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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.


Marble Hill Swinging Bridge (Bollinger County, Missouri)
The first swinging footbridge, with two towers, was built 1899 to provide a link between Marble Hill and Lutesville when Crooked Creek flooded. A more substantial footbridge, with three towers, was built 1908
Lost three-tower swinging footbridge over Crooked Creek between Marble Hill and old Lutesville
No longer exists

Marias River Bridge (Liberty County, Montana)
Built 1951; rehabilitated 1987
Suspension bridge over Marias River on CR 038
Open to traffic

Maries River Swinging Bridge (Maries County, Missouri)
Built 1928 by Joseph Dice
Lost suspension bridge over Maries River just off Route AA northwest of Vienna
Destroyed by flash flood, but remains still visible

Market Street Bridge (Jefferson County, Ohio)
Built 1905 by the Ohio Steel Erection Company; rehabilitated 1981 and 2011
Suspension bridge over the Ohio River on WV 2 Spur (Market Street) in Steubenville
Open to traffic

Marquette-Prairie Bridge (Crawford County, Wisconsin)
Built 1932; Replaced 1974
Lost suspension bridge over Mississippi River on US 18
Replaced by a new bridge

McKeesport-Reynoldton Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1884
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Youghiogheny River at mile 0.2 on Vehicle and Trolly
Demolished

McPhaul Bridge (Yuma County, Arizona)
Built 1929; replaced 1967
Wire suspension bridge over Gila River formerly carried US-95/Yuma-to-Quartzite road.
Closed to all traffic

Melville Pipeline Bridge (Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana)
Wire suspension bridge over Atchafalaya River on Pipeline
In operation

Mid Hudson Bridge (Ulster County, New York)
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1989
Suspension bridge over Hudson River on US 44 and NY 55 in Highland and Poughkeepsie
Open to traffic

Mile High Swinging Bridge (Avery County, North Carolina)
Built 1952, Reconstructed 1999
Suspension bridge over chasm at Grandfather Mountain on pedestrian trail


Milford Swing Bridge (Hillsborough County, New Hampshire)
Built 1889 by Berlin Iron Bridge Co; Rehabilitated 1975
Wire suspension bridge over Souhegan River on Pedestrian walkway
Open to pedestrians only

Mill Creek Park Suspension Bridge (Mahoning County, Ohio)
Built 1895 by the Youngstown Bridge Co.; rebuilt in 2007 by the DOT Construction Company Canfield, OH
Suspension bridge over Mill Creek in Mill Creek Park at Youngstown
Open to traffic

Mill Creek Swinging Bridge (Miller County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1925 by Joseph Dice; rehabilitated 1978
Suspension bridge over Mill Creek on Lake Road 42-18 (Swinging Bridges Road) near Brumley
Open to one-lane traffic

Miller Bridge (Cleburne County, Arkansas)
Built 1912 by contractor Harry Churchill
Lost swinging bridge over Little Red River on AR 16, now inundated by Greers Ferry Lake
No longer exists

Mohican Wilderness Suspension Bridge (Knox County, Ohio)
Built 2002
Suspension bridge over Mohican river on Pedestrian trail
Good condition

Moline Swinging Bridge (Elk County, Kansas)
Swinging footbridge in Moline over Wildcat Creek. Described as the "oldest swinging bridge in Kansas".
Open to pedestrians only

Monegaw Springs Bridge (St. Clair County, Missouri)
Lost swinging bridge over Osage River (now Truman Reservoir) at the town of Monegaw Springs
No longer exists

Mosquito Road Bridge (El Dorado County, California)
Built 1939
Suspension bridge over South Fork American River on Mosquito Road
Open to traffic

Mount Hope Bridge (Newport County, Rhode Island)
Built 1929 by the McClintic-Marshall Co.; rehabilitated 1985
Suspension bridge over Mount Hope Bay on RI 114 in Bristol
Open to traffic

Mt Zion Swinging Bridge (Lawrence County, Tennessee)
Built ca.1950; Rehabilitated ca.2011
Pedestrian Bridge over Sugar Creek
Open to pedestrians

Mystery Swinging Bridge No. 1 (Benton County, Missouri)
Lost swinging bridge over Osage River in the Warsaw area
No longer exists

Mystery Swinging Bridge No. 2 (Benton County, Missouri)
Lost swinging bridge over Osage River in the Warsaw area
No longer exists

Nantahala Swinging / Suspension Footbridge (Swain County, North Carolina)
Built 1965
Suspension bridge over Nantahala River on Pedestrian Walkway
Open to pedestrians

Neuse River Pedestrian Bridge (Wake County, North Carolina)
Wire suspension bridge over Neuse River on Pedestrian
Open to pedestrians only

New Elise Chapin Wildlife Sanctuary Footbridge (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Built 2001
Wire suspension bridge over South Chickamauga Creek on Walking Trail
Open to pedestrians only

New Portland Wire Bridge 19-13-S1 (Somerset County, Maine)
Built ca. 1866; rehabilitated 1961
Suspension bridge over Carrabasset River on Wire Bridge Road in New Portland
Open to traffic

Newell Toll Bridge (Hancock County, West Virginia)
Built 1905; rehabilitated 1954
Private suspension bridge over the Ohio River on Golding Street Extension between Newell and East Liverpool.
Open to toll traffic

Newport Bridge (Newport County, Rhode Island)
Built 1969
Suspension bridge over East Passage Narragansett Bay on RI 138 in Newport
Open to toll traffic

Niagara River Bridge (Niagara County, New York)
Lost Suspension bridge over Niagara River on I-190
Replaced by a new bridge

North Branch Chicago River North Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 2007-Hybrid Suspension/Cable-stayed bridge
Bridge over North Branch Chicago River on North Avenue
Open to traffic

North Canadian River Private Suspension Bridge. This is near 5434C. (Okfuskee County, Oklahoma)
Bridge over North Canadian River on Private property, carries foot traffic and pipe.
Open to pedestrians

Nuttallburg Bridge (Fayette County, West Virginia)
Built 1899, abandoned during the 1960s
Lost Pedestrian Suspension Bridge over the New River
Removed but not replaced

Nutty Narrows Bridge (Cowlitz County, Washington)
Built 1963; Repaired 1983; Relocated 100 yards to the east in 2007 due to the trees it was previously mounted to beginning to rot.
Bridge over Olympia Way on Squirrels Crossing in Longview
Open to squirrels

Ocoee Number Two Dam Suspension Footbridge (Polk County, Tennessee)
Wire suspension bridge over Ocoee on pedestrian footpath
Open to TVA Employees only

Old CR 280 Bridge (Stephens County, Texas)
Wire suspension bridge over Clear Fork Brazzos on road
Intact and possibly in use. Likely on private property.

Old Elise Chapin Wildlife Sanctuary Footbridge (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Built 1948; Replaced 2000
Suspension bridge over South Chickamauga Creek on Walkway
Replaced by a new bridge

Old Ellsworth Park Footbridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built 1883 by a Danville City Engineer, replaced in 1907
Lost suspension bridge over North Fork Vermilion River on pedestrian walkway in Danville
Replaced by new bridge

Old Hansen Bridge (Twin Falls County, Idaho)
Built 1919
Lost Suspension bridge over Snake River on Sr 50
Replaced by a new bridge

Old Higden Bridge (Cleburne County, Arkansas)
Built 1912; rehabilitated 1949; replaced 1961
Lost swinging bridge over Little Red River at Greers Ferry, now inundated by Greers Ferry Lake
No longer exists

Old Hill Place Bridge (Jefferson County, Mississippi)
Abandoned wire suspension bridge on Hill Road over Coles Creek
Abandoned

Old Settlers Park Footbridge (Ward County, North Dakota)
Wire suspension bridge over Des Lacs River on pedestrian trail in Burlington
Open to pedestrians

Old U. S. Grant Bridge (Scioto County, Ohio)
Built 1927; rehabilitated 1979; replaced 2006
Lost suspension bridge over the Ohio River on US 23 in Portsmouth
Replaced by new bridge

Orleans Bridge (Humboldt County, California)
Built 1966
Suspension bridge over Klamath River on CA 96
Open to traffic

Otowi Suspension Bridge (Santa Fe County, New Mexico)
Built 1924 under the direction of James A. French. Bridge was bypassed by current bridge in 1948.
Suspension Bridge over Rio Grande River
Intact but closed to all traffic

Overholt Distillery Suspension Bridge (Fayette County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1883, Converted to pedestrian use after 1921, Abandoned 1945,
Abandoned wire suspension bridge over Youghiogheny River on Railroad/Pedestrian Pathway
Abandoned

Pamperin Park Suspension Bridge (Brown County, Wisconsin)
Wire suspension bridge over Duck Creek on Pedestrian Path
Open to pedestrians

Park Street Suspension Footbridge (Berkshire County, Massachusetts)
Built 1936
Wire suspension bridge over Housatonic River on Footpath
Open to pedestrians only

Parkersburg Suspension Bridge (Wood County, West Virginia)
Built 1916; Demolished 1980; Replaced by the Parkersburg-Belpre Bridge
Lost suspension bridge over Ohio River
No longer exists

Paseo Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1954; rehabilitated 1984 and 2005; replaced 2011
Lost self-anchored suspension bridge across the Missouri River on I-29/I-35/US 71 in Kansas City
Replaced by a new bridge

Pathfinder Dam Suspension Bridge (Natrona County, Wyoming)
Wire suspension bridge over North Platte River on Pedestrian trail
Open to pedestrians only

Pauley Bridge (Pike County, Kentucky)
Built 1936; closed to all traffic in 2001; reopened in 2006 as a pedestrian bridge
Suspension bridge over Levisa Fork on Meadowview Drive in Pikeville
Open to pedestrians

Pease River Wagon Bridge (Wilbarger County, Texas)
Abandoned wire suspension bridge over Pease River
Single cable tower still standing

Pleasant Run Suspension Footbridge (Tucker County, West Virginia)
Wire suspension bridge over Shavers Fork on Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Point Bonita Lighthouse Bridge (Marin County, California)
Built 1954 to cross eroded gap in access to Point Bonita Lighthouse
Wire suspension bridge on Walking Path
Open to pedestrians

Point Bridge (1st) (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1877; Replaced 1927
Lost Chain suspension bridge over Monongahela River
Replaced by a new bridge

Pond Eddy Bridge (old) (Sullivan County, New York)
Built 1871
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Delaware River on High Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Powhatan Swinging Bridge (Lawrence County, Arkansas)
Built 1925-26; made obsolete by free state ferry in 1938; removed in 1952
Lost suspension bridge over Black River on old US 63 at Powhatan
No longer exists

Railroad Street- Pine Creek (Old) (Lycoming County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Suspension bridge over Pine Creek
Replaced by a new bridge

Ralston Run Swinging Suspension Footbridge (Ross County, Ohio)
Wire suspension bridge over Ralston Run on pedestrian pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Ramsey Park Suspension Bridge (Redwood County, Minnesota)
Wire suspension bridge over Tributary of Redwood River on Pedestrian Trail
Open to pedestrians

Rancho Equestrian Suspension Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Wire suspension bridge over Los Angeles River on Equestrian Pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Rattlesnake Creek Pedestrian Bridge (Missoula County, Montana)
Built 2006
Wire suspension bridge over Rattlesnake Creek
Open to pedestrians

Ravine Gardens Bridge (Putnam County, Florida)
Suspension bridge on Walking trail
Open to pedestrians only

Reading Suspension Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Wire suspension bridge
Single tower of bridge salvaged and put on display at shown park location.

Reed Creek Swinging Bridge (Madison County, Arkansas)
Abandoned wire suspension bridge over Reed Creek next to CR 2410
Abandoned

Regency Suspension Bridge (Mills County, Texas)
Built 1939; rehabilitated 1999
Suspension bridge over Colorado River on CR 433
Open to traffic

Richardson Highway Suspension Bridge (Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska)
Lost Suspension bridge over Sheep Creek on Richardson Highway
Replaced by a new bridge

Riegelsville Bridge (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1904; rehabilitated 1984 and 2010-11
Suspension bridge over Delaware River on a spur off PA 611 in Riegelsville crossses over to Milford, NJ to NJ Rt. 519
Open to traffic

Riley Park Suspension Bridge (Carroll County, Indiana)
There has been a suspension bridge at this location for probably 100 years or more. Unfortunately, it is always destroyed every time the area floods. Probably at least 3 to 5 or more different bridges have been here.
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Deer Creek on pedestrians
Replaced by new bridge

River aux Vases Swinging Bridge (Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri)
Wire suspension bridge over River aux Vases on footpath just off River aux Vases Church Road
Open to pedestrians

Rock Creek Suspension Bridge-Kankakee River State Park (Kankakee County, Illinois)
Wire suspension bridge over Rock Creek on Hiking trail in Kankakee River State Park
Open to pedestrians

Rock River Suspension Bridge (Lyon County, Iowa)
Wire suspension bridge over Rock River on private road in Rock Rapids
Open to traffic

Roebling Suspension Bridge (Hamilton County, Ohio)
Built 1866 by John A. Roebling. Rehabilitated 1955.
Suspension bridge over the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Covington
Rehabilitation Completed

Roma International Suspension Bridge (Starr County, Texas)
Built 1928
Suspension bridge over Rio Grande in Roma
Closed to all traffic

Royal Gorge Bridge (Fremont County, Colorado)
Built 1929 for the Royal Gorge Bridge and Amusement Co.; rehabilitated 1984
Suspension bridge over the Arkansas River (Royal Gorge) west of Caņon City
Open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic

Rumford Suspension Footbridge (Oxford County, Maine)
Wire suspension bridge over Androscoggin River on Pedestrian Pathway/Water Pipe
Open to pedestrians only

Saline Creek Swinging Bridge (Miller County, Missouri)
Bypassed in 1925
Lost swinging bridge over Saline Creek near MO 17, northeast of Tuscumbia
No longer standing, but footings and anchors still visible

Salt Fork River Swing Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built before 1940, lost before 1998
Lost Suspension bridge over Salt Fork Vermilion River on former pedestrian trail in Danville
No longer exists

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (San Francisco County, California)
(Main design: Wire suspension)
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1962; partial collapse 1989; west span siesmic retrofit 2013; east span replaced 2013.
Suspension bridge over San Francisco Bay on I-80 connecting San Francisco, Yerba Buena Island, and Oakland
Open to traffic

San Rafael Bridge (Emery County, Utah)
Built 1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corps; rebuilt, restored, 1994
Suspension bridge over the San Rafael River at Buckhorn Wash
Restored 1994

Saranac River Pedestrian Bridge (Clinton County, New York)
Wire suspension bridge over Saranac River on Pedestrian Path
Open to pedestrians only

Sheboygan Falls Swinging Bridge (Sheboygan County, Wisconsin)
Built in 1987
Wire suspension bridge over Sheboygan River on Pedestrian Walkway
Open to pedestrians

Sheltowee Trace Foot Bridge (Menifee County, Kentucky)
Wire suspension bridge over Red River on Shetowee Trace Hiking Trail
Open to pedestrians

Short Creek Suspension Bridge (Marshall County, Alabama)
Lost Suspension bridge over Short Creek on River Rd
No longer exists

Sidaway Avenue Footbridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1930 abandoned after vandalized in in 1966
Abandoned wire suspension footbridge between Jackaow and Garden Valley neighborhoods
Abandoned

Silver Bridge (Gallia County, Ohio)
Built 1928, collasped on December 15, 1967, killing 46 people. Replaced by a new bridge in 1969.
Lost eyebar suspension bridge over the Ohio River on US 35 between Point Pleasant, WV, and Kanauga, OH
Collapsed and replaced by new bridge

Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge (Mason County, Kentucky)
Built 1931; Bypassed by the cable-stayed William H. Harsha Bridge in 2000, rehabed in 2003-2004
Suspension bridge over Ohio River on Business US 62/68 in Maysville
Open to traffic

Sister Bridge I: Roberto Clemente Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1928; rehabilitated 1995
Suspension bridge over Allegheny River on Sixth Street in Pittsburgh
Open to traffic

Sister Bridge II: Andy Warhol Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1926; rehabilitated 1977
Suspension bridge over Allegheny River on Seventh Street in Pittsburgh
Open to traffic

Sister Bridge III: Rachel Carson Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1926; rehabilitated 1993
Suspension bridge over Allegheny River on Ninth Street in Pittsburgh
Open to traffic

South Boat Ditch Gas Pipeline Bridge (Clark County, Arkansas)
Wire suspension bridge over South Boat Ditch on Gas pipeline / Not vehicular
Removed but not replaced

South Fork Roanoke River Swinging / Suspension Footbridge (Montgomery County, Virginia)
Wire suspension bridge over South Fork Roanoke River on Pedestrian path
Open to pedestrians only

South Tenth Street Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1933; rehabilitated 1994
Suspension bridge over the Monongahela River on South Tenth Street in Pittsburgh
Open to traffic

Spokane Falls Suspension Bridges (Spokane County, Washington)
Wire suspension bridge over Spokan Falls on Pedestrian Path
Open to pedestrians only

Spring River Swinging Bridge (Randolph County, Arkansas)
Built 1936 by the Works Progress Administration; destroyed by fire in 1951 under mysterious circumstances. Current bridge built 1992.
Lost swinging bridge over Spring River next to AR 361 between Black Rock and Old Davidsonville
Bridge destroyed, but some vestiges remain, including a standing tower, a fallen tower, some cables, and some approach piers

Spruce Street Suspension Bridge (San Diego County, California)
Built 1912 by city of San Diego
Wire suspension bridge over Kate Sessions Canyon on Pedestrian walkway
Open to pedestrians only

St. Johns Bridge (Multnomah County, Oregon)
Built 1931
Suspension bridge over Willamette River on US 30 Bypass in Portland
Open to traffic

Sterrettania Footbridge (Erie County, Pennsylvania)
Wire suspension bridge over Elk Creek on Private walkway
Open to pedestrians only

Stockton Swinging Bridge (Cedar County, Missouri)
Lost suspension bridge over Sac River near Stockton
No longer exists

Suspension Bridge, Delphi, Indiana (Carroll County, Indiana)
Bridge