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19th Century

US67 Hennepin Canal Swing Bridge (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1896; Replaced 1948
Lost Bridge over Hennepin Canal on US 67
Replaced by a new bridge upstream

USAX - Potomac River Bridge (Old) (Prince George's County, Maryland)
Built 1864
Lost Bridge over Potomac River
Replaced by a new bridge

UTC - Gas City Extension (Grant County, Indiana)
Built so interurban cars of IUT could make the short jaunt to Gas City from the Marion to Anderson mainline.
Bridge over Mississinewa River on Formerly Union Traction of Indiana interurban
Removed

Utica Mills Covered Bridge 20-10-01 (Frederick County, Maryland)
Built 1890; rehabilitated 1997
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Fishing Creek on Utica Road
Open to traffic

Utica Swing Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Three spans destroyed by tornado on June 27, 1906. Bridge rebuilt and swing span added.
Lost Through truss bridge over Illinois River on Illinois Rt 178
Replaced by a new bridge

Valentine Covered Bridge 35-65-15 #2 (Pickaway County, Ohio)
Moved 1908; moved 1971; relocated and moved there 1978; destroyed 2004; rebuilt 2007
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over pond


Valles Mines Tunnel (St. Francois County, Missouri)
Built in 1886 by the St. Joe Lead Compnay as a small gauge railroad. Later standardized when the Missouri and Illinois Railroad took over in 1914.
Tunnel on Mississippi River and Bonne Terre Railway (later Missouri & Illinois then Mo Pac)
Abandoned

Valley Creek Bridge (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1882; rehabilitated ca. 1950
Pony truss bridge over Valley Creek on Mill Road (TR 540) in Chesterbrook (Tredyffrin Twp)
Open to traffic

Valley Crossroad Bridge (McKean County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1888
Through truss bridge over Potato Creek on TR 385 (Farmers Valley Road)
Closed

Valley Pike Covered Bridge 17-81-02 (Mason County, Kentucky)
The Valley Pike bridge is the only privately owned historic covered bridge in the state of Kentucky. In 1972 it was rebuilt by Stock Bower.
Kingpost through truss bridge over Lee's Creek in Fernleaf
Open to traffic

Valley Railroad - Folly Mills Creek Viaduct (Augusta County, Virginia)
Built 1874 by the Valley Railroad Company
Stone arch bridge over Folly Mills Creek on Valley Railroad Company
Derelict/Abandoned

Valley Road Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1870; relocated here in 1885
Wrought iron pony truss bridge over Valley Road on the Stewartstown Railroad
Intact, but out of service since 2004

Valley Street Bridge (Berkshire County, Massachusetts)
Built 1889
Lost Lenticular pony truss bridge over Housatonic River on Valley Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Valley View Road Bridge (Harrison County, Indiana)
Built 1899; bypassed and converted to pedestrian bridge in 2012
Through truss bridge over Big Indian Creek on Valley View Road
Open to pedestrians only

Vallonia Bridge (Jackson County, Indiana)
Built 1887
Whipple through truss bridge over East Fork White River on old section of CR 375 West
Bypassed, but open to pedestrians

Van Alstyne Bridge (Grayson County, Texas)
Built 1886
Pratt through truss bridge over small stream on trail
Restored and relocated to park

Van Buren Avenue Bridge (Stephenson County, Illinois)
Built 1885 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Pecatonica River on N. Van Buren Avenue in Freeport
Open to pedestrians only

Van Buren Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1895 to replace a swing bridge dating to 1872; replaced by current bridge in 1956
Lost Pony truss bridge over Chicago River on Van Buren Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Van Buren Street Footbridge (Missoula County, Montana)
Built 1892 on Higgins Ave, moved to Van Buren Street in 1908, converted to pedestrian use in 1975, and rehabilitated in 2004.
Bridge over Clark Fork River on Van Buren Street (Old Van Buren Street Pedestrian Walkway)
Open to pedestrians

Van Horn Bridge (Warren County, Indiana)
Built 1898, rehabilitated in 1974
Lost Pony truss bridge over Mud Pine Creek on CR 1050 North
Replaced by new bridge

Van Metre Ford Bridge (Berkeley County, West Virginia)
Built 1832
Stone arch bridge over Opequon Creek on CR 36
Open to traffic

Van Sant Covered Bridge 38-09-03 (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1875; rehabilitated 1955
Van Sandt Covered bridge over Pidcock Creek on Covered Bridge Road (TR 392) in Solebury Twp, PA Bucks County Bridge # 73 near New Hope, PA
Open to traffic

Van Zile Road Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Built 1883 by the Massillon Bridge Company; rehabilitated 1999
Whipple through truss bridge over St. Joseph River on Van Zile Road
Open to traffic

Vangorders Mill Road Bridge (Lawrence County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1891; rehabilitated 1954
Through truss bridge over Slippery Rock Creek on Vangorders Mill Road
Open to traffic

Varney Bridge (Madison County, Montana)
Built 1897; rehabilitated 2000
Through truss bridge over Madison River on MT 249
Open to traffic

Venango Veterans Memorial Bridge (Crawford County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1893 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over French Creek on PA 1002 in Venango
Demolished, no replacement planned.

Vera Cruz Bridge (Wells County, Indiana)
Built in 1887 by Indiana Bridge Co., bypassed by a new bridge in 1984
Whipple through truss bridge over Wabash River on a bypassed section of SR 301
Closed to all traffic

Vermillion Bridge (Clark County, Missouri)
Built 1899
Abandoned through truss bridge over Fox River on CR 184
Bridge has been removed, does not appear likely to be replaced.

Vermont Covered Bridge 14-34-01 (Howard County, Indiana)
Replaced 1958. Kokomo Reservoir was being constructed and this bridge had to go. Originally located near Vermont, Indiana(Howard County), Moved to Kokomo's Highland Park where it still resides today. Pedestrian use only.
Relocated Smith through truss bridge over Kokomo Creek in Kokomo's Highland Park
Replaced by new bridge, bridge moved to Kokomo's Highland Park across Kokomo Creek.

Vermont Covered Bridge 21-14-03 (Worcester County, Massachusetts)
Built 1874; moved here 1952
Town lattice truss bridge over Quinebaug River
Open to private traffic

Vernon Fork Bridge (Decatur County, Indiana)
Built 1895
Three-span stone arch bridge over Vernon Fork Muscatatuck River on CR 820S (Millhousen Road)
Open to traffic

Victorian Footbridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
Built 1885; rehabilitated 1994
Truss bridge with a suspension-like design on a trail west of Forest Park Parkway
Open to pedestrians only

Vieley Bridge (Livingston County, Illinois)
Built 1880, Replaced 1986
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over North Fork Vermilion River on TR 220D
Replaced by new bridge

Village Creek Bridge (Fayette County, Indiana)
Built in 1888 by the Massillon Bridge Company; replaced in 1987.
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Village Creek on Village Creek Road (CR 150S)
Replaced by new bridge

Village Hill Road Bridge (Tolland County, Connecticut)
Built ca. 1870; rehabilitated 2002
Stone arch bridge over Ten Mile River on Village Hill Road in Columbia
Open to traffic

Vincent Street Bridge (Monroe County, New York)
Built 1873
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Genesee River on Vincent Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Vine Street Bridge (Butler County, Missouri)
Built 1883, replacing an earlier wooden toll bridge built by Daniel Kitchen in 1868 which had collapsed. Closed to traffic in 1968 because of poor condition, and soon replaced by a new concrete bridge at the same location
Lost through truss over Black River on Vine Street in Poplar Bluff
No trace of old bridge visible

Vine Street Bridge (Wapello County, Iowa)
Built 1898; Removed 1980
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Vine Street
Removed but not replaced

Vine Street Covered Bridge 14-73-04x (Shelby County, Indiana)
Built in 1892 by Emmett L. Kennedy and replaced in 1959 after attempts to keep it failed.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Little Blue River on Vine Street (now Morris Ave)
Replaced by new bridge

Vine Street Pedestrian Bridge (Washington County, Vermont)
Built 1870 as a railroad bridge; Relocated/Converted to highway bridge c.1900; bypassed &reconstructed as a pedestrian bridge 1989
Parker Patent pony truss bridge over New England Central Railroad on Vine Street sidewalk
Open to pedestrians

Vinegar Hill Road Bridge (Baltimore County, Maryland)
Built 1894; rehabilitated 2000
Through truss bridge over Little Gunpowder Falls on Vinegar Hill Road in Kingsville
Open to traffic

Vinton Bridge (Benton County, Iowa)
Built 1876
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Cedar River on Road
No longer exists

Virgil Gilman Trail - Fox River Bridge (Kane County, Illinois)
Built 1897
Through truss bridge over Fox River in Aurora on Virgil GilmanTrail (former EJ&E Ry)
Pedestrian/Bike traffic only

Vischers Ferry Bridge (Saratoga County, New York)
Built 1869 over the Erie Canal at Fultonville; relocated 1919 to cross Cayadutta Creek at Fonda; moved and preserved 1996-98
Bowstring pony truss bridge over abandoned section of Erie Canal on a pedestrian walkway in Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve
Open to pedestrians

Vole Drive Bridge (Newton County, Missouri)
Originally built 1886 at Redings Mill by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co., then relocated here in 1932. Replaced by a new bridge in 1993.
Lost through truss bridge over Clear Creek on Vole Drive (CR 312) east of Ritchie
Replaced by a modern stringer bridge

Volk Ford Bridge (Decatur County, Indiana)
Built 1895
Three-span stone arch bridge over Salt Creek on CR 1000 East
Open to traffic

VT - Crown Point Bridge (Storey County, Nevada)
Built 1869, removed in 1936
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Crown Point Ravine on Virginia and Truckee Railroad in Gold Hill
Removed

VTR - New Haven River Bridge (Addison County, Vermont)
Built 1896 by Edgemoor Bridge Works, rehabilitated 2011
Double Intersection Warren Deck truss bridge over New Haven River on Vermont Railway
Open to traffic

VTR - Otter Creek Bridge (Leicester North) (Addison County, Vermont)
Built 1893
Deck plate girder bridge over Otter Creek Swamp on Vermont Railway
Open to traffic

VTR - Otter Creek Bridge (Leicester) (Addison County, Vermont)
Built 1896 by Edge Moor Bridge Works; rehabilitated 2011
Lattice through truss bridge over Otter Creek on Vermont Railway
Open to traffic

VTR - Otter Creek Bridge (Middlebury) (Addison County, Vermont)
Built 1893 by Elmira Bridge Co.; Rehabilitated 2016
Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge over Otter Creek on Vermont Railway
Open to traffic

VTR - Otter Creek Bridge (Proctor) (Rutland County, Vermont)
Built 1899; rehabilitated 1932
Lattice through truss bridge over Otter Creek on Vermont Railway
Open to traffic

W&GF - Foundry Branch Bridge (Washington, District of Columbia)
Built 1895 for the The Washington and Great Falls Electric Railway
Pratt deck truss bridge over Foundry Branch on The Washington and Great Falls Electric Railway
Derelict/abandoned

Waban Arches Bridge (Norfolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1875
Stone arch bridge over Waban Brook on Sudbury Aqueduct
Open to pedestrians only

Wabash - Cedar Creek Bridge (Old) (Marion County, Iowa)
Built 1885; replaced by a new DPG bridge in 1930 (per Wabash RR documents)
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Wabash Railroad
Replaced by a new DPG bridge in 1930 (per Wabash RR documents)

Wabash - Cowmire Creek Arch (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Built 1860
Stone culvert bridge over Cowmire Creek on Wabash Railroad
Abandoned

Wabash - First Missouri River Bridge (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Upgraded in 1884 from the original in 1871; replaced 1936 by the current Wabash Bridge
Lost bridge over the Missouri River with Trellis throught truss and Whipple through truss spans
Replaced by new bridge erected about 1/2 mile north (downstream)

Wabash - Grand River Bridge (Chariton County, Missouri)
Built 1885; Replaced by a new DPG bridge in 1913; spans of this bridge were relocated onto the Moberly-Des Moines and Moulton-Ottumwa branches.
Lost Through truss bridge over Grand River on Wabash Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Wabash - Meredosia Bridge (Morgan County, Illinois)
Built 1857 (estimated), last train crossed tracks in 1955, dismantled after a new railroad bridge in Valley City opened but one pier still survives
Lost through truss swing bridge over Illinois River on railroad
Was located just downstream from the highway bridge.

Wabash - Valley City Bridge (Old) (Scott County, Illinois)
Original bridge at this location built 1880, original spans replaced 1920/21; replaced by a new bridge 1959
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Illinois River on former Wabash Railroad in Valley City
Replaced by new bridge just down stream from the original.

Wabash - Vandeventer Avenue Overpass (Original) (St. Louis, Missouri)
This bridge was replaced by a concrete bridge in 1928/29
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Manchester Rd./Vandeventer Ave. on Wabash Railroad
Replaced by new bridge

Wabash - Vermilion River Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built 1868, replaced ca. 1902
Lost Deck truss bridge over Vermilion River on former Wabash Railroad in Danville
Replaced by new bridge

Wabash - West Bourke Street Overpass (Macon County, Missouri)
Built 1895; demolished account of line abandonment
Lost Steel stringer bridge over West Bourke St. on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
Demolished account of line abandonment

Wabash Bridge (Marion County, Missouri)
Built 1872; Drawpsan replaced 1883; Replaced in 1993
Same Bridge. Lift span was the only thing replaced in 1993
Swing span replaced around 1993 with current lift span.

Wabash Des Moines River Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Built 1882 for the Wabash Railroad; rehabilitated for vehicular traffic
Three-span through truss bridge over Des Moines River on 216th Place; south approach rebuilt 1943 with I-beam stringers
Open to pedestrians only

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1097 - Nodaway River (Nodaway County, Missouri)
Built 1898; replaced with 126' steel stringer bridge 1939; removed 1985 account of line abandonment
Lost Through truss bridge over Nodaway River on Wabash Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1248A (Livingston County, Illinois)
Original 30' timber foot bridge at this location built 1879; removed at an unknown date
Lost Timber stringer foot bridge over Unknown drainage ditch
Demolished

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1249E (Livingston County, Illinois)
Built 1895
Timber stringer bridge over Unknown ditch on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
Derelict/abandoned

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1497 (Elkhart County, Indiana)
Original bridge at this location built 1892; removed 1985 upon line abandonment
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over S. Benton St. on Wabash Railroad
Demolished

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1498 (Elkhart County, Indiana)
Original bridge at this location built 1892; removed 1985 upon line abandonment
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over New York Central Ry. on Wabash Railroad
Demolished; stone abutment remains on west side

Wabash Railroad Bridge #152 - Clear Creek branch (Sangamon County, Illinois)
Built 1876
Stone arch bridge over Branch of Clear Creek on Wabash, later N&W, now NS Railway
Open to traffic

Wabash Railroad Bridge #161 (Sangamon County, Illinois)
Built 1875
Stone culvert bridge over Unknown ditch on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
Open to traffic

Wabash Railroad Bridge #173 (old) (Sangamon County, Illinois)
Replaced by a new through-plate girder span in 1932
Through truss bridge over Sangamon River on Wabash Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1918 (Randolph County, Missouri)
Built 1858 by the North Missouri Railroad Co.
Brick arch bridge with stone facing, over a tributary of Hoover Creek on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
Intact but closed to all traffic account of line abandonment ca. 1996

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1990 (Macon County, Missouri)
Bridge constructed 1887, removed in the late 1990's when the ex-Wabash line from Moberly (MO) to Des Moines (IA) was removed
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe mainline on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
Demolished account of line abandonment

Wabash Railroad Bridge #2033 (Adair County, Missouri)
Original 47' pile trestle built 1893; replaced 1936 with this bridge; removed account of line abandonment
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
Demolished account of line abandonment; portions of timber bents remain

Wabash Railroad Bridge #309 (Audrain County, Missouri)
Built 1898
Girder bridge over South Fork Salt River on Wabash, later N&W, now NS Railway
Open to traffic

Wabash Railroad Bridge #387 (Randolph County, Missouri)
Built 1888
Stone arch culvert over Unknown creek on Wabash, later N&W, now NS Railway
Open to rail traffic

Wabash Railroad Bridge #557 (Pike County, Illinois)
Built 1883
Bridge over Panther Creek on Wabash, later N&W, Railroad
Demolished

Wabash Railroad Bridge #671 (Boone County, Missouri)
Original bridge built 1891, renewed 1905 & 1924
Timber stringer bridge over Goodwater Creek Tributary on Wabash, later N&W, later NS, now COLT Railroad
Open to rail traffic

Wabash Railroad Bridge #69 (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Original bridge at this location built 1868; rebuilt 1898 with this bridge
Steel stringer bridge over Cole Creek (f/k/a Elm Creek) on Wabash, later N&W, now NS Railway
Open to rail traffic

Wabash Railroad Bridge #746B (Chariton County, Missouri)
Original bridge at this location built 1892; renewed 1905; removed 1942 upon line abandonment
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Bear Creek on Wabash Railroad
Demolished

Wabash Railroad Bridge #878 (old) (Madison County, Illinois)
Replaced 1925 with a 68' through-plate girder bridge
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Mooney Creek (f/k/a Kahokia Creek) on Wabash Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Wabash Railroad Robinson Branch Ditch Bridge (Carroll County, Indiana)
Replaced in September 2005
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Robinson Branch Ditch on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
Demolished

Wabash Road Bridge (Wabash County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1870, removed sometime around 1990
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Eel River on Wabash Road
Replaced by new bridge

Wabash Trace Nature Trail - Snake Creek Bridge (1) (Mills County, Iowa)
Built 1898, Damaged by a derailment and repaired 1924-25 ; Abandoned 1984; Converted to trail ?
Bridge over Snake Creek on Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Wabash Trace Nature Trail - Walnut Creek Bridge (Fremont County, Iowa)
Built 1890; Abandoned 1984; Converted to trail ?
Deck plate girder bridge over Walnut Creek on Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Wabash/RI Overpass (Will County, Illinois)
Built 1879-1880; Replaced 1917
Pony plate girder over Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific on Wabash, later N&W, now NS/Metra
Replaced by a new bridge

Wabasha Street Bridge (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Built 1889; rehabilitated 1955; replaced in 1995
Lost Deck truss bridge over Wabasha St / Mississippi River on Wabasha Street
Replaced by new bridge

Wabasha Street Bridge (Original) (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Built 1858; Main truss upgraded 1869; Replaced 1889
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Wabasha Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Wachusett Aqueduct Bridge (Worcester County, Massachusetts)
Built 1896
Stone arch bridge over Assabet River & Hudson Street on Wachusett Aqueduct
Open

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

WACR - Passumpsic River Bridge #9 (Caledonia County, Vermont)
Built 1898 by Pencoyd Iron Works
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Passumpsic River on Washington County Railroad
Open to traffic

Waddell "A" Truss Bridge (Platte County, Missouri)
Built 1898 for the Quincy, Omaha and Kansas City Railroad. Abandoned in 1939, but converted into a highway bridge on MO 4 in 1953. Dismantled in 1980 to make room for Smithville Reservoir, but relocated to English Landing Park in Parkville in 1987.
Through truss bridge originally spanning Linn Branch Creek in Clinton County near Trimble, but relocated to English Landing Park in Parkville spanning Rush Creek
Open to pedestrians only

Waggoner's Mill Covered Bridge 38-50-15 (Perry County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1889
Covered bridge over Bixler Run on Wagner Road (TR 579)
Open to pedestrians only

Wakely Road Bridge (Wood County, Wisconsin)
Built 1892
Stone arch bridge on Wakely Road
Open to traffic

Walcott Covered Bridge 17-12-01#2 (Bracken County, Kentucky)
Abutments exist in ruin. A hand hewn floor joist from the 1824 bridge was used in the construction of this bridge. It was bypassed and abandoned when KY1159 was relocated in 1954 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Timber Through truss bridge over Locust Creek in Wellsburg
Open to pedestrians in small park. The current bridge is all new lumber.

Waldo Covered Bridge 01-61-02 (Talladega County, Alabama)
Built 1858. Bridge was used in the Civil War by Wilson's Raiders in April of 1865. Bridge remained in use until 1960.
Howe through truss bridge over Talladega Creek on an old Socopatoy Indian trail just off AL 77 behind Riddle's Mill Restaurant
Preserved but with approaches removed

Walker Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Built in 1893 to replace Ecklon Bridge, replaced by the Rainbow Bridge in 1917 and moved to Siskiyou County to cross Klamath River in the 1930s, relocated back to original site in 1998 and reopened April 2000
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over American River on pedestrian trail in Folsom
Open to pedestrians

Walker Bridge (Siskiyou County, California)
Built in Folsom, CA 1893, Moved to Siskiyou Co. 1932, Replaced and Moved 1997
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Klamath River on Walker Bridge Connection Road
Replaced by new bridge, moved to new location for pedestrian usage