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19th Century

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

Riverside Trail - Small Stream Bridge (Washington County, Iowa)
Built 1890
Closed-spandrel brick arch bridge over a Small Stream on Riverside Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Riverview Hotel Trail Bridge (Minnehaha County, South Dakota)
Built Ca. 1888, Rehabilitated 2013
Pony truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Bike Path
Open to pedestrians only

Riverwalk Bridge (Buchanan County, Missouri)
Built 1879 by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Works of Leavenworth, Kansas.
Pratt through truss bridge over Missouri River tributary on Riverwalk
Open to pedestrians

RJCC - Frankfort Tunnel (Franklin County, Kentucky)
Built 1849 by the Lexington and Frankfort Railroad. Currently owned by R. J. Corman (RJC) Railroad
Tunnel under Main Street (US 60)
Open to traffic

RJCM - Cumberland River Swing Bridge (Montgomery County, Tennessee)
Built 1891 by the Pencoyd Bridge & Construction Co.
Swing through truss bridge over Cumberland River on R.J. Corman Railroad/Memphis Line at Clarksville
Open to traffic

Roann Covered Bridge 14-85-01 (Wabash County, Indiana)
Built 1877; rehabilitated 1992
Two-span covered bridge over Eel River on CR 700 West in Roann
Open to traffic

Roaring Run Bridge (Montgomery County, Virginia)
Built by the King Bridge Co. in 1878 Over Roaring Creek in Bedford County VA, closed in 1971. Relocated to present location in 1977; Oldest metal bridge in Virginia
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Ditch on Walkway
Open to pedestrians

Rob Roy Covered Bridge 14-23-03 (Fountain County, Indiana)
Built 1860; rehabilitated 1925
Covered bridge over Big Shawnee Creek on CR 800N
But may be repaired and reopened to traffic soon

Robb Creek Bridge (Gibson County, Indiana)
Built in 1891 by the Indiana Bridge Company; replaced in 1989.
Lost Bedstead Warren pony truss bridge over Robb Creek on C.R. Thomas Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Robert Street Bridge (Old) (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Built 1885; Replaced 1926
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Robert Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Robert's Ferry Bridge (Johnson County, Iowa)
Built 1891
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on Robert's Ferry Road
Replaced on a new alignment

Roberts Covered Bridge 35-68-05 (Preble County, Ohio)
Built 1829 by Orlistus Roberts on Old Camden Road; damaged by arson 1986; relocated and restored 1991
Covered bridge over Seven Mile Creek in Eaton
Open to pedestrians

Robinson Bridge (Harrison County, Kentucky)
Built ca. 1885 by the Massillon Bridge Company, may have been moved or reconstructed here in 1918.
Lost through truss bridge over South Fork Licking River on Robinson Union Road
Replaced by a new bridge.

Robyville Covered Bridge 19-10-02 (Penobscot County, Maine)
Built 1876, rehabilitated in 1984
Long Truss covered bridge over Kenduskeag Stream on Covered Bridge Road
Open to traffic

Rochester Bridge (Cedar County, Iowa)
Built 1880; Replaced ?
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Cedar River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Rock Covered Bridge 38-54-02 (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1870
Single-span Burr arch-truss bridge over Lower Little Swatara Creek on Newswanger Road
Open to traffic

Rock Creek 400E Bridge (Carroll County, Indiana)
Built 1887 by the Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works; replaced 1992
Lost through truss bridge over Rock Creek on CR 400 East at 770N-400E
Replaced by new bridge

Rock Creek Bridge Tower Road (Warren County, Indiana)
Built 1894, replaced in 1999
Lost pony truss bridge over Rock Creek on Tower Road
Replaced by new bridge

Rock Creek Covered Bridge 35-04-23x (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Built 1832 by Samuel Ackley & George Crowell of Ashtabula-Trumbull Turnpike Co.; Survived flood and ice jams 1884; Caught fire 1924; Petitions raised 1942 by Travelers Club to save and preserve but failed; Dismantled and replace by steel truss 1948
Lost Covered Through truss bridge over Rock Creek on Stiles Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Rock Creek CR 200N Bridge (Wells County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1890
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Rock Creek on County Road 200 North
Replaced by a new bridge

Rock Cut Bridge (Older) (Fayette County, Iowa)
Built 1897; Replaced 1937
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Railroad (MILW) on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Rock Cut Bridge (Oldest) (Fayette County, Iowa)
Built 1874; Replaced 1897
Lost Howe pony truss bridge over Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Rock Island Bridge (Pulaski County, Arkansas)
Built 1899 by the Choctaw and Memphis Railroad; lift span added 1972
Vertical-lift railroad bridge over the Arkansas River in Little Rock at the Clinton Presidential Library. Open to pedestrians.
Rehabilitation complete. Open for pedestrian traffic as of 10-01-11.

Rock Island Bridge (Washington County, Minnesota)
Built 1894; closed to traffic in 1999; swing span plus all but two remaining spans demolished in May 2010; two remaining spans converted into pedestrian pier, which included the addition of truss spans on Dakota side in Nov. 2010, reopened in 2011
Abandoned through truss swing bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Paul Park
Open to pedestrians

Rock Island Old Stone Arch Nature Trail - Silver Creek Stone Arch Bridge (Shelby County, Iowa)
Built 1883
Stone arch bridge over Silver Creek on Rock Island Old Stone Arch Nature Trail
Open to pedestrians

Rock Island Trail - Spoon River Bridge (Stark County, Illinois)
Built Ca. 1899
Through truss bridge over Spoon River on Rock Island Trail (former Peoria & Rock Island RR) NW of Wyoming
Open to pedestrians

Rock Lick Creek Bridge (Breckinridge County, Kentucky)
Built around 1880 by the King Bridge Co.
Bowstring through truss bridge over Rock Lick Creek on Abandoned Road
Open to pedestrians

Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities Bridge (Lyon County, Iowa)
Built 1888 by the Union Bridge Co.; Abandoned in the 1980s
Pratt through truss bridge over Rock River on Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities access road
Open to Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities traffic

Rock Run Road Bridge (Sullivan County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1897 by the Horseheads Bridge Co., rehabilitated 1983
Pratt through truss bridge over Loyalsock Creek on Rock Run Road (TR 346)
Open to traffic

Rockford Bridge (1st) (Floyd County, Iowa)
Built 1858
Lost Bridge over Shell Rock River on Main Avenue
Destroyed by collision with ice before completion

Rockingham Bridge (Somerset County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1885 by Columbia Bridge Works; rehabilitated 1967
Pony truss bridge over Dark Shade Creek on TR 712
Open to traffic

Rocks Village Bridge (Essex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1883; Additional spans built 1895 & 1914
Through truss swing bridge over Merrimack River on E. Main Street/Bridge Street
Open to traffic

Rocky Fork Bridge (Highland County, Ohio)
Built ca.1872
Abandoned bowstring pony truss bridge over Ohio Brush Creek
Abandoned

Rocky River Viaduct (Medina County, Ohio)
Built 1890
Deck plate girder bridge over Rocky River on W&LE Medina Branch Railroad, AC&Y Medina Loop
Open to traffic

Roddy Road Covered Bridge 20-10-02 (Frederick County, Maryland)
Built 1892; rehabilitated 1995
Kingpost through truss bridge over Owens Creek on Roddy Road
Open to traffic

Rodgers Bridge (Washington County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1890
Pony truss bridge over Buffalo Creek on TR 487
Open to traffic

Rodrick Bridge (Licking County, Ohio)
Built 1872 by the Coshocton Iron Works using a design patented in 1841 by Squire Whipple. Relocated in 1998.
Bowstring through truss bridge originally located over Wills Creek on TR 144 in Coshocton County and relocated to Ohio State University-Newark Campus grounds
Open to pedestrians only

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

Rogers Street Bridge (Ellis County, Texas)
Built 1889 by Wrought Iron Bridge Company Canton Ohio . Rehabilitated 2004.
Pratt through truss bridge on Rogers Street over Waxahachie Creek in Waxahachie
Open to pedestrians

Rogue's Ford Bridge (Rabun County, Georgia)
Built in 1895
Lost through truss bridge over the Chattooga River, next to US 76
Removed

Rohrbach Covered Bridge 38-19-31x (Columbia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1846; Disassembled October 1989 and places in storage at Knoebels Amusement Resort
Queenpost through truss bridge over South Branch Roaring Creek on T-369
In storage or disassembled

Roley School Covered Bridge 35-23-49 (Fairfield County, Ohio)
Built in 1899 to span canal near Baltimore, later moved to Roley Road, moved to fairgrounds in 1974.
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge in Lancaster
Open to pedestrians

Roley School House Covered Bridge 35-23-49 (Fairfield County, Ohio)
Built 1899 .5 miles north of Baltimore, Ohiow over a tributary of Paw-Paw Creek
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Dry land
In Lancaster County Fairgrounds

Rome Bridge (Henry County, Iowa)
Built 1886
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Skunk River on US 34
Replaced by a new bridge

Rome Ferry (Smith County, Tennessee)
Established 1830
Abandoned ferry across Cumberland River on Rome Road
Derelict/abandoned

Romeo Road Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Built 1899 on romeo road across Chicago S&S Canal; closed to traffic 1992; relocated in 1998 to neighboring trail.
Relocated through truss swing bridge over marsh on Centennial Trail.
Open to Pedestrians

Romford Road Bridge (Litchfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1888 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1998
Lenticular pony truss bridge over Bantam River on Romford Road in Washington
Replaced by a new bridge

Romley Bridge (Chaffee County, Colorado)
Built 1881 by the Denver, South Park, and Pacific Railroad
Closed deck truss bridge over Pomeray Gulch (Chrysolite Creek) on FR 295 southwest of St. Elmo
Open to pedestrians only

Roosevelt Drive Bridge (Waukesha County, Wisconsin)
Built 1899; Replaced 1996
Lost Stone arch bridge over Menomonee River on Roosevelt Drive
Replaced by new bridge

Root Covered Bridge 35-84-08 (Washington County, Ohio)
Built 1878 by Rolla Merydith; rehabilitated 2001
Covered bridge over South Branch Wolf Creek on CR 6
Open to pedestrians only

Root Road Covered Bridge 35-04-09 (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Built 1868; rehabilitated 1983
Two-span covered bridge over West Branch Ashtabula River on Root Road
Open to traffic

Rose Creek Bridge (Republic County, Kansas)
Lost pony truss bridge over Rose Creek, 2.0 mi. north and 4.7 mi. west of Munden
Appears to have been replaced with a culvert

Rose's Mill Bridge (Washington County, Maryland)
Built 1839; rehabilitated 1979
Stone arch bridge over Antietam Creek on Garis Shop Road in Funkstown
Open to traffic

Rose-Dunmire Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Built 1871; Replaced 1912
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over North River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Rosedale Road Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1890
Through truss bridge over Indian Creek on Rosedale Road in Cedar Rapids
Open to traffic

Rosehill Covered Bridge 38-36-14 (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1849
Covered bridge over Cocalico Creek on Log Cabin Road
Open to traffic

Roseman Covered Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Built 1883; rehabilitated 1992
Covered bridge over Middle River next to CR G47
Open to pedestrians only

Ross Fording Road Bridge (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1885 by the Phoenix Bridge Co.
Pony truss bridge over Octoraro Creek on Ross Fording Road
Open to traffic

Rosseau Covered Bridge 35-58-32 (Morgan County, Ohio)
Built 1881; relocated 1953
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Dry land in County Fairgrounds
Closed to all vehicle traffic

Roswell Road Covered Bridge (Fulton County, Georgia)
Built 1869; Replaced 1925
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Chattahoochee River on Roswell Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Rough Hollow Bridge (Hickory County, Missouri)
Built 1890-91 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co. at Hermitage; relocated here in 1932
Through truss bridge over Pomme de Terre River on CR 281 north of Hermitage, between Route Y and Route U
Open to traffic

Roundup Bridge (Musselshell County, Montana)
Built 1893-94 by the Hewett Bridge Co.; relocated in 1911
Wooden through truss bridge over Musselshell River on CR 118
Closed to all traffic and abandoned

Route 161/US 33 Bridge over Scioto River in Dublin (Franklin County, Ohio)
Lost Bridge over Scioto River on SR 161/US 33
Replaced by a new bridge

Rowe Road Bridge (Franklin County, Ohio)
Built 1887; Demolished January 31, 1961 and replaced by a steel stringer that lasted until 1996 when the current bridge was built
Lost Through truss bridge over Big Walnut Creek on Rowe Road (CR-133)
Replaced by a new bridge

Rowell's Covered Bridge 29-07-08 (Merrimack County, New Hampshire)
Built 1853; rehabilitated 1996
Covered bridge over Contoocook River on West Hopkinton Road (Clement Hill Rd) in Hopkinton
Open to traffic

Roxbury Mills Bridge (Washington County, Maryland)
Built 1824; rehabilitated 2002
Stone arch bridge over Antietam Creek on Roxbury Road in Boonsboro
Open to traffic

Royal Gorge - Hanging Bridge (Fremont County, Colorado)
Built 1879
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Edge of Arkansas River on Rock & Rail LLC/Caņon City & Royal Gorge Railroad
Open to traffic

Royal Springs Bridge (Scott County, Kentucky)
Built 1800 (some sources claim 1789) by Elijah Craig. For a more detailed history see above in Description.
Stone arch bridge over Royal Spring Creek on Main St. (US 460)
Open to traffic

RRVT - Adel Rail Bridge (Dallas County, Iowa)
Built 1899 for Milwaukee Road in Oxford Junction; Relocated here 1949
Pratt pony truss bridge over Raccoon River on Racoon River Valley Trail
Open to pedestrians only

RRVT - Raccoon River Bridge (Near Jefferson) (Greene County, Iowa)
Built 1894, Approach Spans added 1902 and 1914
Pratt through truss bridge over Raccoon River on Raccoon River Valley Trail
Open to pedestrians

Ruddles Mill Covered Bridge 17-09-02x (Bourbon County, Kentucky)
Arsoned on August 11, 1964, two days after restoration funding was approved.
Lost Long through truss bridge over Stoner Creek
Destroyed by fire

Rudolphs Camp Road Bridge 38-15-01 (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1880
Covered bridge over Big Elk Creek on Rudolphs Camp Road
Open to traffic

Ruggles' Ford Bridge (Floyd County, Iowa)
Built 1874; Replaced 1925?
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Winnebago River on Road
No longer exists

Ruhle Road Bridge (Saratoga County, New York)
Originally built 1888 over Black Creek in Cambridge; relocated in 2001
Lenticular pony truss bridge over Ballston Creek at Malta
Open to pedestrians only

Ruhle Road Stone Arch Bridge (Saratoga County, New York)
Built 1873; Collapsed 1993
Lost Stone arch bridge over Ballston Creek on Ruhle Road
Collapsed

Rumsey Street Bridge (Seneca County, New York)
Built in the 1870s, replaced 1959
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Senca River on Rumsey Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Runks Bridge (Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1889; rehabilitated 1983 and 2012
Through truss bridge over Aughwick Creek on TR 373 (Runks Road)
Open to traffic

Rupert Covered Bridge 38-19-33 (Columbia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1847; rehabilitated 2000
Covered bridge over Fishing Creek on TR 409 in Bloomsburg
Open to traffic

Rush Street Swing Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1872, removed 1920 upon completion of Michigan Avenue bridge
Lost Through truss bridge over Chicago River on Rush Street
Removed but not replaced

Rush Street Swing Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1856 as the first all-iron bridge in Chicago, destroyed 1863
Lost swing bridge over Chicago River on Rush Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Rush's Mill Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1869 over Perkiomen Creek; relocated and rehabilitated for pedestrian traffic in 1980
Iron pony truss bridge over Plum Creek on the Union Canal Trail
Open to pedestrians

Russell Bridge (Clay County, South Dakota)
Built ca. 1890 by the King Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Clay Creek Ditch on 314th Street, 3.5 mi. north and 3.2 mi. west of Vermillion in Spirit Mound Township
Intact but closed to all traffic

Russell G. Young Bridge (Columbia County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1888 at Huntington Mills, relocated in 1969
Pratt pony truss bridge over Huntington Creek on private road
Open - private

Russell Hill Road Bridge 29-06-P1 (Hillsborough County, New Hampshire)
Built 1860; Rebuilt 1930; Rehabilitated 1973
Wooden boxed pony truss bridge over Blood Brook on Russell Hill Road
Open to Pedestrians