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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.


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
Currently being raised 4 feet

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

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
Railroad line currently inactive

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

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

Ridgeview Estates Bridge #1 (Ralls County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Mills Creek on Ridgeview Estates Road
Open to traffic on a private drive

Ridgeview Estates Bridge #2 (Ralls County, Missouri)
Relocated here ca. 2015
Pratt pony truss bridge over Mills Creek on Ridgeview Estates Road
Open to traffic in a private subdivision

Ridgeville Road Bridge (Lenawee County, Michigan)
Built 1902; Closed 1988; Replaced 1987
Lost Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Bean Creek on Ridgeville Road near Morenci
Replaced by new bridge

Ridgeway Road Bridge (Caldwell County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss bridge over Otter Creek on Ridgeway Road
Open to traffic

Right Fork Beaver Creek KY 777 Bridge (Floyd County, Kentucky)
Built 1944
Thru truss bridge over Right Fork Beaver Creek on KY 777
Open to traffic

Right Fork Sandy Creek Bridge (Jackson County, West Virginia)
Lost pony truss bridge over Right Fork Sandy Creek on CR 13/1 (Garrell Crossing)
Replaced by new bridge

Rikard's Mill Covered Bridge 01-50-A (Monroe County, Alabama)
Built 1994 using an older truss
Pratt pony truss/covered bridge/gift shop over Flat Creek in Rikard's Mill Historical Park
Bridge has a built in gift shop

Riley Adcock Rd Bridge (Davidson County, Tennessee)
Pratt pony truss bridge on Riley Adcock Rd
Open to traffic

Riley Creek Bridge (Republic County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1910
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Riley Creek, 6.0 mi. south and 1.8 mi. east of Belleville
Open to traffic

Riley Creek Bridge (Republic County, Kansas)
Built 1899 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co. Bypassed by new bridge.
Pratt through truss bridge over Riley Creek on Old County Road 170
Closed to all traffic

Riley Lake Bridge (Randolph County, Illinois)
Built 1893; bypassed 1979
Derelict through truss bridge over Riley Creek on Kaskaskia Street (FAS 861) north of Fort Kaskaskia State Park
Abandoned on private property, but appears to be intact

Riner Houseworth Ditch-Old RR Grade Rd. Bridge (Newton County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1905
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Riner Houseworth Ditch on Old Railroad Grade Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Rio Felix Bridge at Hagerman (Chaves County, New Mexico)
Built 1926, bypassed 1985
Pratt through truss bridge over Rio Felix on Hwy 2
Intact but closed to all traffic

Rio Hondo Bridge (Lincoln County, New Mexico)
Built 1902; Moved here 1943; Bypassed in 1989; Dismantled and moved to New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum 2007
Relocated Pratt through truss bridge over Rio Hondo on Picacho Road (E028)
Dismantled and moved to museum in Las Cruces

Rio Pueblo Bridge (Taos County, New Mexico)
Built c. 1930
Pratt through truss bridge over Rio Pueblo de Taos on private road off SR 518, 0.1 mi. W of SR 75.
Open to traffic

Ripley Creek-Delaware Rd. Bridge (Ripley County, Indiana)
Built ca.1900
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Ripley Creek on Delaware Road
Removed but not replaced

Ripson Bridge (Bond County, Illinois)
Built 1895, bypassed by a new bridge in 1988
Pratt through truss bridge over Shoal Creek on TR 63 / Ripson Bridge Road
Open to pedestrians

Rising Sun Lane Bridge (New Castle County, Delaware)
Built 1928; rehabilitated 1979
Pratt trough truss bridge over Brandywine Creek on Rising Sun Road in Wilmington
Open to traffic

Risk Bridge (Lewis County, Missouri)
Built 1904
Pony truss bridge over Wyaconda River on Orange Street (CR 429)
Open to traffic

Rivaux Creek CR 4038 Bridge (Callaway County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss bridge over Rivaux Creek on CR 4038
Intact but closed to all traffic

River Aux Vases Route B Bridge (Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri)
Built 1936; demolished March 2010
Lost through truss bridge over River Aux Vases on Route B southwest of Ste. Genevieve
Demolished to make room for replacement bridge

River Greenway Trail - St. Mary's River Bridge (Adams County, Indiana)
Railroad was abandoned in early1980's. Trail extends across bridge and East for a short distance along old railroad right of way.
Through truss bridge over St. Mary's River on Trail, formerly Erie Western Railroad(nee Erie Lackawanna, Chicago & Atlantic Railroads)
Open to pedestrians

River Park Bridge (Wright County, Iowa)
Built 1900; Replaced 1922
Lost Bridge over Boone River on 210th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

River Park Road Bridge (Washington County, Maryland)
Built 1879; rehabilitated 1985
Pony truss bridge over C&O Canal on River Park Road
Open to traffic

River Road Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Built 1914; rehabilitated 1947
Pratt Through truss bridge over Russian River on River Road
Open to traffic

River Road Bridge (Warren County, New Jersey)
Built 1901; rehabilitated 1995
Through truss bridge over Pohatcong Creek on River Road near Carpenterville, NJ and right next to the PRR Bel-Del RR bridge
Open to traffic

River Street Bridge (Crawford County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1983
Through truss bridge over French Creek on US 6 (Cussewago Street) in Venango
Open to traffic

River Street Bridge (Winnebago County, Illinois)
Built 1898
Pony truss bridge over South Kinnikinnick Creek on River Street in Roscoe
Refurbished. Being used for pedestrian traffic only

River Street Bridge (Rutland County, Vermont)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built 1928; Demolished and replaced 2015
Pratt through truss bridge over Otter Creek on River Street in Rutland
Demolished and replaced with a steel stinger

River Street Bridge (Antrim County, Michigan)
Lost TPratt pony truss swing bridge over Clam Lake/ River on River Street
Removed

River Street Bridge (Old) (Hardin County, Iowa)
Built ?; Replaced 1922
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on River Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Riverbend Park Trail Bridge (Hancock County, Ohio)
Moved in August 2009
Through truss bridge over dry ditch on Riverbend Park Trail
Formerly TR241 Bridge over Blanchard River. Moved 1/8 mile east.

Riverdale Bridge (Christian County, Missouri)
Built 1906 by the Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio; demolished Oct. 2003
Lost two-span through truss bridge over Finley River on Riverdale Road just off US 160
Replaced by a new bridge

Riveredge Park Bridge (Washington County, Wisconsin)
Built 1896; Retired to pedestrian-only use in 1973
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Rock River on Rock River Drive in Town of Addison
Open to pedestrians

Riverside Bridge (Christian County, Missouri)
Built 1909 by the Canton Bridge Co. at Ozark Mill and later relocated here; reopened Aug. 23, 2013
Two-span Pratt through truss bridge over Finley Creek on Riverside Drive north of Ozark in Ozark
Closed indefinitely due to flooding. Replacement most likely

Riverside Bridge (Sullivan County, Tennessee)
Built 1913, replaced 1985
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over South Fork Holston River on Weaver Pike Rd
Replaced by new bridge

Riverside Bridge (Washington County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over English River on Elllie Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Riverside Cotton Mills (Mill #8) Bridges (Danville, Virginia)
Pratt deck truss bridge over Canal on Pedestrian
Intact but closed to all traffic

Riverton Bridge (Washington County, Vermont)
Built 1934 by American Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1964
Pratt through truss bridge over Dog River on VT 12 in West Berlin
Open to traffic

Riverwalk Bridge (Buchanan County, Missouri)
Built 1879 by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Works of Leavenworth, Kansas.
Pratt through truss bridge over Missouri River tributary on Riverwalk
Open to pedestrians

RJCL - Tuscarawas River Bridge (Dover) (Tuscarawas County, Ohio)
Through truss bridge over Tuscarawas River on Railroad in Dover
Open to traffic

RJCL - Tuscarawas River Bridge (Massillon) (Stark County, Ohio)
Building started in 1941, stopped due to WW2, completed in later 1946, opened in 1947.
Through truss bridge over Tuscarawas River on Railroad
Open to traffic

RJCM - Cumberland River Swing Bridge (Montgomery County, Tennessee)
Built 1891 by the Pencoyd Bridge & Construction Co.
Swing through truss bridge over Cumberland River on R.J. Corman Railroad/Memphis Line at Clarksville
Open to traffic

RLB - Erie Canal Bridge (Monroe County, New York)
Built ca. 1909 for Rochester Lockport & Buffalo interurban; abandoned 1931
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Erie Canal
Abandoned

Road 303 Stony Creek Bridge (Glenn County, California)
Built unknown year, Bypassed in 1981 and abandoned.
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Stony Creek
Abandoned