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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.


Van Pelt Bridge (Shelby County, Indiana)
Built in 1900 by the New Castle Bridge Company of New Castle, Indiana;replaced 1996
Lost Pratt 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

Vandalia Bridge(Old) (Fayette County, Illinois)
Built 1921, replacing an earlier covered bridge; replaced 1962 with modern bridge
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Kaskaskia River on US 51 and US 40 in Vandalia
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
Lost through truss bridge over Slippery Rock Creek on Vangorders Mill Road
Replaced by a new bridge

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

Verdigris River-Altoona Bridge (Wilson County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Verdigris River on a local road, 0.5 mi. south and 0.8 mi. west of Altoona
Lost

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
Lost Pratt 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 Boulevard Overpass (Queens County, New York)
(Main design: Through truss)
Removed ca. 1980s
Lost through truss bridge over Long Island RR on Vernon Boulevard
Removed

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

Versailles Plank Road Bridge (Erie County, New York)
Abandoned 1960, rehabilitated and opened to pedestrians 1995
Pratt through truss bridge over Eighteenmile Creek
Open to pedestrians only

Veterans Memorial Bridge (Blue Earth County, Minnesota)
Built 1879-1880; Pedestrian walkways added 1897; Replaced 1917 & Relocated
Lost Pratt/Whipple through truss bridge over Minnesota River on Main Street
Replaced by a new 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

Viaduct Road Bridge (Sullivan County, New York)
Built 1899; rehabilitated 1983; replaced 2007
Pony truss bridge over East Branch Callicoon Creek on Viaduct Road
Replaced by a new bridge

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

Victor Creamery Bridge (Iowa County, Iowa)
Filled in ca. 1918
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Filled-in Segment of Big Bear Creek on Road
Replaced by a 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

Vilano Beach Bridge (Old) (St. Johns County, Florida)
Built 1949; Replaced 1995; East approach remains as a pier.
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Tolomato River on State Route A1A Coastal Highway
Replaced by a new bridge

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

Vine Street Bridge-Waynetown (Montgomery County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1885 by the Smith Bridge Company; Replaced 1972
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over East Fork Coal Creek on Vine Street
Replaced by new bridge

Vine Street Pedestrian Walkway Bridge (Forsyth County, North Carolina)
Built 1936
Truss bridge over Vine Street on a pedestrian walkway in Winston-Salem
Open to pedestrians only

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

Virginia Creeper Trail - Beaverdam Creek Bridge (Washington County, Virginia)
Through truss bridge over Beaverdam Creek on Virginia Creeper Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Visalia - Kaweah River Bridge (Tulare County, California)
Built 1909
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)
Built or Relocated Here in 1907
Pratt through truss bridge over Big Fork River on Voyageur Trail/Blue Ox Trail
Open to pedestrians

VRR - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1880 ; replaced 1911
Pratt through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Valley Railroad
No longer exists

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, taken over by successor companies and Capitol Transit, which merged with WMATA; abandoned 1962 or before
Pratt deck truss bridge over Foundry Branch on The Washington and Great Falls Electric Railway
Derelict/abandoned; owned by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

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

W&LE - Zoar Bridge (Tuscarawas County, Ohio)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Tuscarawas River & Ohio & Erie Canal on Wheeling & Lake Erie (1850-1949)
No longer exists

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 - Half Acre Bridge (Old) (Christian County, Illinois)
Built 1888; Replaced 1914
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over S FK SANGAMON RIVER on Railroad
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 downstream from the highway bridge.

Wabash - St. Louis Bridge (Old) (Macon County, Illinois)
Lost Pratt Deck truss bridge over Sangamon River on Wabash Railroad
No longer exists; Replaced by new 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 Cannon Ball Bridge (Lawrence County, Illinois)
Built 1906 for the Big Four Railroad, later New York Central RR, abandoned in 1965. In 1968 a local farmer bought it and reopened it as a roadway bridge.
Through truss bridge over Wabash River on TR 257 northeast of St. Francisville
Open to one-lane traffic, with a tollbooth in St. Francisville

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 - Big Creek Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)
Built 1905
Through truss bridge over Big Creek on Wabash Road (CR 350 West)
Open to traffic

Wabash Road Bridge (Wabash County, Indiana)
Built 1871; 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)
Original bridge built 1902; Rebuilt 19??, 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 Wabash 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 (Montpelier, 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

WACR - Winooski River Bridge (Montpelier, West) (Washington County, Vermont)
Built 1903; one span collapsed into river during 1992 flood and was put back on piers.
Pratt through truss bridge over Winooski River on Washington County Railroad
Open, but not currently in use

Wades Creek NE 1150 road (Henry County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge over Wades Creek on NW 1150 road
Replaced by new bridge

Wagon Ford Bridge (Sangamon County, Illinois)
Built 1900, closed to traffic 2010
Pony truss bridge over Lick Creek on TR 176
Closed to traffic in Summer 2010, now abandoned

Wagon Trail Road Bridge (Amherst County, Virginia)
Built 1915 by the Champion Bridge Co.
Pony truss bridge over Horsleys Creek on Wagon Trail Road
Removed but not replaced

Wagon Wheel Bridge (Boone County, Iowa)
(Main design: Pennsylvania through truss)
Built 1909; closed to vehicle traffic in 2008 due to flood damage on an approach span; center pier damaged by ice on February 22, 2016 with one span collapsing on March 10, 2016. Remaining spans demolished December 2, 2016.
Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on 200th Street west of Boone
Remaining spans demolished December 2, 2016

Wahoo Creek Bridge (Saunders County, Nebraska)
Built 1945
Pony truss bridge over Wahoo Creek on CR J/School Street, .1 mi. west of Weston
Open to traffic

Wahoo Creek Bridge (Old) (Saunders County, Nebraska)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wahoo Creek on H
Replaced by a new bridge

Wakefield Bridge (Older) (Clay County, Kansas)
Built 1886; Destroyed 1935
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Republican River on Kansas Highway 82
Destroyed by flooding

Wakenda Creek CR 621 Bridge (Carroll County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1920
Pratt pony truss bridge over Wakenda Creek on CR 621
Closed to all traffic

Waldo Road Bridge (Yuba County, California)
Built 1901
Through truss bridge over Dry Creek on Waldo Road in Spenceville Wildlife Area
Open and crossed, May 2010, after temporary closure in February 2009 due to deteriorating condition.

Waldrip Bridge (Coleman County, Texas)
Built 1911
Through truss bridge over Colorado River on CR 220
Rehabilitated in 2011 and now open for traffic.

Walker Bridge (Itawamba County, Mississippi)
Built 1923
Through truss bridge over Tombigbee River on Boat Ramp Road
Open to traffic

Walker Street Bridge (Middlesex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1910; rehabilitated 1994
Pony truss bridge over BMRR on Walker Street in Lowell
Open to traffic

Walkersville Bridge (Shelby County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1930
Pony truss bridge over Salt River on CR 345
Open to traffic

Walkway Bridge (Kane County, Illinois)
Built 1906?
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Main Street on Walkway
Removed but not replaced

Wall Ave. Bridge (Weber County, Utah)
Relocated 1925 from Washington Street. Replaced by a new bridge.
Replaced, unknown year

Wallace McAllister Bridge (Marinette County, Wisconsin)
Appears to have been built for the Wisconsin & Michigan Railway
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Menominee River on CR JJ
Replaced by a new bridge

Wallace Road Bridge (Lawrence County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1892
Pony truss bridge over Little Beaver Creek on Wallace Road in New Beaver
Open to traffic

Wallace Thompson Road Bridge (Marshall County, Tennessee)
Built 1902 by the Champion Bridge Company, Wilmington, Ohio
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Big Rock Creek on Wallace Thompson Road in Northern Marshall County
Replaced by new bridge

Wallings Bridge (Monmouth County, New Jersey)
Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge


Wallkill Valley Rail Trail - Rosendale Trestle (Ulster County, New York)
Built 1895; closed to traffic in 1977; Rehabilitated and reopened to pedestrians 2013
Deck truss bridge over Rondout Creek and Main Street on Railroad
Open to pedestrians

Walns Mill Road Bridge (Monmouth County, New Jersey)
Built 1885; Timber Piles Added 1948
Pony truss with Phoenix Columns over Crosswicks Creek on Walns Mill Road
Open to traffic

Walnut Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Iowa)
Built 1921
Through truss bridge over Walnut Creek on 230 Street
Open to traffic

Walnut Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Iowa)
Built 1954
Through truss bridge over Walnut Creek on 210 Street (210 St)
Open to traffic

Walnut Creek Bridge (McClain County, Oklahoma)
Built 1927; rehabilitated 1941
Through truss bridge over Walnut Creek on N3095 (old OK 24) in Washington
Open to traffic

Walnut Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Iowa)
Built 1951
Through truss bridge over Walnut Creek on 240 Street
Intact but closed to all traffic

Walnut Creek Bridge (Brown County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1930
Pony truss bridge over Walnut Creek, 0.3 mi. south and 4.1 mi. west of Hiawatha
Open to traffic

Walnut Creek Bridge (Knox County, Illinois)
Pony truss bridge over Walnut Creek on CR1700E
Open to traffic

Walnut Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Abandoned bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Walnut Creek on 951 st
Abandoned

Walnut Creek Bridge (Fremont County, Iowa)
Built 1900
Pratt through truss bridge over Walnut Creek on 357 Avenue
Intact but closed to all traffic

Walnut Creek Bridge (Knox County, Illinois)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Walnut Creek


Walnut Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss bridge over Walnut Creek, 5.5 mi. west of Schroyer
Open to traffic