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19th Century

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

Rhodes Bridge - Oldest (Jo Daviess County, Illinois)
Built 1894
Lost Pony truss bridge
No longer exists

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 - 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 - Grand River Bridge (Daviess County, Missouri)
Built 1885
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Grand River on Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Hennepin Canal Bridge (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1895; Removed sometime after 1970
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 - Macoupin Creek Bridge (Jersey County, Illinois)
Built 1851, Removed in the 1980's
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Macoupin Creek on formerly Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed but not replaced

RI - Mad Creek Bridge #1 (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

RI - Matheson Bridge (Elbert County, Colorado)
Originally built 1883 by the Lassig Bridge & Iron Works as an eight-span bridge at Colona, Illinois, over the Rock River. Two spans relocated here and modified by the American Bridge Co. 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 - Packinghouse Bridge (Old) (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1898; Replaced 1922
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Cedar River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

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 Ca. 1887
Abandoned Pony Truss bridge over West Lyon Creek on Abandoned Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad


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
Currently undergoing replacement

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

Richville Bridge (St. Lawrence County, New York)
Built in 1879 by the Groton Bridge Company; replaced ca. 1963
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Oswegatchie River on Richville Bridge Road
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

Riley Park Bowstring (Hancock County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1880
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Brandywine Creek on East Main Street (US 40/National Road)
Replaced by a new bridge

Riley Road - Kline Ditch Bridge (St. Joseph County, Indiana)
Built in 1895 by the Chicago Bridge Company; replaced in 1977
Lost Pratt Bedstead pony truss bridge over Kline Ditch on Riley Road
Replaced by a new bridge

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
Bridge is open with posted 3 ton weight limit

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; Replaced ca. 1916
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on Robert's Ferry Road
Replaced on a new alignment

Roberts Covered Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Built in 1881-2 by A. M. Kennedy & Sons, replaced in 1942 when Geist Reservoir was being created.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Fall Creek on 79th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

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; Span collapsed due to overweight truck May 4th, 1947; Replaced 1948
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Cedar River on Road
Collapsed

Rochester-Monaca Bridge (Older) (Beaver County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1896; Replaced 1930
Lost Bridge over Ohio
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 River Bridge - Erie (Whiteside County, Illinois)
Lost Through Truss Bridge over Rock River
No longer exists

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