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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.


PCC&StL - Tippecanoe River Bridge (White County, Indiana)
Built 1871, west span collapsed July 17, 1878 and later repaired, replaced in 1926
Lost Deck truss bridge over Tippecanoe River on Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad in Monticello
Replaced by new bridge

PE - Santa Ana River Bridge (San Bernadino) (San Bernardino County, California)
Built 1918, Removed 2012
Lost pratt through truss bridge over Santa Ana River on Pacific Electric Railroad
Demolished in 2012 to make room for the Mountain View Ave extension

Peach Creek Bridge (Gonzales County, Texas)
Built 1897
Through truss bridge over Peach Creek on CR 353
Open to traffic

Pearl Street Bridge (Burlington County, New Jersey)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Assiscunk Creek on Pearl Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Pearl Street Bridge (Old) (Kent County, Michigan)
Built 1886; Replaced 1922
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Grand River on Pearl Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Pecan Bayou Bridge (Coleman County, Texas)
Built 1922
Through truss bridge over Pecan Bayou on CR 170
Open to traffic

Pecan Creek Bridge (Muskogee County, Oklahoma)
Built 1929; Replaced 2014
Through truss bridge over Pecan Creek on Old Taft Rd
Replaced by a new bridge

Pedro Bridge (Benton County, Arkansas)
Built 1917 by the Pope Construction Co. of Jefferson City, MO
Through truss bridge over Illinois River on CR 196 between US 412 and Old AR 68
Closed to traffic

Peerless Road Bridge (Lawrence County, Indiana)
Built in 1909 by the Central States Bridge Company; replaced 2000
Lost through truss bridge over Salt Creek on Peerless Road
Replaced by new bridge

Peevy Road Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1880; rehabilitated 1987
Through truss bridge over Perkiomen Creek on Peevy Road in Upper Hanover Twp (East Greenville)
Open to traffic

Pelican Island Bridge (Galveston County, Texas)
Built 1960
Bascule bridge over Pelican Island Channel on Seawolf Parkway in Galveston
Open to traffic

Pelloux Bridge (Johnson County, Wyoming)
Built 1912-13 by the Canton Bridge Co.; relocated 1986
Pratt pony truss bridge over Clear Creek on the Clear Creek Trail (a pedestrian trail)
Open to pedestrians only

Pemigewasset River Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad Bridge 13.57 (Grafton County, New Hampshire)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Pemigewasset River on Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad
Open to traffic

Pencoyd Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1892; Relocated 2006
Pratt through truss bridge over Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad on Kansas City Southern Railway
Removed & relocated

Penfield Bridge (Champaign County, Illinois)
Through truss bridge over Middle Fork Vermilion River on TR 49
Replaced by new bridge

Penn Street Bridge (Old) (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1885; replaced 1913
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Schuykill River on Penn Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Pennington Bayou Bridge (Pulaski County, Arkansas)
Built 1923; replaced 1997
Lost through truss bridge over Pennington Bayou on AR 365 (Old US 65) in Woodson
Replaced by a modern bridge

Penns Creek US 522 Bridge (Snyder County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1941, deck rehabilitated 2013
Two-span through truss bridge over Penns Creek on US 522 in Selinsgrove
Open to traffic

Penns Neck Bridge (Salem County, New Jersey)
This is the third bridge on this site. Built 1884; replaced 1927.
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Salem River
Replaced by a new bridge in 1927, and that bridge was replaced in 2005.

Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge (Hunterdon County, New Jersey)
Built 1918; rehabilitated 1965
Pony truss bridge over Black River & Western RR on Pennsylvania Avenue Ext.
Removed

Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge (Old) (Washington, District of Columbia)
Built 1890; Replaced 1942
Lost Through truss bridge over Anacostia River on Pennsylvania Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Pennsylvania Avenue Overpass (Beaver County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1938
Through truss bridge on Pennsylvania Avenue in Monaca
Open to traffic

Pepperell Covered Bridge 21-09-01 #3 (Middlesex County, Massachusetts)
Built 2010
Pratt through truss bridge over Nashua River on Groton Road
Open to traffic

Pequea Creek Bridge (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1912
Lost through truss bridge over Pequea Creek on PA 324
Demolished and replaced with a slab of concrete.

Percha Creek Bridge (Sierra County, New Mexico)
Built 1929
Through truss bridge over Percha Creek on NM 152
Open to traffic

Pere Marquette - Ionia Bridge (Old) (Ionia County, Michigan)
Built 1881; Replaced 1914
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Grand River on Pere Marquette Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Pere Marquette Trail - Evart Bridge (Osceola County, Michigan)
Pratt through truss bridge over Muskegon River on Pere Marquette Trail (formerly Pere Marquette RR)
Open to pedestrians

Pere Marquette Trail - Tittabawassee River Bridge (Midland County, Michigan)
Pratt through truss bridge over Tittabawassee River on Pere Marquette Trail (formerly Pere Marquette RR)
Open to pedestrians

Perkins Creek CR 708 Bridge (Bollinger County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1920; replaced 1989
Lost bridge on CR 708 over Perkins Creek northwest of Zalma
Replaced by a concrete bridge

Perkinsville Verde River Bridge (Yavapai County, Arizona)
Built 1934
Through truss bridge over Verde River on Perknsvle-Wms Road
Open to traffic

Perry Highway Bridge (Mercer County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1928; rehabilitated 1975
Through truss bridge over Neshannock Creek on PA 19 (Perry Highway)
Open to traffic

Perry Street Bridge (Crawford County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1881; washed away but 'fished out' and repaired in 1892; rehabilitated 1994
Through truss bridge over Oil Creek on Perry Street in Titusville
Open to traffic

Perry's Mill Bridge (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Mill River on Sturges Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Peru Slough Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1997
Pratt through truss bridge over Peru Slough (Illinois River Backwater)
Open to traffic

Peru Swing Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
longest single span structure in Illinois when completed in 1870
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Illinois River on Route 251
No longer exists

Petersburg Road Bridge (Jackson County, Minnesota)
Built in 1907 replacing a bowstring arch bridge built in 1884; closed to traffic 1984; abandoned 1992; damaged by flooding 1993; removed in January 1995
Lost through truss bridge over West Fork Des Moines River on Petersburg Road in Jackson
No longer exists

Peterson Bridge (Monroe County, Missouri)
Built 1910 by the Decatur Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Middle Fork Salt River on CR 215
Open to traffic

Peterson Bridge (Clay County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Little Sioux River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Petroleum Bridge (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1909-11;
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Allegheny River on State Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Petroleum Center Bridge (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1884 by the Morse Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1984
Two-span through truss bridge over Oil Creek on PA 1004 (Eagle Rock Road)
Open to one-lane traffic

Petticoat Lane Bridge (Orange County, New York)
Built 1884 by the Groton Iron Bridge Co.
Removed through truss bridge over Shawangunk Kill on Petticoat Lane, northeast of Bloomingburgh
In storage/disassembled

Phalen Park Bridge (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Built 1906
Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over South Channel on a pedestrian trail in St. Paul
Open to pedestrians only

Phelps Mill Bridge (Otter Tail County, Minnesota)
Built 1907; Rehabilitated 2012
Pony truss bridge over Otter Tail River on CR 970
Open to pedestrians only

Philson Bridge (Somerset County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1900
Pony truss bridge over Wills Creek on TR 713 in Callimont
Open to traffic

Phoenix Bridge (Botetourt County, Virginia)
Built 1887 by the Phoenix Bridge Co.; Erected here in 1903 by the C&O Railroad; Converted to auto use in 1963.
Pratt through truss bridge over Craig Creek on Ball Park Road (Route 685)
Open to traffic

Phoenix Iron Company Bridge (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Wrought iron Pratt through truss bridge over French Creek
Open to pedestrians only

Phoenix Park Trail Bridge (Eau Claire County, Wisconsin)
(Main design: Whipple through truss)
Built 1903 using relocated parts, abandoned 1981, later turned into a trail
Pratt through truss bridge over Chippewa River on Chippewa River State Trail (former railroad path)
Open to pedestrians

Phoenix Road Bridge (Otsego County, New York)
Built around 1895 by the Groton Bridge & Mfg., Co.
Abandoned truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Phoenix Road
Derelict/abandoned

Piano Bridge (Fayette County, Texas)
Built 1885 by the King Bridge Company, rehabilitated 2011-12
Through truss bridge over East Navidad River on Piano Bridge Road
Reopened to traffic on April 2, 2012

Pierce Bridge (Grafton County, New Hampshire)
Built 1928 by the American Bridge Co.; Bypassed by new bridge in 1983
Skewed Pratt through truss bridge over Ammonoosuc River on former U.S. 302 (NH 10)
Open to pedestrians only

Pierre Fleche Creek CR 129 Bridge (Saline County, Missouri)
Built 1891 by the Massillon Bridge Co.
Pony truss bridge over Pierre Fleche Creek on CR 129
Open to traffic

Pigeon Creek Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Built 1904
Lost through truss bridge over Pigeon Creek on TR 146, 0.5 mi. east of Cissna Pk
Replaced by a new bridge

Pigeon Creek CR 150S Bridge (Gibson County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1900
Lost Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Pigeon Creek on County Road 150 South
Replaced by a new bridge

Pigeon Creek CR 31 Bridge (Jackson County, Ohio)
Pony truss bridge over Pigeon Creek on CR 31
Open to traffic

Pigeon Creek CR 600N Bridge (Warrick County, Indiana)
Abandoned Pratt bedstead pony truss bridge over Pigeon Creek on CR 600N
Derelict/abandoned

Pigeon Creek TR 207 Bridge (Jackson County, Ohio)
Built before 1900
Pony truss bridge over Pigeon Creek on TR 207
Open to traffic

Pigeon River Bridge (Lagrange County, Indiana)
Built ca.1900; replaced 1992
Lost through truss bridge over Pigeon River on CR 550 W
Replaced by new bridge

Pigeon River CR 100W Bridge (Lagrange County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1905
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Pigeon River on CR 100W
Replaced by a new bridge

Pigeon River CR 390E Bridge (Lagrange County, Indiana)
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Pigeon River on CR 390 E
Replaced by new bridge

Pigeon River Old Indiana 120 Bridge (Lagrange County, Indiana)
Pratt through truss bridge over Pigeon River on Old Indiana 120
Intact but closed to all traffic

Pike Creek Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Built 1955
Lost through truss bridge over Pike Creek on TR 224, 3.25 mi. west of Martinton
Replaced by a new bridge

Pilot Grove Creek CR 422 Bridge (Daviess County, Missouri)
Probably built 1947 by the Chillicothe Iron Works
Pony truss bridge over Pilot Grove Creek on CR 422
Open to traffic

Pinch Creek CR 135 Bridge (Callaway County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Pinch Creek on CR 135
Open to one-lane traffic

Pine Creek Bridge (St. Joseph County, Indiana)
Replaced 1993
Lost pony truss bridge over Pine Creek on Riley Road
Replaced by new bridge

Pine Creek CR 10 Bridge (Lawrence County, Ohio)
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1990
Two-span pony truss bridge over Pine Creek on County Road 10
Open to traffic

Pine Creek CR 257 Bridge (Scioto County, Ohio)
Built 1940. Closed in September 2008.
Through truss bridge over Pine Creek on CR 257 in Wheelersburg
Demolished and replaced.

Pine Creek Grist Mill Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Built 1878 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Pratt through truss bridge over Pine Creek in Wild Cat Den State Park
Open to pedestrians

Pine Creek Park Bridge (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built as an approach span to an 1872 drawbridge in Middletown, it was re-used in 1890 to carry Mill Hill Road in Fairfield over the tracks of the New Haven Railroad. In 1979, the bridge was relocated to its current location.
Pratt pony truss bridge over Pine Creek on a pedestrian path in Pine Creek Park
Open to pedestrians

Pine Creek TR 278 Bridge (Scioto County, Ohio)
Built 1925
Lost pony truss bridge with cast iron bents over Pine Creek on TR 278
Replaced by a new bridge

Pine Hill Road Bridge (Hunterdon County, New Jersey)
Built ca. 1900
Pony truss bridge over South Branch Raritan River on Pine Hill Road
Open to traffic

Pine River Bridge (Manistee County, Michigan)
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1989
Deck truss bridge over Pine River on M-55
Open to traffic

Pine Street -Wolf Creek Bridge (Older) (Mercer County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wolf Creek on Pine Street
No longer exists

Pine Street Bridge (Osage County, Kansas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad on Pine Street
Open to pedestrians

Pine Street Bridge (Windham County, Connecticut)
(Main design: Whipple deck truss)
Built 1880; Closed c.1985
Pin connected Whipple deck truss bridge over Willimantic River on Pine Road in Willimantic
Closed to all traffic

Pine Street Bridge (Old) (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
(Main design: Parker through truss)
Built 1907; Replaced 1952
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Lehigh River on Race Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Piney Branch Bridge (Randolph County, Illinois)
Built 1901; bypassed by new bridge in 2002; removed 2009
Lost bedstead pony truss bridge over Piney Branch on Piney Creek Road
No longer exists

Piney Creek Iron Bridge (Bastrop County, Texas)
Built 1888; bypassed by new bridge in 1982
Through truss bridge over Piney Creek on Main Street in Bastrop
Closed to traffic

Pingree Bridge (Merrimack County, New Hampshire)
Built 1893 by Groton Bridge Co.; purchased 2010 by Peter Ladd, refurbished and installed across Warner River September 18, 2013
Pin connected Pratt pony truss bridge over Warner River on path
Removed from original location 2010, moved to new location after refurbishment 2013

Pinhook Bridge (Putnam County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1910; rehabilitated 1984
Through truss bridge over Big Walnut Creek on CR 125 North
Closed

Pinnick Ferry Bridge (Orange County, Indiana)
Built 1884
Through truss bridge over Patoka River on CR 850 South
Open to traffic

Pipe Creek Bridge (Ottawa County, Kansas)
Built 1915
Through truss bridge over Pipe Creek on P.7-7 Local, 2.7 mi. east and 6.0 mi. north of Minneapolis
Open to traffic

Pipe Creek Bridge (Cass County, Indiana)
Built in 1886 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Pipe Creek on CR 350S
Replaced by new bridge

Pipe Creek Bridge (Ottawa County, Kansas)
Built 1885
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Pipe Creek on S.4-4.5 Local, 0.3 mi. west of Lamar
Open to traffic

Pipe Creek Bridge #39 (Franklin County, Indiana)
Built in 1897 by the Indiana Bridge Company, replaced in 1980 using a prestressed beam on the existing abutments.
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Pipe Creek on Pipe Creek Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Pipe Creek CR 900W Bridge (Madison County, Indiana)
Built in 1913 by the Elkhart Bridge & Iron Company, replaced in 1987
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Pipe Creek on CR 900W
Replaced by new bridge

Pipeline Bridge (Nueces County, Texas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Navigation Boulevard on Pipeline
Open

Pipher Hollow Bridge (Orange County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1900
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Lick Creek on County Road 410 West
Replaced by a new bridge

PIR - Chartiers Creek Bridge #2 (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Railroad abandoned 1959
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Chartiers Creek on PRR Chartiers Branch
Derelict/abandoned

Pit River Bridge @ Rd 75 (Modoc County, California)
Built 1919; rehabilitated 1968
Pony truss bridge over Pit River on CR 75
Open to traffic

Pitner Ditch CR 875W Bridge (La Porte County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1905
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Pitner Ditch on County Road 875 West
Replaced by a new bridge

Pitt Street Bridge (Amador County, California)
Built 1925
Pony truss bridge over Jackson Creek on Pitt Street in Jackson
Open to traffic

Pitt Street Bridge (Charleston County, South Carolina)
Built 1898 for an interurban; Widened to allow cars 1923; Rails removed 1927; Replaced by the Ben Sawyer Bridge & closed 1945; Deeded to the city of Mount Pleasant and turned into a fishing pier 1950; Portion destroyed by Hurricane Hugo in 1989
Pratt through truss bridge over Cove Inlet on Pedestrian Pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Plainfield Bridge (Bremer County, Iowa)
Replaced ca. 1918
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cedar River on RFD 120
Replaced by a new bridge

Platte River Bridge (Cass County, Nebraska)
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Platte River on Highway
Replaced by a new bridge

Plattsburg Road Bridge (Clay County, Missouri)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Fishing River on Plattsburg Road
Bypassed in 1980 by a new bridge and abandoned

Plattsmouth Railroad Bridge (Cass County, Nebraska)
(Main design: Pennsylvania through truss)
Built 1903, West Approach Rebuilt 1976
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over the Missouri River on the BNSF Railway at Plattsmouth
Open to traffic

Pleasant Hill Dam Intake Tower Bridge (Ashland County, Ohio)
Built 1936
Pratt through truss bridge over Pleasant Hill Lake on Path
Open to pedestrians only

Pleasant Hill Road Bridge (Etowah County, Alabama)
Built 1882 at Walnut Grove; relocated during 1930s; disassembled 2009
Dismantled pony truss bridge formerly over Black Creek on Pleasent Hill Road in Gadsden
Partially Assembled in a park

Pleasant Ridge Road Bridge (Caldwell County, Missouri)
Built 1904 by contractor John H. Sparks
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Cottonwood Creek on N.E. Pleasant Ridge Road
Open to traffic

Pleasant Street Bridge (Old) (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)
Replaced 1972
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Milwaukee River on Pleasant Street
Replaced by a new bridge