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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.


Bear Creek Bridge (Ohio County, Indiana)
Built 1916; replaced 1993
Lost through truss bridge over Bear Creek on Mexico Ridge Road
Replaced by new bridge

Bear Creek Bridge (Tishomingo County, Mississippi)
Built 1951; Bypassed by new bridge in 2000
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Bear Creek on Former CR 75
Abandoned

Bear Creek Bridge (Tishomingo County, Mississippi)
Built Unkown; Bypassed by new bridge in 1984
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Bear Creek on Former CR 86
Abandoned

Bear Creek Bridge (Fillmore County, Minnesota)
Built 1914
Through truss bridge over Bear Creek on Nature RD
Closed

Bear Creek Bridge (Fillmore County, Minnesota)
Built 1906
Pratt through truss bridge over Bear Creek on Nature RD
Open to pedestrians only

Bear Creek Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Built 1905
Pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on W Adams St, 0.5 mi. southwest of Loraine
Intact but closed to all traffic

Bear Creek Bridge (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Built 1909
Pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on 305th Street
Open to traffic

Bear Creek Bridge (Macoupin County, Illinois)
Pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on Lenox Rd, 5.0 mi. northwest of Carlinville
Open to traffic

Bear Creek Bridge (Wapello County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge on Formerly 170 Ave
Looks like the west end is leaning into the bridge.

Bear Creek CR 150E Bridge (Jay County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1900
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on County Road 150 East
Replaced by a new bridge

Bear Creek CR 328 Bridge (Clark County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on CR 328
Still in service near the end of a dead end road

Bear Creek CR 400W Bridge (Randolph County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1895
Lost Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on County Road 400 West
Replaced by a new bridge

Bear Creek CR 450W Bridge (Randolph County, Indiana)
Built ca.1895
Pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on County Road 450 West
Closed to all traffic with deck missing

Bear Den Road Bridge (Chippewa County, Wisconsin)
Unknown Build date; Moved to Irvine Park 1940; Replaced 2004
Lost pratt truss bridge over Duncan Creek on Bear Den Road in Chippewa Falls
Demolished, Replaced by UCEB 2004

Bear River Bridge (Box Elder County, Utah)
Built 1945
Deck truss bridge over Bear River on a county road
Open to traffic

Bear River Bridge (Rich County, Utah)
Built 1914
Through truss bridge over Bear River on a county road
Open to traffic

Bear River Bridge (Box Elder County, Utah)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Bear River on 2350 N
Derelict/abandoned

Bear River Canal Malad Flume (Box Elder County, Utah)
Built early 1900s
Lost Deck truss bridge over Malad River on Bear River Canal
Lost

Bear River City Bridge (Box Elder County, Utah)
Built 1889, Bypassed 1999 but not removed.
Through truss bridge over Bear River on County Road in Bear River City
Intact and closed, Bypassed by new bridge

Bearden's Mill Bridge (Lincoln County, Tennessee)
(Main design: Parker through truss)
Abandoned parker through truss bridge over Elk River on an abandoned section of River Road about 50 yards east of the intersection of River Rd. and William Battle Blvd. in Fayetteville
Abandoned

Beasley Fork Road Bridge (Adams County, Ohio)
Built 1910; rehabilitated 1999
Double pony truss bridge over Beasley Fork on Beasley Fork Road (CR 48)
Open to traffic

Beatrice Water Park Bridge (Gage County, Nebraska)
Pony truss bridge over Small stream on Walkway
Open to pedestrians only

Beatty Road Bridge (Morrow County, Ohio)
Built 1915; rehabilitated 1996
Through truss bridge over Whetstone Creek on CR 149 (Beatty Road)
Closed to traffic after failing an inspection in August 2011

Beaty Bridge (Hamilton County, Florida)
Built 1911; Condemned 1970
Abandoned Pratt pony truss bridge over Alapahoochee River on Abandoned Road
Abandoned

Beaucoup Road Bridge (Jackson County, Illinois)
Built 1904; replaced 1987
Lost through truss over Beaucoup Creek on Old Beaucoup Road (FAS 1916) west of Vergennes
Replaced by a concrete bridge on a new alignment

Beaver Creek Bridge (Lincoln County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1890
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Beaver Creek, 0.7 mi. south and 2.3 mi. east of Lincoln
Open to traffic

Beaver Creek Bridge (Barren County, Kentucky)
Bypassed 1956
Pratt pony truss bridge over Beaver Creek on Old US 68
Closed to all traffic

Beaver Creek Bridge (Butler County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1910; now closed
Through truss bridge over Beaver Creek on Elm Avenue
Intact but closed to all traffic

Beaver Creek Bridge (Wilbarger County, Texas)
Built ca. 1890; bypassed 2009
Abandoned through truss bridge over Beaver Creek on CR 324
Abandoned

Beaver Creek Bridge (Dallas County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1890; rehabilitated 1974; demolished 2013
Lost through truss bridge over Beaver Creek on V Avenue
Removed but not replaced

Beaver Creek Bridge (Steele County, North Dakota)
Built 1913
Pony truss bridge over Beaver Creek on a county highway, 13 mi. east and 5 mi. north of Finley in Newburgh Township
Open to traffic

Beaver Creek Bridge (Shelby County, Tennessee)
Built 1931
Pony truss bridge over West Beaver Creek on NFA C010
Open to traffic

Beaver Creek Bridge (Martin County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1930; removed 1995
Lost pony truss bridge over Beaver Creek on CR 400 N
Replaced with a culvert

Beaver Creek Bridge (Phillips County, Montana)
Built 1911
Pony truss bridge over Beaver Creek on CR 206 in Saco
Open to traffic

Beaver Creek Bridge #137 (Martin County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1903; rehabilitated 1992
Replaced pony truss bridge over Beaver Creek on CR 170 North (CR243)
Replaced by a new bridge and moved to the side of the road.

Beaver Creek Bridge (Old) (Martin County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1885
Bridge over Beaver Creek on Weisbach Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Beaver Creek Bridge (Older) (Polk County, Iowa)
Replaced 1914
Pratt through truss bridge over Beaver Creek on Beaver Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Beaver Dam Creek Bridge (Westchester County, New York)
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1956
Pratt pony truss bridge over Beaver Dam Creek on Mathews Mill Road
Open to traffic

Beaver Dam Road Bridge (Washington County, Wisconsin)
Built 1896; Bridge extant 1996; Removed, date uknown;
Lost Bedstead pony truss bridge over Rock River on Beaver Dam Road in Town of Addison
Removed

Beaver Run Bridge (Montour County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1912
Pony truss bridge over Beaver Run on TR 308
Open to traffic

Beaverhead River Bridge (Beaverhead County, Montana)
Built 1908
Pratt through truss bridge over Beaverhead River on CR 559
Open to traffic

Beck's Creek Bridge (Shelby County, Illinois)
Built 1909
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Beck's Creek on TR 317, 5.6 mi. northwest of Herrick
Intact but closed to all traffic

Beck's Creek Bridge (Shelby County, Illinois)
Built 1899, rehabilitated 1991
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Beck's Creek on TR 373, 5.4 mi. southeast of Oconee
Closed to all traffic. No deck present.

Beckel Bridge (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
built in 1867; relocated from Township Line Road in 1991
Pratt pony truss bridge over Monocacy Creek on Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Becks Creek Bridge (Shelby County, Illinois)
Built 1909
Pony truss bridge over Becks Creek on TR 32, 2.6 mi. northwest of Herrick
Derelict/abandoned

Beckwoods Drive Bridge (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Built 1911 by Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co.
Pony truss bridge over Antire Creek on Beckwoods Drive
Open to traffic on a private lane

Bedstead Bridge (Cedar County, Missouri)
Lost Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over ? on Hwy 32
Demolished

Bee Creek CR 857 Bridge (Monroe County, Missouri)
Built 1908
Pony truss bridge over Bee Creek on CR 857
Open to one-lane traffic

Beech Creek Bridge (Clinton County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1935; rehabilitated 1985
Through truss bridge over Beech Creek on PA 150 in Beech Creek
Open to traffic

Beech Creek Bridge (Owen County, Indiana)
Built 1889
Pony truss bridge over Beech Creek on CR 550 South
Open to traffic

Beechwood Boulevard Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Replaced 1922
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Penn Lincoln Highway (Forward Avenue) on Beechwood Boulevard
Replaced by a new bridge

Beechwood Road Bridge (Crawford County, Indiana)
Built 1925; rehabilitated 1994
Through truss bridge over Little Blue River on Beechwood Road (CR 4)
Open to traffic

Beehunter Ditch Bridge (Greene County, Indiana)
Built 1907; rehabilitated 1996
Through truss bridge over Beehunter Ditch on CR 1000 West
Open to traffic

Beers Bridge (Essex County, New York)
Built 1900
Pratt pony truss bridge over Ausable River on Park Road
Open to traffic

Beethoven Road Bridge (Jefferson County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1950; removed 2011
Lost pony truss bridge over BNSF Railway on Beethoven Road, 1.5 mi. northwest of Woodlawn
Removed 2011

Begley Bridge (Leavenworth County, Kansas)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Stranger Creek
Abandoned

Bel-Mar Country Club Bridge (Boone County, Illinois)
Early 1900's
Pony truss bridge over Kishwaukee River on Golf Course Cart path
Open to pedestrians

Belden Town Road Bridge (Plumas County, California)
Built 1912
Through truss bridge over North Fork Feather River on Belden Town Road
Open to traffic

Belinda Street Bridge (Bay County, Michigan)
Built 1893; Replaced 1976;
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Saginaw River on Belinda Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Bell Avenue Bridge (Hunterdon County, New Jersey)
Built 1896; rehabilitated 1992
Pony truss bridge over Spruce Run River on Bell Avenue in Glen Gardner
Open to traffic

Bell Bridge (Cedar County, Missouri)
Built 1930
Through truss bridge over Cedar Creek on MO 32
Open to traffic

Bell Bridge (Cherry County, Nebraska)
Built 1903 by the Canton Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 2002
Through truss bridge over Niobrara River on a county road, 1 mi. north and 11 mi. east of Valentine
Open to traffic

Bell Creek CR 500S Bridge (Delaware County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1915
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Bell Creek on County Road 500 West
Removed but not replaced

Bell Manor Road Bridge (Cecil County, Maryland)
Built 1902 (State Historic Bridge Inventory claims 1885)
Through truss bridge over Conowingo Creek on Bell Manor Road
Open to traffic

Bell Road Bridge (Washtenaw County, Michigan)
Built 1891 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Huron River on Bell Road
Bridge was lifted off of the river and placed beside the road. Road is closed with no replacement bridge.

Bellamy Bridge (Jackson County, Florida)
Built 1914 by the Converse Bridge Co.
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Chipola River on an abandoned section of Bellamy Bridge Rd
Presently closed and without deck, but plans call for it to be rehabbed for the Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail

Bellcow Creek (Lincoln County, Oklahoma)
Built 1902
Pony truss bridge over Bellcow Creek on E0940, Oldest bridge in Lincoln county.


Belle Creek Bridge (Goodhue County, Minnesota)
Built 1937
Through truss bridge over Belle Creek on CR 315
Open to traffic

Belle Ford Bridge (Orange County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1920; replaced 1996
Lost pony truss bridge over Lick Creek on Belle Ford Road
Replaced by new bridge

Belle Isle Bridge (Old) (Wayne County, Michigan)
Destroyed by fire and replaced
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Detroit River on East Grand Boulevard
Destroyed by fire

Bellefountain Bridge (Mahaska County, Iowa)
Built 1898
Through truss bridge over Des Moines River
Closed to all traffic

Bello Street Bridge (San Luis Obispo County, California)
Built 1913
Through truss bridge over Pismo Creek on Bello Street in Pismo Beach
Closed to all traffic

Bells Landing Bridge (Clearfield County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1892 by the King Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over West Branch Susquehanna River on PA 3005
Demolished and replaced.

Belt Creek Bridge (Cascade County, Montana)
Pratt through truss bridge on a private driveway


Belt Creek Bridge (Cascade County, Montana)
Built 1935; rehabilitated 1974
Pratt through truss bridge over Belt Creek on CR 224
Open to traffic

Bemis Truss Bridge (1907-2016) (Randolph County, West Virginia)
Built 1907, Replaced 2016
Through truss bridge over Shavers Fork Cheat River on CR 22
Demolished

Ben Laney Bridge (Ouachita County, Arkansas)
Construction started December 8, 1945 by the D.F. Jones Construction Co.; dedicated April 16, 1947, replacing the earlier Martin Bridge
Three-span pony truss bridge over Ouachita River on US 79B in Camden
Open to traffic

Bender Bridge Road Bridge (Somerset County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1885; rehabilitated 1993
Pony truss bridge over Elk Lick Creek on TR 504 (Bender Bridge Road)
Open to traffic

Benezette Main Street Bridge (Elk County, Pennsylvania)
Abandoned half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Trout Run on Main Street in Benezette
Derelict/abandoned

Bennett Road Bridge (Morrow County, Ohio)
Built 1887 by the Mt. Vernon Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1969
Through truss bridge over Whetstone Creek on TR 129 (Bennett Road)
Closed to traffic following damage from an excessive load

Bennett Viaduct (Webster County, Iowa)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built 1910, Dismantled 1981.
Lost Pratt truss bridge over Des Moines River on South 3rd Street/G Street
Removed but not replaced

Benson Bridge (Cache County, Utah)
Built in 1915; Closed to traffic in 1985 due to deteriorating flooring; Replaced 1989
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Little Bear River on County Road Fa538
Replaced by new bridge

Bentley Road Bridge (Allen County, Ohio)
Built by the Canton Bridge Co.
Lost pony truss bridge over Mud Run on TR 239 (Bentley Road)
Replaced by a new bridge

Bentonsport Bridge (Van Buren County, Iowa)
Built 1882, removed from vehicular service 1985
Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on trail
Open to pedestrians

Bergeys Mill Road Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1893; rehabilitated 1985
Through truss bridge over East Branch Perkiomen Creek on Bergeys Mill Road near Lederick
Closed

Bergfeld Pond Bridge (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Built as part of Dubuque Bridge in 1872, relocated to Whitewater Creek Drive in 1898, dismantled and relocated to present site in 2007
Pratt through truss bridge over Bergfeld Pond at Bergfeld Park on Pedestrian path
Open to pedestrians only

Bergholz-New Somerset Road Bridge (Jefferson County, Ohio)
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1997
Through truss bridge over Yellow Creek on Bergholz-New Somerset Road (CR 53)
Open to traffic

Berlin Mills Bridge (Coos County, New Hampshire)
Built 1915 by Boston Bridge Works; Closed to traffic 1980
Pratt through truss bridge over Androscoggin River in Berlin
Open to pedestrians only

Bernadotte Bridge (Fulton County, Illinois)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built 1915 by the Central States Bridge Company of Indianapolis, formerly carried CH 2 traffic, converted to pedestrian use in 1980. One of the nine bridges submitted to NRHP in "Metal Highway Bridges of Fulton County Thematic Resources".
Pratt through truss bridge over Spoon River on former CH 2 in Bernadotte
closed to all traffic with southeast approach placed on blocks nearby

Bernadotte Covered Bridge (Fulton County, Illinois)
(Main design: Town lattice truss)
Built 1845; damaged by flood 1915 and replaced
Lost Covered Town lattice through truss bridge over Spoon River on N Old Bridge Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Bernheimer Road Bridge (Warren County, Missouri)
Built 1902 by Stupp Brothers
Pony truss bridge over Clear Branch on Bernheimer Road
Replaced by a UCEB with old bridge being placed in a nearby field intact.

Berry Bridge (Saline County, Missouri)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built 1929 by the Kansas City Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Blackwater River on CR 315 southeast of Sweet Springs
Open to traffic

Berry Hill Bridge (Rockingham County, North Carolina)
(Main design: Camelback through truss)
Built 1914 by the Virginia Bridge Co.; replaced circa 1991
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Dan River on Formerly NC-1761 & VA-880
Replaced by new bridge

Berry Shoals Dam and Bridge (Spartanburg County, South Carolina)
Abandoned bridge over South Tyger River/Berry Shoals Pond
Derelict/abandoned

Berry State Aid Bridge (Cherry County, Nebraska)
Built 1920-21 by the Pioneer Construction Co.; rehabilitated 1995
Through truss bridge over Niobrara River on a county road, 9 mi. east of Valentine
Open to traffic

Bert Parsons Bridge (Chippewa County, Wisconsin)
Built 1914; Replaced 1995
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Fisher River on 240th Avenue in Town of Estella
Replaced by new bridge

Bertram Road Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1876; rehabilitated 1987
Rare double-intersection Pratt through truss bridge over Indian Creek on Bertram Road in Cedar Rapids
Open to traffic

Bethel Road Bridge (Washington County, Arkansas)
Built ca. 1940; replaced 1999
Lost through truss bridge over Muddy Fork of Illinois River on CR 62 (Bethel Blacktop Road) west of Farmington
Replaced by a concrete bridge

Beulah Bridge (Fountain County, Indiana)
Built 1911
Through truss bridge over Big Shawnee Creek on CR 230 East
Open to traffic

Bevington Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Built 1884; replaced 1992
Lost pratt through truss bridge over Middle River on Waren Street in Bevington
Replaced by a new bridge