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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.


NS - Sinnemahoning Creek Bridge (W) (Clinton County, Pennsylvania)
Three-span through truss bridge over Sinnemahoning Creek and Keating Mountain Rd. on Norfolk Southern Railway
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

O'Neal Bridge (Boone County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1892; restored 2008-09
Pratt through truss over Big Eagle Creek on Holliday Drive off of US 421, north of Zionsville
Heavily damaged in farm equipment accident

Oak Creek Bridge (Noble County, Oklahoma)
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss bridge over Oak Creek on E0500
Open to traffic

Oak Creek Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Pony truss bridge over Oak Creek on TR 77, 2 mi. northwest of Marcelline
open to all traffic

Oak Creek Trail - Oak Creek Bridge (Saunders County, Nebraska)
Built 1908, Abandoned 1993. Converted 1996.
Pratt through truss bridge over Oak Creek on Oak Creek Trail
Open to pedestrians

Oak Dale Road Bridge (Moniteau County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1930
Through truss bridge over Straight Fork on Oak Dale Road northwest of Latham
Open to one-lane traffic with a 15 ton weight limit

Oak Grove Road Bridge (Clarke County, Mississippi)
Bypassed in 1986
Abandoned through truss bridge over Okatibbee Creek on CR 379 (Oak Grove Road)
Abandoned

Oak Hill Cemetery Bridge (Christian County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1910 by the Vincennes Bridge Company, replaced in 1987
Lost Through truss bridge over South Fork Sangamon River on Cemetary Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Oak Ridge Bridge (Nelson County, Virginia)
Built 1882
Pratt through truss bridge over Norfolk Southern Railway on Wilson Road (Route 653)
Open to traffic

Oak Street Bridge (Clayton County, Iowa)
Built 1915
Pony truss bridge over Nagle Creek on Oak Street in Volga
Open to traffic

Oak Street Bridge (Hardin County, Iowa)
Built 1898, Replaced 1928
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on Oak Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Oakland Mills Bridge (Henry County, Iowa)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built in 1876; converted to pedestrian bridge in the 1970s and became part of the state park
Pratt through truss bridge over Skunk River on Pedestrian trail (formerly county road) at Oakland Mills State Park
Open to pedestrians

Oakman Parrish Road Bridge (Walker County, Alabama)
Built 1920
Pratt through truss bridge over Lost Creek on Oakman Parrish Road
Closed to all traffic

Oaks Creek Bridge (Otsego County, New York)
Built ca.1880 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company
Through truss bridge over Oaks Creek on Lower Toddsville Road
Closed to all traffic

Oatsville Road Bridge (Gibson County, Indiana)
Built 1925; replaced 1999
Lost through truss bridge over New Patoka River on Oatsville Road
Replaced by new bridge

Obed Bridge (Navajo County, Arizona)
Built 1912; rehabilitated 1978, replaced 2010
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Little Colorado River on Obed Road
Replaced by new bridge

Obion Creek KY 58 Bridge (Hickman County, Kentucky)
Built 1928
Pony truss bridge over Obion Creek on KY 58
Open to traffic

Obion River Bridge (Obion County, Tennessee)
Built 1928 and operated as toll bridge until 1939
Through truss bridge over Obion River on old TN 211 at Obion
Closed to all traffic about 1990

Obion River Bridge (Dyer County, Tennessee)
Built 1948; rehabilitated 1993
Through truss bridge over Obion River on TN 104
Open to traffic

OC&E State Trail - USRS "A" Canal Bridge (Klamath County, Oregon)
Built 1898, 1917 Relocated to Klamath Falls
Pratt through truss bridge over USRS "A" Canal on Oregon, California & Eastern Railroad Trail
Open to pedestrians

Ocheydan River Bridge (Clay County, Iowa)
(Main design: Warren pony truss with alternating verticals)
Built ca. 1900; Replaced 2015
Warren pony truss bridge over Ocheyedan River on 300th Street
Center pier between pony's - Cap rotted out - Closed after last inspection

Ocmulgee River Bridge (Pulaski County, Georgia)
Built in 1921
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Ocmulgee River on Route 341 Golden Isle Parkway
No longer exists

Oconee River Bridge (Laurens County, Georgia)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built 1923; Replaced 1952
Lost Pratt through truss swing bridge over Oconee River on Jackson Street
No longer exists

OCSR - Nehalem River Bridge (Tillamook County, Oregon)
Originally built for the Central Pacific over the Truckee River at Verdi, California.
Through truss bridge over Nehalem River on Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad
Open

Oelke Road Bridge (Monroe County, Michigan)
Built 1899
Pony truss bridge over North Macon Creek on Oelke Road
Closed to all traffic

Offield Creek CR 325W Bridge (Montgomery County, Indiana)
Built 1915; replaced 1991
Lost through truss bridge over Offield Creek on County Road 325 West
Replaced by new bridge

Offield Creek CR 400W Bridge (Montgomery County, Indiana)
Built 1914; replaced 1999
Lost through truss bridge over Offield Creek on County Road 400 West
Replaced by new bridge

Ogden Street Bridge (Older) (Marinette County, Wisconsin)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Menominee River on Ogden Street /1 Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Ogeese Creek Bridge (Neosho County, Kansas)
Built 1905 by A.M. Blodgett, Kansas City, MO.
Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of Neosho River, 0.5 mi. west and 3.9 mi. south of Erie
Destroyed by severe storm.

Ogle Creek Bridge (Alleghany County, Virginia)
Built 1932
Through truss bridge over Ogle Creek on Route 660
Abandoned with deck missing

OHCR - Muskingum River Bridge (Conesville) (Coshocton County, Ohio)
Through truss bridge over Muskingum River on Norfolk & Western RR in Conesville
Open to traffic

Ohio Edison Bridge (Marshall County, West Virginia)
Pratt through truss bridge over Ohio River on Pedestrian Path


Ohio River Back Channel Bridge (Pleasants County, West Virginia)
Built 1928
Through truss bridge over Ohio River Back Channel on CR 2/10 in St. Marys
Open to traffic

Ohio Street Bridge (Vanderburgh County, Indiana)
Built 1891 by the Pittsburgh Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Pigeon Creek on Ohio Street
Open to pedestrians

Ohl Street Bridge (Mercer County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1909 by Canton Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1980
Through truss bridge over Shenango River on Ohl Street in Greenville
Closed to all traffic; awaiting replacement

Oil Creek Bridge (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1888 by Massillon Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Oil Creek on TR 635 (Miller Farm Road)
Open to traffic

Okabena Bridge (Jackson County, Minnesota)
Built 1936; replaced 1998
Lost through truss bridge over Jack Creek on CSAH 9 at Okabena
Replaced by a modern bridge

Okabena Creek Bridge (Jackson County, Minnesota)
Built 1905; relocated to this spot and rehabilitated 1938; closed to traffic in 1990
Pony truss bridge over Okabena Creek on CR 187
Closed to all traffic

Okamanpedan State Park Bridge (Emmet County, Iowa)
Built 1914; rehabilitated 1923
Pony truss bridge over East Fork Des Moines River on Tuttle Lake Road at Okamanpedan State Park
Open to one-lane traffic

Okatibbee Creek CR 378 Bridge (Clarke County, Mississippi)
Built 1951
Pratt through truss bridge over Okatibbee Creek on CR 378
Intact but closed to all traffic

Old 708 Road Bridge (Richardson County, Nebraska)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Muddy Creek on an abandoned section of county road 708
Abandoned

Old Airport Bridge (Williamson County, Texas)
Built 1922; Bypassed by new bridge in 1987
Through truss bridge over Berry Creek on CR 190 (Airport Rd) in Georgetown
Closed to all traffic

Old Alabama Bridge (Bartow County, Georgia)
Replaced by new bridge in 1979
Abandoned pratt pony truss bridge over Pumpkinvine Creek on Old alignment of Old Alabama Road (Future SR 113).
No longer exists

Old Alton Bridge (Denton County, Texas)
Built 1884 by the King Iron and Bridge Co.; later bypassed
Through truss bridge over Hickory Creek on Old Alton Road in Denton
Open to pedestrians only

Old Alton Road Bridge (Oregon County, Missouri)
Built 1914 by the East St. Louis Bridge Co.; demolished 2008
Lost through truss bridge over Warm Fork Spring River on the old Thayer-Alton Road near Thayer
Removed Summer 2008 and sold for scrap

Old Appleton Bridge (Cape Girardeau County, Missouri)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built 1879 by H.W. Sebastian & Co. of St. Louis; washed away by flash flood on December 3, 1982; reconstructed 2005
Wrought-iron through truss bridge over Apple Creek on Main Street in Old Appleton
Open to pedestrians and bicyclists only

Old Barn Bridge (Fillmore County, Minnesota)
Built 1914
Through truss bridge over Mill Pond South Branch Root on Heron Road
Closed to all traffic

Old Belle Isle Bridge (Richmond, Virginia)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over James River on an abandoned service road for the Old Dominion Iron and Steel Corp.
Only one span on the southern shore of the James River remains on the grounds of the Belle Isle Park

Old Birmingham & Southeastern Railway Tallapoosa River Bridge (Macon County, Alabama)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Tallapoosa River on former Tallassee and Montgomery RR
Abandoned

Old Bonne Terre Road Bridge (St. Francois County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1910; replaced in 1982
Lost bridge over Big River between Desloge and Bonne Terre on Old Bonne Terre Road
Replaced by a modern bridge

Old Brazos River Bridge (Falls County, Texas)
Removed 1962
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Brazos River
Replaced by a new bridge

Old Bridge (Allen County, Kentucky)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Trammel Creek on an abandoned section of Old Bridge Road
Abandoned

Old Bristol Highway Bridge (Carter County, Tennessee)
Built 1927-29
lost three-span Pratt through truss bridge over Watauga River on State Highway 400 (Old U.S. 19-E) in Elizabethton
Demolished

Old Caesar Creek Gorge Bridge (Warren County, Ohio)
Built 1921
Pratt pony truss bridge over outlet for Caesar Creek Lake on Gorge Trail Loop/ Caesar Creek Gorge Access Road
Open to pedestrians only

Old Camp Nine Footbridge (Calaveras County, California)
Plausibly built 1890-1930
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Stanislaus River on Camp Nine Footpath
Abandoned with no deck

Old Cane River Lake Bridge (Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1912; replaced 1980
Pratt through truss bridge over Cane River Lake on former LA 119
Intact but closed to all traffic

Old Carrol Road Bridge (Clark County, Indiana)
Bypassed 1976
Abandoned half hip pratt pony truss bridge over Branch of Fourteen Mile Creek on a former alignment of Carroll Road
Bypassed by new bridge

Old Cascade Highway Bridge (King County, Washington)
Built 1922
Pratt through truss bridge over Miller River on Old Cascade Highway
Closed due to flood damage

Old Cedar Avenue Bridge (Dakota County, Minnesota)
(Main design: Warren through truss with all verticals)
Built 1890, removed in 1980 shortly after the current bridge was built.
Lost Through truss bridge over Minnesota River on Cedar Avneue
Removed

Old Clairton Road Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1886; rehabilitated 1967; removed 2002
Lost wrought-iron through truss bridge over CSX Railroad on Old Clairton Road
Removed but not replaced

Old Clifton Mills Road Bridge (Preston County, West Virginia)
Built 1884 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Big Sandy Creek on CR 8/4
Open to traffic

Old CNTP - New River Bridge (Scott County, Tennessee)
Built in 1879 by the Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway, for its Cincinnati Southern Line (later sold to Norfolk Southern Railway)
Abandoned Pratt deck truss bridge over New River once carried Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway's Cincinnati Southern Railroad (later Norfolk Southern), before being bypassed
Abandoned

Old Co Rd 37 Bridge (Macon County, Alabama)
Abandoned bridge over Uphapee Creek on a closed off section of Co Rd 37
Closed to all traffic

Old Co Rd 61 Bridge (Franklin County, Alabama)
Built ca. 1920 and closed to traffic in 1984.
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Maldne Rd (formerly Co Rd 61)
Abandoned

Old Co. Rd. 41 Bridge (Geneva County, Alabama)
Abandoned when the current CR 41 bridge was built in 1958.
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Hurricane Creek on a former alignment of Co. Rd. 41
Abandoned

Old Confederate Bridge (Thomas County, Georgia)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Ochlockonee River
Abandoned

Old County Rd 59 Bridge (Dale County, Alabama)
Abandoned pratt pony truss bridge over Choctawhatchee River on an abandoned alignment of AL 56
Derelict/abandoned

Old County Road 127 Through Truss (Olmsted County, Minnesota)

Private Road