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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.


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

Arbogast Road Bridge (Older) (Branch County, Michigan)
Built 1900 (if article is accurate); replaced 1972
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over St. Joseph River on Arbogast Road
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

Arizona Avenue Bridge (Washington, District of Columbia)
(Main design: Whipple through truss)
Originally built for the Baltimore & Ohio RR at Ridley Creek, Ridley Park, Pa. (southwest of Philadelphia); dismantled and rebuilt by the B&O at this location 1909, converted to trail use in 1992
Whipple through truss and Pratt through truss bridge over Canal & Arizona Avenue on Capital Crescent Trail (formerly B&O Railroad)
Open to pedestrians

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.

Arlington South Pony Truss Bridge (Rush County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1910
Lost Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Little Blue River (Overflow) on County Road 700 West
No longer exists

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

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 Stop Road Bridge (Butler County, Pennsylvania)
Lost truss shown in the original Night of the Living Dead
Replaced by a new bridge

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

Ashland Vicinity Kansas River Bridge (Riley County, Kansas)
Likely built ca. 1902. Abandoned sometime after the Flood of 1951.
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Kansas River (Former Channel) on Rosencutter Road (Abandoned Section)
Derelict/abandoned

Ashtabula Bridge (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Built 1925 by the Fort Pitt Bridge Works; rehabilitated 1986
Movable through truss bridge over Ashtabula River on West Fifth Street (OH 531) in Ashtabula
Open to traffic

Ashtabula Bridge (Old) (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Replaced in 1924
Pratt through truss bridge over Ashtabula River on West 5th Route 531
Replaced by a new bridge

Ashtabula Creek Bridge (Erie County, Pennsylvania)
Reconstructed 1988
Pony truss bridge over Ashtabula Creek on TR 883 (Akerley Road)
Open to traffic

Ashtabula Creek Bridge (Erie County, Pennsylvania)
Reconstructed 1996
Pony truss bridge over Astabula Creek on TR 300 (State Line Road)
Open to traffic

Assaria Smoky Hill River Bridge (Saline County, Kansas)
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Smoky Hill River
Abandoned

Astico County Park Bridge (Dodge County, Wisconsin)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Structures moved here in 2006
Pratt through truss bridge over Crawfish River on Trail
Open to pedestrians

Ater Bridge (Coryell County, Texas)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Leon River on old road alignment
Derelict/abandoned

Atherton-Sibley Road Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1925; removed between 1996-2000
Lost pony truss bridge over BNSF Railway on E. Atherton Sibley Road
Removed but not replaced

ATSF - Alma Bridge (Wabaunsee County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1890; Relocated 1914; Abandoned due to landslide elsewhere on line 1968; Removed ?
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mill Creek on Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
Removed

ATSF - Chillicothe Rail Bridge (Old) (Peoria County, Illinois)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Illinois River on Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

ATSF - Granite Creek Bridge (Yavapai County, Arizona)
Built 1910; Abandoned 1961, Reused as part of a restaurant 1980s-1990s, Partially burned 2005
Abandoned through truss bridge over North Granite Street & Granite Creek on ATSF Railroad
Open to pedestrians only

ATSF/C&A - South Fork South Branch Chicago River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in the 1880s; Replaced 1906
Lost Pratt through truss bobtail swing bridge over Chicago River South Fork South Branch on Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe/Chicago & Alton RR
No longer exists

Attica Railroad Bridge (Fountain County, Indiana)
Original bridge at this location built 1880; replaced by new bridge at an unknown date
Lost Through truss bridge over Wabash River on Norfolk Southern Railway at Attica
Replaced by new bridge

AUAR - Miller Creek Bridge (Llano County, Texas)
Through truss bridge over Miller Creek on Austin Area Terminal Railroad
Open to traffic

Augusta Hill Road Bridge (Sussex County, New Jersey)
Replaced 1994
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Paulins Kill on Augusta Hill Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Augusta Vicinity Whitewater River Bridge (Butler County, Kansas)
Built in 1886 by P.E. Lane
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Whitewater River on SW 90th St (Abandoned)
Abandoned

Aurora-Lawrenceburg Trail - Tanners Creek Bridge (Dearborn County, Indiana)
Built 1882 over Tanners Creek on the former Cincinnati and Southern Ohio River Railway it later became in 1915 a part of the 'Big 4' rail line. Currently restored as a pedestrian bridge on the Aurora-Lawrenceburg Trail.
Pratt through truss bridge over Tanners Creek on the Aurora-Lawrenceburg Trail (former NYC railroad line) in Lawrenceburg
Open to pedestrians

Austin Bridge (Neosho County, Kansas)
(Main design: Bowstring through truss)
Bowstring through truss bridge over Neosho River, 2.2 mi. east and 2.9 mi. south of Chanute
Removed but not replaced, bowstring relocated and preserved.

Auxvasse Creek CR 231 Bridge (Callaway County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1935
Pony truss bridge over Auxvasse Creek on CR 231
Open to traffic

Avert Bridge (Stoddard County, Missouri)
Built 1913 by the Vincennes Bridge Co.
Lost through truss bridge over Castor River parallel to CR 512 near Avert
Demolished

Avery Bridge (Shoshone County, Idaho)
Built 1935
Deck truss bridge over St. Joe River on Siberts Old River Road
Open to traffic

AVR - Allegheny River Back Channel Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1880
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Allegheny River Back Channel on West Penn Railroad (abandoned)
Abandoned

Axeman's Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Lost Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Plum Creek on Old Old Post Road
Bypassed with a new bridge in 2004, later partially collapsed and was removed.

AZCR - Verde River Bridge (Yavapai County, Arizona)
Built at another location 1898, moved to this location 1928
Through truss bridge over Verde River (northern tributary) on Arizona Central Railroad
Open to traffic

B & S Road Bridge (Catoosa County, Georgia)
Built 1918
Pratt pony truss bridge over Chickamauga Creek on decommissioned section of County Road 281
Used by property owner for access to fields

B&C - Otter Creek Bridge (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Otter Creek on Bellevue & Cascade Railroad
Removed

B&M - Merrimack River Bridge (Essex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1888
Pratt deck truss bridge over Merrimack River on Boston & Maine RR
Derelict/abandoned

B&M - Southern Division Station Bridge (Essex County, Massachusetts)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over North Canal on Boston & Maine Railroad
Removed

B&O - Arthur Kill Bridge (Richmond County, New York)
Built 1889; replaced 1959
Lost Through truss bridge over Arthur Kill Creek on former Baltimore & Ohio RR
Replaced by a new bridge

B&O - Herrs Island Bridge (Old) (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1884; Replaced 1921
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Allegheny River on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

B&O - Kokosing River Bridge (Knox County, Ohio)
Pratt through truss bridge over Kokosing River on B&O Railroad


B&O - Little Kanawha River Bridge (Old) (Wood County, West Virginia)
(Main design: Whipple through truss)
Built 1883; Replaced 1924
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Little Kanawha River on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

B&O - Scioto River Bridge (Ross County, Ohio)
Destroyed by flooding in the late 1990s
Lost Bridge over Scioto River on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Destroyed by flooding

B&O - Sleepy Creek Bridge (Morgan County, West Virginia)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Sleepy Creek on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

B&O - Wabash River Bridge (Knox County, Indiana)
Destroyed by flooding in 1913 and replaced
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wabash River on Baltimore & Ohio
Destroyed by flooding

B&O - Wilkins-Rogers Flour Mill Bridge (Baltimore County, Maryland)
Built c1880s to replace earlier covered bridge built c1830
Pratt through truss bridge over Patapsco River on B&O Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic since 1972 flooding

B&O Southern Bridge (Lawrence County, Indiana)
Built 1893; Removed 1923
Lost Deck truss bridge over White River East Fork on B&O Southern Railroad
Only pillars remain

B&S - Alum Rock Trestle (Erie County, New York)
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Cattaraugus Creek on Buffalo & Susquehanna Railroad
Removed

Babocomari Ranch Bridge (Cochise County, Arizona)
Pratt through truss bridge over Babocomari Wash on West Railroad Drive
Open to authorized vehicles only. On private (posted) property, please ask if wanting to visit.

Babylon Bend Bridge (Fulton County, Illinois)
Built 1890. One of the nine bridges submitted to NRHP in "Metal Highway Bridges of Fulton County Thematic Resources", 1980-10-29
Through truss bridge over Spoon River on Babylon Road (TR 123)
Closed to all traffic since about 2007

Back Bone Road Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built 1872, replaced in 1980
Lost Through truss bridge over former C&EI Railroad on Back Bone Road south of Danville
Replaced by new bridge

Back Creek CR 100 S (Lawrence County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1905; Replaced 1988
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Back Creek on Middle Leesburg Road, CR 100 E
Replaced by a new bridge

Back Creek McIntyre Bottom Road (Lawrence County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1985; Replaced 1990
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Back Creek on McIntyre Bottom Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Backbone Road Bridge (Boone County, Missouri)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Backbone Road
Derelict with deck missing

Bacon Bridge (Moniteau County, Missouri)
Built 1885 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio. Damaged by flooding in September 1905 and rebuilt 1906 by the Interstate Bridge Co. of Kansas City. Replaced 1987.
Lost through truss bridge over Moniteau Creek on Bacon Bridge Road
Replaced by a concrete bridge

Bacon Island Road South Bridge (San Joaquin County, California)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built 1905
Pratt through truss bridge over Middle River on S Bacon Island Road
Open to traffic

Baden Dam Bridge (Cowley County, Kansas)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Walnut River
No longer exists

Badger Creek Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1890; rehabilitated 1974
Pony truss bridge over Badger Creek on 130th Street
Open to traffic

Badger Creek Bridge (Lyon County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1940
Pony truss bridge over Badger Creek, 3.0 mi. west and 3.0 mi. north of Neosho Rapids
Open to traffic

Badger State Trail - Sugar River Bridge (Dane County, Wisconsin)
Built 1887
Pratt through truss bridge over Sugar River on Badger State Trail
Open to pedestrians

Bagby Bridge (Older) (Mariposa County, California)
Burned ca. 1922
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Merced River
Destroyed by fire

Bagdad Bridge (Douglas County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1880's
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Kaskaskia River
Collapsed

Bahala Creek Bridge (Lawrence County, Mississippi)
Built 1909
Abandoned through truss bridge over Bahala Creek on former Ras Case Road
Abandoned

Bahner Quarry Road Bridge (Moniteau County, Missouri)
Built 1906 by the Interstate Bridge Co.; replaced 2008
Lost pony truss bridge over Willow Creek on Bahner Quarry Road southeast of Tipton
Replaced by new bridge

Bailey Bridge (Ralls County, Missouri)
(Main design: Pennsylvania through truss)
Built 1910 by Stupp Brothers; replaced 2002
Lost through truss over Salt River on Bailey Bridge Road southeast of New London
Replaced by a boring concrete bridge

Bair Road Bridge (Humboldt County, California)
Built 1950-1951; rehabilitated 1967
Pony truss bridge over Redwood Creek on Bair Road
Open to traffic

Bairs Mill Road Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1893 by Wrought Iron Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1954; replaced in 2012 by concrete bridge
Lost through truss bridge over Kreutz Creek on Bairs Mill Road in Wrightsville
Replaced by a new bridge

Baity Bridge (Hancock County, Indiana)
Built 1915; replaced in 1989
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on Troy Road (CR 340E)
Replaced by new bridge

Baker Bridge (Jefferson County, Kansas)
Built 1950
Pratt through truss bridge over Delaware River on abandoned alignment of Kansas State Highway 4 and 16
Closed to all traffic

Baker River Bridge (Grafton County, New Hampshire)
Built 1930
Through truss bridge over Baker River on US 3 in Plymouth
Open to traffic

Balch Gulch Bridge (Multnomah County, Oregon)
Built 1905
Pin-connected Pratt deck truss bridge over Balch Gulch on NW Thurman Street in Portland
Open to traffic

Baldwin Street Extension Bridge (Crawford County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1937
Through truss bridge over French Creek on US 6/US 19
Open to two-lane traffic

Ball Ford Bridge (Gentry County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1900; refurbished to carry road traffic sometime before 2000
Pratt through truss bridge over Grand River on Ball Ford Trail
Open to traffic

Ball Mill Bridge (Butler County, Missouri)
Lost through truss bridge over Little Black River on CR 368, just beyond the end of Route V southwest of Harviell
Replaced by a concrete span in 1988

Ball's Ford Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
(Main design: Parker through truss)
Built ca. 1891 as 4 Parker through trusses; One span replaced by a Pratt through truss ?; Replaced 1938
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Des Moines RFD 2/Avon RFD 1
Replaced by a new bridge

Ballard Creek Bridge (Adair County, Oklahoma)
Built 1929
Through truss bridge over Ballard Creek on N4740 Rd. in Watts
One end has come lose from the foundation and twisted down stream.

Ballards' Bridge (Iowa County, Iowa)
Built 1929; rehabilitated 1964
Through truss bridge over English River on former Nn Avenue
Derelict/abandoned

Ballona Creek Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Ballona Creek on Venice Boulevard or Redondo Boulevard
Replaced

Balltown Bridge (Benton County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1880, and removed in 1993. Moved to Ezekiel Williams Memorial Park, in Cole Camp, Mo
Through truss bridge over Cole Camp Creek
Relocated and preserved