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19th Century

Reading - Fishing Creek Bridge (Columbia County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Fishing Creek on abandoned Reading RR
Derelict/abandoned

Reading - Sunbury Bridge (Old) (Northumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1885; Replaced by plate girder bridge ca. 1917.
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Reading Railroad
Superstructure replaced

Reading Road Bridge (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1824; rehabilitated ca. 1980
Stone arch bridge over Cedar Creek on Reading Road in Allentown
Open to traffic

Reading-Halls Station Bridge (Lycoming County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1846 on the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad; later relocated here to carry vehicular traffic
Wrought and cast iron pony truss bridge over the former Philadelphia & Reading Railroad on a private driveway
In use for private road/drive

Reciprocity Stone Bridge (National Road/ US 40) (Muskingum County, Ohio)
built ca. 1830, rebuilt 1915
Abandoned stone arch bridge over an unnamed creek on an old alignment of theHopewell National Road/ US 40/ CR 415
Derelict/abandoned

Red Bank Creek Bridge (Tehama County, California)
Built 1894, Rehab. 1978, Replaced 2001
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Red Bank Creek on Rawson Road in Red Bluff
Replaced by new bridge

Red Bridge (Franklin County, Kentucky)
Built 1896 by the King Bridge Co.; replaced by new bridge in 1980.
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Benson Creek on old KY 1005 (Devil's Hollow Rd.)
Abandoned

Red Bridge (New Haven County, Connecticut)
Bypassed 1963
Lenticular pony truss bridge over Quinnipiac River on Quinnipiac River Gorge Trail (Former Oregon Road)
Open to pedestrians

Red Bridge (Jasper County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1890
Through truss bridge over South Skunk River on Red Bridge Street
Closed to all traffic with north approach span collapsed.

Red Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built 1884, replaced in 1975
Lost Through truss bridge over Vermilion River on Backbone Road
Replaced by new bridge

Red Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1891; One truss span lost due to collision with a shifted flatcar load 1945; Abandoned in 1995; Converted to trail use in 2006; Raised 2016-17
Pratt Through Truss Bridge over Des Moines River on Principal Riverwalk
Open to pedestrian traffic

Red Bridge (covered) (Christian County, Illinois)
Built 1874; Replaced ?
Lost Through truss bridge over FLAT BRANCH CREEK on Old IL 29
Replaced by a new bridge

Red Bridge 25-36-01x (Franklin County, Missouri)
Built 1852; destroyed by a tornado in 1920
Lost covered bridge over Bourbeuse River somewhere near Union
Destroyed by severe weather

Red Bridge 45-08-11 (Lamoille County, Vermont)
Built 1896; Reinforced 1897; Steel stringers added 1971
Kingpost through truss bridge over Sterling Brook on Cole Hill Road
Open to traffic

Red Cedar State Trail - Downsville Bridge (Dunn County, Wisconsin)
Built Ca. 1881, Relocated here 1910
Pratt through truss bridge over Red Cedar River on Red Cedar State Trail
Open to pedestrians

Red Covered Bridge 13-06-01 (Bureau County, Illinois)
Built 1863; rehabilitated 1973
Covered bridge over Bureau Creek on Old Dad Joe Trail in Princeton
Open to traffic

Red Covered Bridge 14-61-08x (Parke County, Indiana)
Built 1880, damaged by arson in October 1969, later repaired, destroyed by arson on October 13, 1976
Lost covered bridge over Big Raccoon Creek on CR 75W west of Rosedale
Destroyed by fire

Red Covered Bridge 21-14-49x (Worcester County, Massachusetts)
Built 1888; Removed 1946
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Blackstone River
Removed but not replaced

Red Covered Bridge 38-28-02 (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1883; rehabilitated 1957
Burr arch-truss bridge over Licking Creek on Anderson Road
Open to traffic

Red Covered Bridge 38-50-06 (Perry County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1886
Covered bridge over Wildcat Creek
Open to pedestrians

Red Lion Road Bridge (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1845
Stone arch bridge over Poquessing Creek on Red Lion Road in Philadelphia
Open to traffic

Red Mill Bridge (Cambria County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1895 by the Variety Iron Works
Through truss bridge over North Branch Blacklick Creek on TR 459
Closed to all traffic.

Red Mountain Railroad Bridge (Stevens County, Washington)
Built 1896
Abandoned howe deck truss bridge over Little Sheep Creek on Abandoned Columbia & Red Mountain Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

Red Oak Covered Bridge 10-99-02 (Meriwether County, Georgia)
Built in the 1840s; rehabilitated 1980
Covered bridge over Red Oak Creek on Covered Bridge Road
Open to traffic

Red Rock Bridge (San Bernardino County, California)
Built in 1890 as RR bridge, converted to car bridge 1947, Replaced 1966, Demolished 1978.
Lost Through truss bridge over Colorado River on US 66
Replaced by new I-40 bridge

Red Rock Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Built circa 1897-99, One span lost to flooding in 1944, Removed during the building of the Red Rock Dam (?).
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge with Camelback format (5 slope) upper chords over the Des Moines River on Polk Street
Removed

Red Run Covered Bridge 38-36-10 (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1866
Burr arch-truss bridge over Muddy Creek on Abandoned road
Closed to all traffic

Red Wing High Bridge (Goodhue County, Minnesota)
Built 1895; Replaced 1958
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Mississippi River on US 63
Replaced by a new bridge

Redbank Valley Trail - Brookville Tunnel (Jefferson County, Pennsylvania)
Tunnel on Redbank Valley Trail
Closed, may be rehabbed for trail use

Redbank Valley Trail - Climax Tunnel (Clarion County, Pennsylvania)
Tunnel on Redbank Valley Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Redstone Bridge (Brown County, Minnesota)
Built 1880, still the original structure piers stablized recently
Through truss bridge over Minnesota River on DM&E Railroad Spur
Open to traffic

Redwood City Bridge (San Mateo County, California)
Built 1854 removed 1910
Lost Bridge over Redwood Creek on Highway Traffic
No longer exists

Reed Bridge 35-80-05x (Union County, Ohio)
Built 1884, Rebuilt 1888, condemned c1934, closed 1968., collapsed in 1993
Partridge through truss bridge over Big Darby Creek
Bridge collapsed on Aug.19, 1993

Reeds Bridge Road Bridge (Hampshire County, Massachusetts)
Built 1894 in Conway, MA and recently relocated to UMass Amherst to be resused as a pedestrian bridge in the future
Warren pony truss bridge
In storage

Renwick Road Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Built ca.1890 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company
Through truss bridge over Du Page River on Renwick Road
Open to one-lane traffic

Republican River Bridge at Norway (Republic County, Kansas)
Built over the winter of 1886-1887. Please see bridge photos to read the entire syory of the bridge, as I photographed, in segments, a story published in the Salina Journal on July 29th, 1979 re: detailed history & planned replacement in the Fall
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Republican River on Kansas Highway 148 ( K-148)
Replaced by a new bridge

Republican River Pegram Truss Bridge (Cloud County, Kansas)
Built 1893 by the Edge Moor Bridge Works of Wilmington, Delaware as a railroad bridge.
Three-span through truss bridge over Republican River on 190th Road (RS 566), northeast of Concordia
Open to traffic

Reservoir Bridge Southeast (New York County, New York)
Built 1865
Cast iron girder bridge over the bridle path on a pedestrian walkway
Open to pedestrians

Reservoir Bridge Southwest (New York County, New York)
Built 1864
Cast iron bridge over the bridle path on a pedestrian walkway
Open to pedestrians

Rex Covered Bridge 38-39-04 (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1858
Burr arch-truss bridge over Jordan Creek on Jordan Road
Open to traffic

Rexford Aqueduct (Schenectady County, New York)
Built 1842; Major sections removed 1918
Stone arch bridge over Mohawk River on Erie Canal


Rexford Bridge (Original) (Schenectady County, New York)
Built 1850; Replaced 1922
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Mohawk River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Rexleigh Covered Bridge 32-58-03 (Washington County, New York)
Built 1874, major repairs in 2007
Covered bridge over Batten Kill on Rexleigh Road
Open to traffic

Reyker Cloud Bridge (Ripley County, Indiana)
Built in 1892
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Big Creek on Old CR 1050S
Abandoned

Reynolds Road (Owen County, Indiana)
Built 1890
Lost Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Beech Creek
Replaced by a new bridge

Rezner Bowstring Bridge (Jasper County, Indiana)
Originally built in 1871 at one of two possible locations. Relocated to the Gangloff-Sayler Farm ca. 1916 and finally moved and restored in Potawatomi Park in 2012.
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Iroquois River in Rensselaer
Open to pedestrians only

RGS - Bridge 46D (Old) (San Miguel County, Colorado)
Built 1892; 64' truss replaced by trestle 1910; 84' truss replaced by trestle 1920.
Howe deck truss bridge over Tributary of Ilium Flume on Rio Grande Southern Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RGS - Bridge 46E (San Miguel County, Colorado)
Built 1892; Removed 1951
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Tributary of Ilium Flume on Rio Grande Southern Railroad
Removed

RI - Cedar River Bridge (Cedar County, Iowa)
Built 1884, Approaches partially destroyed by ice-related flooding 1907; Removed 1940
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Cedar River on Railroad
Removed

RI - Colona Covered Bridge (Henry County, Illinois)
Built 1853; Destroyed by a tornado 1859
Lost Through truss bridge over Rock River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Columbus Junction Railroad Bridge (Old) (Louisa County, Iowa)
Built 1895; Replaced 1910
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by new bridge

RI - Crow Creek Arch Bridge (Jefferson County, Iowa)
Built 1871, abandoned 1946
Stone arch bridge over Crow Creek in Fairfield
Abandoned

RI - Dry Branch Creek Bridge #2 (Des Moines County, Iowa)
Built 1898
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Dry Branch Creek on Private Pedestrian Path
Open to pedestrians

RI - Dry Branch Creek Bridge #3 (Des Moines County, Iowa)
Built 1898
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Dry Branch Creek on Abandoned Rock Island Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

RI - East Nishnabotna River Bridge (Pottawattamie County, Iowa)
Built 1880
Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over East Nishnabotna River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

RI - Eldon Rail Bridge (Old) (Wapello County, Iowa)
Built 1895; Replaced 1916
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Hennepin Canal Bridge (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1895; Replaced in the late 60s/early 70s
Lost Bridge over Hennepin Canal on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced

RI - I&M Canal Swing Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Swing Bridge built in 1887 to move rail cars across I&M Canal
Pony Plate Girder Swing bridge over I&M Canal on abandoned railroad in Marseilles
Derelict/abandoned

RI - Iowa River Bridge (Old) (Johnson County, Iowa)
Built 1873; Replaced 1901
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Iowa River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Lost Tributary of South Fork Middle River Bridge (Guthrie County, Iowa)
Built 1899
Lost Bridge over Tributary of South Fork Middle River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Matheson Bridge (Elbert County, Colorado)
Originally built 1883 by the American Bridge Co. as an eight-span bridge at Colona, Illinois, over the Rock River. Two spans relocated here in 1920 to replace an 1899 trestle. Rails removed in 1992.
Abandoned two-span through truss bridge over Big Sandy Creek on former Rock Island RR east of Matheson
Railroad line discontinued with tracks removed

RI - Moscow Bridge (Old) (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Built 1892, Replaced 1913
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Cedar river on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by new bridge

RI - Nabisco Bridge (1) (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Built 1888
Howe Pony Truss bridge over Marseilles Power Canal on spur of Rock Island Railroad in Marseilles
Derelict/abandoned

RI - Platte River Bridge (Cass County, Nebraska)
Built 1889
Deck plate girder bridge over Platte River on Trail
Open to pedestrians

RI - Rock Creek Bridge (Cedar County, Iowa)
Built 1890 by BCR&N, taken over by Rock Island, Abandoned 1940, Partially washed out ca. 1944
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Rock Creek on former Railroad
Abandoned

RI - Skunk River Bridge (Older) (Washington County, Iowa)
Built 1887; Replaced ?
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Skunk River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Split Rock Tunnel (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Built 1853; Abandoned 1954
Abandoned tunnel on Railroad (RI)
Abandoned

RI - Waspinicon River Bridge (Independence, Old) (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Built 1881
Lost Thacher through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Railroad
No longer exists

RI - West Lyon Creek Bridge (Dickinson County, Kansas)
Built 1887
Abandoned Pony Truss bridge over West Lyon Creek on Abandoned Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad


RI Wilton Line - Mad Creek Bridge (Old) (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Built 1883; Replaced ?
Lost Uncovered Howe through truss over Mad Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Rice Bridge (Cloud County, Kansas)
Built 1899; restored 1990
Stone arch bridge at the east edge of Rice
Open to pedestrians only

Rice Creek Bridge (Calhoun County, Michigan)
Built 1885
Pony truss bridge over Rice Creek on 21 Mile Road
Open to traffic

Rice's Covered Bridge 38-50-10 (Perry County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1869; rehabilitated 2003
Covered bridge over Shermans Creek on Kennedy Valley Road (TR 333)
Open to traffic

Rich Valley Covered Bridge 35-61-40 (Noble County, Ohio)
Built 1895 over Olive Green Branch; Moved to Fairgrounds in 1970
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Dry land
In Noble County Fairgrounds

Richard's Lenticular Bridge (Hartford County, Connecticut)
Built 1895;Lost to flooding in 1955
Lost Lenticular through truss bridge over Farmington River on Road
Destroyed by flooding

Richards Covered Bridge 38-19-41 / 38-49-07 (Columbia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1852
Covered bridge over South Branch Roaring Creek on Jepko Road
Open to traffic

Richland Creek Tree Farm Road (Greene County, Indiana)
Built 1895; Replaced 1987
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Richland Creek
Replaced by a new bridge

Richlieu Road Bridge in Bensalem Township, PA (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1840
Two-span stone arch bridge over Poquessing Creek on Richlieu Road in Bnsalem Township, PA
Closed to all traffic

Richmond and Petersburg Railroad Bridge (Richmond, Virginia)
Destroyed during the Civil War and again in 1882
Lost Bridge
Replaced by a new bridge

Ridge Avenue Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1888; rehabilitated 1954
Stone arch bridge over Wissahickon Creek on Ridge Avenue in Philadelphia
Open to traffic

Ridge Pike Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1895; rehabilitated 1910
Stone arch bridge over Sprogels Run on Ridge Pike in Pottsgrove
Open to traffic

Ridge Pike Bridge Lower Pottsgrove Twp, PA (Sanatoga, PA) (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1850; rehabilitated 1914
Stone arch bridge over Sanatoga Creek on Ridge Pike in ower Pottsgrove Twp (Sanatoga, PA)
Open to traffic

Riley Creek Bridge (Republic County, Kansas)
Built 1899 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co. Bypassed by new bridge.
Pratt through truss bridge over Riley Creek on Old County Road 170
Closed to all traffic

Riley Lake Bridge (Randolph County, Illinois)
Built 1893; bypassed 1979
Derelict through truss bridge over Riley Creek on Kaskaskia Street (FAS 861) north of Fort Kaskaskia State Park
Abandoned on private property, but appears to be intact

Rinard Covered Bridge 35-84-28 (Washington County, Ohio)
Built 1876 by the Smith Bridge Co.; destroyed by flash flood on Sept. 18, 2004. Rebuilt in 2006.
Rebuilt covered bridge over Little Muskingum River.
Destroyed by flooding, rebuilt

Ringos Mill Covered Bridge 17-35-04 (Fleming County, Kentucky)
Built 1870. Bridge bypassed in 1968 by new bridge. Bridge placed on National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
Kingpost through truss bridge over Fox Creek on KY 158
Open to pedestrians

Rippowam River Bridge (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1847 by the New York and New Haven Railroad; rehabilitated 1958
Three-span stone arch bridge over Rippowam River on South State Street in Stamford
Open to traffic

Ripson Bridge (Bond County, Illinois)
Built 1895, bypassed by a new bridge in 1988
Pratt through truss bridge over Shoal Creek on TR 63 / Ripson Bridge Road
Open to pedestrians

Rishel Covered Bridge 38-49-05 (Northumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1830
Covered bridge over Chillisquaque Creek on Covered Bridge Road
Open to traffic

Risser's Mill Covered Bridge 38-36-36x (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1872, destroyed by arson July 8, 2002
Lost Covered bridge over T.Lil.Chickies Creek on PA 4010
GONE

River Bridge (Henry County, Ohio)
Built 1879; Replaced 1929
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Maumee River on Perry Street
Replaced by a new bridge

River Junction Bridge (Washington County, Iowa)
Built 1894
Lost Through truss bridge over Iowa River on North Street
Removed

River Road Covered Bridge 29-04-02 (Coos County, New Hampshire)
Built 1858; rehabilitated 1960
Bypassed covered bridge over Perry Stream in Pittsburg
Open to pedestrians only

River Street Bridge (Winnebago County, Illinois)
Built 1898
Pony truss bridge over South Kinnikinnick Creek on River Street in Roscoe
Refurbished. Being used for pedestrian traffic only

River Street Bridge (Windham County, Connecticut)
Built 1886 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1980; replaced 2001
Lost lenticular through truss bridge over Moosup River on River Street in Moosup
no longer exists.

Riverbend Park Trail Bridge (Hancock County, Ohio)
Moved in August 2009
Through truss bridge over dry ditch on Riverbend Park Trail
Formerly TR241 Bridge over Blanchard River. Moved 1/8 mile east.

Riverdale Park Trail Bridge (Minnehaha County, South Dakota)
Built 1888
Lattice through truss bridge over Big Sioux River City Pedestrian Trail
Open to pedestrians

Riveredge Park Bridge (Washington County, Wisconsin)
Built 1896; Retired to pedestrian-only use in 1973
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Rock River on Rock River Drive in Town of Addison
Replaced by an ugly MOB

Riverside Avenue Bridge (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1871 as part of a six-span bridge over the Housatonic River; relocated here 1895; reconstructed 1989
Whipple through truss bridge over Northeast Corridor (Metro North Railroad) on Riverside Avenue
Open to traffic

Riverside Park Bridge (Lynchburg, Virginia)
Built 1870 for Norfolk & Western RR, moved to Old Forest road for car use over N&W Mainline in 1893, then moved to current location in 1985
Fink Deck truss bridge over unknown creek on Trail
Open to pedestrians