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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.


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,

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

Queens Avenue Bridge (Mahaska County, Iowa)
Lost through truss bridge over North Skunk River on Queens Avenue
Destroyed by flooding 2012-2013; Currently in a heap 100 yards down stream from original location

Quick City Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Built 1929 by the Standard Bridge Co.; replaced 1999
Lost through truss bridge over Big Creek on CR SW 1541
Replaced by a new bridge

Quicksand Creek KY 1812 Bridge (Breathitt County, Kentucky)
Built 1929
Pony truss bridge over Quicksand Creek on KY 1812
Open to traffic

Quimby Bridge (Cherokee County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Little Sioux River on Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Quinette Road Bridge (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Built 1913 by Miller & Borcherding
Lost pony truss bridge over Grand Glaize Creek on Quinette Road in Manchester
Demolished

Quisenberry Road Bridge (Pettis County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1905, probably by A.M. Blodgett; rehabilitated 1960; closed Feb. 2012
Lost bedstead pony truss bridge on Quisenberry Road over a branch of Coon Creek
Replaced by a new bridge

R&E - Erie Canal Bridge (Bushnell's Basin) (Monroe County, New York)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Erie Canal on Rochester & Eastern Rapid Railway
Removed

R&E/LV Overpass (Ontario County, New York)
Built 1903
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Lehigh Valley Railway on Rochester & Eastern Rapid Railway
Removed

Raccoon Creek Garners Ford Rd. (CR 37) Bridge (Gallia County, Ohio)
Through truss bridge over Raccoon Creek on Garners Ford Rd. (CR 37)
Open to traffic

Raccoon River Bridge (Dallas County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over North Raccoon River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Radnor Road Bridge (Delaware County, Ohio)
Bridge built ca. 1920 to replace the Lavender Covered Bridge; replaced in 2010
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Scioto River on Radnor Road
Replaced by new bridge

Railey Creek Bridge (Stone County, Missouri)
Built 1923 by contractor M.E. Gillioz
Through truss bridge over Railey Creek on MO 413 (formerly MO 13)
Open to traffic

Railroad Bridge Campground Bridge (Chaffee County, Colorado)
Built 1919 by the Virginia Bridge & Iron Co.
Through truss railroad bridge over the Arkansas River at Railroad Bridge Access Park
Inactive.

Railroad Grade Road Bridge (Shoshone County, Idaho)
Built 1908 to carry the Milwaukee Road Pacific Coast Extension in 1908. Railroad abandoned in 1980. Now a public road bridge.
Pratt through truss bridge over St. Joe River on Railroad Grade Road
Open to traffic

Railroad Street Bridge (Benton County, Iowa)
Replaced during 2010's
Lost Pony truss bridge on Railroad Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Railroad Street Bridge (Lamoille County, Vermont)
Built 1928 by Bethlehem Steel Co.; Rehabilitated 2006
Pratt through truss bridge over Lamoille River on Railroad Street (C2002) in Johnson
Open to traffic

Raisin River Bridge (Lenawee County, Michigan)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Raisin River on RoadR
Replaced by a new bridge

Ramsey Creek Bridge (Pike County, Missouri)
replaced 2011
Lost pony truss bridge over Ramsey Creek on CR 207
Replaced by a new bridge

Ramsey Creek Bridge (Fayette County, Illinois)
Built 1924, Abandoned in 1954 after new bridge was built to the east
Abandoned through truss bridge over Ramsey Creek on US 51, 6 miles north of Vandalia
Abandoned, but intact and in good condition

Ramsey Creek Bridge (Effingham County, Illinois)
Built 1909
Pony truss bridge over Ramsey Creek on TR 266, 1.7 mi. west of Eberle
Intact but closed to all traffic

Ramsey Creek Bridge (Fayette County, Illinois)
Built 1929
Pony truss bridge over Ramsey Creek on TR 19, 3.5 mi. northeast of Ramsey
Open to traffic

Ranch Creek Bridge (Pawnee County, Oklahoma)
Built 1927
Pony truss bridge over Ranch Creek on E0530 Rd.
Open to traffic

Ranch Creek Bridge (Lincoln County, Oklahoma)
Built 1912
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Ranch Creek on E0820
Open to traffic

Ranch Road Green Creek Bridge (Erath County, Texas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Green Creek on Ranch Road
Open to private traffic

Rancho Calaveras Bridge (Calaveras County, California)
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Calaveras River on Abandoned Road
Abandoned with some deterioration

Ranney Bridge (Essex County, New York)
Built 1902 by Canton Bridge Co.
Pratt pony truss bridge over Ausable River on Private Road
Open to traffic

Rattlesnake Creek Bridge (Owen County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1900
Pony truss bridge over Rattlesnake Creek on CR 166 (200S)
Abandoned

Rattlesnake Creek Bridge (Cuming County, Nebraska)
Built 1903
Pony truss bridge over Rattlesnake Creek on a local road, 2 mi. west and 2 mi. north of Bancroft
In storage or disassembled

Raven Rock Rosemont Road Bridge (Hunterdon County, New Jersey)
Built 1878
Through truss bridge over Lockatong Creek on Raven Rock Road
Restoration complete, bridge open

Ravensburg Blvd. over Peters Creek Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1963; rehabilitated 2001
Pratt deck truss bridge over Peters Creek on Ravensburg Blvd.
Open to traffic

Ravensburg Blvd. over Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1963; rehabilitated 2001
Pratt deck truss bridge over Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad on Ravensburg Blvd.
Open to traffic

Ravine Road Bridge (Warren County, New Jersey)
Built 1938; rehabilitated 1997
Pony truss bridge over Pohatcong Creek on Ravine Road
Open to traffic

Rawson Road Bridge (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Built 1886; rehabilitated 1950, rehabilitated/upgraded in 2008
Pony truss bridge over Abbott Run on Rawson Road in Cumberland
Open to traffic

Ray Lovin Memorial Bridge (Loudon County, Tennessee)
Originally built across Round Lick Creek in Smith County, relocated to Loudon County in 1986.
Pratt pony truss bridge over Steekee Creek on bicycle-foot path
Open to pedestrians

RCP&E - Big Sioux River Bridge (Brookings County, South Dakota)
Pratt through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Dakota, Minnesota, and Eastern Railroad parallel to US Hwy. 14 in Volga
Open to traffic

RCP&E - Cheyenne River Bridge (Fall River County, South Dakota)
Built 1910 using Relocated 1898 Trusses
Pratt through truss bridge over Cheyenne River on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

Rd 2290 Animas River Bridge (San Juan County, New Mexico)
Pratt through truss bridge over Animas River on Rd 2290
Open to traffic

Reading - Fishing Creek Bridge (Columbia County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Fishing Creek on abandoned Reading RR
Derelict/abandoned

Rector Road Bridge (Denton County, Texas)
Built 1908; relocated to Guyer High School in Denton in 2005
Through truss bridge over Clear Creek on Rector Road in Sanger
Relocated