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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.


UP - Twin Cities Bridge (Sutter County, California)
Built 1907; Road trusses removed ca. 1955 due to flooding damage.
Pin connected Pratt through truss bridge over Feather River on railroad trail
Open to pedestrians

UP - Verdi Bridge (Washoe County, Nevada)
Pratt Deck truss bridge over Truckee River on Union Pacific west of Reno
Pratt Deck truss bridge over Truckee River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Weber River Bridges No. 2 (Morgan County, Utah)
Pratt through truss bridges over Weber River on Railroad (UP)
Open to traffic

UP -Garcitas Creek Bridge (Victoria County, Texas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Garcitas Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP/NP - Gauntlet Bridge (Yakima County, Washington)
Built 1922
Through truss bridge over Yakima River on Union Pacific Railroad/ Northern Pacific Railroad
Currently abandonded

Upland Trail - Commerce Street Overpass (Montgomery County, Tennessee)
Built ca. 1950
Through truss bridge over Commerce Street on Pedestrian Trail
Open to traffic

Upper Bluffton Bridge (Winneshiek County, Iowa)
Built 1878 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.; rehabilitated in 2001; closed to traffic in 2009; queenpost span now private property, through truss span is gone
Through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on W. Ravine Road
Queenpost span is relocated to a nearby property to be used as a driveway; through truss span was scrapped.

Upper Hurricane Creek Private Bridge (Madison County, Alabama)
Pony truss bridge over Upper Hurricane Creek on Private Road
Closed to public

Upper Keeseville Bridge (Essex County, New York)
Built 1878 by Murray, Dougal & Co. of Milton, PA; Closed 2008
Pin connected Pratt through truss bridge over AuSable River on River Street in Keeseville
Closed to all traffic

Upper Main Street Bridge (Monmouth County, New Jersey)
Pratt pony truss bridge over McGllairds Brook on Main Street


Upper Salt Fork Bridge (Champaign County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1900, replaced 1992
Through truss bridge over Upper Salt Fork Drainage Ditch on TR 159
Replaced by a new bridge

Upper Selah Bridge (1st) (Yakima County, Washington)
Built 1905; Replaced 1907
Bridge over Yakima River conecting East Selah and Yakima Canyon to Yakima
Replaced by a new bridge

Upper Selah Bridge (2nd) (Yakima County, Washington)
Built 1907; Replaced 1947
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Yakima River on 4th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Upper Soldier Ditch Bridge (Monona County, Iowa)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built ca. 1910
Through truss bridge over Upper Soldier Ditch on 210th Street
Derelict/abandoned

Upton Bridge (Amador County, California)
Built unknown year.
Pratt pony truss bridge over South Fork Consumnes River on Upton Road
Open to traffic with "private agricultural road" signs.

Uravan Bridge (Montrose County, Colorado)
Built 1886
Wrought-iron through truss bridge over San Miguel River near Uravan
Open to Pedestrians

Urbana Bridge (Benton County, Iowa)
Built 187X; Replaced 1969
Lost pratt through trusa bridge over Cedar River on 31st Avenue Trail
No longer exists; supports still stand

Urbania Road Bridge (Fayette County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1909
Pony truss bridge over Georges Creek on Urbania Road
Open to traffic

URR - Carrie Furnace Hot Metal Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
(Main design: Pennsylvania through truss)
Built 1900
Abandoned Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Monongahela River on former railroad
Abandoned

US 9W - Popolopen Creek Bridge (Orange County, New York)
Built 1937; rehabilitated 1992
Deck truss bridge over Popolopen Creek on US 9W in West Point
Open to traffic

US20 Boone River Bridge (Old) (Hamilton County, Iowa)
Built 1878-9; Struck 1949; Replaced 1950
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Boone River on US 20 (East 2nd Street)
Destroyed by collision

US27 Cumberland River Bridge (Old) (Pulaski County, Kentucky)
(Main design: Parker through truss)
Built ca. 1927, replaced 1950
Lost Through truss bridge over Cumberland River on US 27 at Burnside
Replaced by a new bridge

US29 Broad River Bridge (Cherokee County, South Carolina)
Built 1932, replaced 2007
Lost four span Pratt through truss bridge over Broad River on US 29
No longer exists

US30 Medicine Bow Bridge (Carbon County, Wyoming)
Built 1912; replaced
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Medicine Bow on US-30
Replaced by a new bridge

US40 Flatrock River Bridge (Old) (Henry County, Indiana)
Built 1908; Replaced ca. 1944
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Flatrock River on US-40
Replaced by a new bridge

US50 Cheat River Bridge (Preston County, West Virginia)
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1987
Three-span through truss bridge over Cheat River on US 50
Open to traffic

US52 Running Slough Bridge (Jackson County, Iowa)
Built 1933; rehabilitated 1985
Through truss bridge over Running Slough (Mississippi River Overflow) on US 52/IA 64 in Sabula
Open to traffic

US61 Buckeye Creek Bridge (Cape Girardeau County, Missouri)
Built 1922; replaced April 2010
Lost pony truss bridge over Buckeye Creek on US 61
Replaced by a new bridge

US61 Establishment Creek Bridge (Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri)
Built 1931; replaced 2009
Lost two-span through truss bridge over Establishment Creek on US 61, south of Bloomsdale
No longer exists

US61 Iowa River Bridge (Old) (Louisa County, Iowa)
Built sometime betwixt 1928-1931 (According to the IADOT), Replaced 1980
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on US 61
Replaced by a new bridge

US61 River Aux Vases Bridge (Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri)
Built 1925; replaced July 2004
Lost through truss bridge over River Aux Vases between Ste. Genevieve and St. Mary
Replaced by a new bridge

US67 St. Francis River Bridge (Wayne County, Missouri)
Built 1909; Modified for road use 1931; Replaced 1941 and put into storage; Relocated 1944
Lost through truss railroad bridge at Old Greenville over St. Francis River
Removed and relocated

UTC - Fall Creek Bridge (Madison County, Indiana)
Built in 1908; Line abandoned and bridge probably removed 1944
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Fall Creek on Former Interurban route
Removed

UTC - Wabash River Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
Built 1905; Removed in the 1930s
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wabash River on Formerly Indiana Railroad Traction(nee Indiana Union Traction)
Removed

Uva Bridge (Platte County, Wyoming)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Laramie River on N Wheatland Highway
Replaced by a new bridge

Vail Road Bridge (Knox County, Ohio)
Built by the Cincinnati Bridge Co.
Lost through truss bridge over Kokosing River on Vail Road (TR 411)
No longer exists

Valley Creek Bridge (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1882; rehabilitated ca. 1950
Pony truss bridge over Valley Creek on Mill Road (TR 540) in Chesterbrook (Tredyffrin Twp)
Open to traffic

Valley Creek Bridge (Dallas County, Alabama)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Valley Creek on unknown in Selma
Abandoned

Valley Crossroad Bridge (McKean County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1888
Through truss bridge over Potato Creek on TR 385 (Farmers Valley Road)
Closed

Valley Mill Bridge (Berkshire County, Massachusetts)
Built 1983; replaced a previous bridge
Pony truss bridge over Housatonic River on Valley Street in Lenox
Open

Valley Road Bridge (Macoupin County, Illinois)
Through truss bridge over Macoupin Creek on Valley Road (TR 170) near Beaver Dam State Park
Open to one-lane traffic

Valley Road Bridge (Hunterdon County, New Jersey)
Built 1900; rehabilitated 1926, modernized and widened to two lanes 2010
Pony truss bridge over Musconetcong River on Valley Road
Open to traffic

Valley View Road Bridge (Harrison County, Indiana)
Built 1899; bypassed and converted to pedestrian bridge in 2012
Through truss bridge over Big Indian Creek on Valley View Road
Open to pedestrians only

Valleyview Trail Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Built 1911
Through truss bridge over Middle River on Valleyview Trail
In the process of being moved to the city of Winterest to serve as part of a trail over the Cedar Lake spillway.

Van Alstyne Bridge (Grayson County, Texas)
Built 1886
Pratt through truss bridge over small stream on trail
Restored and relocated to park

Van Buren Creek Bridge CR 1300 N (Clay County, Indiana)
Built c 1900
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Van Buren Creek on CR 1300 N
Replaced by a new bridge

Van Buren Street Footbridge (Missoula County, Montana)
Built 1892 on Higgins Ave, moved to Van Buren Street in 1908, converted to pedestrian use in 1975, and rehabilitated in 2004.
Bridge over Clark Fork River on Van Buren Street (Old Van Buren Street Pedestrian Walkway)
Open to pedestrians

Van Buren Street Viaduct (Cook County, Illinois)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Chicago Union Station on Van Buren Street
Removed

Van Horn Bridge (Warren County, Indiana)
Built 1898, rehabilitated in 1974
Lost Pony truss bridge over Mud Pine Creek on CR 1050 North
Replaced by new bridge

Van Pelt Bridge (Shelby County, Indiana)
Built in 1900 by the New Castle Bridge Company of New Castle, Indiana;replaced 1996
Lost through truss bridge over Conns Creek on River Road
Replaced by new bridge

Van Voast Avenue bridge (Campbell County, Kentucky)
Built for Students to Cross over to the Old Bellevue School
Pratt through truss bridge over CSX Railroad on Pedestrian Path
Open to pedestrians

Van Voorhis Bridge (Washington County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1916
Through truss bridge over Pigeon Creek on TR 581
Replaced by a new bridge

Vandalia Bridge (Vigo County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Wabash River on former Big Four Railroad in Terre Haute
Replaced by new bridge

Vanduser Bridge (Stoddard County, Missouri)
Built 1950-51
Through truss bridge over Spoil Bank on Route DD, west of Vanduser
Open to two-lane traffic

Vangorders Mill Road Bridge (Lawrence County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1891; rehabilitated 1954
Through truss bridge over Slippery Rock Creek on Vangorders Mill Road
Open to traffic

Vannatti Ditch Bridge (Lake County, Indiana)
Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Vannatti Ditch on Driveway
Open to traffic

Varney Bridge (Madison County, Montana)
Built 1897; rehabilitated 2000
Through truss bridge over Madison River on MT 249
Open to traffic

Veale Creek CR 300 E (Daviess County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1900
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Veale Creek on CR 300 E
Replaced by a new bridge

Veenker Memorial Golf Course Pony Truss (Story County, Iowa)
Built 1938
Pony truss bridge over Squaw Creek on Golf Cart Path
Open to pedestrians

Venango Veterans Memorial Bridge (Crawford County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1893 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over French Creek on PA 1002 in Venango
Demolished, no replacement planned.

Verdigris River Bridge (Greenwood County, Kansas)
Built pre-1900.
Pratt through truss bridge over Verdigris River, 3.0 mi. east and 1.5 mi. south of Madison
Open to traffic

Vermilion River Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Abandoned 8-panel Pratt through truss bridge over Vermilion River on private property just south of Oglesby
Abandoned, but intact

Vermilion River Private Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Pratt deck truss bridge over Vermilion River on Private Industrial Road
Open to traffic

Vermillion Bridge (Clark County, Missouri)
Built 1899
Abandoned through truss bridge over Fox River on CR 184
Bridge has been removed, does not appear likely to be replaced.

Vermillion River Sandy Ford Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Built 1959
Through truss bridge over Vermilion River on N 18th Rd 4 mi E of Leonore
Open to traffic

Vermont Lane Bridge (Ralls County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1905, probably by Stupp Brothers
Pony truss bridge over Spencer Creek on Vermont Lane just west of Route P
Open to traffic

Vernon Bridge (Howard County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Turkey River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Vernon Fork US 31 Bridge (Jackson County, Indiana)
Built 1923
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Vernon Fork Muscatatuck River on US 31
Replaced by a new bridge

Verona-Caney Bridge (Marshall County, Tennessee)
Collapsed by overweight 18-wheeler.. span on south end collapsed under the weight into the river.. rest of bridge later demolished
Lost 4 span Pratt pony through truss bridge over Duck River on Verona-Caney Road in Northern Marshall County
Collapsed under overweight 18-wheeler, and replaced with a concrete deck bridge

Veterans Park Bridge (Carroll County, Iowa)
Built 1913 at Quail Avenue Moved to Carroll Veterans Park in 2003
Pony truss bridge over a field stream on Quail Avenue
Moved to Carroll Veterans Park

Victor Bridge (Ravalli County, Montana)
Built 1907; replaced 2000
Lost through truss bridge over Bitterroot River on CR 404, just east of Victor
Replaced by new bridge

Victoria Pedestrian Bridge (Ward County, North Dakota)
Built 2004 by Eagle Bridge Inc.
Pratt pony truss pedestrian bridge over Mouse River in Minot
Open to pedestrians

Village Creek Bridge (Wapello County, Iowa)
Built 1946; replaced 2015
Lost through truss bridge over Village Creek on a local road
Replaced by a new bridge

Village Creek Bridge (Fayette County, Indiana)
Built in 1888 by the Massillon Bridge Company; replaced in 1987.
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Village Creek on Village Creek Road (CR 150S)
Replaced by new bridge

Vine Street Bridge (Butler County, Missouri)
Built 1883, replacing an earlier wooden toll bridge built by Daniel Kitchen in 1868 which had collapsed. Closed to traffic in 1968 because of poor condition, and soon replaced by a new concrete bridge at the same location
Lost through truss over Black River on Vine Street in Poplar Bluff
No trace of old bridge visible

Vine Street Bridge (Wapello County, Iowa)
Built 1898; Removed 1980
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Vine Street
Removed but not replaced

Vinegar Hill Road Bridge (Baltimore County, Maryland)
Built 1894; rehabilitated 2000
Through truss bridge over Little Gunpowder Falls on Vinegar Hill Road in Kingsville
Open to traffic

Virgil Gilman Trail - Fox River Bridge (Kane County, Illinois)
Built 1897
Through truss bridge over Fox River in Aurora on Virgil GilmanTrail (former EJ&E Ry)
Pedestrian/Bike traffic only

Visalia - Kaweah River Bridge (Tulare County, California)
Built 1908
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Kaweah River on Visalia Electric Railroad
Removed

Vole Drive Bridge (Newton County, Missouri)
Originally built 1886 at Redings Mill by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co., then relocated here in 1932. Replaced by a new bridge in 1993.
Lost through truss bridge over Clear Creek on Vole Drive (CR 312) east of Ritchie
Replaced by a modern stringer bridge

Votaw Bridge (St. Louis County, Missouri)
(Main design: Camelback through truss)
Built in 1900; removed in 1933
Lost two-span through truss bridge over the Meramec River on the former old U. S. Highway 66 entrance to Times Beach
Replaced by the current Meramec River U. S. 66 bridge

Voyageur Trail/Blue Ox Trail - Big Fork River Bridge (Koochiching County, Minnesota)
Pratt through truss bridge over Big Fork River on Voyageur Trail/Blue Ox Trail
Open to pedestrians

Vulcan Creek MO 49 Bridge (Iron County, Missouri)
Built 1924
Pony truss on MO 49 over Vulcan Creek at the intersection with Route BB at Vulcan
Open to two-lane traffic

W&GF - Foundry Branch Bridge (Washington, District of Columbia)
Built 1895 for the The Washington and Great Falls Electric Railway
Pratt deck truss bridge over Foundry Branch on The Washington and Great Falls Electric Railway
Derelict/abandoned

W&LE - Maumee River Swing Bridge (Lucas County, Ohio)
Pratt through truss bridge over Maumee River on Wheeling & Lake Erie RR
Open to traffic

W. Leopold Circle Road Bridge (Perry County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1900 by the Vincennes Bridge Company of Vincennes, Indiana
Pratt through truss bridge over Oil Creek on W Leopold Circle Road (which is now a private driveway).
Used on a private driveway

Wabash & Erie Canal Bridge CR 1300 S (Clay County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1905;Replaced 1988
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Wabash & Erie Canal on CR 1300 S
Replaced by a new bridge

Wabash - Horse Creek Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Original 518' pile trestle at this location built 1883-1884; replaced 1903 with this bridge
Pratt Through truss bridge over Horse Creek on Abandoned Wabash Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

Wabash - Meredosia Bridge (Morgan County, Illinois)
Built 1857 (estimated), last train crossed tracks in 1955, dismantled after a new railroad bridge in Valley City opened but one pier still survives
Lost through truss swing bridge over Illinois River on railroad
Was located just downstream from the highway bridge.

Wabash - Valley City Bridge (Old) (Scott County, Illinois)
Original bridge at this location built 1880, original spans replaced 1920/21; replaced by a new bridge 1959
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Illinois River on former Wabash Railroad in Valley City
Replaced by new bridge just down stream from the original.

Wabash Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1930
Bascule bridge over Main Branch Chicago River on Wabash Avenue in Chicago
Open to traffic

Wabash Bridge (Marion County, Missouri)
Built 1872; Drawpsan replaced 1883; Replaced in 1993
Same Bridge. Lift span was the only thing replaced in 1993
Swing span replaced around 1993 with current lift span.

Wabash Des Moines River Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Built 1882 for the Wabash Railroad; rehabilitated for vehicular traffic
Three-span through truss bridge over Des Moines River on 216th Place; south approach rebuilt 1943 with I-beam stringers
Open to pedestrians only

Wabash Railroad Bridge #516 (old bridge) (Carroll County, Missouri)
Original bridge at this location built 1868; rebuilt 1903 with this bridge; this bridge replaced at an unknown date
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wakenda Creek on Wabash, later N&W Railway
Replaced by new bridge

Wabash River Branch CR 325E Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1905
Lost Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Branch of Wabash River on County Road 325 East
Replaced by a new bridge

Wabash Road Bridge (Wabash County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1870, removed sometime around 1990
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Eel River on Wabash Road
Replaced by new bridge

Wabash Trace Nature Trail - Silver Creek Bridge (Mills County, Iowa)
Built 1902; Abandoned 1984; Converted to trail ?
Through truss bridge over Silver Creek on Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Wabash/NS Overpass (Lucas County, Ohio)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Norfolk Southern Railway on Railroad
Removed

WACR - North Branch Winooski River Bridge (Washington County, Vermont)
Built 1909 by the American Bridge Co.
Pin connected Pratt through truss bridge on Washington County Railroad
Open, but not currently in use

WACR - Winooski River Bridge (Montpleier, East) (Washington County, Vermont)
Built 1902 by the American Bridge Co
Pin connected Pratt through truss bridge on Washington County Railroad
Open, but not currently in use