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A suspension bridge uses a heavy cable anchored at each end of the span. This cable passes over two towers. The deck is supported by numerous vertical, or nearly vertical, suspender cables or rods between the main cable and the deck. The load is both compression on the tower and tension on the anchor.

A simple suspension bridge differs in that the deck follows the curve of the main cable and there are no

A suspension bridge can be confused with a cable-stayed bridge since the both have towers and lots of cables to support the deck. However, the cable stayed does not need an anchor, and the deck support cables are sloped and go from the deck directly to the tower.


35th Street Pedestrian Bridge (new) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 2016
Self-anchored suspension bridge over Metra Electric Line, South Shore Railroad, Canadian National Railway, South Lake Shore Drive (US 41), and Lakefront Trail, on pedestrian pathway that is an extention of the 35th Street sidewalks
Open to pedestrians only

7 Fountains Rd Swinging / Suspension Footbridge (Shenandoah County, Virginia)
Lost Wire suspension footbridge over Passage Creek on formerly a pedestrian pathway
Removed but not replaced

7th Street Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1884; replaced 1926
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Allegheny River on 7th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Abandoned Elk River Bridge North of Dorfee (Clay County, West Virginia)
Wire suspension bridge over Elk River on Footpath


Akwesasne Bridge (St. Lawrence County, New York)
Bridge
Open to traffic

Alfred Zampa Bridge (Contra Costa County, California)
Built 2003
Wire suspension bridge over Carquinez Strait and railroad on Highway I-80 westbound
Open to traffic

Allegany Suspension Footbridge (Garrett County, Maryland)
Wire suspension bridge


Allen Street Bridge (Old) (Cowlitz County, Washington)
Built 1906, Collapsed 1923
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Cowlitz River on Allen Street in Kelso
Collapsed

Allison Swinging / Suspension Footbridge (Wythe County, Virginia)
Wire suspension footbridge over Reed Creek on pedestrian pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Alsip Tank Farm Bridges (Cook County, Illinois)
Set of 4 wire suspension bridges over Cal Sag Canal on Petroleum Pipline
In active use

Altapass Vicinity Swinging / Suspension Footbridge (Mitchell County, North Carolina)
Wire suspension footbridge over North Toe River on pedestrian pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Ambassador Bridge (Wayne County, Michigan)
Built 1927-1928; New Plaza 2008
Wire suspension bridge over Detroit River on US I-96 and Canada 3 in Windsor, Ontario Canada and Detroit
Open to traffic

Androscoggin Swinging Bridge (Cumberland County, Maine)
Built 1892 by John A. Roebling Sons Co.; Towers replaced 1916; Rebuilt 1936 by WPA following a flood; Rehabilitated 2006
Suspension bridge over Androscoggin River on Pedestrian Path in Brunswick and Topsham
Open to pedestrians

Animas River Trail Suspension Bridge (La Plata County, Colorado)
Wire suspension bridge over Animas River on Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Anthony Wayne Bridge (Lucas County, Ohio)
Built 1931 by the McClintic-Marshall Co.; rehabilitated 1961 & 2016/17
Suspension bridge over Maumee River on OH 2 in Toledo
Open to traffic

Antlers City Park Swing Bridge (Pushmataha County, Oklahoma)
Abandoned wire suspension bridge over unnamed creek on Pedestrian traffic
Abandoned

Aroostook Riders ATV Club Suspension Bridge (Aroostook County, Maine)
Built 2007
Wire suspension bridge over Meduxnekeag River on ATV / snowmobile trail
Open to ATV, snowmobile, and foot traffic

Arroyo Grande Swinging Bridge (San Luis Obispo County, California)
Built in 1995 to replace a similar bridge (from 1875) that was damaged in a storm
Wire suspension bridge over Arroyo Grande Creek on Footpath
Open to pedestrians only

Artrip Swinging / Suspension Footbridge (Russell County, Virginia)
Wire suspension footbridge over Clinch River on pedestrian pathway
Intact but closed to all traffic

Associated Oil Company Pipeline Suspension Bridge (Monterey County, California)
Built 1911
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Salinas River on Pipeline
Removed but not replaced

Atwood Park Suspension Footbridge (Winnebago County, Illinois)
Wire suspension bridge over Kishwaukee River on Seth Atwood Park Pedestrian Walkway
Open to pedestrians

Aux Arc Wilderness Bridge (Searcy County, Arkansas)
Built 2015
Suspension bridge over Rush Creek on Private Rd
Open to traffic

Avalon Dam Suspension Bridge (Eddy County, New Mexico)
Built late 1930s by CCC
Wire suspension bridge over Lake Avalon
Open but probably restricted access

Avery Bridge (Benton County, Missouri)
Built 1909; removed 1978
Lost suspension bridge over Pomme de Terre River, southwest of Fristoe
No longer exists

Bailey Bridge (Benton County, Missouri)
Built 1908; collapsed 1954
Lost swinging bridge over Osage River, near the end of Route KK southwest of Warsaw
No longer exists

Baker Park Swinging Bridge (Frederick County, Maryland)
Bridge over Carroll Creek on Pedestrian pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Bancroft Falls Bridge (Old) (Franklin County, Vermont)
Built 1888 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; destroyed by the Great Flood of 1927
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Missisquoi River on Unknown Dirt road
Destroyed by flooding

Barbours Creek Vicinity Swinging / Suspension Footbridge (Craig County, Virginia)
Wire suspension footbridge over Craig Creek on pedestrian pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Baring Bridge (King County, Washington)
Built 1953
Suspension bridge over South Fork Skykomish River on NE Index Creek Road in Baring
Open to traffic

Barrett Bridge (2nd) (Orange County, New York)
Lost Suspension bridge over Delaware River on 209
Destroyed by flooding

Barryville-Shohola Suspension Bridge (Pike County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1854; Damaged by severe wind storm 1859; Cables snapped 1865; Repaired & rehabilitated 1866; Replaced 1941
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Deleware River on SR434
Replaced by a new bridge

Batavia Clark Island Suspension Bridge (Kane County, Illinois)
Suspension Bridge on bike trail
Wire suspension bridge over Fox River on bike trail in Batavia
Open to pedestrians

Bear Mountain Bridge (Rockland County, New York)
Built 1924; rehabilitated 1977
Suspension bridge over Hudson River on US 6 and US 202 in West Point
Open to traffic

Beaver Bridge (Carroll County, Arkansas)
Built 1949 by the Pioneer Construction Co. of Malvern, Arkansas
Suspension bridge over White River (Table Rock Reservoir) on AR 187 at Beaver, northwest of Eureka Springs
Open to one-lane traffic with a 10 ton weight limit

Beebe Bridge (Old) (Chelan County, Washington)
Built 1919; Removed 1963
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Columbia River on Flume/Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Bell Island Bridge (Benton County, Missouri)
Built 1899 for $1,000
Lost suspension bridge over Osage River on Charlie Bell's farm
No longer exists

Bellamy Vicinity Swinging / Suspension Footbridge (Scott County, Virginia)
Wire suspension footbridge over Copper Creek on pedestrian path
Open to pedestrians only

Benjamin Franklin Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1926; rehabilitated 1984
Suspension bridge over Delaware River on I-676/US 30 in Philadelphia
Open to traffic

Bennett Branch Sinnemahoning Creek Swinging Suspension Footbridge (Cameron County, Pennsylvania)
Wire suspension bridge over Bennett Branch Sinnemahoning Creek on pedestrian traffic
Open to pedestrians only

Bennett Branch Sinnemahoning Creek Swinging Suspension Footbridges (Elk County, Pennsylvania)
Wire suspension bridge over Bennett Branch Sinnemahoning Creek on pedestrian pathways
Open to pedestrians only

Benton MacKaye Trail Toccoa River Bridge (Fannin County, Georgia)
Built 1977
Wire suspension bridge over Toccoa River on Benton MacKaye Train
Open to pedestrians

Bernard Pack Suspension Bridge (Valley County, Idaho)
Built 1957
Wire suspension bridge over Middle Fork Salmon River on pedestrian and pack trail
Open to pedestrian and equestrian activities only

Beveridge Bridge (San Saba County, Texas)
Built 1896 by Flinn-Moyer Bridge Co.; reconstructed 1938 by Austin Bridge Co.; closed to all traffic 2004; historic restoration 2005-2009 by Texas Department of Transportation, reopened for pedestrian use.
Suspension bridge over San Saba River on CR 200
Historic restoration completed February, 2009, reopened for pedestrian use only.

Bidwell Bar Bridge (Butte County, California)
Built 1965
Suspension bridge over Middle Fork Feather River on CA 162 in Oroville East
Open to traffic

Bidwell Bar Suspension Bridge (original 1856 bridge) (Butte County, California)
Built 1856 using materials transported from Troy, NY; closed to traffic in 1954; relocated 1967
Relocated suspension bridge formerly over Feather River
Open to pedestrians

Big Coal River Pedestrian Suspension Bridge (Kanawha County, West Virginia)
Built 1920 by Oregonia Bridge Company to serve along with little Coal River Pedestrian Bridge and link three land masses together in a coal mining community
Wire suspension footbridge over the Big Coal River and CR 15/9
Intact but closed to all traffic

Big M Pedestrian Bridge (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
1949 at Bierman Field and 5th Street NE; Relocated to this site in 1995; Rehabilitated in 2008
Wire suspension bridge over BNSF RR on Pedestrian Walkway
Closed

Big Rock Forest Preserve Bridge (Kane County, Illinois)
Built in 2005
Suspension bridge over Big Rock Creek on Pedestrian Trail
Open to pedestrians

Bjarne Ness Memorial Suspension Footbridge (Ransom County, North Dakota)
Built 1971
Wire suspension footbridge over Sheyenne River on pedestrian pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Black River Harbor Bridge (Gogebic County, Michigan)
Wire suspension bridge over Black River on Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Blackford Vicinity Swinging / Suspension Footbridge (Russell County, Virginia)
Wire suspension footbridge over Clinch River on pedestrian pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Bob Mac's Crossing (Henderson County, Texas)
Built 2003
Wire suspension bridge on Trail
Open to pedestrians

Bobby Brown State Park Suspension Footbridge (Elbert County, Georgia)
Wire suspension bridge over Arm of Clarks Hill Lake / portion of Savannah River on pedestrian pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Boeckman Bridge (Miller County, Missouri)
Built 1926 by Joseph Dice; rehabilitated 1976; replaced 2002-03
Lost swinging bridge over Tavern Creek on Boeckman Bridge Road (CR 52-54A) southeast of St. Elizabeth
Replaced by a concrete bridge

Boldman Bridge (Pike County, Kentucky)
Built Circa 1935; replaced by new bridge 1983
Lost wire suspension bridge over Big Sandy River on Kentucky Route 1364 in Pikeville
Replaced by new bridge

Boston Public Garden Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1867. Suspension rendered decorative with addition of girders in 1921.
Eyebar suspension bridge over Park Lagoon on Pedestrian Walkway
Open to pedestrians

Boughton Bridge (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
Wire suspension bridge over Oil Creek on trail
Open to pedestrians only

Boulder Creek Suspension Foot / Pack Bridge (Idaho County, Idaho)
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Boulder Creek on NF 1649
Replaced by a new bridge

Bowl & Pitcher Bridge (Spokane County, Washington)
Built 1941 by the Civilian Conservation Corps
Wire suspension bridge over Spokane River on a trail at Riverside State Park
Open to pedestrians

Bowlin Camps Snowmobile Suspension Bridge (Penobscot County, Maine)
Wire suspension bridge over East Branch Penobscot River on snowmobile pathway
Open to traffic

Brandywine Park Swinging Bridge (New Castle County, Delaware)
Built 1909
Wire suspension bridge over Brandywine Creek on Pedestrian path
Open to pedestrians only

Branstetter Swinging Bridge (Benton County, Missouri)
Built 1924 for $8,500
Lost swinging bridge over Osage River, southwest of Warsaw
No longer exists

Brattleboro-Chesterfield Suspension Bridge (Old) (Cheshire County, New Hampshire)
Built 1889 by Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; Destroyed by flooding 1936; divers located bridge 2012
Lost Suspension bridge over Connecticut River
Destroyed by flooding; Bridge is still underwater

Briceburg Suspension Bridge (Mariposa County, California)
Wire suspension bridge over Merced River on Bull Creek Road
Open to traffic

Bridge Street Footbridge (Pinal County, Arizona)
Wire suspension bridge over Queen Creek
Open to pedestrians only

Bridges of Moore Park (Val Verde County, Texas)
park was created in 1930 actual bridge build dates are unknown at this time
several bridges including suspension and deck arches over East and West branches of San Felipe Creek on Pedestrians
Open to pedestrians only

Bronx Whitestone Bridge (Bronx County, New York)
Opened to traffic April 29, 1939
Suspension bridge over East River on I-678 in New York
Open to six lanes of traffic

Brooklyn Bridge (Kings County, New York)
Opened to traffic May 24, 1883
Suspension bridge over East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York
Open to traffic

Brookside Park Suspension Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Destroyed by flooding in May, 2008, Replaced by a MOB in 2009
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Squaw Creek in Ames
Destroyed by flooding in May, 2008.

Brown's Ford Swinging Bridge (St. Clair County, Missouri)
Replaced 1974
Lost swinging bridge over Osage River (now Truman Reservoir) on Route C northwest of Iconium
No longer exists

Brown's Park Bridge (Moffat County, Colorado)
Built 1954; rehabilitated 1991
Suspension bridge over Green River on CR 83
Open to traffic

Bryan's Crossing Bridge (Benton County, Missouri)
Built 1937 by Joseph Dice; destroyed by the creation of Truman Reservoir
Lost swinging bridge over South Grand River
No longer exists

Buchanan Swinging / Suspension Footbridge (Botetourt County, Virginia)
Stone supports built 1851
Bridge over James River on Pedestrian Walkway
Open to pedestrians only

Buechter Bridge (Miller County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1925 by Joseph Dice; replaced 2011
Lost Swinging bridge over Tavern Creek on Buechter Bridge Road (CR A-16) southwest of St. Anthony
Demolished November 1, 2011

Buffalo Ford Swinging / Suspension Footbridge (Washington County, Virginia)
Wire suspension footbridge over North Fork Holston River on pedestrian pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Burr Bridge (Schenectady County, New York)
Built 1809; Replace 1871
Lost Covered Burr arch-cable suspension bridge over Mohawk River on Washington Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Byram Swinging Bridge (Hinds County, Mississippi)
Built 1905 by W.H. Groome Son; Bypassed by new bridge in 1989
Wire suspension bridge over Pearl River
Open to pedestrians

Caddo Gap Swinging Bridge (Montgomery County, Arkansas)
Derelict swinging footbridge over Caddo River in Caddo Gap
Derelict

Calico Rock Bridge (Izard County, Arkansas)
Abandoned in 1989
Derelict swinging footbridge in Calico Rock
Derelict

Cameron Suspension Bridge (Coconino County, Arizona)
Built 1911; bypassed 1959
Wire suspension bridge over Little Colorado River on US 89
Closed to all traffic, it is fenced off on each side of the bridge Carries pipeline / conduit

Camp Hantesa Swinging Bridge (Boone County, Iowa)
Built 1919,
Wire suspension bridge over Ravine on Pedestrian Pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Camp Sherman Suspension Bridge (Ross County, Ohio)
Built 1919
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Scioto River on Walkway
Removed but not replaced

Candelaria Footbridge (Presidio County, Texas)
Was a Class B border crossing until 1996; Removed 2008
Wire suspension bridge over Rio Grande
Removed

Cane River Suspension Footbridge 1 (Yancey County, North Carolina)
Wire suspension bridge over Cane River on pedestrian path


Cane River Suspension Footbridge 2 (Yancey County, North Carolina)
Wire suspension bridge over Cane River on Pedestrian Path


Cane River Suspension Footbridge 3 (Yancey County, North Carolina)
Wire suspension bridge over Cane River on Pedestrian Path


Cane River Suspension Footbridge 4 (Yancey County, North Carolina)
Wire suspension bridge over Cane River on Pedestrian Path


Cane River Suspension Footbridge 5 (Yancey County, North Carolina)
Wire suspension bridge over Cane River on Pedestrian Path


Cane River Suspension Footbridge 7 (Yancey County, North Carolina)
Wire suspension bridge over Cane River on pedestrian pathways
Open to pedestrians only

Cane River Suspension Footbridge 8 (Yancey County, North Carolina)
Wire suspension bridge over Cane River on Pedestrian Path


Cannady Swinging / Suspension Footbridge (Dickenson County, Virginia)
Wire suspension footbridge over Russell Fork Big Sandy River on pedestrian pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Cannady Vicinity Swinging Suspension Bridge (Dickenson County, Virginia)
Wire suspension footbridge over Russell Fork Big Sandy River on pedestrian pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Canyon Creek Road Bridge (Siskiyou County, California)
Built 1938, rehabilitated 1998
Suspension bridge over Scott River on Canyon Creek Road
Open to traffic

Carbon Glacier Trail Suspension Footbridge (Pierce County, Washington)
Wire suspension bridge over Carbon River on Carbon Glacier & Wonderland Trails
Open to pedestrians only

Carrol Mill Vicinity #2 Swinging / Suspension Footbridge (Lee County, Virginia)
Wire suspension footbridge over Hardy Creek on pedestrian pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Carrol Mill Vicinity Swinging / Suspension Footbridge (Lee County, Virginia)
Wire suspension footbridge over Hardy Creek on pedestrian path
Open to pedestrians only

Carter Ferry Swinging / Suspension Footbridge (Scott County, Virginia)
Wire suspension footbridge over Clinch River on pedestrian pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Castle Bridge (Ida County, Iowa)
Built 1971
Wire suspension bridge over Odebolt Creek on Pedestrian Pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Catalpa Swinging Bridge (Johnson County, Arkansas)
Washed out 2014; Rebuilt; Washed out 2017
Suspension footbridge over Mulberry River
Destroyed by flooding

Catwalk Trail Suspension Bridge (Catron County, New Mexico)
Built 1930
Suspension bridge over Whitewater Creek on Catwalk Trail
Open to pedestrians only