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Tall Bridges

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Tall Steel, Wood, or Concrete Bridges that cross deep valleys or rivers or fjords. This can also include structures set deep in mud and silt but sits just on water surfaces.

Abandoned LWV - Black River Bridge (Lorain County, Ohio)
Built 1906; Abandoned 1969
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Black River on Railroad
Abandoned

Adelaide Bridge (Fremont County, Colorado)
Built 1894 on the narrow gauge Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad. Converted to highway use after the railroad was abandoned in 1912.
Steel trestle on Phantom Canyon Road over Eightmile Creek
Open to one-lane traffic on a gravel road

Alaska - Hurricane Gulch Bridge (Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska)
Built 1921 by the American Bridge Co.
Steel arch bridge over Hurricane Gulch on Alaska Railroad
Open

AM - Little Sugar Creek Bridge (Benton County, Arkansas)
Bridge over Little Sugar Creek on Frisco Railroad, now Arkansas -Missouri Railroad.
Open to traffic

AM - Trestle #1 (Washington County, Arkansas)
Built 1882
Bridge on Arkansas & Missouri (formerly Frisco) Railroad
Open to traffic

AM - Trestle #2 (Washington County, Arkansas)
Built 1882
Bridge on Arkansas & Missouri (formerly Frisco) Railroad
Open to traffic

AM - Trestle #3 (Washington County, Arkansas)
Built 1882
Bridge on Arkansas & Missouri (formerly Frisco) Railroad
Open to traffic

American Railroad - Viaducto de los Cedros (Isabela, Puerto Rico)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Quebrada Los Cedros on American Railroad Co. of Puerto Rico
Removed

American Railroad - Viaducto Río Guajataca (Isabela, Puerto Rico)
Built 1904
Lost Deck truss bridge over Río Guajataca on American Railroad Co. of Puerto Rico
Removed

Ashton-Tetonia Trail - Conant Creek Trestle (Fremont County, Idaho)
Built 1894 at American Falls; dismantled 1911; relocated here 1914
Three-span Pegram deck truss bridge over Conant Creek
Open to pedestrians only as part of Ashton-Tetonia Trail

Auburn-Foresthill Bridge (Placer County, California)
Built 1972
Deck truss bridge over North Fork American River on Auburn-Foresthill Road in North Auburn
Open to traffic

B&SV - Bass Point High Bridge (Boone County, Iowa)
Built 1913
Deck girder bridge over Bass Point Creek on Boone & Scenic Valley (former FtDDM&S) Railroad northeast of Logansport
Open to traffic

BAR - Bunker Brook Trestle (Piscataquis County, Maine)
Built 1899 to replace a wooden trestle; abandoned 1964 and removed since
Lost Deck truss bridge over Bunker Stream on BAR Greenville Branch
Removed but not replaced

Bear River Canal Malad Flume (Box Elder County, Utah)
Built early 1900s
Lost Deck truss bridge over Malad River on Bear River Canal
Lost

Beaver Creek Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge (Campbell County, Virginia)
Built 1907
Deck plate girder bridge over Beaver Creek on NSRR
Open to traffic

Beaverdam Creek Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge (Bedford County, Virginia)
Deck plate girder bridge over Beaverdam Creek on NSRR
Open to traffic

Big Otter River Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge (S) (Campbell County, Virginia)
Deck plate girder bridge over Big Otter River on NSRR
Open to traffic

Blackwater Creek Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge (Lynchburg, Virginia)
ca1910
Deck plate girder bridge over Blackwater Creek on NSRR
Open to traffic

Bloomington Southern - Wright's Branch Bridge (Monroe County, Indiana)
Built 1913, rebuilt in 1942
Abandoned Timber stringer bridge over Wright's Branch of Clear Creek and driveway on former Illinois Central Railroad
Abandoned, but intact

BM - Clinton Viaduct (Worcester County, Massachusetts)
Built 1903, demolished 1975
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Nashua River, River Street, and Boylston Street on B&M Central Massachusetts Branch (abandoned)
Demolished

BM - Great Trestle (Hillsborough County, New Hampshire)
Built 1908; Removed 1984
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Souhegan River and NH-31 on B&M Greenville Branch
Removed but not replaced

BN - Lucky Strike Trestle (Silver Bow County, Montana)
Built 1901-2
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Lucky Strike Canyon on Northern Pacific Railroad Homestake Pass
"Out Of Service"

BNSF - Bellingham High Bridge (Whatcom County, Washington)
Deck plate girder bridge over Trail on Railroad
Open to traffic

BNSF - Big Bureau Creek Bridge (Bureau County, Illinois)
Built in 1899 by the Lassig Bridge & Iron Works; Replaced 2014
Deck truss bridge over Big Bureau Creek on BNSF RR just west of Princeton
Replaced by a new bridge

BNSF - Big Hell Canyon Bridge (Yavapai County, Arizona)
Trestle girder bridge over Hell Canyon on Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (former AT&SF RR)
Open to traffic

BNSF - Black River Bridge (Douglas County, Wisconsin)
Deck Plate Girder Bridge over Black River on BNSF Railway
Open

BNSF - Canadian River Viaduct (Potter County, Texas)
Built 1931
Warren deck truss bridge over Canadian River on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Crooked River Bridge (Jefferson County, Oregon)
Built 1911
Steel arch bridge over Crooked River on BNSF/Union Pacific Railroad in Terrebonne
Open to traffic

BNSF - Cut Bank Trestle (Glacier County, Montana)
Built 1900
Warren deck truss bridge over Cutbank Creek on BNSF Railway in Cut Bank


BNSF - Foss River Bridge (King County, Washington)
Built 1909
Deck plate girder, deck truss bridge over Foss River, USFS Rd 68 (Foss River Rd) on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Gassman Coulee Trestle (Ward County, North Dakota)
Built 1899, replacing an 1887 wooden trestle bridge that was destroyed by tornado in August 14, 1898.
Steel girder trestle over the Gassman Coulee on the BNSF Railway, west of Minot
Open to traffic

BNSF - Grand River Bridge (Union County, Iowa)
Built 1901
Pratt Deck truss bridge over Grand River on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Hi-Line Bridge (Barnes County, North Dakota)
Steel trestle built in 1906-1908 for the Northern Pacific Railroad
Steel trestle over Sheyenne River on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Holyoke High Bridge (Carlton County, Minnesota)
Built 1897
Deck plate girder bridge over Net river on Railroad (BNSF)
Open to traffic

BNSF - Java Trestle (Flathead County, Montana)
Pratt deck truss bridge over Middle Fork Flathead River & Java Creek on BNSF Hi-Line Subdivision
Open to traffic

BNSF - Kettle River High Bridge (Pine County, Minnesota)
Built 1894
Pratt Deck truss bridge over Kettle River on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Little Hell Canyon Bridge (Yavapai County, Arizona)
Built 1910
Deck plate girder bridge over Hell Canyon on Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (former AT&SF)
Open to traffic

BNSF - Media Trestle (Henderson County, Illinois)
Built 1910, To Be Replaced 2017
Deck plate girder bridge over Ellison Creek & CR1000N on BNSF RR
Open

BNSF - Muddy Creek Trestle (Teton County, Montana)
Deck plate girder bridge over Muddy Creek on Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad
Open to traffic

BNSF - Muir Trestle (Contra Costa County, California)
Deck plate girder bridge over Alhambra Creek, Alhambra Ave. on BNSF RR, Amtrak RR
Open to traffic

BNSF - Nemadji River Bridge (Bolyston) (Douglas County, Wisconsin)
Built 1897
Deck plate bridge over Nemadji River on BNSF Railway near Boylston
Open to traffic

BNSF - Nemadji River Bridge (Saunders) (Douglas County, Wisconsin)
Built 1899. Approached rebuilt 1906, lengthened 1912, West Approach Rebuilt 2009
Warren deck truss bridge over Nemadji River on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Seven Mile Creek Viaduct (Clarke County, Iowa)
Built 1901
Deck plate girder bridge over Seven Mile Creek on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Sheep Creek Trestle (Flathead County, Montana)
Deck plate girder bridge over Sheep Creek on BNSF Hi-Line Subdivision
Open to traffic

BNSF - Sheyenne River Bridge (Griggs County, North Dakota)
Built 1912
Deck plate girder bridge over Sheyenne River on Railroad
Open to traffic

BNSF - Trout Creek Trestle (Jefferson County, Oregon)
Built 1910
Deck plate girder bridge over Trout Creek on Oregon Trunk Railroad
Open to traffic

BNSF - Twelvemile Creek Bridge (Union County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Twelvemile Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

BNSF - Two Medicine River Bridge (Glacier County, Montana)
Deck truss bridge over Two Medicine River on BNSF Railway


BNSF - Wilburton Trestle (King County, Washington)
Built 1904
Deck plate girder and timber stringer bridge over Richards Creek & 8th/9th Streets on railroad
Inactive since 2008

BNSF - Willow Canyon Trestle (Jefferson County, Oregon)
Built 1910
Deck plate girder bridge over Willow Creek on BNSF/Union Pacific Railroad northwest of Madras
Open to traffic

Bold Branch Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge (Bedford County, Virginia)
Built 1907
Deck plate girder bridge over Bold Branch on NSRR
Open to traffic

Boones Creek Viaduct (Washington County, Tennessee)
Built for the The South and Western Railroad, later the Clinchfield Railroad
Railroad Viaduct that crosses over Boones Creek


BPRR - Mahoning Creek Trestle (Indiana County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1899
Warren deck truss bridge over Mahoning Creek on Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad
Open to traffic

BPRR - Redbank Creek Viaduct (Jefferson County, Pennsylvania)
Pratt through truss bridge over Red Bank Creek/Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad on Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad
Open to traffic

BR&P - Springville Trestle (Erie County, New York)
Abandoned deck truss bridge over Cattaraugus Creek on Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

Brooklyn Bridge (Mercer County, Kentucky)
Built 1871, collapsed on November 20, 1953, replaced in 1955
Lost Through truss bridge over Kentucky River on US 68 west of Wilmore
Replaced by new bridge

C&NW - Diamond Creek High Trestle (Bayfield County, Wisconsin)
Built 1889
Double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over Diampnd Creek on Local Trail (Former C&NW Railway)
Open to pedestrians only

C&TS - Cascade Trestle (Conejos County, Colorado)
Bridge over Cascade Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

C&TS - Lobato Trestle (Rio Arriba County, New Mexico)
Deck plate girder bridge over Wolf Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

CBR - Noti Creek Trestle (Lane County, Oregon)
Built 1912, Modified for Vaughn Rd 1925
Deck plate girder bridge over Noti Creek & Vaughn Road on Coos Bay Rail Link (CBR)
Open to traffic

CBR - Noti Creek Trestle (Lane County, Oregon)
Built 1912
Deck plate girder bridge over Noti Creek on Coos Bay Rail Link (CBR)
Open to traffic

Cedar Creek CSX Transportaion Bridge (Franklin County, North Carolina)
Built 1839
Deck plate girder bridge over Cedar Creek on SCLRR
open to traffic

Center Grove Viaduct (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Catfish Creek &Railroad (IC) on Hawkeye Highway
Replaced by a new bridge

CM - Indian Creek Trestle (Fergus County, Montana)
Massive steel trestle over Indian Creek on Central Montana Railway
Open to traffic

CM - Judith River Trestle (Fergus County, Montana)
Original bridge design plans dated 1912. Built ca. 1915, severly damaged in spring 2011 flood
Massive steel trestle with timber stringer/concrete arch approaches over Judith River on Central Montana Railway
Closed due to severe flood damage

CM - Sage Creek Trestle (Fergus County, Montana)
Massive steel trestle over Sage Creek on Central Montana Railway
Open to traffic

CM - Spring Creek Trestle (Fergus County, Montana)
Massive wooden trestle with steel sections over Big Spring Creek on Central Montana Railway
Intact but closed to all traffic

CN - Jackson Creek Bridge (Gogebic County, Michigan)
Deck plate girder bridge over Jackson Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

CN - Manitowoc River High Bridge (Manitowoc County, Wisconsin)
Deck plate girder bridge over Manitowoc River on Fox Valley and Western
Open to traffic

CN - Rice Creek Bridge (Barron County, Wisconsin)
Deck plate girder bridge over Rice Creek on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CNTP - Cumberland River Bridge (Pulaski County, Kentucky)
Built 1880 for the Cincinnati Southern Railway, replaced in 1955
Lost Deck truss bridge over Cumberland River on Norfolk Southern Railway at Burnside
Replaced by a new bridge

CO&P - Spring Valley Viaduct (Bureau County, Illinois)
Built 1904
Pratt deck truss and deck plate girder bridge over Chicago & North Western Railway & Spring Creek on Chicago, Ottawa & Peoria Railway
Removed

Colorado Boulevard Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1913; rehabilitated 1993
Concrete arch bridge over Arroyo Seco on Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena
Open to traffic

Columbia Plateau Trail - Burr Canyon Trestle (Franklin County, Washington)
Built 1908, Abandoned 1987, converted 1991
Deck plate girder bridge over Burr Canyon Road on Columbia Plateau Trail
Closed

Columbia Plateau Trail - Cow Creek Trestle (Adams County, Washington)
Built 1908; abandoned 1987
Deck plate girder bridge over Cow Creek on Columbia Plateau Trail
Closed

Conrail - Big Creek Bridge (Clark County, Illinois)
Built 1906
Concrete arch bridge over Big Creek on former Big Four Railroad northwest of Marshall
Private ownership

Conrail - Possum Trot Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built 1921 for the Peoria and Eastern Railroad, abandoned ca. 1990's
Abandoned Deck girder bridge over Middle Fork Vermilion River on former Conrail Railroad west of Danville
Abandoned

Corbin Railroad Trestle (Jefferson County, Montana)
Built 1902
Abandoned Deck plate girder trestle over Corbin Road/Trestle Lane on Great Northern Railway
Derelict/abandoned

CORP - Grave Creek Trestle (Josephine County, Oregon)
Built 1903
Deck plate girder bridge over Grave Creek on Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad (CORP)
Open to traffic

Cotton Mill Trestle (Lynchburg, Virginia)
Built 1906
Deck plate girder bridge over Fishing Creek/Carroll Ave/NSRR on NSRR
Open to traffic

Cowboy Trail - Valentine High Bridge (Cherry County, Nebraska)
Replaced Fremont, Elkhorn, & Missouri Valley RR bridge from 1883.
Deck plate girder bridge over Niobrara River on Pedestrean Trail (formerly Chicago & Northwestern Railroad)
Open to pedestrians

CP - Martins Creek Viaduct (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1912-14 for the Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
Massive concrete arch bridge over Martins Creek and Lackawanna Trail on Canadian Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

CP - Rockford Trestle (Wright County, Minnesota)
Deck plate girder bridge over Crow River on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic

CP - Tunkhannock Viaduct (Wyoming County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1912-15 for the Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
Massive ten-span concrete arch bridge over Tunkhannock Creek on Canadian Pacific Railroad at Nicholson
Open to traffic

CR&NW - Gilahina Trestle (Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska)
Built during the winter of 1911 in only eleven days.
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Gilahina River on Copper River & Northwestern Railroad
Abandoned

Crooked River Bridge (Jefferson County, Oregon)
Built 1926, Closed to vehicles 2000
Steel arch bridge over Crooked River on Former U.S. 97 alignment in Terrebonne
Open to pedestrians

CSP - Half Moon Trestle (Lewis County, Idaho)
Built 1907, abandoned 2000
Timber stringer bridge on Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

CSP - Lawyers Canyon Viaduct (Lewis County, Idaho)
Built 1908, abandoned 2000
Deck plate girder bridge over Lawyers Canyon on Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge (Rensselaer County, New York)
Built 1924
Through truss bridge over Hudson River on CSX Transportation
Open to traffic

CSX - Appomattox River Bridge (Petersburg, Virginia)
Deck plate girder bridge over Appomattox River on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic

CSX - Catskill Creek Bridge (Greene County, New York)
Built 1902
Deck truss bridge over Catskill Creek on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic

CSX - Copper Creek Viaduct (Scott County, Virginia)
Completed September 1908
Deck Plate Girder bridge over Copper Creek on former Clinchfield Railroad
Open to traffic

CSX - Running Water Trestle (Marion County, Tennessee)
Built 1968
Massive steel plate girder trestle over Running Water Creek and I-24 on CSX Railroad, west of Chattanooga
Open to rail traffic

CSX - Wilbur Bridge (Ulster County, New York)
Built 1903; replaced an 1882 structure
Parker through truss bridge over Rondout Creek on CSX RR
Open to traffic

CSX - Wildcat Creek Trestle (Carroll County, Indiana)
Built 1893, abandoned in 1992, main span damaged by high water in 2004, demolished summer 2013
Abandoned Deck girder over Wildcat Creek on former Monon Railroad north of Owasco
Removed

CWR - Jackson Forest Trestle (Mendocino County, California)
Built in late 1800's for logging railroad, last elements removed during 1980's
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Tributary gulch South Fork Noyo River on California Western Railroad
Removed

Densons Creek Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway Bridge (Montgomery County, North Carolina)
Deck plate girder bridge over Densons Creek on AC&WRR
Open to traffic

Devils Lake Fork Bridge (Tillamook County, Oregon)
Built 1940
Steel stringer bridge over Devils Lake Fork on OR 6
Open to traffic

DM&E - Foster Viaduct #1 (Monroe County, Iowa)
Built 1937-38
Deck plate girder bridge over Kinser Creek and 672 Avenue on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railway
Open to traffic

DM&E - Foster Viaduct #2 (Monroe County, Iowa)
Built 1937-38
Deck plate girder bridge over Soap Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railway
Open to traffic