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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.


Mud Creek CR 500 East Bridge (Boone County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1900
Lost Pratt Bedstead pony truss bridge over Mud Creek on County Road 500 East
Replaced by a new bridge

Mud Creek CR 750S Bridge (Clinton County, Indiana)
Lost pony truss bridge over Mud Creek on CR 750 S
Replaced by new bridge

Mud Creek CR 850N Bridge (Boone County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1915
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Mud Run Branch of Sugar Creek on County Road 850 North
Replaced by a new bridge

Mud Creek CR 875S Bridge (Randolph County, Indiana)
Built in 1902 by the Indiana Bridge Company; replaced in 1989
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Mud Creek on County Road 875 South
Replaced by a new bridge

Mud Pine Creek Bridge CR 850 N (Warren County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1910; Replaced 1990
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Mud Pine Creek on CR 850 N
Replaced by a new bridge

Mud River Bridge (Lincoln County, West Virginia)
Built 1917; rehabilitated 1980
Through truss bridge over Mud River on CR 7
Closed to Traffic

Muddy Boggy Creek Bridge (Choctaw County, Oklahoma)
Built 1919
Through truss bridge over Muddy Boggy Creek on E2010 Rd.
Open to traffic

Muddy Creek Bridge (Crawford County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1900
Pony truss bridge over Muddy Creek on TR 743
Open to traffic

Muddy Creek Bridge (Crawford County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1895; rehabilitated 1996
Pony truss bridge over Muddy Creek on TR 776
Removed but not replaced

Muddy Creek Bridge (Richardson County, Nebraska)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Muddy Creek on an abandoned section of 713 Rd
Derelict/abandoned

Muddy Creek Bridge (Furnas County, Nebraska)
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1974
Pony truss bridge over Muddy Creek on CR 422, 2 mi. west of Arapahoe
Open to traffic

Muddy Creek Bridge (Auglaize County, Ohio)
Built ca.1900
Pratt pony truss bridge over Muddy Creek on Private driveway
Appears open but a new girder span has been built to the South of it.

Muddy Creek Old US 65 Bridge (Pettis County, Missouri)
Built 1924 by contractor M.E. Gillioz
Through truss bridge over Muddy Creek on Claycomb Road (Old US 65) north of Sedalia
Open to traffic

Mulberry Bridge (Crawford County, Arkansas)
Built 1896 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Derelict through truss bridge over Mulberry River near Mulberry
Derelict

Mulberry Creek Bridge (Bates County, Missouri)
Built 1886 by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; later relocated here
Pony truss bridge over Mulberry Creek on 1002 Road, southeast of Amoret
Damaged irreparably by flood, replaced with concrete structure.

Mulberry Creek Bridge (Fayette County, Texas)
Built 1888 by A.J. Tullock and Company; Replacement bridge built in 2001 and 1888 bridge relocated to a park in Schulenburg
Relocated Bedstead pony truss bridge. Formerly Hermis Road (CR 424) over Mulberry Creek
Relocated from Hermis Road (CR 424) to a park in Schulenburg and open to pedestrians.

Mulberry Creek Bridge (Ford County, Kansas)
Built 1906; rehabilitated 1958
Through truss bridge over Mulberry Creek, 2.6 mi. south and 3.0 mi. west of Ford
Open to traffic

Mulberry Jefferson Road Bridge (Clinton County, Indiana)
Built 1895; replaced 1994
Lost through truss bridge over South Fork Wildcat Creek on Mulberry Jefferson Road at 280N-760W
Replaced by new bridge

Mull Bridge (Shelby County, Indiana)
Built ca.1890
Through truss bridge over Little Blue River on CR 800 East
Intact but closed to all traffic

Mumma Ford Road Bridge (Carroll County, Maryland)
Built 1911; rehabilitated 1988 and summer 2011
Through truss bridge over Monocacy River on Mumma Ford Road
Open to traffic

Munfordville Bridge (Hart County, Kentucky)
(Main design: Parker through truss)
Toll bridge on the Louisville and Nashville Turnpike replacing Amos Ferry at Big Buffalo Crossing
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Green River on L&N Turnpike/Dixie Highway
Lost

Munger Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Middler River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Munger Street Bridge (Marion County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on Munger Street in Hannibal
Open to pedestrians only

MUR - Kalamazoo River Trestle (Calhoun County, Michigan)
LIne built 1903, Tracks removed 1930, Trestle removed February 10, 1941
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Kalamazoo River & Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway on Michigan United Railway (Originally Jackson & Battle Creek Traction Co.)
Removed but not replaced

Murphy Drive Bridge (Caldwell County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1930; replaced 2009
Pony truss bridge over Long Creek on S.W. Murphy Drive
Replaced by a new bridge

Murray Bridge (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Built 1905 by A.H. Austin; rehabilitated 1982; damaged in car wreck during 2004
Through truss bridge over West Fork Des Moines River on 190th Street, southeast of Bradgate
Open to traffic

Murray Morgan Bridge (Pierce County, Washington)
Opened Feb. 15, 1913; rehabilitated 1957; closed 2007; rehabilitated 2012-3
Vertical lift bridge over Foss Waterway on E. 11th Street in Tacoma
Open to traffic

Murtaugh Bridge (Twin Falls County, Idaho)
Built 1915-16 by Charles H. Mull; replaced 1983
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Snake River on FAS 2744
Replaced by new bridge

Muscatatuck River CR 710S Bridge (Jackson County, Indiana)
(Main design: Whipple through truss)
Built ca. 1890; replaced 1994
Lost through truss bridge over Muscatatuck River on County Road 710 South
Replaced by new bridge

Muscatatuck River CR 775S Bridge (Jackson County, Indiana)
Built 1914; replaced 1992
Lost through truss bridge over Muscatatuck River on County Road 775 South
Closed to all traffic

Muscatatuck River SR 39 Bridge (Washington County, Indiana)
Built 1883; rehabilitated 1974; replaced 1992
Lost through truss bridge over Muscatatuck River on IN 39
Replaced by new bridge

Mussel Fork Route J Bridge (Macon County, Missouri)
Built 1958
Pony truss bridge over Mussel Fork on Route J
Open to traffic

Musselshell River Bridge (Musselshell County, Montana)
Built 1894
Through truss bridge over Musselshell River on CR 104
Open to traffic

Musselshell River Bridge (Musselshell County, Montana)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Musselshell River on an abandoned road
Derelict/abandoned

Musselshell River Bridge (Wheatland County, Montana)
Pony truss bridge over Musselshell River on a driveway/ranch road
Open to traffic

Myers Road Bridge (Warrick County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1920; rehabilitated 1987
Pratt bedstead pony truss bridge over Caney Creek on Myers Road
Open to traffic

Myersville Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built 1893, replaced in 1974
Lost Through truss bridge over North Fork Vermilion River on Bismarck-Jamesburg Road
Replaced by new bridge

Myrtle Ake Road Bridge (Noble County, Ohio)
Road abandoned when I-77 was constructed.
Abandoned pony truss bridge
Abandoned with deck removed.

Mystery Bridge (Crawford County, Arkansas)
Lost two-span through truss bridge, possibly over Mulberry River
No longer exists

Mystery Bridge (Washington County, Arkansas)
Lost through truss bridge somewhere in Washington County, possibly over Middle Fork White River
No longer exists

Mystery Bridge (Boone County, Missouri)
Lost through truss bridge somewhere near Easley, possibly over Perche Creek
No longer exists

Mystery Bridge (Harrison County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge somewhere near Bethany
Unknown status

Mystery Bridge (Washington County, Illinois)
lost pratt pony truss bridge on a unknown creek somewhere in Washington County. Destroyed by a flash flood sometime during the 1970s.
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over unknown creek on unknown county road
Destroyed by flood

Mystery Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge
No longer exists

Mystery Overpass (Ulster County, New York)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Hudson Vally Rail Trail


Mystic River Bridge (Old) (New London County, Connecticut)
Built 1904; Replaced 1922
Lost Through truss bridge over Mystic River on New York & Boston Post Road/Groton & Stonington Street Railway
No longer exists

N&W - Eno River Bridge (Durham County, North Carolina)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Eno River on Abandoned Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

N&W - Little River Bridge (Durham County, North Carolina)
Built 1903
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Little River on Abandoned Northen and Westrern line aka Lynchburg & Durham Railroad
Intact in good condition, in State Gamelands

N&W - Radford Curved Bridge (Pulaski County, Virginia)
Built 1888; Removed 1905
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over New River on Railroad
No longer exists; Stone supports still stand

N. East Street Bridge (Faribault County, Minnesota)
Built 1910; replaced 2002
Lost pony truss bridge over East Fork Blue Earth River on N. East Street in Blue Earth
Replaced by a new bridge

Nacimiento Lake Drive Bridge (Monterey County, California)
Built 1921
Pratt Through truss bridge over San Antonio River on Nacimiento Lake Drive
Open to traffic

Nantahala River Bridge (Swain County, North Carolina)
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1960
Pratt pony truss bridge over Nantahala River on NC 1100
Open to traffic

Nantahala River Bridge (Swain County, North Carolina)
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1960
Pratt pony truss bridge over Nantahala River on NC 1100
Open to traffic

Nashannock Creek Bridge (Mercer County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1922
Through truss bridge over Nashannock Creek on TR 401 (Old Mercer Road)
Open to traffic

Nashua Millyard Footbridge (Hillsborough County, New Hampshire)
Built 1903
Pratt through truss bridge over Nashua River on Factory Footpath
Open to pedestrians only

Nassa Creek Bridge (Macoupin County, Illinois)
1940
Pony truss bridge over Nassa Creek on Richie Rd
Open to traffic

Natalbany River Bridge (Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana)
Built ca. 1950
Through truss bridge over Natalbany River on La Rock Road
Open to traffic

NCIR - Shenango River Bridge (Lawrence County, Pennsylvania)
Through truss bridge over Shenango River on New Castle Industrial Railroad


NCRC - Elkhorn River Bridge (Madison County, Nebraska)
Built 1918, Collapsed during flooding in June 2010; Rebuilt July 2010
Through truss bridge over Elkhorn River on Nebraska Central Railroad
Repaired in July 2010 after center pier collapsed in a June flood.

NCRy - Farwell Bridge (Alameda County, California)
Built in 1865-66 as part of the original transcontinental railroad by the Western Pacific RR as part of the line form Sacramento to San Francisco. The WPRR was engulfed by the Central Pacific RR in 1867 and eventually folded into the Southern Pacif .
Pratt through truss bridge over Alameda Creek (also CA 84) on Niles Canyon Railroad (NCRy)
Open to traffic

ND&C - West Glenham Bridge (Oldest) (Dutchess County, New York)
Built before 1881; Replaced 1894
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Fishkill Creek on ND&C Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NE 67 North Fork Little Nemaha River Bridge (Otoe County, Nebraska)
Built 1951
Pratt Through Truss bridge over North Fork Little Nemaha River on NE 67, at Lorton
Open to traffic, 20 ton weight limit

NECR - Connecticut River Bridge #1 (Franklin County, Massachusetts)
(Main design: Warren deck truss)
Built 1904, southern spans lost 3/18/36 and replaced same year
Warren deck truss bridge over Connecticut River on New England Central Railroad
Open to traffic

NECR - Millers River Bridge (Franklin County, Massachusetts)
Built 1905
Pratt deck truss bridge over Millers River on NECR (New England Central Railroad)
Open to traffic

Neff Bridge (Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1889; rehabilitated 1974
Through truss bridge over Frankstown Branch Juniata River on PA 4005
Open to traffic

Negro Creek Bridge (Le Flore County, Oklahoma)
Abandoned bridge over Negro Creek near Calhoun
Abandoned

Neligh Mill Bridge (Antelope County, Nebraska)
Built 1910 by the Western Bridge & Construction Co. Collapsed into river in June 2011, restoration planned with donation made end of 2013..
Through truss bridge over Elkhorn River on Elm Street at Neligh
Collapsed into river, but remains and is feasible to restore.

Nelson Creek Bridge (Plumas County, California)
Built 1890
Pratt through truss bridge over Nelson Creek on Old Quincy La Porte Road
Open to pedestrians

Nemadji River bridge (Douglas County, Wisconsin)
Damaged by fire and abandoned in 1976
Pratt through truss bridge over Nemadji River on E Hammond Ave/E Limits Rd
Abandoned

Neosho River Bridge (Neosho County, Kansas)
Built pre-1900
Through truss bridge over Neosho River on 42.5-17.6 Local, 1.0 mi. east and 2.6 mi. south of St. Paul
Open to traffic

Neosho River Bridge (Neosho County, Kansas)
Built 1928
Through truss bridge over Neosho River, 1.2 mi. south and 0.4 mi. west of Erie
Open to traffic

Neosho River Bridge (Lyon County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1930; replaced 2001
Lost through truss bridge over Neosho River, 4.0 mi. east of Emporia on Road 170
No longer exists

Neosho River Bridge (Morris County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1930
Lost Pratt Pony truss bridge over Neosho River on 1800 Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Neosho River Bridge (Coffey County, Kansas)
(Main design: Bowstring through truss)
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Neosho River on Reaper Ln SE
Replaced by a new bridge

Neosho Steam Electric Station Bridge (Labette County, Kansas)
Built 1953 using Older Parts
Pratt through truss bridge over Neosho River on Former Access Road
Closed with approaches removed.

Nepesta Bridge (Pueblo County, Colorado)
Built 1905-06 by the Pueblo Bridge Co.; replaced 1989
Lost two-span through truss bridge over Arkansas River on Nepesta Road (CR 613) southeast of Boone
Replaced by a new bridge

NER - American River Bridge (Old) (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1906; Collapsed 1913
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over American River on Northern Electric Railway
Collapsed

Nescopeck Creek Bridge (Luzerne County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1927
Through truss bridge over Nescopeck Creek on TR 340
Closed to all traffic

Neshannock Creek Bridge (Mercer County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1880 by Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Lost through truss bridge over Neshannock Creek on PA 2004 (Milburn Road)
Demolished and replaced.

Neu Creek-Ford Rd. Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1915; replaced 1992
Lost pony truss bridge over Neu Creek on Ford Road(CR 900E)
Replaced by new bridge

New Amsterdam Bridge (Harrison County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1900
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Branch of Ohio River on Green Street
Replaced by a new bridge

New Bridge (Bergen County, New Jersey)
Built 1889 by the King Iron Bridge Co.; bypassed by upstream bridge in 1956; rehabilitated 2003
Swing pony truss bridge over Hackensack River on Old New Bridge Road/Main Street
Open to pedestrians only

New Bridge Road Bridge (Cecil County, Maryland)
Built 1884
Through truss bridge over Octoraro Creek on New Bridge Road
Open to traffic

New Ford Bridge (Jackson County, Indiana)
Built in 1884 with additional spans built in 1891; replaced in 1987
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over East Fork White River on New Ford Road (CR550N)
Replaced by new bridge

New Fording Bridge (Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1889; rehabilitated 1978
Pony truss bridge over Great Trough Creek on TR 368 (New Fording Road)
Open to traffic

New Hampton Bridge (Hunterdon County, New Jersey)
Built 1868 by the Cowin Iron Works for the Pennsylvania Railroad
Iron pony truss bridge over Musconetcong River on Rymon Road
Open to traffic

New Home Road Bridge (Bates County, Missouri)
Built 1907-08 by the Kansas City Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over a drainage ditch on New Home Road (7081 Road)
Closed to all traffic

New Hope Bridge (Bartholomew County, Indiana)
Built 1913; rehabilitated 1999
Two-span through truss bridge over Flatrock River on CR 400 North in Columbus
Open to traffic

New Hope-Lambertville Bridge (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1904; rehabilitated 1984
Through truss bridge over Delaware River on PA 179 in New Hope
Open to traffic

New Lick Log Creek Bridge (Bollinger County, Missouri)
Originally built 1922 over Opossum Creek on MO 51 near Marble Hill, relocated here in 1995
Relocated pony truss bridge over Lick Log Creek on CR 736 near Gipsy
Open to traffic with no posted restrictions

New Oregon Bridge (Howard County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Turkey River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

New Pekin-Main Street Bridge (Washington County, Indiana)
Built 1884; rehabilitated 1987 and 2007
Through truss bridge over South Fork Blue River on Main Street in New Pekin
Open to traffic

New River Bridge (Giles County, Virginia)
Through truss bridge over New River on Norfolk Southern Railroad
Open to traffic

New Upper Darby Covered Bridge 35-80-61 (Union County, Ohio)
Built 2006
Pratt through truss bridge over Big Darby Creek on North Lewisburg Rd
Open to all traffic

Newburg Bridge (Mitchell County, Iowa)
Built 1915;
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cedar River on 420th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Newburg Road Bridge (Macon County, Illinois)
Built 1898
Lost through truss bridge over Friends Creek on Newburg Road (TR 23), 1.0 mi. east of Argenta
Replaced by new concrete bridge December 2008.

Newlan Bridge (Moultrie County, Illinois)
Built 1899; replaced 2001
Lost through truss bridge over West Okaw River on TR 33
Replaced by a new bridge

Newville Iron Bridge (De Kalb County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1875 to replace the Newville Covered Bridge; destroyed by flooding and ice in 1912.
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over St. Joseph's River
Destroyed by flood

NH - India Point Bridge (Providence County, Rhode Island)
(Main design: Baltimore through truss)
Built 1903, abandoned 1974, movable span removed early 2000s
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Seekonk River on NYNH&H Fox Point Branch (abandoned)
Partially Demolished

NH - India Point Bridge (Old) (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Built 1867; replaced 1903
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Seekonk River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge