bridge (Passaic County, New Jersey)
Built 1892
Pratt through truss bridge over Passaic River on Erie Lackawanna RR
No longer exists

Eldon Bridge (Wapello County, Iowa)
Built 1893, Replaced 1957
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge upstream

Elephant Bridge (Mahoning County, Ohio)
(Main design: Whipple through truss)
Built ca 1892; Replaced 1915
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Lake Shore & Erie Railroad/New York Central Railroad/Mahoning Valley Railway/Mahoning River on East Federal Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Eleventh Street Bridge (Pierce County, Washington)
Built 1930
Through truss bridge over Puyallup Waterway on East 11th Street in Tacoma
Intact but closed to all traffic

Eliasville Through Truss (Young County, Texas)
Built 1928; bypassed in 1958
Pratt Through Truss bridge over Clear Fork of the Brazzos
Abandoned

Eliza Creek Bridge (Mercer County, Illinois)
Built 1893
Through truss bridge over Eliza Creek on TR 75A
Intact but closed to all traffic

Elizabeth Street Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1900
Lost Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Spy Run Creek on Elizabeth Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Elizabethtown Bridge (Delaware County, Indiana)
Built 1900 by the Indiana Bridge Company; replaced in 1993
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mississinewa River on CR 375 W
Replaced by new bridge

Elk Creek Bridge (Neosho County, Kansas)
Likely built ca. 1880-1890.
Pratt through truss bridge over Elk Creek, 1.0 mi. north and 2.5 mi. west of Erie
Closed to traffic

Elk Creek Bridge (Atchison County, Kansas)
Built 1932
Pony truss bridge over Elk Creek, 1.0 mi. west and 0.1 mi. south of Arrington
Open to traffic

Elk Creek Deck Truss Bridge (Bedford County, Virginia)
Built 1915 by the Camden Iron Works
Pratt deck truss bridge over Elk Creek on Elkton Farm Road (Route 666) in Forest
Open to traffic

Elk Falls Bridge (Elk County, Kansas)
Built 1893 by the George E. King Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Elk River beyond the end of Montgomery Street in Elk Falls
Open to pedestrians only

Elk Rapids Bridge (Boone County, Iowa)
(Main design: Whipple through truss)
Built ?; Approach replaced 1910; Substructure rebuilt 1912; Replaced 1963
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Elk River Bridge (Clay County, West Virginia)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built 1925; rehabilitated 1978; closed to traffic in September 2016; to be replaced in 2017
Through truss bridge over Elk River on CR 4/5
To be replaced in 2017. Bridge to remain a pedestrian crossing

Elk Run Bridge (Augusta County, Virginia)
Built 1920 by the Champion Bridge Co.
Pony truss bridge over Elk Run on Moffett Branch Rd (Route 733)
Open to traffic

Elk Springs Railroad Bridge (McDonald County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Elk River on the Kansas City Southern Railway
Lost

Elkhart Avenue Bridge (Elkhart County, Indiana)
Built in the early 1870's by the Columbia Bridge Works; replaced in 1918 with a Warren Deck Truss structure.
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over St Joseph River on former Elkhart Avenue.
Replaced by a new bridge

Elkhart River CR 37 Bridge (Elkhart County, Indiana)
Built ca.1880 by the Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works; replaced in 1986
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Elkhart River on County Road #37
Replaced by a new bridge

Elkhorn Bridge Street (Old SR 80) Russell Fork Bridge (Pike County, Kentucky)
(Main design: Camelback through truss)
Built 1912 by the Champion Bridge Co.; Bypassed by new bridge in 1950
Camelback through truss bridge over Russell Fork Big Sandy River on former KY 80
Closed to vehicular/pedestrian traffic

Elkhorn Creek Bridge (Whiteside County, Illinois)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Elkhorn Creek
No longer exists

Elkhorn Creek CR 600N Bridge (Randolph County, Indiana)
Built in 1890 by the Indiana Bridge Company, replaced in 1988
Lost Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Elkhorn Creek on County Road 600 North
Replaced by a new bridge

Elkhorn East End (Old SR 80) Russell Fork Bridge (Pike County, Kentucky)
(Main design: Camelback through truss)
Built in 1912
Abandoned camelback through truss bridge over Russell Fork Big Sandy River on former KY 80
Abandoned

Elkinsville-Youno Road Bridge (Brown County, Indiana)
Built ca.1910, basically abandoned in 1960's with the formation of Lake Monroe.
Abandoned pratt pony truss bridge over Middle Fork Salt Creek on Former CR 900S (CR 4)
Abandoned

Elkport-Garber Bridge (Clayton County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Turkey River on Garber Road
Replaced by new bridge

Elkview Bridge (Kanawha County, West Virginia)
(Main design: Pennsylvania through truss)
Bypassed 1985
Abandoned through truss bridge over Elk River on N. Pinch Road
Abandoned

Eller Lane Bridge (Siskiyou County, California)
Built 1910; rehabilitated 1985
Through truss bridge over Scott River on Eller Lane
Open to traffic

Elliott Bridge (McHenry County, North Dakota)
Built 1902
Pratt through truss bridge over Souris River on Railroad Road, 4 mi. north of Towner
Open to traffic

Ellis Cove Bridge (Marion County, Tennessee)
Built 1891, relocated to Ellis Cove Road about 1930
Abandoned Pratt pin-connected through truss bridge over Battle Creek
Abandoned with deck removed, but still intact

Elm Branch Bridge (Miami County, Kansas)
Built 1915
Pony truss bridge over Elm Branch on W. 351st St.
Intact but closed to all traffic

Elm Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss bridge over Elm Creek, 1.5 mi. south and 3.5 mi. east of Schroyer
Intact but closed to all traffic

Elm Creek Bridge (Barber County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1910
Through truss bridge over Elm Creek, 5.0 mi. west and 4.3 mi. south of Isabel
Open to traffic

Elm Creek Bridge (Tulsa County, Oklahoma)
Built ca. 1920; replaced 1992
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Elm Creek on E 66th Street N in Tulsa
Replaced by new bridge

Elm Creek Bridge (Hughes County, Oklahoma)
Built 1901
Pony truss bridge over Elm Creek on N3770
Open to traffic

Elm Creek Bridge (Shelby County, Iowa)
Built 1926; rehabilitated 2000
Through truss bridge over Elm Creek on Redwood Road
Open to traffic

Elm Creek Bridge (Lyon County, Kansas)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Elm Creek on County Road 330
Derelict/abandoned

Elm Street Bridge (Bergen County, New Jersey)
Built 1892; rehabilitated 1983
Pony truss bridge over Hackensack River on Elm Street in Oradell
Open to traffic

Elm Valley Road-Galien River Bridge (Berrien County, Michigan)
Struck by car October 7, 1979, and collapsed
Lost Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Galien River on Elm Valley Road
Destroyed by collision

Elrod Bridge (Fulton County, Illinois)
Built 1890; Lost to a F4 tornado in 1995. One of the nine bridges submitted to NRHP in "Metal Highway Bridges of Fulton County Thematic Resources", 1980-10-29
Lost Through truss bridge over Spoon River on TR 248
Destroyed by storm 1995

Elrod Road Bridge (Clark County, Indiana)
Built 1915; rehabilitated 1990
Pony truss bridge over Silver Creek on Elrod Road
Bridge not gone, but moved to resident's property at end of road.

Elsberry Bridge (Lincoln County, Missouri)
Built 1938; Replaced 2013
Through truss bridge over Lost Creek on MO 79 at Elsberry
Replaced by a new bridge

Elson Bridge (Las Animas County, Colorado)
Built 1905 by the Pueblo Bridge Co.; replaced 1994
Lost through truss bridge over Purgatoire River on CR 36.0
Replaced by modern bridge

Ely Street Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1891 by J.E. Jayne & Son; Washed away 2014; Removed from NRHP 12-8-14, replacement bridge underway.
Through truss bridge over Big Creek on Ely Street in Bertram
Washed away by floods

Emanuel Creek Bridge (Bon Homme County, South Dakota)
Built 1904 by the Iowa Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1965
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Emanuel Creek on 299th Street, 4 mi. north and 1.2 mi. west of Tyndall Sd
Open to traffic

Embarras River Bridge (Douglas County, Illinois)
Built 1895; replaced 1997
Lost Through truss bridge over Embarras River on TR 220
Replaced by new bridge