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Suspension

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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.


Eden Valley County Refuge Bridge (Jackson County, Iowa)
Wire suspension bridge over Bear Creek on Pedestrian Pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Elkhurst Swinging Bridge (Clay County, West Virginia)
Built 1930
Suspension bridge over Elk River on CR 22
Closed to all traffic

English Center Bridge (Lycoming County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1891 by Dean & Westbrook
Unusual truss bridge over Little Pine Creek on SR 4001
Open to traffic

Essex-Merrimac Bridge (Essex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1909; rehabilitated 2003
Suspension bridge over Merrimack River on Main Street in Amesbury
Open to traffic

Estherville Suspension Bridge (Emmet County, Iowa)
Suspension bridge over West Fork Des Moines River on a pedestrian trail in Estherville
Open to pedestrians only

Euchre Bar Footbridge (Placer County, California)
Wire suspension bridge over North Fork American River on Hiking trail
Open to pedestrians

Everett Swinging Bridge (Bedford County, Pennsylvania)
Suspension bridge over Raystown Branch Juniata River on Swinging Bridge Lane
Open to private traffic

Fairmount Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1841; replaced 1875
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Schuylkill River on Spring Garden Street
Removed but not replaced

Fall Creek Falls Suspension Bridge (Van Buren County, Tennessee)
Wire suspension bridge over Cane Creek on Pedestrian Path
Open to pedestrians only

Falls of Schuylkill Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1808; collapsed 1816
Lost Chain suspension bridge over Schuylkill River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Finley's Bridge (Carbon County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1826; dismantled in 1933
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Lehigh River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Fitches Bridge (Chemung County, New York)
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Chemung River
Replaced by a new bridge

Flat River Swinging Bridge (St. Francois County, Missouri)
Built prior to 1910; demolished sometime after 1980
Lost swinging footbridge over Flat River between Coffman and Haney streets in Park Hills
No longer exists

Fort Steuben Bridge (Jefferson County, Ohio)
Built 1928 by the Dravo Contracting Co.; rehabilitated 1972; closed 2008. Imploded Feb. 21, 2012.
Lost suspension bridge over the Ohio River on OH 822 between Steubenville and Weirton
Demolished

Foster Park Footbridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Built ca.1920
Wire suspension bridge over St. Mary's River on Rivergreenway off of Bluffton Road
Open to pedestrians

Friendship Swinging / Suspension Footbridge (Abandoned) (Washington County, Virginia)
Abandoned wire suspension footbridge over South Fork Holston River
Abandoned

Frog Bayou Foot Bridge (Crawford County, Arkansas)
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Frog Bayou on former pedestrian trail
Lost

Fulton Pipeline Bridge (Hempstead County, Arkansas)
Pipeline suspension bridge over the Red River at Fulton
Pipeline is active

Gateway Bridge (Clinton County, Iowa)
Built 1956
Suspension bridge over Mississippi River on US 30 at Clinton
Open to traffic

General Dean Suspension Bridge (Clinton County, Illinois)
Built 1859
Suspension bridge over Kaskaskia River at Fairfax Street in Carlyle
Open to pedestrians only

George Washington Bridge (New York County, New York)
Opened to traffic October 25, 1931; lower level opened August 29, 1962
Suspension bridge over Hudson River on I-95 in New York
Open to a total of 14 lanes of traffic

Glen Oak Park Iron Suspension Bridge (Peoria County, Illinois)
Built 1902
Wire suspension bridge over park road on Closed pedestrian path
Intact but closed to all traffic

Glen Woody Bridge (Taos County, New Mexico)
1902 wooden suspension bridge
Wire suspension bridge over Rio Grande on old mining road
Intact but closed to all traffic

Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco County, California)
Built 1937
Suspension bridge over San Francisco Bay on US 101 at San Francisco
Open to traffic

Grand Auglaize Swinging Bridge (Miller County, Missouri)
Built 1922 by Joseph Dice
Suspension bridge over Grand Auglaize Creek on Swinging Bridges Road (Lake Road 42-18) southwest of Brumley
Open to traffic

Grand Avenue Suspension Bridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
Built 1891 by the King Bridge Co.; replaced in 1959 by the Grand Avenue Viaduct
Lost suspension bridge over Mill Creek Valley on Grand Avenue
Replaced as part of an "urban renewal project"

Grand Tower Pipeline Bridge (Jackson County, Illinois)
Built 1955
Pipeline suspension bridge over the Mississippi River at Grand Tower
Still carries natural gas

Granite Falls Walking Bridge (Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota)
Built 1935 by the Roebling Co.; damaged by flooding in 1969, 1997 and 2001
Suspension footbridge over Minnesota River at 8th Avenue in Granite Falls
Open to pedestrians

Great Western Sugar Company Bridge (Larimer County, Colorado)
Built 1926
Suspension bridge over Poudre River
Abandoned; Possible future use as a pedestrian crossing

Green Mountain Roamers Gateway Snowmobile Bridge (Washington County, Vermont)
Built 1994
Wire suspension bridge over Winooski River on snowmobile pathway
Open

Guy A West Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1968
Wire suspension bridge over American River on American River Bike Trail
Open to pedestrians

H. Wallace Caldwell Memorial Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in 1940; Refurbished in 2002 by Kovilik Constr
Wire suspension bridge over Des Plaines River on Pedestrian Trail
Open to pedestrians

Haggard's Ford Swinging Bridge (Boone County, Arkansas)
Built 1939-41 by the Works Progress Administration; rehabilitated 1977
Swinging bridge over Bear Creek next to Cottonwood Road
Open to pedestrians only

Hal Adams Bridge (Lafayette County, Florida)
Built 1947
Suspension bridge over Suwannee River on FL 51
Open to traffic

Hamilton Street Bridge (1st) (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1814; Destroyed by flooding 1841
Lost Eyebar suspension bridge over Lehigh River on Hamilton Street
Destroyed by flooding & replaced

Hanapepe Swinging Bridge (Kauai County, Hawaii)
Built in 1911, extensively rebuilt after Hurricane Iniki in 1992
Wire suspension bridge over Hanapepe River on Footpath
Open to pedestrians

Hancock Bridge (OLD) (Delaware County, New York)
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Delaware River
No longer exists

Hardwick 'Swinging' Footbridge (Caledonia County, Vermont)
Suspension bridge over Lamoille River on pedestrian trail
Open to pedestrians only

Hennepin Avenue Bridge (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1990, replacing a steel arch bridge
Modern suspension bridge over the Mississippi River (West Channel) on Hennepin Avenue at Nicollet Island in Minneapolis
Open to six lanes of traffic

Hennepin Avenue Suspension Bridge (1st) (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1854-55 by engineer Thomas Griffith; replaced 1876
Lost suspension bridge over the Mississippi River (West Channel) on Hennepin Avenue at Nicollet Island in Minneapolis
Replaced by the second suspension bridge

Hennepin Avenue Suspension Bridge (2nd) (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1876 by engineer Thomas Griffith; demolished 1890
Lost suspension bridge over the Mississippi River (West Channel) on Hennepin Avenue at Nicollet Island in Minneapolis
Demolished to make room for a steel arch bridge

Hickory Bridge-Allegheny River (Older) (Warren County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1871
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Allegheny River
Replaced by a new bridge

High Street Suspension Bridge (Butler County, Ohio)
Built 1866; Replaced 1895
Lost Suspension bridge over Great Miami River on High Street/Main Street/Rt. 129/Rt. 177
Replaced by a new bridge

Hillsborough River State Park CCC Suspension Bridge (Hillsborough County, Florida)
Built 1934
Wire suspension bridge over Hillsborough River on a pedestrian trail in Hillsborough River State Park
Open to pedestrians only

Holes Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Ohio)
Wire suspension bridge over Holes Creek on a private driveway
Open to traffic, but in a gated neighborhood

Hooversville Suspension Footbridge (Somerset County, Pennsylvania)
Rebuilt 1996
Wire suspension bridge over Stony Creek on pedestrian pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Horse Creek Road Bridge (Siskiyou County, California)
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1944
Suspension bridge over Klamath River on Horse Creek Road
Open to traffic

Hot Wells Road Bridge (Young County, Texas)
Built 1908; Removed 1954
Lost Suspension bridge over the Brazos River on Hot Wells Road
Torn down and replaced. Two supports are left standing.

Hudson River Bridge Riparius (Older) (Warren County, New York)
Built 1872
Lost Suspension bridge over Hudson River on Rt 8
Replaced by a new bridge

Humiston Park Swing Bridge (Livingston County, Illinois)
Built 1978
Wire suspension bridge over Vermillion River on Pedestrian Path
Open to pedestrians only

Husted Suspension Bridge (Fulton County, New York)
Built by Husted Family across Mill Pond Dam
Lost Suspension bridge over Kennyetto Creek
Removed but not replaced

Hutsonville Bridge (Crawford County, Illinois)
Built 1939; replaced 1988
Lost self-anchored suspension bridge over Wabash River on IN 154 at Hutsonville
Replaced by modern bridge

Hyde Park Foot Bridge (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1921
Wire suspension bridge over Kiskiminetas River on pedestrian path
Open to bicyclists & pedestrians only

I-74 Bridge (Scott County, Iowa)
Northbound bridge built 1935; southbound built 1960; both rehabilitated 1975
Pair of suspension bridges over the Mississippi River on I-74 between Bettendorf and Moline
Open to traffic

Iowa Falls Swinging Bridge (Hardin County, Iowa)
Built 1897, Rebuilt/rehabbed in 1909, 1925, 1956,, & 1989
Suspension bridge over Iowa River on path
Open to pedestrians

Iowa Hill bridge (Placer County, California)
Built in 1928 by Placer County to replace an earlier wood bridge at the same location. Replaced by Placer County in 1985, but left in place as a pedestrian bridge
Wire suspension bridge over North Fork American River on Foot traffic only
Open to pedestrians

Jackson River Swinging / Suspension Footbridge (Alleghany County, Virginia)
Suspension footbridge over Jackson River on Pedestrian Crossing
Open to pedestrians only

Jay Cooke State Park Suspension Bridge (Carlton County, Minnesota)
Built 1923; destroyed by flood 2010; restored and reopened 2013
Wire suspension bridge over St. Louis River on Pedestrian Pathway
Bridge was restored after 2010 flood and is now open to the public!

Jordan Road Bridge (Jefferson County, Oregon)
Built 1963
Suspension bridge over Deschutes River on Jordan Road
Open to traffic

Jordan Road Bridge (Jefferson County, Oregon)
Built 1963
Suspension bridge over Crooked River on Jordan Road
Open to traffic

Kaibab Trail Suspension bridge (Coconino County, Arizona)
Wire suspension bridge
Open to pedestrians

Kampeter Bridge (Osage County, Missouri)
Built in 1904 or 1909, depending on source material. A local paper on August 2, 1978, in an article entitled
Lost wire suspension bridge over Maries River
Destroyed by flood

Kaua'i Pedestrian Walkbridge (Taney County, Missouri)
Suspension Bridge over Lakeshore Drive on pedestrian traffic
Open to pedestrians only

Keeseville Suspension Bridge (Essex County, New York)
Built 1888 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co.
Suspension footbridge over AuSable River beyond the end of Clinton Street in Keeseville
Open to pedestrians

Keigly Branch Suspension Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Wire suspension bridge over Keigly Branch on Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Kellams Bridge (Sullivan County, New York)
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1990
Suspension bridge over Delaware River on Kellam-Stalker Road
Open to traffic with a strictly enforced weight and height limit

Kellams Bridge (Wayne County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1890; rehabilitated 1959
Suspension bridge over Delaware River on SR 1018 (Kellams Bridge Road)
Open to traffic

Kemna Bridge (Miller County, Missouri)
Built 1924 by Joseph Dice; rehabilitated 1978
Swinging bridge over Tavern Creek on Kemna Bridge Road (CR 52-56) east of St. Elizabeth
Open to traffic with a 15 ton weight limit

Keshena Suspension Footbridge (Menominee County, Wisconsin)
Bridge over Wolf River on unnamed footpath
Closed to all traffic

Kings River Swinging Bridge (Carroll County, Arkansas)
Lost three-tower swinging bridge over Kings River east of Eureka Springs
No longer exists

Klenken Bridge (Cooper County, Missouri)
Built 1929 by Joseph Dice; replaced 1994
Lost swinging bridge over Lamine River on Swinging Bridge Drive
Replaced by a modern concrete bridge

Kliethermes Bridge (Miller County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1925 by Joseph Dice; rehabilitated 1988; demolished Mar. 12, 2008
Lost swinging bridge over Tavern Creek on Kliethermes Bridge Road (CR A-6) northwest of St. Anthony
No longer exists

Krotz Springs Pipeline Bridge (Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana)
Wire suspension bridge over Atchafalaya River on Pipeline
Intact but closed to all traffic

Labelle Preparation Plant Conveyor Suspension Bridge (Washington County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Monongahela River on formerly a coal conveyor
Demolished

Lagoon Swinging Footbridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
Swinging bridge on a footbridge south of Lagoon Drive in Forest Park
Open to foot traffic

Lake Lynn Power House and Dam Suspension Footbridge (Monongalia County, West Virginia)
Wire suspension footbridge over portion of dam on pedestrian pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Lamoille River Footbridge (Caledonia County, Vermont)
Suspension bridge over Lamoille River
Derelict/abandoned

Lava Canyon Suspension Bridge (Skamania County, Washington)
Wire suspension bridge over Muddy River on Lava Canyon Trail
Open to pedestrians

Lenape Park Footbridge (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
"First proposed in August of 1936 by Mr. Benfield" "They were built by the WPA (Works Progress Administration). In 1938 the two bridges were completed and the materials cost an estimarted $2600 dollars, The Bridges are appoximately 500 feet long"
Wire suspension bridge carrying a foot path in Lenape Park over the Eeast Branch of the Perkiomen Creek in Lenape Park Foot Path in Perkasie
Open to pedestrians

Leslie Swinging Bridge (Searcy County, Arkansas)
Derelict suspension bridge over Middle Fork Little Red River, just upstream from US 65
Derelict, with deck completely missing, but towers and cables remaining

Liberty Bridge (Greenville County, South Carolina)
Opened September 2004
Wire suspension bridge over Reedy River on pedestrian trail in Greenville
Open to pedestrians only

Lincoln Woods Suspension footbridge (Carroll County, New Hampshire)
Suspension footbridge over East Branch Pemigewasset River on Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Lindley Road Bridge (Humboldt County, California)
Built 1925
Suspension bridge over Mattole River on Lindley Road
Open to traffic

Little Arkansas River Bridge (Harvey County, Kansas)
Suspension bridge over Little Arkansas River at Halstead
Open to pedestrians only

Little Coal River Pedestrian Suspension Bridge (Kanawha County, West Virginia)
Built 1920 Oregonia Bridge Company. It is believed that this and one similar bridge served joined three peices of land in a coal comunity that is gone now.
Wire suspension footbridge spanning the Little Coal River and CR 13/1
Intact but closed to all traffic

Little Golden Gate Bridge (Champaign County, Illinois)
Built 1960
Wire suspension bridge over Lake of the Woods on a pedestrian trail in the Champaign County Forest Preserve
Open to pedestrians

Little Niangua Swinging Bridge (Camden County, Missouri)
Built 1932
Self-anchored suspension bridge over Little Niangua River on Route J between MO 7 and US 54
Open to two-lane traffic

Little Red River Bridge (White County, Arkansas)
Built 1909, Replaced 1958
Lost Suspension bridge over Little Red River on SH 110
Replaced by new bridge

Lobb Alley Footbridge (Pinal County, Arizona)
Wire suspension bridge over Queen Creek on Lobb Avenue Walkway
Open to pedestrians only

Logan Creek Bridge (Reynolds County, Missouri)
Lost wire suspension bridge over Logan Creek
Lost

Long Lake Bridge (Old) (Hamilton County, New York)
Lost Suspension bridge over Long Lake on Rt 30
Replaced by a new bridge

Long Shoal Bridge (Benton County, Missouri)
Built 1931; collapsed Sept. 21, 1965, killing three people
Lost swinging bridge over South Grand River near the current bridge on MO 7
No longer exists

Longmire Service Road Bridge (Pierce County, Washington)
Built 1923
Suspension bridge over Nisqually River on Longmire Service Road
Open to traffic

Lover's Leap Bridge (Louisa County, Iowa)
First built in 1886, replaced in 1904 with a 160 ft span, current 262 ft span built in 1922
Swinging Pedestrian bridge
Open to pedestrians

Lumberville-Raven Rock Pedestrian Bridge (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1947 by John A. Roebling's Sons Co.
Suspension bridge over the Delaware River on a pedestrian walkway
Open to pedestrians

MacDonald Park Bridge (King County, Washington)
Wire suspension bridge over Snoqualmie River on Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Mackinac Bridge (Emmet County, Michigan)
Opened Nov. 1, 1957
Suspension bridge over the Straits of Mackinac on I-75 at Mackinaw City
Open to traffic

Main Street-Caniteo River Bridge (Old) (Steuben County, New York)
Lost Suspension bridge over Canisteo River on Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Manhattan Bridge (New York County, New York)
Opened to traffic December 31, 1909
Suspension bridge over East River in New York City
Open to seven lanes of highway traffic and four subway tracks

Maple Street Susquehanna River (Older) (Chenango County, New York)
Built 1868
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Susquehanna River on Maple Street
Replaced by a new bridge