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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.


North Fork Maquoketa River Bridge (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1920
Through truss bridge over North Fork Maquoketa River on Christoph Road
Open to traffic

North Fork Mill Creek Bridge (Washington County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1910
Lost pony truss bridge over North Fork Mill Creek on C-11.8 63, 0.8 mi. south and 1.5 mi. west of Haddam
Lost

North Fork Mill Creek Bridge (Republic County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss bridge over N. Fork Mill Creek, 3.0 mi. south and 3.0 mi. east of Munden
Closed to all traffic

North Fork MO 126 Bridge (Barton County, Missouri)
(Main design: Pratt pony truss)
Built 1954; Replaced 2011
Three-span pony truss bridge over North Fork Spring River on MO 126
Replaced by a new bridge

North Fork of Double Creek Bridge (Washington County, Oklahoma)
Built ca. 1940
Pony truss bridge over North Fork of Double Creek on E0320 Rd.
Replaced by a new bridge

North Fork of Middle Fork Tule River Bridge (Tulare County, California)
Built 1912-13, Replaced 1988
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over North Fork of Middle Fork Tule River on State Route 190
Replaced by new bridge

North Fork Pigeon Creek CR 950N (Warrick County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1905; Replaced 1987
Lost Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over North Fork Pigeon Creek on CR 950N, Chinn Rd.
Replaced by a new bridge

North Fork Prairie Creek Bridge CR 700 N (Daviess County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1900; Replaced 1988
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over North Fork Prairie Creek on CR 700 N
Replaced by a new bridge

North Fork Route M Bridge (Jasper County, Missouri)
Built 1949; replaced 2011
Lost pony truss bridge over North Fork Spring River on Route M (Baseline Road) in Carytown
Replaced by a new bridge

North Fork Stranger Creek Bridge (Atchison County, Kansas)
Built 1965
Lost pratt pony truss bridge over North Fork of Stranger Creek, 1.5 mi. north and 2.1 mi. east of Effingham
Replaced by a new bridge

North Gypsum Creek Bridge (McPherson County, Kansas)
Built 1902 by the Kansas City Bridge Co.
Bedstead pony truss bridge over North Gypsum Creek on Sioux Road, 2.8 mi. west and 10.4 mi. north of Canton
Open to traffic

North Halsted Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1909
Bascule bridge over North Branch Chicago River Canal on N. Halsted Street in Chicago
Demolished and replaced

North Loup Bridge (Valley County, Nebraska)
Built 1912
Pratt through truss bridge over North Loup River on Coll 34c
Open to pedestrians only

North Main Street Bridge (Madison County, Missouri)
Replaced 1945
Lost pony truss bridge over Saline Creek on North Main Street in Fredericktown
Replaced by a new bridge

North Mayo River Bridge (Henry County, Virginia)
Built 1922 by the Champion Bridge Co.
Pratt pony truss bridge over North Mayo River on Log Manor Rd (Route 630)
Replaced by a new bridge

North Myrtle Park Bridge (Douglas County, Oregon)
Built 1965
Pratt through truss bridge over North Myrtle Creek on County Park Road
Open to traffic

North Omaha Creek Bridge (Thurston County, Nebraska)
Built 1905
Pony truss bridge over North Omaha Creek on 26th Road, 3 mi. south and 3 mi. west of Winnebago
Open to traffic

North Omaha Creek Bridge (Thurston County, Nebraska)
Built 1935
Pony truss bridge over North Omaha Creek on H Avenue (Thurston Road), 1 mi. northwest of Walthill
Open to traffic

North Park Bridge (Kent County, Michigan)
Build 1903; Altered 1933; Replaced 1991
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Grand River on North Park Street in Grand Rapids
Replaced by new bridge

North Poes Road Bridge (Rappahannock County, Virginia)
Built 1935
Pony truss bridge over Jordan River on North Poes Road (Rt 637)
Open to traffic

North Railroad Street Bridge (Rush County, Indiana)
Built 1901 by the New Castle Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Little Flatrock River on North Railroad Street
Closed to all traffic

North River Bridge (Marion County, Missouri)
Lost through truss bridge over North River somewhere near Palmyra
No longer exists

North River Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1920; rehabilitated 1967
Through truss bridge over North River on North River Trail
Open to traffic

North River Bridge (Rockingham County, Virginia)
Two trusses moved to this location in 1961 from other locations (one nearby in Rockingham Counthy and one in Page County). Spans date ca. 1916
Pratt through truss bridge over North River on Airport Rd (Route 727)
Replaced by a new bridge

North River Bridge (Old) (Madison County, Iowa)
Built 1912; Replaced 1962
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over North River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

North River CR 175 Bridge (Marion County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1910
Through truss bridge over North River on CR 175
Open to traffic

North River CR 2322 Bridge (Shelby County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1910; Replaced 2014
Pony truss bridge over North River on CR 2322
Replaced by a new bridge

North River MO 168 Bridge (Marion County, Missouri)
Built 1932 by the Vincennes Bridge Co.; Demolished 2012
Four-span through truss bridge over North River on MO 168, west of Palmyra
Replaced by a new bridge

North Skunk River Bridge (Jasper County, Iowa)
Pratt pony truss over North Skunk River on River Street
Replaced by a new bridge

North Spring Street Bridge (Old) (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1881; Trolley tracks removed 1918; Replaced 1928
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Los Angeles River on North Spring Street & Los Angeles Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

North Stillwater Creek Bridge (Payne County, Oklahoma)
Built 1927; replaced 2002
Lost pony truss bridge over North Stillwater Creek on Airport Road
Replaced by concrete beam bridge in 2002

North Street Bridge (Shelby County, Ohio)
Built 1886 by the Morse Bridge Co. of Youngstown, Ohio; rehabilitated 1982; replaced 2007
Lost through truss bridge over Great Miami River on River Road (CR 40) in Sidney
Replaced by new bridge

North Street Bridge (Somerset County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1890 by the Groton Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Flaugherty Creek on North Street in Meyersdale
Open to all traffic

North Toe Bridge (NC 1314) (Yancey County, North Carolina)
(Main design: Camelback through truss)
Built ca. 1910, replaced 2017
Lost Camelback and Pratt through truss bridge over North Toe River on NC 1314
Replaced by a new bridge

North Umpqua River Bridge (Douglas County, Oregon)
Built 1955, Replaced 2010
Pratt through truss bridge over North Umpqua River on Soda Springs Road
Replaced by a new bridge in 2010

North Wea Creek Bridge (Miami County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss bridge over North Wea Creek, 4.3 mi. west and 2.0 mi. north of Louisburg
Open to traffic

North Wea Creek Private Drive Bridge (Miami County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over North Wea Creek on a Private Drive
Open to traffic (on a private drive)

North Wyaconda River Route H Bridge (Scotland County, Missouri)
Built 1939
Pony truss bridge over North Wyaconda River on Route H
Closed to Traffic

Northern Avenue Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built 1908, rehabilitated 1979, closed to vehicles 1997, closed to pedestrians 2014
Pratt through truss bridge over Fort Point Channel on Northern Avenue
Intact but closed to all traffic

Northern Pacific Bridge #9 (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1922, Using rebuilt 1885 Trusses
Pratt deck truss bridge over Mississippi River on Northern Pacific Railroad (now pedestrian trail) in Minneapolis
Open to pedestrians

Northport Bridge (Old) (Stevens County, Washington)
(Main design: Baltimore through truss)
Built 1897; Coverted to road use 1921-22; Condemned & closed October 5th, 1946, Collapsed 1949
Lost Through truss bridge over Columbia River on WA 25 (Former Columbia & Red Mountain Railroad)
Collapsed

Norwood Creek Bridge (McCurtain County, Oklahoma)
Built 1948; replaced 2005
Lost through truss bridge over Norwood Creek on OK 87
No longer exists

Norwood River Bridge (Washakie County, Wyoming)
Pony truss bridge over Norwood River on Old Lower Norwood Road


NP - Heart River Bridge (Morton County, North Dakota)
Washed out in 1948 flood
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Heart River on Northern Pacific Railroad
Destroyed by flooding; replaced

NP - Skagit River Bridge (Skagit County, Washington)
(Main design: Warren through truss)
Abandoned warren through truss bridge over Skagit River on Former Northern Pacific Railroad
Abandoned

NP - Yellowstone River Bridge (Park County, Montana)
Pratt through truss bridge over Yellowstone River on Abandoned Northern Pacific Line
Closed to all traffic

NRM - South Fork Snoqualmie River Bridge (King County, Washington)
Built 1891 crossing the Elkstone River in Montana; Moved here 1923-4, Rehabbed 2003-4
Pratt through truss bridge over South Fork Snoqualmie River on Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - Biddles Island Bridge (S) (Cass County, Indiana)
Built 1882; Replaced 1998
Lost through truss bridge over Wabash River fork on Norfolk Southern Railway (Norfolk and Western, Wabash Railroads) in Logansport
Replaced

NS - Catawba River Bridge (York County, South Carolina)
Built 1917
Through truss bridge over Catawba River on Norfolk Southern Railway - Charlotte-Columbia Subdivision
Open to traffic

NS - Cincinnati Junction Bridge (Scioto County, Ohio)
Through truss bridge over Scioto River on Norfolk Southern Railway in Portsmouth
Open to traffic

NS - Cincinnati Pike Overpass (Montgomery County, Ohio)
Pratt through truss bridge over Dayton Cincinnati Pike on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Clinch River Bridge (Scott County, Virginia)
Built 1909 by the Virginia Bridge & Iron Co.
Pratt through truss bridge over Clinch River on Norfolk Southern Railway in Clinchport
Open to traffic

NS - Codorus Creek Bridge (N) (York County, Pennsylvania)
Currently unknown
Pratt through truss bridge over Codorus Creek
Limited rail traffic

NS - Congaree River Bridge (Richland County, South Carolina)
(Main design: Warren through truss)
Through truss bridge over Congaree River on Norfolk Southern
Open to traffic

NS - Cross Creek Bridge (Brooke County, West Virginia)
Pony truss bridge over Cross Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Delaware River Bridge (S) (Northampton County, Pennsylvania)
Fishbelly deck truss bridge over Delaware River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - East Pearl River Bridge (Pearl River County, Mississippi)
Built 1906
Through truss bridge over Pearl River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Elk River Bridge (Kanawha County, West Virginia)
(Main design: Warren through truss with all verticals)
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Elk River onRailroad (NS)
Open to traffic

NS - Five Points Bridges (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Bridges over South Chickamauga Creek in Chattanooga


NS - Grand River Swing Bridge (Kent County, Michigan)
Built 1901-1903 by American Bridge Co. and Detroit Bridge and Iron Works, northernmost span replaced 1908, southernmost span replaced 1922
Pratt through truss bridge over Grand River on Norfolk Southern RR (formerly Pere Marquette RR)
Open to traffic

NS - Lehigh River Bridge (Northampton County, Pennsylvania)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built 1897; Two trusses (One deck, one through) lost to flooding 1902; Pinned Pratt through truss Built Late 1902: Rveted Warren Deck Truss Built 1903
Through truss bridge over Lehigh Rive & 3rd Street on Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - Lehigh River Bridge (S) (Northampton County, Pennsylvania)
Two 7-panel Pratt through trusses
Open to traffic

NS - Little River Bridge (Blount County, Tennessee)
Built 1900 by the Edge Moor Bridge Works
Pratt through truss bridge over Little River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Lower Shellpot Bridge (New Castle County, Delaware)
Built 1888
Pratt through truss bridge over Christina River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Maumee River Bridge (New Haven) (Allen County, Indiana)
Pratt through truss bridge over Maumee River on Norfolk Southern RR
Open to traffic

NS - Ohio Connecting Railroad Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
(Main design: Pennsylvania through truss)
Built in 1915 replacing a single-track wide span built in 1890
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Ohio River and Brunot's Island on Norfolk and Southern RR
Open to traffic

NS - Portage Viaduct (Wyoming County, New York)
Built 1875 for the Erie Railroad, rehabilitated in 1903 and 1944.
Deck truss bridge over Genesee River on Norfolk Southern Railway north of Portageville
Open to traffic with speed and weight restrictions; replacement under way

NS - Potomac River Bridge (Shepherdstown) (Jefferson County, West Virginia)
Built 1904
Deck truss bridge over Potomac River on Norfolk Southern Railway in Shepherdstown
Open to traffic

NS - Staunton River Bridge (Campbell County, Virginia)
Pratt deck truss bridge over Staunton River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Susquehanna River Bridge (Selinsgrove) (Snyder County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1888-1892 to replace 1871 wooden bridge, opened 1890, altered 1901, 1925, 1930 rebuilt 1947 with truss reinforcements; one pier rebuilt after flood damage in 1972
12-span Through truss bridge over North Branch Susquehanna River on Norfolk Southern Railroad (former Pennsylvania RR)
Open to traffic

NS - Tennessee River Bridge (Knoxville) (Knox County, Tennessee)
Built piers Pre-Civil War, covered wood main span completed 1867, steel pin joints installed 1903
Pratt through truss bridge, with Warren deck truss approaches over Tennessee River, Neyland Drive on Norfolk Southern Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - Upper Shellpot Bridge (New Castle County, Delaware)
Built 1888; Rehabilitated 2003;
Pratt through truss bridge over Christina River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - West Fork Pearl River Swing Bridge (St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana)
Railroad swing bridge over Pearl River, West Fork navigation channel on Norfolk Southern Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - West Fork White River Bridge (Delaware County, Indiana)
Unknown
Pratt through truss bridge over West Fork White River on Norfolk Southern Railway


NS - Whitewater River Bridge (Wayne County, Indiana)
Deck truss bridge over Whitewater River on Norfolk Southern Railroad in Richmond
Open to traffic

NS - Wildcat Creek Bridge (Howard County, Indiana)
Unknown builder, replaced covered bridge formerly at this location. This bridge survived the great flood of 1913 due to Lake Erie and Western Railroad loading bridge down with loaded coal cars.
Pratt through truss bridge over Wildcat Creek on former IMC Nickel Plate line
Preserved as a landmark while trail on old rail corridor crosses MOB next to it

NS - Yellow Breeches Creek Bridge (Leidighs) (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Yellow Breeches Creek on P&R Railroad


NS Overpass (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Pratt through truss bridge over Norfolk Southern Railway on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS Overpass (Roanoke County, Virginia)
Built 1907
Pratt through truss bridge over Railroad (NS) on Railroad (NS)
Open to traffic

NS Susquehanna River Island Bridge (Selinsgrove) (Snyder County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1892, rebuilt with strengthened trusses ca. 1947
Four-span through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Norfolk Southern Railroad (former Pennsylvania RR)
Open to traffic

NS/CSX Overpass (Houston County, Alabama)
Pratt through truss bridge over CSX on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

Nueces River Bridge (Dimmit County, Texas)
Built ca. 1910; replaced 2001
Through truss bridge over Nueces River on Diamond H Ranch Road
Stripped to the frame and abandoned in Valley Wells Cemetary

Nugents Road Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1904; rehabilitated 1990; Replaced 2014
Lost Through truss bridge over Buffalo Creek on Nugents Road
Replaced by a new bridge

NW 2211 Road Bridge (Bates County, Missouri)
Built 1906 by the Kansas City Bridge Co.; replaced 2008
Lost through truss bridge over Miami Creek on NW 2211 Road, southwest of Butler
Replaced by new bridge

NW 250th Rd Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Abandoned pony truss bridge over South Fork Blackwater River on NW 250th Rd
Derelict/abandoned

NW 80th Road Bridge (Barton County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1890 by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; probably later relocated here
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Dry Wood Creek on NW 80th Road
Open to traffic with a 5 ton weight limit

NWP - Alder Point Bridge (Humboldt County, California)
Built 1913 by the American Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Eel River on Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP)
Closed to all traffic

NWP - Cain Rock Bridge (Humboldt County, California)
Built 1910; Spans lost during 1964 flood and repalced.
Pratt and Warren through truss bridge over Eel River on Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP)
Closed to all traffic

NWP - Keys Creek Bridge (Marin County, California)
Removed ca. 1907
Pratt through truss bridge over Key's Creek on Northwestern Pacific Railroad
Removed

NWP - Van Duzen River Bridge (Humboldt County, California)
Built 1913
Pratt through truss bridge over Van Duzen River on Eureka Southern Railroad
Closed to all traffic

NYC - DePue Swing Bridge (Bureau County, Illinois)
(Main design: Warren through truss)
Lost Polygonal Warren through truss bridge over Illinois River on New York Central Railroad/Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
No longer exists

NYC - Gauley River Bridge (Fayette County, West Virginia)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Gauley River on former New York Central Railroad
Abandoned

NYC - Harlem River Bascule Bridge (New York County, New York)
Built 1867; Replaced 1897
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Harlem River on Metro North RR
Replaced by a new bridge

NYC - Harlem River Swing Bridge (New York County, New York)
Built 1896; Replaced 1954
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Harlem River on New York Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NYC - Iroquois River Bridge (Newton County, Indiana)
Built 1905 by the American Bridge Company
Pratt through truss bridge over Iroquois River on New York Central Railroad
Abandoned

NYC - Maiden Lane Bridge (Old) (Albany County, New York)
(Main design: Whipple through truss)
Built 1872; Replaced 1899
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Hudson River on New York Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NYC - Raisin River Bridge (Lenawee County, Michigan)
Replaced 1907
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Raisin River on New York Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NYLB - Raritan River Bridge (Old) (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
(Main design: Post through truss)
Built 1875; Replaced 1908
Lost Post through truss bridge over Raritan River on New York & Long Branch Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

O Road Little Nemaha River Bridge (Otoe County, Nebraska)
Built 1895
Pratt through truss bridge over North Fork Little Nemaha River on CR-O, 1 mi. south of Lorton
Open to traffic, 3 to 6 ton weight limit

O&BSL - Dunbar Creek Bridge (Fayette County, Pennsylvania)
Mostly removed and abandoned deck truss bridge over Dunbar Creek on Railroad
Mostly removed and abandoned