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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.


Broadway Bridge (Old) (New York County, New York)
Built 1905; Replaced December 24th, 1960
Lost Pratt through truss swing bridge over Harlem River on Broadway (US 9) & IRT West Side Line
Replaced by a new bridge

Broadway Bridge (Older) (New York County, New York)
Built 1895; Replaced 1905
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Harlem River on Broadway
Replaced by a new bridge but relocated, becoming the Universiy Heights Bridge

Broadway Street Bridge (Old) (Linn County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Broadway Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Broadway Truss Bridge (Bonneville County, Idaho)
Built 1907, Replaced and relocated to Johns Hole in 1928
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Snake River on Broadway Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Brokenstraw Creek Bridge (Warren County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1889
Through truss bridge over Brokenstraw Creek on PA 3012 (Cemetery Road)
Closed to all traffic

Bronx River Long Truss (Bronx County, New York)
Built 1853; Replaced 1912
Lost Col. Stephen H. Long-patented Pratt pony truss bridge over Bronx River on 242nd Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Brooklyn Bridge (Mercer County, Kentucky)
Built 1871, collapsed on November 20, 1953, replaced in 1955
Lost Through truss bridge over Kentucky River on US 68 west of Wilmore
Replaced by new bridge

Brooks Avenue - RR Overpass (Monroe County, New York)
(Main design: Steel arch)
Lost Deck arch bridge over Railroad on Brooks Avenue
Removed but not replaced?

Brooks Bridge (Martin County, Indiana)
Built 1894; rehabilitated 1988, 2009
Through truss bridge over East Fork White River on CR 300 South
Rehabilitated and open to traffic.

Brooks Creek CR 50S Bridge (Jay County, Indiana)
Built 1892; replaced 1992
Lost through truss bridge over Brooks Creek on County Road 50 South
Replaced by new bridge

Brookside Bridge (Cape Girardeau County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1930; replaced and relocated 2006
Pony truss bridge formerly over a branch of Horrell Creek on CR 439 near the end of Route FF west of Fruitland
Relocated and awaiting reconstruction

Brookside Bridge (Harlan County, Kentucky)
Built 1918; Collapsed 1978; Replaced 1979
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Clover Fork Cumberland River on KY 38
Collapsed

Brookville Road Bridge (Butler County, Ohio)
Replaced 1996
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Indian Creek on Brookville Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Brower Road Bridge (Preble County, Ohio)
Built 1931 by the Brookville Bridge Co. of Brookville, Oh.
Through truss bridge over Seven Mile Creek on TR 333
Open to traffic

Brown Bridge (Montgomery County, Indiana)
Built 1913; replaced 1991
Lost through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on CR 175 E
Replaced by new bridge

Brown Memorial Park Bridge No. 1 (Dickinson County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1920
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Turkey Creek in Brown Memorial Park
Closed to all traffic

Brown Memorial Park Bridge No. 2 (Dickinson County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1900
Bedstead pony truss bridge over a branch of Turkey Creek in Brown Memorial Park
Open to traffic

Brown Road Bridge (Delaware County, Ohio)
Built 1913 by Bellefontaine Bridge & Steel
Through truss bridge over Bokes Creek on TR 176
Replaced by a new bridge

Brown Station Way Pedestrian Bridge (Clark County, Indiana)
Built 1950's
Through truss bridge over Brown Station Way (old SR 62) on Pedestrian Trail
Open to traffic

Browning-McKenneysburg Road Bridge (Pendleton County, Kentucky)
Main span built 1892; damaged by flooding 1997, replaced 1998
Through truss bridge over Licking River on Browning-McKinneysburg Road (CR 1117)
Gone

Browns Bridge (Wabash County, Illinois)
Built 1922; rehabilitated 1956, replaced 2007
Lost through truss bridge over Bonpas Creek on Browns Road (Old IL 1) in Browns
No longer exists

Browns Bridge (Murray County, Georgia)
Built 1890, replaced 1975
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Conasauga River on Airport Road
Replaced by new bridge

Browns Bridge (Clinton County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Sugar Creek on Charlotte No. 1
Replaced by a new bridge

Browns Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Alabama)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Browns Creek on Manchester-Guntersville Rd
No longer exists

Bruce Harned Bridge (Bullitt County, Kentucky)
Pratt pony truss bridge
Open to pedestrians

Bruel Street-Carpenter Creek Bridge (Jasper County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1890; replaced 1992
Lost pony truss bridge over Carpenter Creek on Bruel Street
Replaced by new bridge

Bruner Creek Bridge CR 520 S (Dubois County, Indiana)
Built 1907
Pony truss bridge over Bruner Creek on CR 520 S
Abandoned

Bruns' Bridge (Franklin County, Missouri)
Built 1888 by the King Iron Bridge Co.; bypassed by new bridge in 1993, destroyed by flooding on May 1st, 2017.
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Meramec River on Mill Hill Road south of Moselle
Lost

Brush Creek Bridge (Polk County, Missouri)
Built 1908 by the Marcus Bridge & Iron Works
Pony truss bridge over Brush Creek on 310th Road, northwest of Humansville
Open to traffic

Brush Creek Bridge (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1937
Through truss bridge over Brush Creek on PA 993 in Trafford
Gone

Brush Creek Bridge (Lincoln County, Oklahoma)
Built 1907
Pony truss bridge over Brush Creek on E0760 Rd.
Open to traffic

Brush Creek Bridge (Payne County, Oklahoma)
Built 1927
Pony truss bridge over Brush Creek on N3420
Open to traffic

Brush Creek Bridge (Sangamon County, Illinois)
Built 1928, probably moved here in 1956
Through truss bridge over Brush Creek on TR 355, 3.5 mi. north of Pawnee
Open to traffic

Brush Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Iowa)
Quarry closed the old road. Bridge sits unused.
Pratt through truss bridge over Brush Creek on Private Road?
Abandoned

Brush Creek CR 48 (Arion Rd.) Bridge (Scioto County, Ohio)
Built 1944
Lost Through truss bridge over Brush Creek on CR 48
Replaced by concrete span

Brush Run Bridge (Washington County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1913 by Penn Bridge Co.
Pony truss bridge over Brush Run on PA 4061
Open to traffic

Brushy Creek Bridge (Williamson County, Texas)
Built 1930
Through truss bridge over Brushy Creek on CR 434
Open to traffic

Brushy Creek Bridge (Guthrie County, Iowa)
Built 1976
Through truss bridge over Brushy Creek on Kopeck Avenue
Open to traffic

Brushy Creek Bridge (Guthrie County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1910, collapsed April 11, 2014, due to overweight agricultural machinery passing over bridge.
Lost pony truss bridge over Brushy Creek on Oak Avenue
Collapsed

Brushy Creek Bridge (Guthrie County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss bridge over Brushy Creek on Juniper Avenue
Closed to thru traffic; privately owned

Brushy Creek Bridge (Milam County, Texas)
Built 1911; replaced 2000
Lost pin-connected Pratt through truss bridge over Brushy Creek on CR 398
Replaced by new bridge

Brushy Creek Old US 36 Bridge (Caldwell County, Missouri)
Built 1922
Pony truss bridge over Brushy Creek on Old US 36
Open to traffic

Brushy Fork Creek Bridge (Carroll County, Iowa)
Built 1951; rehabilitated 1986
Through truss bridge over Brushy Fork Creek on Quartz Avenue
Open to traffic

Bryan Bridge (Cherry County, Nebraska)
Built 1931-32 by the Yant Construction Co.; rehabilitated 1997
Deck truss bridge over Niobrara River on Old US 20
Open to traffic

Bucher Ditch Base Road Bridge (Greene County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1920; rehabilitated 1984
Pony truss bridge over Bucher Ditch on Base Road
Open to traffic

Buck Branch CR 318 Bridge (Saline County, Missouri)
Built 1901 by Stupp Brothers
Pony truss bridge over Buck Branch on CR 318
Open to traffic

Buck Creek Bedstead (Henry County, Indiana)
Original date and location unknown, later moved to farm field.
Abandoned bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Buck Creek
Abandoned

Buck Creek Bridge (Greene County, Indiana)
Built 1905
Pony truss bridge over Buck Creek on CR 100 South
Open to traffic

Buck Creek Bridge (Atoka County, Oklahoma)
Built 1926
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Buck Creek on E1710
Replaced by a new bridge

Buck Creek Bridge (Washington County, Oklahoma)
Built 1915
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Buck Creek on N4030 Rd. This is a long bridge. 5 panels, rare for a Bedstead in Oklahoma.
Bypassed with a new bridge on a straightened alignment.

Buck Creek CR 875W Bridge (Shelby County, Indiana)
Built in 1889 by the King Bridge Company
Through truss bridge over Buck Creek on CR 875 West
Closed as of 01/14/2011

Buck Creek-CR 500W Bridge (Hancock County, Indiana)
Built ca.1903; replaced 1992
Lost pony truss bridge over Buck Creek on CR 500 W
Replaced by new bridge

Buck Creek-St. John's Church Road Bridge (Harrison County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1900
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Buck Creek on St. John's Church Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Buck Creek-Union Chapel Road Bridge (Harrison County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1900
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Buck Creek on Union Chapel Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Buck Horn Bridge (Lewis County, Missouri)
Built 1894 by the St. Louis Bridge & Iron Co.; Demolished 2016
Through truss bridge over Middle Fabius River on Hawthorn Street (CR 508)
Replaced by a new UCEB bridge, Fall 2016, new bridge opened Nov 2016

Buck Run Rd (Union County, Ohio)
Built 1923
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Big Darby Creek on Buck Run Rd
Replaced by a new bridge

Buck Run Road Covered Bridge 35-80-62 (Union County, Ohio)
Built 2006
Pratt through truss bridge over Big Darby Creek on Buck Run Road
Open to all traffic

Buckeye Creek Bridge (Chase County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss bridge over Buckeye Creek on a local road
Intact but closed to all traffic

Buckeye Truss Bridge (Pocahontas County, West Virginia)
Built 1909, Replaced 2014
Demolished through truss bridge over Greenbrier River on CR 219/15
Replaced by a new bridge

Buckhart Creek CR 375S Bridge (Johnson County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1905
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Buckhart Creek on County Road 375 South
Replaced by a new bridge

Bucklick School Road Bridge (Franklin County, Missouri)
Built 1910 by Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co.; rehabilitated 1996
Pony truss bridge over Bucklick Creek on Bucklick School Road
Open to one-lane traffic

Bucks Branch Bridge (Greene County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1890, possibly moved to this location at a later date.
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Bucks Branch
Derelict/abandoned

Bucks Road Bridge Bedminster Township PA (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1890
Pony truss bridge over East Branch Perkiomen Creek on Bucks Road Bedminster Twp. PA
Open to traffic

Buddy Ferrell Bridge (Colbert County, Alabama)
Built 1940
Through truss bridge over Bear Creek on Buddy Durham Rd
Open to traffic - Weight limit: 3 tons

Buena Vista Ford Bridge (Smith County, Tennessee)
Built 1907, new bridge built 1985, pony truss relocated to Loudon County, Loudon City Legion Park 1986.
Pratt pony truss bridge over Round Lick Creek on McClanahan Road
Now open to bicycle-foot traffic in Loudon, Tennessee

Buffalo Creek Bridge (Jewell County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1910; replaced 2011
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Buffalo Creek, 0.6 mi. south and 2.0 mi. east of Randall
Replaced by a new bridge

Buffalo Creek Bridge (Jones County, Iowa)
Through Truss Bridge over Buffalo Creek on State Property
Open to authorized state personnel

Buffalo Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, South Carolina)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Buffalo Creek on Batchler's Trail
Derelict/abandoned

Buffalo Creek Bridge (Jewell County, Kansas)
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Buffalo Creek, 0.5 mi. south and 1.0 mi. east of Randall
Open to traffic

Buffalo Creek-Buffalo Bottoms Rd. Bridge (Washington County, Indiana)
Built 1898 by the Chicago Bridge Co.; replaced 1997
Lost through truss bridge over Buffalo Creek on Buffalo Bottoms Road
Replaced by new bridge

Buffalo Creek-Reynolds Rd. Bridge (Washington County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1890; replaced 1992
Lost pony truss bridge over Buffalo Creek on Reynold Road
Replaced by new bridge

Buffalo River Bridge (Clay County, Minnesota)
Built 1915; Replaced in 2011
5-panel pin-connected Pratt through truss bridge over Buffalo River on CR 91
Replaced by a new bridge

Buffalo Road Bridge (Ray County, Missouri)
Built 1908 by the Kansas City Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Crooked River on Buffalo Road
Open to traffic with a 3 ton weight limit

Buffalo Springs Turnpike Bridge (Amherst County, Virginia)
Built 1937 by the Virginia Bridge Co.
Pony truss bridge over Pedlar River on Buffalo Springs Turnpike (Route 635)
Open to traffic

Bulls Ford Bridge (Wilson County, Kansas)
Built 1916
Lost through truss bridge over Verdigris River on 19-0.4 Local, 2.0 mi. west and 4.0 mi. south of Altoona
Removed but not replaced

Bunker Hill Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1895, dismantled on August 14, 1989
Lost Through truss bridge over Middle Fork Vermilion River on a pedestrian trail
No longer exists

Bunker Mill Bridge (Washington County, Iowa)
Built 1887; M-frame portal bracing was added to the Town Lattice portal bracing in 1909.; closed to traffic in 2003, damaged by arson in 2013, later purchased by private group with plans to restore it.
Pratt through truss bridge over English River on Nutmeg Avenue
Open to pedestrians only

Bureau Creek Branch Bridge (Bureau County, Illinois)
Built 1909
Pony truss bridge over Masters Fork on 2900N Ave, 1 mi. northeast of Van Orin
Replaced by a new bridge

Burg Avenue Bridge (Boone County, Indiana)
Built ca.1895; abandoned for several years and removed
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on Burg Avenue in Mechanicsburg
Removed

Burkhart Bridge (Somerset County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1904 by Nelson & Buchanan
Pony truss bridge over Shaffers Run on PA 2021
Gone as of October 31, 2010

Burkittsville Road Bridge (Frederick County, Maryland)
Built 1934
Through truss bridge over Catoctin Creek on MD 17 (Burkittsville Road)
Open to traffic

Burks Fork Creek Bridge (Floyd County, Virginia)
Built 1932
Pratt Pony truss bridge over Burks Fork Creek on Mt. Hedron Road (Route 626)
Open to traffic

Burlingham Road Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1900
Through truss bridge over Buffalo Creek on Burlingham Road
Open to traffic

Burnett School Road Bridge (Boone County, Missouri)
Built 1909 by Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co., rehabilitated 1993
Through truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Burnett School Road
Intact but closed to all traffic

Burnetts Creek CR 400W Bridge (Carroll County, Indiana)
Built in 1890 by the Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Company
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Burnetts Creek on County Road 400 West
Replaced by a new bridge

Burnsville Bridge (Braxton County, West Virginia)
Built 1893 by the Variety Iron Works of Cleveland, Ohio
Pratt through truss bridge over Little Kanawha River, on Old Bridge Street
Closed to all traffic

Burnt Mill Bridge (Scott County, Tennessee)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built 1920-1921
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge and a half-hip Pratt pony truss (both pin-connected) with wooden decks over Clear Fork River on Scott County Road 276 (Honey Creek Loop Road)
Closed to traffic

Burnt Mill Road Bridge (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1885
Through truss bridge over Conodoguinet Creek on Burnt Mill Road
Open to traffic

Burr Oak Bridge (Clay County, Iowa)
Built 1905 by the Clinton Bridge & Iron Works; relocated here in 1926; rehabilitated in 1943 and 1984; destroyed by tornado in June 2004; replaced in 2005
Lost through truss bridge over Little Sioux River on 495th Street east of US 71
Destroyed by tornado in 2004; Replaced by an UCEB in 2005

Burrville Road Bridge (Mercer County, Ohio)
Built 1912 by the Brookville Bridge Co., replaced 1997
Pony truss bridge over Wabash River on Burrville Road (TR 33)
Replaced by a new bridge

Burt Road Bridge (Hillsdale County, Michigan)
Built 1897; Replaced 1992
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over West Branch St.Joseph of Maumee on Burt Road in Hillsdale
Replaced by new bridge

Burton Road Bridge (Washington County, Idaho)
Built 1910; replaced 1991
Lost through truss bridge over Little Weiser River on Burton Road (FAS 3879), southeast of Cambridge
Replaced by new bridge

Bush Creek CR 600N Bridge (Randolph County, Indiana)
Built in 1899 by the Brackett Bridge Company; replaced in 1987.
Lost Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Bush Creek on County Road 600 North
Replaced by a new bridge

Buskirk Ford Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Built 1885 by the Morse Bridge Company
Through truss bridge over McKee Creek on TR 416, 4.7 mi. west of Kellerville
Open to traffic

Busseron Creek Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Built 1896; replaced 1992
Lost through truss bridge over Busseron Creek on CR 250 West
Replaced by new bridge

Busseron Creek Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Built ca.1910
Lost through truss bridge over Busseron Creek on CR 400W
Replaced

Busseron Creek Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Built in 1896 by the Bellefontaine Bridge & Iron Company; replaced in 1989.
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Busseron Creek on CR 500S
Replaced by new bridge

Busseron Creek Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1900; removed 1986
Pony truss bridge over Busseron Creek on CR 200 N
Removed but not replaced

Busseron Creek Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Built 1893; replaced 1991
Lost pony truss bridge over Busseron Creek on CR 475 N
Replaced by new bridge

Butler Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
Built 1903 by the Pan American Bridge Company.
Through truss bridge over Eel River on CR 950 North
Closed