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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.


Swing-A-Long Bridge (Walker County, Georgia)
Suspension bridge on Walking path
Open to pedestrians only

Swinging Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Built 1936
Bridge over South Skunk River on Pedestrian trail
Open to pedestrians

Swinging Bridge (Somerset County, Maine)
Built 1936
Wire suspension bridge over Kennebec River on foot path
Open to bicyclists & pedestrians only

Swope Park / Kansas City Zoo Suspension Footbridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1907; Rehabilitated 1994
Wire suspension bridge over Blue River on Non-Motorized Path
Open to pedestrians

Sylamore Creek Swinging Bridge (Stone County, Arkansas)
Built 1943; rehabilitated 1985
Swinging bridge over South Sylamore Creek on CR 238 (Old AR 14)
Open to one-lane traffic

Tacoma Narrows Bridge (1940) (Pierce County, Washington)
Built 1940, collapsed on November 7, 1940
Lost suspension bridge over Tacoma Narrows on Primary State Highway 14-A in Tacoma
Collapsed

Tacoma Narrows Bridge (1950) (Pierce County, Washington)
Built 1950 as the replacement of the original 1940 bridge
Suspension bridge over Tacoma Narrows on WB WA 16 in Tacoma
Open to traffic

Tacoma Narrows Bridge (2007) (Pierce County, Washington)
Built 2007
Suspension bridge over Tacoma Narrows on EB SR-16 in Tacoma
Open to traffic

Tanana Pipeline Bridge (Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska)
Built for the Alyeska pipeline in the early 1970s.
Wire suspension bridge over Tanana River carrying the Alyeska Pipeline
Open, carries the pipeline

Tavern Creek Route A Bridge (Miller County, Missouri)
Replaced 1958
Lost swinging bridge over Tavern Creek on Route A, northwest of St. Anthony
No longer standing, but west abutment and east anchor still visible

Thermopolis Swinging Bridge (Hot Springs County, Wyoming)
Suspension bridge over Big Horn River on pedestrians trail
Open to pedestrians only

Thousand Islands Bridge (Jefferson County, New York)
Built 1938; rehabilitated 1986
Suspension bridge over St. Lawrence River on I-81
Open to traffic

Throgs Neck Bridge (Queens County, New York)
Built 1961
Suspension bridge over East River on I-295 in New York
Open to traffic

Thunderwoman Park Bridge (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Wire suspension bridge over Cedar River on Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Tribe Hill Bridge (Montgomery County, New York)
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Mohawk River on Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Triborough Suspension Bridge (Queens County, New York)
Opened to traffic July 11, 1936
Suspension bridge over East River (Hell Gate) on I-278 in New York
Open to eight lanes of traffic and one sidewalk

Tuckasegee Swinging / Suspension Footbridge (Jackson County, North Carolina)
Bridge over Tuckaseigee River on pedestrian pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Tumbling Shoals Bridge (Cleburne County, Arkansas)
Built 1912 by contractor Harry Churchill. Probably lost when Greers Ferry Lake was constructed 1962-65.
Lost swinging bridge over Little Red River between Heber Springs and Tumbling Shoals
Removed

Turkey Run Suspension Bridge (Parke County, Indiana)
Built 1918 after collaspe of the orginal bridge
Wire suspension bridge over Sugar Creek on Pedestrian Path
Re-opened in October 2013.

Tuscumbia Swinging Bridge (Miller County, Missouri)
Built 1905 by Joseph Dice; replaced 1932
Lost swinging bridge over Osage River at Tuscumbia on what is now MO 17
Replaced by a new bridge

TVA Apalachia Power Plant Suspension Footbridge (Polk County, Tennessee)
Wire suspension bridge over Hiawassee River on pedestrian pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Two Cent Bridge (Kennebec County, Maine)
Original build in 1901 was washed away and rebuilt in 1903; one of the last pedestrian toll bridges still standing in the US
Wire suspension bridge over Kennebec River built as a pedestrian bridge
Open to pedestrians

Umtanum Canyon Footbridge (Kittitas County, Washington)
Wire suspension bridge over Yakima River on Pedestrian Pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Upper Suspension Bridge (Franklin County, Massachusetts)
Built 1878; damaged in 1936 flood; demolished for war effort 1942
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Connecticut River
Damaged beyond repair in 1936 flood

Valley City Foot Bridge (Barnes County, North Dakota)
Wire suspension bridge over Sheyenne River on pedestrian trail
Open to pedestrians

Veenker Memorial Golf Course Suspension Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Built 1938; Cable failed & bridge removed November 2014; Replaced April 2015
Wire suspension bridge over Squaw Creek on Golf cart path
Replaced by an ugly MOB

Verde River Sheep Bridge (Yavapai County, Arizona)
Built 1943, altered 1944, removed 1987,
Lost Suspension Bridge over Verde River on sheep trail
Replaced by new bridge

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (Richmond County, New York)
Upper level opened November 21, 1964; lower level opened June 28, 1969
Suspension bridge over The Narrows on I-278 between Staten Island and Brooklyn
Open to a total of 12 lanes of traffic

Vienna Swinging Bridge (Maries County, Missouri)
Built 1930 by Joseph Dice; bypassed by new bridge 1993; destroyed by flash flood in 1998(?)
Lost suspension bridge over Maries River on CR 213 (Ball Park Road) northwest of Vienna
Destroyed by flooding

Vincent Thomas Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1963; rehabilitated 1990
Suspension bridge over Los Angeles Harbor main channel on CA 47 in Los Angeles
Open to traffic

Waco Suspension Bridge (McLennan County, Texas)
Built 1869-70; rehabilitated 1914
Suspension bridge over the Brazos River on Bridge Street in Waco
Open to pedestrians only

Waimea Swing Bridge (Kauai County, Hawaii)
Built early 1900's, extensively damaged and rebuilt in 1992 after Hurricane Iniki.
Wire suspension bridge over Waimea River on Footbridge
Open to pedestrians

Waldo-Hancock Bridge (Waldo County, Maine)
Built 1931; bypassed by new bridge 2006-07; Demolished 2012-2013; Removed from NRHP 12-18-2013
Demolished suspension bridge over Penobscot River on former US 1 in Prospect
Demolished, despite not being in the way of anything.

Walt Whitman Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1957; rehabilitated 1998
Suspension bridge over Delaware River on I-76 in Philadelphia
Open to traffic

Warsaw Middle Bridge (Benton County, Missouri)
First bridge built 1895; collapsed March 1913; new bridge completed Sept. 1913; closed to traffic in 1975
Lost swinging bridge over Osage River on the road between Warsaw and Whitakerville
No longer exists

Warsaw Upper Bridge (Benton County, Missouri)
Built 1928 by Joseph Dice; closed to traffic in 1979; rehabilitated 2007
Swinging bridge over Osage River on MO 7 (formerly Route A) in Warsaw
Open to pedestrians only

Washington Park Footbridge (Racine County, Wisconsin)
Built ca. 1915; Rebuilt 1995; Restored 2007
Bridge over Root River on Golf Course Walkway
Open to pedestrians

Watkins Glen Footbridge (Schuyler County, New York)
(Main design: Bowstring pony truss)
Built ca. 1873
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Watkins Glen Gorge on a pedestrian trail at Watkins Glen State Park
Open to pedestrians

Westover Bridge (Old) (Monongalia County, West Virginia)
Built 1854
Lost Suspension bridge over Monongahela River on Rt 19
Replaced by a new bridge

Wheeling Suspension Bridge (Ohio County, West Virginia)
Built 1849; collapsed May 17, 1854; temporary bridge reopened July 26, 1854; permanent bridge reopened July 1860; improvements made 1871-72, 1886, 1922, 1930, 1956 and other years
Suspension bridge over Ohio River on WV 251 in Wheeling
Open to traffic

Wiggly Bridge (York County, Maine)
Wire suspension bridge over a break in a spiff of land separating York River from Barrells Millpond on pedestrian pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Williamsburg Bridge (Kings County, New York)
Opened to traffic December 19, 1903
Suspension bridge over East River on Delancey Street in New York
Open to traffic

Windgap Suspension Footbridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Chartiers Creek on formerly a footpath
Demolished

Winkley Bridge (Cleburne County, Arkansas)
Built 1912 by contractor Harry Churchill. Closed to vehicular traffic in 1972; collapsed Oct. 28, 1989, killing five pedestrians.
Lost swinging bridge over Little Red River on AR 110 east of Heber Springs
Collapsed

Winooski River Long Trail Footbridge (Chittenden County, Vermont)
Built 2015
Wire suspension bridge over Winooski River on Long Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Wolfe Park Suspension Bridge (Franklin County, Ohio)
Built 1922 to connect Franklin Park
Wire suspension bridge over Alum Creek on Ohio to Erie Trail
Open to pedestrians

Woodson Bridge (Shackelford County, Texas)
Built 1896. Remodeled in 1926 by Austin Bridge Co.
Wire suspension bridge over Clear Fork Brazos River
Closed to all traffic

Wurts Street Bridge (Ulster County, New York)
Built 1921; rehabilitated 1974
Suspension bridge over Rondout Creek on Wurts Street in Kingston
Open to traffic

Yale Bridge (Clark County, Washington)
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1957
Suspension bridge over North Fork Lewis River on WA 503
Open to traffic

Yankee Jims Road Bridge (Placer County, California)
Built 1930
Suspension bridge over North Fork American River on Yankee Jims Road
Open to traffic

Zinc Swinging Bridge (Boone County, Arkansas)
Built ca. 1927; collapsed June 2014
Swinging footbridge over Sugar Orchard Creek in the town of Zinc
Collapsed

Zo-El Annett Woods Suspension Footbridge (Warren County, Iowa)
Built 1984
Wire suspension bridge over Woods on Pedestrian Pathway
Open to pedestrians only