There are 8,071 bridges in this category · Only showing 5,998 bridges with photos
Page: << · 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25 · 26 · 27 · 28 · 29 · 30 · 31 · 32 · 33 · 34 · 35 · 36 · 37 · 38 · 39 · 40 · 41 · 42 · 43 · 44 · 45 · 46 · 47 · 48 · 49 · 50 · 51 · 52 · 53 · 54 · 55 · 56 · 57 · 58 · 59 · 60 · >>

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.


POVA - Box Canyon Bridge (Pend Oreille County, Washington)
Built 1909
Pratt deck truss bridge over Box Canyon Resevoir (Pend Oreille River) on Pend Oreille Valley Railroad
Open to traffic

POVA - Pend Oreille River bridge (Bonner County, Idaho)
Pratt through truss bridge over Pend Oreille River on POVA RR
Open to traffic

Poverty Run TR 11 Bridge (Wyandot County, Ohio)
Built ca. 1900
Lost pony truss bridge over Poverty Run on TR 11
Replaced with a concrete span

Powder River Bridge (Sheridan County, Wyoming)
Built 1915; replaced 1989
Lost through truss bridge over Powder River on Lower Powder River Road (CR 269)
Replaced by a new bridge

Powder River Bridge (Private) (Baker County, Oregon)
Built 1920 in Baker City, Removed 1987, Relocated Ca. 1988
Pratt pony truss bridge over Powder River on Private Road
Open to traffic

Powder River Bridge (Private) (Baker County, Oregon)
Built ca. 1900, Relocated to site
Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Powder River on Private Drive
Open to traffic

Powder Springs Bridge (Grainger County, Tennessee)
Built 1909; Replaced 1989
Lost Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Flat Creek on Dale Road (Nfa A051)
Replaced by new bridge

Powell Bridge (McDonald County, Missouri)
Built 1914-15 by the East St. Louis Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Big Sugar Creek on Cowan Ridge Road (CR SE-E-58), just southwest of Route E near Powell
Open to pedestrians only

Powell Road Scioto River Bridge (Delaware County, Ohio)
Lost Bridge over Scotio River
No longer exists-area under water Oshaunessey Dam built south of bridge in 1928.

Power Coulee Road Bridge (Cascade County, Montana)
Built 1909
Pratt pony truss bridge over Belt Creek on Power Coulee Road
Open to traffic

PPU - Illinois River Bridge (Older) (Peoria County, Illinois)
Replaced 1911
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Illinois River on Peoria & Pekin Union Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

PPU - Pekin Bridge (Peoria County, Illinois)
Built 1896;
Lost Through truss bridge over Illinois River on former Peoria and Pekin Union Railroad in Peoria
Replaced by new bridge

Prairie Creek (Vigo County, Indiana)
Built c. 1887; Lost 1989
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Prairie Creek on Battlerow Place
Replaced by a new bridge

Prairie Creek Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Built 1904
Pony truss bridge over Prairie Creek on CR2800N
Open to traffic with 4 ton weight limit

Prairie Creek Bridge (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Built 1901
Through truss bridge over Prairie Creek on Fischer Road
Open to traffic

Prairie Creek Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1906; rehabilitated 1989
Through truss bridge over Prairie Creek on Old Bridge Road in Cedar Rapids
Open to traffic

Prairie Creek Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Built 1899; removed 2000
Through truss bridge over Prairie Creek on CR 875 W
Removed but not replaced

Prairie Creek Bridge (Jackson County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Prairie Creek on an Old Road
Closed to all traffic

Prairie Creek Bridge (Platte County, Nebraska)
Built 1913; Lincoln Highway subsequently moved to other side of RR tracks.
Pony truss bridge over Prairie Creek on former Lincoln Hwy, 5 mi. southwest of Duncan
Open to traffic with 8 ton limit

Prairie Creek Bridge CR 225 W (Old) (Daviess County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1910; replaced 1998
Lost through truss bridge over Prairie Creek on CR 225 W
Replaced by new bridge

Prairie Creek Bridge CR 250 N (Daviess County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1910; removed 2004
Lost through truss bridge over Prairie Creek on CR 250 North
Removed but not replaced

Prairie Creek CR 280W Bridge (Fountain County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1910
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Prairie Creek on County Road 280 West
Replaced by a new bridge

Prairie Creek Dead End Road Bridge (Boone County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1910; replaced 1992
Lost pony truss bridge over Prairie Creek on Dead End Road.
Replaced by new bridge

Prairie Ditch-Division Road Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1920
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Prairie Ditch on Division Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Prairie Dog Avenue Bridge (Union County, Iowa)
Built 1900
Pratt through truss bridge over Grand River on Prairie Dog Avenue
Intact but closed to all traffic

Prairie Dog Creek Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Built 1924
Pony truss bridge over Prairie Dog Creek, 1.5 mi. south and 1.0 mi. west of Long Island
Open to traffic

Prairie du Long Creek Bridge (Monroe County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss on L Road over Prairie du Long Creek northwest of Red Bud
Abandoned with portions of deck missing

Pratt Bridge (Howard County, Maryland)
Built in 1902 for the B&O Railroad, abandoned in 1925, rehabilitated in 2002 for trail use.
Pratt through truss bridge over Little Patuxent River on formerly the Patuxent Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, currently carries the Patuxent Branch Trail
Open to pedestrians

Precht Bridge (Henry County, Ohio)
Abandoned through truss bridge over North Turkeyfoot Creek on trail
Abandoned

Preston Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad on Footpath
Removed but not replaced

Prewitt Canal CR 57 Bridge (Washington County, Colorado)
Built 1912; replaced 2002
Lost pony truss bridge over Prewitt Canal Lateral on CR 57
No longer exists

Price & Colburn Bridge (Cass County, Missouri)
Built 1910 by contractor George Bird
Pony truss bridge over South Grand River on Rodier Road in Freeman
Intact but closed to all traffic

Price Bridge (Wells County, Indiana)
Built ca.1900; replaced in 1987
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wabash River on CR 100W
Replaced by new bridge

Price Bridge (Adams County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1895
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wabash River on County Road 150W
Replaced by a new bridge

Price Creek Bridge (Iowa County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1920; rehabilitated 1959; replaced 2015
Lost Pony truss bridge over Price Creek on CR W22 (U Avenue)
Replaced by a new bridge

Price River Bridge (Carbon County, Utah)
Replaced 1999
Lost Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Price River on 760 No.St.,Co.Rd.
Replaced by new bridge

Price Road Bridge (Crawford County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1896 by the Youngstown Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Woodcock Creek on SR 1043 (Price Road)
Demolished

Prices Bridge (Franklin County, Alabama)
Built ca. 1920
Pratt through truss bridge over Bear Creek on Prices Bridge Rd in Hackleburg
Abandoned on private property; deck is mostly gone

Prichard Drive Bridge (Anderson County, South Carolina)
Built 1945
Pony truss bridge over Prichard Branch on C-4-3328
Open to traffic

Prickett Trail Bridge (Calhoun County, Alabama)
Built 1932
Pony truss bridge over Tallasseehatchee Creek on Private drive near Wellington.
Competely Restored

Prim Bridge (Pope County, Arkansas)
Abandoned through truss bridge over West Fork Point Remove Creek on private stretch of Talley Road.
Abandoned

Private Pratt off OH-161 (Union County, Ohio)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Little Darby Creek on Private Drive
Open to traffic

Prophetstown Bridge (Whiteside County, Illinois)
Built 1935; replaced 1994
Through truss bridge over Rock River on Ill 78
Replaced by a new bridge

Providence Road Bridge (Robertson County, Texas)
Through truss bridge over Little Brazos River on Providence Road
Open to traffic

Province Line Road Bridge (Monmouth County, New Jersey)
Built 1891; rehabilitated 1994
Pratt through truss bridge with Phoenix Columns over Crosswicks Creek on Province Line Road
Open to traffic

Provo River Parkway - Provo River Bridge (Utah County, Utah)
Built 1884; relocated in 1901 and 1919; abandoned 1969
Pratt through truss bridge over Provo River on Provo River Parkway
Open to pedestrians only

PRR - Allegheny River Bridge (Larabee) (McKean County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1900
Pratt through truss bridge over Allegheny River on Norfork Southern Railroad (formerly Pennsylvania Railroad)
Open to traffic

PRR - Brandywine Valley Viaduct (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1903-04
Abandoned bridge over Brandywine Creek on Former Pennsylvania Railroad
Abandoned

PRR - Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 30 days in 1896 to be "temporary" replacement for destroyed covered bridge, with intent of road being added to upper level; neither replacement nor upper deck ever built. Removed 1963
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Pennsylvania Railroad & Lincoln Highway
Removed

PRR - Elk River Bridge (Abandoned) (Kanawha County, West Virginia)
(Main design: Whipple through truss)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Elk River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Abandoned

PRR - Embarras River Bridge (Coles County, Illinois)
Terre Haute and Peoria Railroad, a Vandalia branch in Illinois, which no longer exists.This bridge is over the Embarras River along Route 133 west of the little town of Oakland. Thanks to Lee Appleton for this find and history.
Abandoned deck truss bridge over Embarras River on Former Pennsylvania Railroad/Penn Central(nee Vandalia, Terre Haute and Peoria Railroad)
Abandoned

PRR - Great Miami River Bridge (Old) (Miami County, Ohio)
Built ?; Replaced 1913
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Great Miami River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR - Morris Canal Inclined Plane 11 Bridge (Northampton County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Morris Canal Inclined Plane 11 on Pennsylvania Railroad
Removed

PRR - Muscatatuck River Bridge (Jackson County, Indiana)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Muscatatuck River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR - Muskingum River Bridge (Coshocton County, Ohio)
Destroyed by flood & replaced 1913
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Muskingum River on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR - Passaic River Bridge (Old) (Essex County, New Jersey)
Built 1911; Replaced 1935
Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge over the Passaic River
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR - Phoenixville Bridge (Old) (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1884; Replaced 1915
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR - Shenango River Bridge (Mercer County, Pennsylvania)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Shenango River on former Pennsylvania Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

PRR - Shenango River Bridge (Lawrence County, Pennsylvania)
Through truss bridge over Shenago River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Abandoned

PRR - Sleepy Hollow Bridge (Cecil County, Maryland)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Basin Run Creek on Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

PRR - Vernon Fork Muscatatuck River Bridge (Jackson County, Indiana)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Vernon Fork Muscatatuck River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR - West Fork White River Bridge (Delaware County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1885 by the Pennsylvania Railroad
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over West Fork White River
Abandoned

PRRT - Androscoggin River Bridge (Coos County, New Hampshire)
Built by Boston & Maine RR; line taken over by New Hampshire & Vermont RR, bridge abandoned ca. 1996 and converted to snowmobile trail
Pratt deck truss bridge with trestle over Androscoggin River, NH16, & Railroad (SLR)
Open to pedestrians only

PRSL - Crook Horn Creek Bridge (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Built 1910; abandoned 1981, removed Nov. 1992
Lost Pratt through truss drawbridge over Crook Horn Creek on Conrail RR
No longer exists

Pruden Creek Bridge (Lewis and Clark County, Montana)
Bridge over Pruden Creek
Bridge is on private property. A dirt road from the ranch to the north crosses the bridge and then veers to the east.

Pryor Creek Bridge (Rogers County, Oklahoma)
Built 1926
Through truss bridge over Pryor Creek on 1st St. (Old Rt. 66).
Open to traffic

Pryor Creek Bridge (Mayes County, Oklahoma)
Built ca. 1930
Through truss bridge over Pryor Creek on E0500 in Pryor Creek
Replaced by a new bridge

Pryor Creek Bridge (Rogers County, Oklahoma)
Built 1913
Bedstead Pony truss bridge over Pryor Creek on E0310 Rd.
Closed to all traffic

Pryor Creek RR Bridge (Mayes County, Oklahoma)
Built in 1898 by A&P Roberts Co
Pratt through truss bridge over Pryor Creek
Open to traffic, as a loading rail, no thru trains,

Pryor Road Cedar Creek Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Evidence suggests that this was built around 1870
Lost pony truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Pryor Road in Lee's Summit
replaced by a new bridge

PSAP - Satsop River Bridge (Grays Harbor County, Washington)
Built 1908
Bridge over Satsop River on Railroad
Open to traffic

PSNJ - Hackensack River Swing Bridge (Bergen County, New Jersey)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Hackensack River on Public Service Corporation of New Jersey
No longer exists

PTC - Kickapoo Creek Bridge (Peoria County, Illinois)
Built 1900; Replaced 1936
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Kickapoo Creek on Peoria Terminal Co.
Replaced by a new bridge

Puente Mata de Plátanos (Ciales, Puerto Rico)
Built 1905
Double-intersection Pratt through truss bridge over Rio Manati on PR 6685
Open to traffic

Puente Silva (Hormigueros, Puerto Rico)
Built 1897; bypassed by new bridge in 1989
Pratt pony truss bridge over Rio Guanajibo on PR 114
Closed to all traffic

Pugh Ford Bridge (Bartholomew County, Indiana)
Built 1911 by the Elkhart Bridge & Iron Co.; rehabilitated 1997
Two-span through truss bridge over Flatrock River on CR 900 North
Open to traffic

Pumphouse Road Bridge (Clark County, Ohio)
Built 1905 by the Rogers Iron Co.; rehabilitated 1967
Through truss bridge over Beaver Creek on Pumphouse Road in Springfield
Pedestrian traffic only now

Pumping Station Road Bridge (Knox County, Illinois)
Bridge on Pumping Station Road
Intact but closed to all traffic

Pumping Station Road Bridge (Harrison County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1905
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over South Fork of Buck Creek on Pumping Station Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Pumpkin Run Road Bridge (Greene County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1895, by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over a branch of Dunkard Creek on TR 716 (Pumpkin Run Road)
Open to traffic

Pumpkin Run Road Bridge (Gibson County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1902
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Higginbotham Ditch on Pumpkin Run Road (CR 1350W)
Replaced by a new bridge

Purdon Crossing Bridge (Nevada County, California)
Built 1889, rehabilitated 2013
Pratt half through through truss bridge over South Yuba River on Purdon Road
Open to traffic

Purdy Marsh Bridge (Knox County, Indiana)
Built 1905
Pony truss bridge over Purdy Marsh on Pieper Road (CR 1050E)
Closed to all traffic

Pursley Run Pony Truss (Greene County, Pennsylvania)
Abandoned bridge over Pursley Run on Private lane
Abandoned

Putnam Bridge (New York County, New York)
Built 1881; Closed 1958; Removed 1960
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Harlem River on New York & Putnam Railroad & Interborough Rapid Transit Company
Removed

Puyallup Waterway Bridge (Pierce County, Washington)
Built 1930
Through truss bridge over Puyallup Waterway on East 11th Street in Tacoma
Intact but closed to all traffic

PVRR - Elm Street Overpass (Hampden County, Massachusetts)
Built 1889
Abandoned through truss bridge over Elm Street/Route 10 on NYNH&H Canal Line
Derelict/abandoned

PW - Blackstone River Bridge (Blackstone) (Worcester County, Massachusetts)
Built 1889
Deck truss bridge over Blackstone River on P&W Providence Main
Open to traffic

PW - Triad Bridge (Worcester County, Massachusetts)
Through truss bridge over Blackstone River on P&W Providence Main
Open to traffic

Q Street Viaduct (Old) (Douglas County, Nebraska)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on Q Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Quaker Bridge (Mercer County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1898, bypassed approx 2006. Left in original location.
Bypassed Through truss bridge over Little Shenango River on PA 4006 (Williamson Road)
Bypassed and open only to pedestrians. Very good condition!

Quaker Bridge Road Bridge (Westchester County, New York)
Built 1894; rehabilitated 1994
Through truss bridge over Croton River on Quaker Bridge Road in Croton-on-Hudson
Open to traffic

Quaking Aspen Ranch Bridge (Stillwater County, Montana)
Pratt through truss bridge over East Rosebud River on a driveway
Open to traffic

Quapaw Creek Bridge (Osage County, Oklahoma)
Built 1938
Through truss bridge over Quapaw Creek on W. Oak St. in Skiatook
Open to traffic

Quapaw Creek Bridge (Lincoln County, Oklahoma)
Built 1914
Pony truss bridge over Quapaw Creek on N3450
Open to traffic

Quarry Road Bridge (Caldwell County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1930
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Log Creek on S.E. Quarry Road
Open to traffic

Quarry Road Bridge, Hillotown Township, Pa (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1889; rehabilitated 1934
Pony truss bridge over Morris Run on Quarry Road in Hilltown Twp near Dubln, PA
Open to traffic

Quasqueton Bridge (Buchanan County, Iowa)
(Main design: Camelback through truss)
Replaced 1959
Camelback through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Queen Anne Bridge (Prince George's County, Maryland)
Abandoned Pratt pony truss bridge over Patuxent River on Queen Anne Bridge Rd in Town of Queen Anne (Hardesty)
Abandoned

Queen Street Bridge (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Quittapahilla River on Queen Street
Destroyed by severe weather and flooding of Hurricane Agnes in 1972