Built 1868

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12th Street Swing Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1868; Replaced 1886
Lost Howe through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on 12th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

18th Street Bridge (Oldest) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1868; Replaced 1888
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on 18th Streeet
Replaced by a new bridge

Aqueduct Bridge (2nd) (Washington, District of Columbia)
Built 1868 replaced 1887
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Potomac River on Canal and Road
Replaced by new bridge

Big Four - North Fork River Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built 1868, main span collapsed in 1893, replaced in 1902
Lost Deck truss bridge over North Fork Vermilion River on former Big Four Railroad in Danville
Replaced by new bridge

Black Covered Bridge 35-09-03 (Butler County, Ohio)
Built 1868-69 by Bandin, Butin and Bowman; rehabilitated 2000
Covered bridge over Four Mile Creek on Corso Road, north of Oxford
Open to pedestrians only

Bridge Street Bridge (Windham County, Connecticut)
Built 1868
Stone arch bridge over Willimantic River on CT 32 (Bridge Street) in Willimantic
Open to traffic

CB&Q - Quincy Bay Bridge (Oldest) (Adams County, Illinois)
Built 1868; Approached replaced by DPGs 1886; Replaced 1899
Lost Bollman deck truss bridge over Quincy Bay on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
Replaced by a new bridge

CBQ - First Burlington Bridge (Des Moines County, Iowa)
Built 1868; Replaced 1893
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CSX Indian Creek Viaduct (Fayette County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1868
Stone arch bridge over Indian Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

Culbertson Covered Bridge 35-80-03 (Union County, Ohio)
Built 1868
Covered bridge over Treacle Creek on Winget Road
Open to one-lane traffic

Darlington Covered Bridge 14-54-01 (Montgomery County, Indiana)
Built 1868
Two-span covered bridge over Sugar Creek on CR 500 North, west of Darlington
Open to pedestrians only

Dixon Temporary Bridge (Lee County, Illinois)
Built 1868; Replaced 1869
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Rock River on Galena Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Ellicott City Covered Bridge (Howard County, Maryland)
Built 1868; Burned 1914
Lost Through truss bridge over Patapsco River on Main Street
Destroyed by fire

Erie - Rock Road South Overpass (Richland County, Ohio)
Built 1868 by the Erie Railroad, Lost 2013
Stone arch bridge over Rock Road S. on abandoned section of Conrail (former Erie RR) in Ontario
Removed

Farrand Bridge (Old) (St. Joseph County, Michigan)
Built 1868
Lost Bridge over St Joseph River on Rt 145
Replaced by a new bridge

First Vincennes Highway Bridge 13-51-03x / 14-42-01x (Lawrence County, Illinois)
Replaced by the Lincoln Memorial Bridge
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Wabash River on Main Street
Replaced by new bridge

Fremont Mill Bridge (Original) (Jones County, Iowa)
Built 1868; Replaced 1930
Lost Pony truss bridge over Buffalo Creek on Fremont Mill Road
Replaced by a new bridge

French River Bridge (Worcester County, Massachusetts)
Built 1868; rehabilitated 1967
Stone arch bridge over French River on MA 12 (Main Street) in Dudley
Open to traffic

Gudgeonville Covered Bridge 38-25-03x (Erie County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1868 by William Sherman; destroyed by arson on November 8, 2008
Covered bridge over Elk Creek on Gudgeonville Road (TR 400)
Destroyed by arson

Harpersfield Covered Bridge 35-04-19 (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Built 1868; northern approach added 1913 by the Riverside Bridge Co.; rehabiliated 1991-92
Two-span covered bridge with steel through truss approach over Grand River on Harpersfield Road
Open to traffic

Hopewell Bridge (Greenup County, Kentucky)
Built 1868; rehabilitated 1990
Through truss bridge over Little Sandy River on KY 3306
Open to traffic

IB&W - Possum Trot Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built 1868, replaced in 1921
Lost Deck truss bridge over Middle Fork Vermilion River on former Indiana, Bloomington and Western Railroad west of Danville
Replaced by new bridge

IC - First Dubuque Bridge (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Built 1868, Approach Trusses added 1872, Swing Span Replaced 1896, Rest of Bridge Replaced 1900
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Former Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Iowa River Covered Deck Truss (Hardin County, Iowa)
Built 1868; Burned 1894
Lost Deck truss bridge over Iowa River on Illinois Central Railroad
Destroyed by fire

IC - Rock River Bridge (3rd) (Lee County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1868; Replaced 1920
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Rock River on Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Kidd's Mill Covered Bridge 38-43-01 (Mercer County, Pennsylvania)
Covered bridge over Shenango River on Kidds Mill Road (TR 471)
Open to pedestrians only

Lindsay's Bridge (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
Replaced 1949
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Conococheague Creek on Sr 3004 (Bino Road)
Replaced by new bridge

Locust Creek Covered Bridge 25-58-01 (Linn County, Missouri)
Built 1868 by Bishop and Eaton
Covered bridge over the old channel of Locust Creek between Laclede and Meadville off US 36
Open to pedestrians only

Lovejoy Covered Bridge 19-09-01 (Oxford County, Maine)
Built 1868; rehabilitated 1984
Covered bridge over Ellis River on Covered Bridge Road
Open to traffic

Maple Street Susquehanna River (Older) (Chenango County, New York)
Built 1868
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Susquehanna River on Maple Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Massillon Bridge (Cedar County, Iowa)
Built 1868;
Lost Through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Middle Road Covered Bridge 35-04-06 (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Built 1868; rehabilitated 1984
Covered bridge over Conneaut Creek on Middle Road in Conneaut
Open to traffic

Moore's Crossing Bridge (1868) (Hillsborough County, New Hampshire)
Built 1868
Lost Town lattice through truss bridge over Merrimack River on
Replaced by a new bridge

Mount Washington Cog Railway (Coos County, New Hampshire)
Built 1868
Timber stringer bridge over Ammonoosic River/Mount Washington/Several intermittent streams on Mount Washington Cog Railway
Open to traffic

New Hampton Bridge (Hunterdon County, New Jersey)
Built 1868 by the Cowin Iron Works for the Pennsylvania Railroad
Iron pony truss bridge over Musconetcong River on Rymon Road
Open to traffic

Ninth Street Seven Arch Stone Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Built 1868; closed 1971; damaged by flooding in March 2011 and removed
Lost stone arch bridge over Deep Run Creek on Old 9th Street in Lockport
Removed after partial collapse due to flood.

NM - Missouri River Bridge (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Built 1868; damaged by derailment 1879, 1881. Substantial upgrade finish about 1884 replacing effectively the entire structure
North Missouri Railroad Fink deck truss and Trellis through truss bridge at St. Charles, MO
Upgraded 1880-1884

North Bend Rail Trail - Brandy Gap Tunnel (Harrison County, West Virginia)
Tunnel over North Bend Rail Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Old Bridgeton Covered Bridge 14-61-04x (Parke County, Indiana)
Built 1868, rehabilitated in 1940, bypassed in 1967, closed to traffic in 1968, arsoned on April 29, 2005, replica bridge built in September 2006
Lost covered bridge over Big Raccoon Creek on CR780S in Bridgeton
Destroyed by fire

Ottawa Suspension Bridge (Franklin County, Kansas)
Built 1868; Purchased by the city 1874; Replaced 1885
Lost suspension bridge over Marais des Cygnes River on Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Pittsburg Bridge (Carroll County, Indiana)
Built 1868, bypassed in 1935, demolished 1948
Lost Pony truss bridge over Wabash River on former County Road 310 North in Pittsburg
Replaced by a new bridge

Point Leavell Tunnel (Garrard County, Kentucky)
Built 1868 for the L&N Railroad it was closed in 1932 and then reopend to Cars and finally closed in 2003
Tunnel under Hill on Old Railroad Grade Road
Open to pedestrians

Pottersburg Covered Bridge 35-80-01 (Union County, Ohio)
Moved in 1996
Partridge through truss bridge over Dry ditch on Hiking Trail
Open to pedestrians

Pottersburg Covered Bridge 35-80-01 (Union County, Ohio)
Moved & Replaced 2007
Partridge through truss bridge over Big Darby on North Lewisburg Rd
Replaced by new bridge & rebuilt on bike path

Pulp Mill Bridge (Coos County, New Hampshire)
Built circa 1868; Bypassed 1921
Abandoned Whipple through truss bridge
Derelict/abandoned

Rainbow Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Built in 1868 by the King Bridge Company; abandoned in the 1960s
Bowstring through truss bridge over Mackinaw River on abandoned section of Green Street
Abandoned

RI - Columbus Junction Railroad Bridge (Original) (Louisa County, Iowa)
Built 1868; Replaced in the early 1890s
Lost Thacher through truss bridge over Iowa River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Des Moines River Bridge (1st) (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1868; Replaced 1880
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Rockford Bridge (2nd) (Floyd County, Iowa)
Built 1868; Replaced 1875
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Shell Rock River on Main Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

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

Ryot Covered Bridge 38-05-17 (Bedford County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1868; restored in 1995; rehabilitated 2004
Burr arch-truss bridge over Dunning Creek on T-549
Open to traffic

Shoddy Mill Road Bridge (Warren County, New Jersey)
Built 1868; rehabilitated 1991
Pratt Pony truss bridge over Musconetcong River on Shoddy Mill Road
Open to traffic

Snyder's Fording Covered Bridge 38-01-04x (Adams County, Pennsylvania)
Burr arch-truss bridge over Conewago Creek


SP - Summit Tunnel (Placer County, California)
Built by the Central Pacific Railway as part of the original transcontinental railway to finally cross the Sierra's at Donner Pass
Abandoned tunnel on former Central Pacific (later SP) Railroad
Abandoned

Spainhower Tunnel (Garrard County, Kentucky)
Built 1868 for L&N Railroad
Tunnel under Doty Lane on Old L&N Railroad
Closed to all traffic

Sylvan Island Railroad Bridge (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Built 1868 as part of a larger bridge over the Mississippi River at Burlington; one span relocated here and shortened in 1891
1 Span Whipple through truss bridge with Phoenix columns over Mississippi River on former railroad spur in Moline.
Abandoned.

Third Avenue Bridge (Old) (New York County, New York)
Built 1868; replaced 1894
Lost Iron through arch bridge over Harlem River on Third Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Thompson Mill Covered Bridge 13-87-01 (Shelby County, Illinois)
Built 1868 at a cost of $2,500
Covered bridge over Kaskaskia River north of Cowden
Open to pedestrians only

Throop Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1868
Howe through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on South Throop Street
No longer exists

Union Mill Bridge (Hardin County, Iowa)
Built 1868; Lost 1919
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Iowa River on Mill Road
Removed but not replaced

UP - Dale Creek Crossing (Original) (Albany County, Wyoming)
Built 1868
Lost Bridge over Dale Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Removed but not replaced; Stone abutments remain; Site is on the NRHP

UP - Tunnel 1 (Placer County, California)
Built 1868
Tunnel on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Tunnel 3 (Placer County, California)
Built 1868; widened and double tracked 1921 & 1942
Tunnel on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Tunnel 4 (Placer County, California)
Built 1868; widened and double tracked 1921; widened 1942
Tunnel on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

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 Railroad Bridge #679 (Boone County, Missouri)
Original bridge built 1866; renewed 1889
Stone culvert bridge over Unknown ditch on Wabash, later N&W, later NS, now COLT Railroad
Open to rail traffic

Wabash Railroad Bridge #681 (Boone County, Missouri)
Original bridge built 1868; replaced at a later date by corrugated iron pipe by Wabash RR
Stone culvert bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Wabash Railroad Bridge #681B (Boone County, Missouri)
Original bridge built 1868; replaced at a later date by corrugated iron pipe by Wabash RR
Stone culvert bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Wabash Railroad Bridge #682 (Boone County, Missouri)
Original bridge built 1868; renewed 1905; renewed 1924
Timber stringer bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash, later N&W, later NS, now COLT Railroad
Open to rail traffic

Wabash Railroad Bridge #687 (Boone County, Missouri)
Original bridge built 1868; replaced at a later date by corrugated iron pipe by Wabash RR
Stone culvert bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Wabash Railroad Bridge #687B (Boone County, Missouri)
Original bridge built 1868
Stone culvert bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash, later N&W, later NS, now COLT Railroad
Open to rail traffic

Wabash Railroad Bridge #688 (Boone County, Missouri)
Original bridge built 1868; renewed 1894
Stone culvert bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash, later N&W, later NS, now COLT Railroad
Open to rail traffic

Wabash Railroad Bridge #688A (Boone County, Missouri)
Original bridge built 1868
Stone culvert bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash, later N&W, later NS, now COLT Railroad
Open to rail traffic

Wabash Railroad Bridge #690 (Boone County, Missouri)
Original bridge built 1868; renewed 1894; later replaced by Wabash RR with a concrete culvert
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Wabash Railroad Bridge #691A (Boone County, Missouri)
Original bridge built 1868; replaced by Wabash RR at a later date with a corrugated iron pipe
Lost Stone culvert bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Wabash Railroad Bridge #694 (Boone County, Missouri)
Original bridge built 1868; renewed 1894; renewed 1925; later replaced by Wabash RR with a concrete pipe
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Wabash Railroad Bridge #695A (Boone County, Missouri)
Original bridge built 1868; replaced by Wabash RR at a later date with a corrugated pipe
Lost Stone culvert bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Wabash Railroad Bridge #701B (Boone County, Missouri)
Original bridge built 1868; renewed with this bridge in 1907; replaced at a later date by Wabash RR with a concrete pipe
Lost Stone culvert bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Wabash Railroad Bridge #701C (Boone County, Missouri)
Original bridge built 1868; replaced by Wabash RR with a concrete pipe at a later date
Lost Stone culvert bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash, later N&W, later NS, now COLT Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Wabash Railroad Bridge #704 (Boone County, Missouri)
Original bridge built 1868; renewed 1889; rebuilt 1907; replaced by Wabash RR with a 7' x 8' concrete culvert in 1928
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash, later N&W, later NS, now COLT Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Wilkens Viaduct (Baltimore, Maryland)
Built 1861 to replace covered bridge for horsecar service; washed out December 1866
Lost Bridge over Gwynns Falls and railroad on Frederick Road/Turnpike (National Road)
Replaced by a new bridge

Wilson Mill Bridge (Lee County, Iowa)
Built 1868, Replaced 1904
Bowstring through truss bridge over Skunk River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge in 1904

Worrall Covered Bridge 45-13-10 (Windham County, Vermont)
Built 1868; rehabilitated 1966; rehab in 2010
Covered bridge over Williams River on C3014 in Rockingham
Open to traffic

Zoarville Station Bridge (Tuscarawas County, Ohio)
Built in 1868 by Smith,Latrobe,& Co., relocated and restored in 2007.
Fink through truss bridge over Conotton Creek on Old section SR-212
Open to pedestrians