Suspended Deck Through Truss

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Suspended deck through truss bridges (sometimes listed as an arch-truss) look very similar to a trussed through arch bridge, but they are not true arch bridges because they are continuous in design. By definition, an arch bridge cannot be continuous. As such, these bridges are essentially truss bridges with long, vertical suspenders that hold the deck below in place. Most examples of this kind contain a central main span that looks like a through arch, with a truss that transitions to a deck truss span on either side of the piers for the central span. Bridges added to this category must be continuous: simply-spanning examples are arch bridges and should not be listed here.


Beebe Bridge (Douglas County, Washington)
Built 1962
Steel through arch bridge over Columbia River on US 97
Open to traffic

Belle Vernon Bridge (Washington County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1951; rehabilitated 1993
Cantilevered arch bridge over Monongahela River on I-70 in Speers
Open to traffic

Blatnik Bridge (Douglas County, Wisconsin)
Built 1961; rehabilitated 1994
Steel through arch bridge over St. Louis Bay on I-535/US 53 between Duluth and Superior
Open to traffic

Blue Bridge (Benton County, Washington)
Built 1954; rehabilitated 1986
Steel through arch bridge over Columbia River on US 395 in Kennewick
Open to traffic

Bourne Bridge (Barnstable County, Massachusetts)
Built 1935; rehabilitated 1981
Steel through arch bridge over Cape Cod Canal on MA 28 in Bourne
Open to traffic

Carroll Lee Cropper Bridge (Dearborn County, Indiana)
Built 1977
Steel through arch bridge over Ohio River on I-275
Open to traffic

Central Ferry Bridge (Garfield County, Washington)
Built 1969
Steel through arch bridge over Snake River on WA 127
Open to traffic

Dalles Bridge (Skagit County, Washington)
Built 1952
Through truss bridge over Skagit River on Concrete Sauk Valley Road
Open to traffic

Elizabeth Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1951; rehabilitated 1985
Cantilevered through truss bridge over Monongahela River on PA 51 in Elizabeth
Open to traffic

Gerald Desmond Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1968.
Bridge over Port of Long Beach on Ocean Blvd./California Highway 47/I-710 in Long Beach
Open to traffic

Great South Bay Bridge (Suffolk County, New York)
Built 1951
Through truss bridge over Great South Bay on Robert Moses Causeway
Open to traffic

Hastings Bridge (Dakota County, Minnesota)
Built 1951; new bridge built alongside the old structure in August 2013; bridge dismantled in November 2013
Steel through arch bridge over the Mississippi River on US 61 in Hastings
Replaced by a new bridge

Jefferson City Bridge (Cole County, Missouri)
Original southbound bridge opened August 1955; new northbound bridge added 1991
Pair of steel through arch bridges over the Missouri River at Jefferson City on US 54/63 in Jefferson City
Open to traffic on a multi-lane freeway

Julien Dubuque Bridge (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Built 1943; rehabilitated 1992
Steel through arch bridge over the Mississippi River on US 20 at Dubuque
Open to traffic

Meramec River MO 21 Bridge (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Built 1940; rehabilitated 2010
Steel through arch bridge over the Meramec River on Tesson Ferry Road (Missouri State Highway 21) at the St. Louis / Jefferson County line
Open to four lanes of traffic

Sagamore Bridge (Barnstable County, Massachusetts)
Built 1935; rehabilitated 1981
Steel through arch bridge over Cape Cod Canal on US-6 in Sagamore
Open to traffic

Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (Harford County, Maryland)
Built 1939; rehabilitated 1988
Through arch bridge over Susquehanna River on US 40 in Havre de Grace
Open to traffic

Turnpike Connector Bridge (Burlington County, New Jersey)
Built 1956
Arch-truss bridge on the PA/NJ Turnpike over the Delaware River
Open to traffic

Vantage Bridge (Kittitas County, Washington)
Built 1962
Steel through arch bridge over Columbia River on I-90
Open to traffic