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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.


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 Cottonwood Creek Bridge (Erath County, Texas)
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Cottonwood Creek on Ranch Road
Open to private 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

Red Bank Creek Bridge (Tehama County, California)
Built 1894, Rehab. 1978, Replaced 2001
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Red Bank Creek on Rawson Road in Red Bluff
Replaced by new bridge

Red Bridge (Christian County, Missouri)
Built 1915 by the Canton Bridge Co.
Three-span pony truss bridge over Bull Creek on Red Bridge Road southeast of Ozark
Open to one-lane traffic

Red Bridge (Allamakee County, Iowa)
Built 1920; rehabilitated 1948
Timber through truss over Yellow River on Fuel Hollow Road
Abandoned with deck removed

Red Bridge (Franklin County, Kentucky)
Built 1896 by the King Bridge Co.; replaced by new bridge in 1980.
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Benson Creek on old KY 1005 (Devil's Hollow Rd.)
Abandoned

Red Bridge (Du Page County, Illinois)
Built 1926; demolished 2009
Lost pony truss bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad (formerly C&NW) on Wesley Street in Wheaton
Demolished to make way for replacement bridge

Red Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1891; One truss span lost due to collision with a shifted flatcar load 1945; Abandoned in 1995; Converted to trail use in 2006; Raised 2016-17
Pratt Through Truss Bridge over Des Moines River on Principal Riverwalk
Open to pedestrian traffic

Red Bridge (Chickasaw County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Crane Creek on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Red Bridge Road Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Rehabilitated 1988
Through truss bridge over Buffalo Creek on Red Bridge Road
Open to traffic

Red Cedar State Trail - Downsville Bridge (Dunn County, Wisconsin)
Built Ca. 1881, Relocated here 1910
Pratt through truss bridge over Red Cedar River on Red Cedar State Trail
Open to pedestrians

Red Cedar State Trail - Gilbert Creek Bridge (Dunn County, Wisconsin)
Built by Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Company in 1910
Pratt pony truss bridge over Gilbert Creek on Red Cedar State Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Red Hog Pike Bridge (Switzerland County, Indiana)
Built ca.1900 by the Champion Bridge Company; replaced in 1994
Lost pony truss bridge over Grants Creek on Red Hog Pike
Replaced by new bridge

Red Mill Bridge (Cambria County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1895 by the Variety Iron Works
Through truss bridge over North Branch Blacklick Creek on TR 459
Closed to all traffic.

Red Rock Creek Bridge (Noble County, Oklahoma)
1918
Pony truss bridge over Red Rock Creek on N3220
Was open when photographed August 2009

Redwood Creek Bridge (Humboldt County, California)
Replaced unknown year, current bridge installed 1988.
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Redwood Creek on US HIGHWAY 101
Replaced by new bridge

Redwood Creek Bridge (Humboldt County, California)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Redwood Creek
Abandoned

Redwood Creek Bridge CR 525 S (Warren County, Indiana)
Built 1901
Pony truss bridge over Redwood Creek on CR 525 S
Replaced by a new bridge

Reed Road Bridge (Christian County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1920, probably by the Pioneer Construction Co.; replaced 1996
Lost through truss bridge over Finley River on Reed Road
Replaced by new bridge

Reeves Station Bridge (Gordon County, Georgia)
Built 1915, replaced 1978?
Lost through truss bridge over Oostanaula River on Reeves Station Road
Replaced by new bridge

Reevesville Railroad Bridge (Johnson County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1902; rail line discontinued 1983
Abandoned through truss bridge over Bay Creek on former Illinois Central Rosiclare Branch
Abandoned with deck removed

Reigle Road Bridge (Wood County, Ohio)
Built ca. 1900
Pony truss bridge over Yellow Creek on Reigle Road (TR 27a )
Intact but closed to all traffic

Reik Road Bridge (St. Louis County, Minnesota)
Built 1920
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Little Fork River on CR 495
Destroyed by logging truck, 1992

Reliance Bridge (Polk County, Tennessee)
Built 1912, replaced 1989
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Hiwassee River on Tenn Sr 315
Replaced by new bridge

Remley Road Bridge (Montgomery County, Indiana)
Built 1913; replaced 1998
Lost through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on CR 225 W
Replaced by new bridge

Reno Hill Road Bridge (Moniteau County, Missouri)
Built 1912 by the Kansas City Bridge Co.
Pony truss bridge over Dry Fork on Reno Hill Road
Open to traffic

Renwick Road Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Built ca.1890 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company
Through truss bridge over Du Page River on Renwick Road
Open to one-lane traffic

Republican River Bridge (Republic County, Kansas)
Built 1921, closed to traffic in April 2012
Through truss bridge over Republican River, 1.0 mi. south and 1.0 mi. west of Republic
Closed

Resley Creek Bridge (Comanche County, Texas)
Built 1936
Pony truss bridge over Resley Creek on CR 392
Open to traffic

Revenue Bridge (Clackamas County, Oregon)
Built 1952, Replaced 2008-09
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Sandy River on Ten Eyck Road
Replaced by a steel plate girder bridge in 2008-09

Rexford Bridge (Original) (Schenectady County, New York)
Built 1850; Replaced 1922
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Mohawk River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Reyker Cloud Bridge (Ripley County, Indiana)
Built in 1892
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Big Creek on Old CR 1050S
Abandoned

Reynolds Road (Owen County, Indiana)
Built 1890
Lost Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Beech Creek
Replaced by a new bridge

Rhinehart Road Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1906, probably by the Midland Bridge Co.
Lost pony truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Rhinehart Road in Kansas City
Replaced by a modern bridge

RI - Benton Bridge (Saline County, Arkansas)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Saline River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed

RI - East Sugar Creek Bridge (Osage County, Missouri)
Built ca 1902
Pratt through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on CRI&P RR
Intact but closed to all traffic

RI - Gasconade River Bridge (Osage County, Missouri)
Built 1902 by A.J. Tullock; out of service since 1980.
Pratt deck truss over Gasconade River on the Rock Island Railroad between Freeburg and Belle
Abandoned; Burned November 2017

RI - Henley/Hoecker Bridge (Miller County, Missouri)
(Main design: Pennsylvania through truss)
Bridge built at Hoecker/Henley, MO in 1903 for Chicago, Rock Island, & Pacific Railroad; out of service since 1980.
Through truss bridge over the Osage River on the Rock Island Railroad
Rail line currently out of service

RI - Iowa River Bridge (Old) (Johnson County, Iowa)
Built 1873; Replaced 1901
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Iowa River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Maries River Bridge (Osage County, Missouri)
Built 1902
Three span through truss bridge over Maries River on CRI&P RR
Intact but closed to all traffic

RI - Matheson Bridge (Elbert County, Colorado)
Originally built 1883 by the American Bridge Co. as an eight-span bridge at Colona, Illinois, over the Rock River. Two spans relocated here in 1920 to replace an 1899 trestle. Rails removed in 1992.
Abandoned two-span through truss bridge over Big Sandy Creek on former Rock Island RR east of Matheson
Railroad line discontinued with tracks removed

RI - Middle Sugar Creek Bridge (Miller County, Missouri)
Built ca 1903 by the CRI&P RR
Pratt through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on CRI&P RR
Intact but closed to all traffic

RI - Mosquito Creek Bridge (Pottawattamie County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Mosquito Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed

RI - Turkey River Bridge (Fayette County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Turkey river on Rock Island Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Rice Cemetery Road Bridge (Morrow County, Ohio)
Built ca. 1900; rehabilitated 1976
Pony truss bridge over Thorn Run on Rice Cemetery Road
Open to traffic

Rice Creek Bridge (Calhoun County, Michigan)
Built 1885
Pony truss bridge over Rice Creek on 21 Mile Road
Open to traffic

Ricetown Road Bridge (Cullman County, Alabama)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Mulberry Fork on formerly Ricetown Rd
Abandoned

Richards Corner Bridge (Litchfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1929 by the Berlin Construction Co.; rehabilitated 1988
Through truss bridge over East Branch Farmington River on CT 219 in New Hartford
Open to traffic

Richardson Road Bridge (Marshall County, Tennessee)
Built 1911 by the Champion Bridge Company
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over East Rock Creek on Richardson Road in Northern Marshall County
Replaced by new bridge

Richland B&O Trail - Clear Fork Mohican River Bridge (Richland County, Ohio)
Through truss bridge over Clear Fork Mohican River on Richland B&O Trail (Formerly B&O Railroad) in Bellville
Open to pedestrians

Richland Creek Bridge (Sangamon County, Illinois)
Built 1952
Through truss bridge over Richland Creek on Irwin Bridge Road (FAS 1636), 1.5 mi. east of Salisbury
Open to traffic

Richland Creek Bridge (Greene County, Indiana)
Built 1905
Pony truss bridge over Richland Creek on CR 390N
Bridge has been replaced

Richland Creek Bridge (Shelby County, Illinois)
Built 1923
Pony truss bridge over Richland Creek on CH 40
Open to traffic

Richland Creek Bridge (Shelby County, Illinois)
Built 1909
Pony truss bridge over Richland Creek on TR 328, 2.1 mi. southwest of Strasburg
Closed to all traffic

Richland Creek Bridge (Greene County, Indiana)
Built 1905
Pony truss bridge over Richland Creek on CR 270E
Replaced by new bridge

Richland Creek Bridge (Greene County, Indiana)
Built 1907
Through truss bridge over Richland Creek on CR 175 South
Closed to all traffic

Richland Creek Bridge (Greene County, Indiana)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Richland Creek
Intact but closed to all traffic

Richland Creek Tree Farm Road (Greene County, Indiana)
Built 1895; Replaced 1987
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Richland Creek
Replaced by a new bridge

Richmond - San Rafael Bridge (Contra Costa County, California)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built 1956, Seismic Retrofit Completed 2005
Double deck cantilever truss bridge over San Pablo Bay on I-580 in Richmond
Open to traffic

Riddle Creek Bridge (Washington County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss bridge over Riddle Creek on 10-M.2 100, 1.7 mi. east and 1.8 mi. north of Morrowville
Open to traffic

Rider Ditch Bridge (Jackson County, Indiana)
Built 1905; rehabilitated 1992
Pony truss bridge over Rider Ditch on CR 400 South
Replaced by a new bridge

Rider Ditch CR 300S Bridge (Jackson County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1910; rehabilitated 1992
Pony truss bridge over Rider Ditch on County Road 300 South
Bridge has been repaired

Rider Ditch CR 650S Bridge (Jackson County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1910
Through truss bridge over Rider Ditch on County Road 650 South
Closed to all traffic

Ridge Road Bridge (Adams County, Idaho)
Built 1910; rehabilitated 1992
Pony truss bridge over West Fork Weiser River on Ridge Road
Open to traffic