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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.


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 (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

NH - Naugatuck River Bridge (Litchfield County, Connecticut)
Bridge over West Branch Naugatuck River on Naugatuck Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NH - Niantic River Bridge (Old) (New London County, Connecticut)
Built 1891; Replaced 1907
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Niantic River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NH - Sakonnet River Bridge (Newport County, Rhode Island)
Built 1899; Closed 1980 after being damaged by an overweight train; Hit by boat 1988; Demolished 2006-7
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Sakonnet River on New York New Haven & Hartford RR
Removed

NH - Seymour Covered Bridge (New Haven County, Connecticut)
(Main design: Howe through truss)
Built 1849 ; One span removed & replaced by a Keystone span 1879; Other span replaced ca. 1896
Lost Bridge over Naugatuck River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NH - West Branch Farmington River Bridge (Litchfield County, Connecticut)
Destroyed by flooding 1955; line north of Collinsville shortly thereafter
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over West Branch Farmington River & US 44 on NH New Hartford Branch
Destroyed by flooding

NH - Woodlawn Junction Bridge (Bronx County, New York)
Built 1891
Lost Through truss bridge over Railroad on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Niangua River Old US 66 Bridge (Webster County, Missouri)
Built 1924 by contractor M.E. Gillioz
Pony truss bridge on Route CC (Old US 66) over East Fork Niangua River
Open to traffic

Niangua River Route K Bridge (Dallas County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1910; relocated here 1936; replaced 2011
Lost through truss bridge over Niangua River on Route K
Replaced by a new bridge

Niantic River Bridge (Old) (New London County, Connecticut)
(Main design: Warren through truss)
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Niantic River on Route 156
Replaced by a new bridge

Nichols Ford Bridge (St. Clair County, Missouri)
Built 1922 by the Pioneer Construction Co.
Lost through truss bridge over Sac River on SW 1050th Road, beyond the end of Route W
Replaced by new bridge

Nickel Plate Trail - Wabash River Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
one of the oldest rail lines in Indiana, this bridge was built by Nickel Plate Road(later Norfolk & Western, Norfolk Southern). Last used by Central Railroad of Indy, Now Railbanked and property of Indiana Trails Fund
Through truss bridge over Wabash River on abandoned Norfolk Southern Railway, soon Nickel Plate Trail in Peru
Open to pedestrians on Nickle Plate Trail

Nickelsen Creek Bridge #1 (Adams County, Indiana)
Unknown, likely moved from nearby location.
Pratt pony truss and deck plate girder bridge over Nickelsen Creek off of CR 550W
Open to traffic on a private lane

Niles Greenway - Mahoning River Bridge (Trumbull County, Ohio)
Bridge over Mahoning River on former Erie Railroad's Niles & Lisbon Branch
Open to traffic

Ninabuck Road Bridge (Dodge County, Wisconsin)
Built ca. 1907; Replaced 1996 Reused in 2006 at Astico County Park
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Crawfish River on Ninabuck Road in Town of Elba
Replaced by new bridge and reused in Astico County Park

Nine Bridge Road Bridge (Hall County, Nebraska)
Built 1924; rehabilitated 1971
Six-span pony truss bridge over South Channel Platte River on Nine Bridge Road, 1.8 mi. north of Doniphan
Open to traffic

Nineteenth Street Bridge (Denver County, Colorado)
Built 1888 by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Works; rehabilitated 1965; closed to traffic 1986; new bridge built 1992
Two-span wrought-iron through truss bridge over South Platte River on 19th Street in Denver
Open to pedestrians only

Nineveh Bridge (Adair County, Missouri)
Built 1885; replaced 1989
Lost through truss bridge over Old Channel Chariton River on CR 175 east of Connelsville
Replaced by a concrete bridge

Ninnescah River Bridge (Sumner County, Kansas)
Built 1962
Through truss bridge over Ninnescah River, 2.0 mi. east and 3.8 mi. south of Belle Plaine
Open to traffic

NIR - Berrien Springs Bridge (Berrien County, Michigan)
Removed ca. 1930s
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over St. Joseph River on Southern Michigan Railway
Removed but not replaced, abutments still extant

Nishnabotna River Bridge (Audubon County, Iowa)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built 1958
Through truss bridge over Nishnabotna River on 250 St
Open to traffic

Nixon Bridge (Gallatin County, Montana)
Built 1891; Relocated here in 1923; rehabilitated 2000
Through truss bridge over Gallatin River on CR 216
Open to traffic

NJT - DB Draw (Hudson County, New Jersey)
Built 1899; removed from service 2002
Pratt through truss bridge over Hackensack River on Erie Railroad (abandoned)
Closed to all traffic

NJT - Passaic River Brige (Paterson-Hawthorne) (Passaic County, New Jersey)
Through truss bridge over Passaic River on New Jersey Transit Railroad
Open to traffic

NKP - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Older) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Bridge constructed in 1882 replaced in the 1904 with a Scherzer type bascule bridge and replaced in 1944 with a vertical lift bridge
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Nickel Plate RR
No longer exists

Noakes Bridge (Nodaway County, Missouri)
Built 1891-92 by the St. Joseph Bridge & Iron Co.; replaced 1991
Lost through truss over One Hundred and Two River on 130th Street (CR 156) southwest of Hopkins
Replaced by a concrete bridge

Nobles Mill Road Bridge (Harford County, Maryland)
Built ca. 1890; rehabilitated 1998
Through truss bridge over Deer Creek on Nobles Mill Road
Open to traffic

Nodaway River Bridge (Adair County, Iowa)
Built 1946; rehabilitated 1993; Abandoned 2009
Through truss bridge over Nodaway River on Brown Avenue
Abandoned

Nodaway River Bridge (Older) (Page County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Nodaway River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Nodaway River MO 46 Bridge (Nodaway County, Missouri)
Built 1933
Through truss bridge over Nodaway River on MO 46
Open to traffic

Norfolk Creek Bridge (Allamakee County, Iowa)
Built 1922
Pony truss bridge over Norfolk Creek on Yellow River Drive
Open to traffic

Norfork Railroad Bridge (Baxter County, Arkansas)
(Main design: Parker through truss)
Built ca. 1909
Three-span through truss bridge over North Fork White River and Prospect Street on the railroad at Norfork
Open to railroad traffic

North Anna River Bridge (Hanover County, Virginia)
Replaced 1927
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over North Anna River on US 1
Replaced by a new bridge

North Avenue Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1907
Double-leaf bascule through truss bridge over North Branch Chicago River on North Avenue in Chicago
Replaced by a modern bridge

North Bear Creek Bridge (Winneshiek County, Iowa)
Built in 1909
Through truss bridge over North Bear Creek on 360th Street (360th St)
Open to traffic

North Big Creek Bridge (Coffey County, Kansas)
Likely built ca. 1910. Possibly rehabilitated in 1925.
Pratt pony truss bridge over North Big Creek on Fauna Road, 3.5 mi. north and 1.0 mi. east of Gridley
Closed to all traffic

North Big River Bridge (St. Francois County, Missouri)
Built 1924; made obsolete by new bridge in 1956
Through truss bridge over Big River on Old US 67 (Berry Road) north of Bonne Terre
Demolished

North Boat Ditch Bridge (Clark County, Arkansas)
Built ca. 1928
Through truss bridge over North Boat Ditch on CR 8
Open to one-lane traffic

North Boggy Creek Bridge (Atoka County, Oklahoma)
Built 1920
Pony truss bridge over North Boggy Creek on E1660 Rd.
Open to traffic

North Boggy Creek Bridge (Atoka County, Oklahoma)
Built 1916; Replaced 2014
Pony truss bridge over North Boggy Creek on E1680
Replaced by a new bridge

North Bosque River Bridge (Erath County, Texas)
Built 1921
Pratt through truss bridge over North Bosque River on CR 270
Open to traffic

North Bottom Road Rock Creek Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Pratt through truss bridge on Bottom Road (603rd Lane)
Open to traffic (on private property)

North Branch Creek Bridge (Lincoln County, Oklahoma)
Built 1913
Pony truss bridge over North Branch Creek on E0840 Rd.
Open to traffic

North Branch Kokosing River TR 178 (Ruggles Rd.) Bridge (Morrow County, Ohio)
Built by the Massillon Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1957
Pony truss bridge over North Branch Kokosing River on TR 178 (Ruggles Rd.)
Open to traffic

North Branch Otter Creek 139th Street (Vigo County, Indiana)
Built c. 1900; Lost 1988
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over N Branch Otter Creek on 139th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

North Branch Otter Creek Bridge 97th Street (Vigo County, Indiana)
Built c. 1900; Lost 1986
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over N Branch Otter Creek on N Stuthard Str
Replaced by a new bridge

North Branch Otter Creek Rock Run Road (Clay County, Indiana)
Built 1907
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over North Branch Otter Creek on North Rock Run Church Road
Replaced by a new bridge