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Built during 1870s

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Point Bridge (1st) (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1877; Replaced 1927
Lost Chain suspension bridge over Monongahela River
Replaced by a new bridge

Point Pleasant Pk. Bridge Point Pleasant, PA (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1877; rehabilitated 1995
pin-connected Pratt Pony truss bridge over Pennsylvania Canal on Point Pleasant Pk, PointPleasant (Plumstead Twp) PA.
Open to traffic

Pollocks Mill Bridge (Greene County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1878 by the Massillon Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1990
Whipple through truss bridge over Ten Mile Creek on TR 597
Intact but closed to all traffic

Polo Bridge (Caldwell County, Missouri)
Originally built 1875 over Otter Creek south of Harrison; relocated in Jan. 2002
Relocated bowstring truss bridge in a park in Polo
Open to pedestrians only

Ponakin Bridge (Worcester County, Massachusetts)
Built 1871; closed to traffic 1978
Post through truss bridge over North Branch Nashua River on Ponakin Road
Closed to all traffic

Ponn Humpback Covered Bridge 35-82-06x (Vinton County, Ohio)
Built 1874 by Martin McGrath & Lyman Wells; rehabilitated 1932
Covered bridge over Raccoon Creek on Wilkesville Road (TR 4)
Bridge arsoned June 6, 2013, declared total loss

Portage Bridge (Wyoming County, New York)
Built 1875 for the Erie Railroad, rehabilitated in 1903
Deck truss bridge over Genesee River on Norfolk Southern Railway north of Portageville
Open to traffic with speed and weight restrictions

Porter-Parsonsfield Bridge 19-09-05 / 19-16-01 (Oxford County, Maine)
Built 1859, bypassed in 1960, restored in 1999
Covered bridge over Ossipee River on a pedestrian trail in Porter
Open to pedestrians

Possum Bottom Covered Bridge 14-83-03 (Vermillion County, Indiana)
Built 1876, relocated in 1972-73
Covered bridge over dry land on a pedestrian path at Emie Pyle Rest Park Park
Open to pedestrians

Powder Works Bridge 05-44-03 (Santa Cruz County, California)
Built 1872
Smith through truss bridge over San Lorenzo River on property of Paradise Park Masonic Club


Power House Bridge 45-08-08 (Lamoille County, Vermont)
Built 1870; destroyed March 8, 2000; rebuilt 2002 by Blow & Cote
Queenpost through truss bridge over Gihon River on School Street
Open to traffic

Prentiss Covered Bridge 29-10-07 (Sullivan County, New Hampshire)
Built 1874, bypassed 1954
Covered bridge over Great Brook on NH 12A in Langdon
Closed to all traffic

Pryor Road Cedar Creek Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Evidence suggests that this was built around 1870
Lost pony truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Pryor Road in Lee's Summit
replaced by a new bridge

Pumpkin Vine Railroad Wabash River Bridge (Fountain County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1873, most likely removed around 1880
Lost Through truss bridge over Wabash River on former Chicago, Danville and Vincennes Railroad northwest of Covington
Removed

Queens Bridge (Somerset County, New Jersey)
Built 1875; Replaced 1984; Stone piers still in use
Lost Through truss bridge over Raritan River on County Road 527
Replaced by a new bridge using old stone piers

R. F. Baker Covered Bridge 35-23-33 (Fairfield County, Ohio)
Built 1871; relocated 1981
Covered bridge over a pond at Fairfield Union High School
Open to pedestrians only

Raccoon River Covered Bridge (2nd) (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1872; Replaced 1916
Lost Through truss bridge over Raccoon River on First Street & Streetcar
Replaced by a new bridge

Raton Tunnel (Colfax County, New Mexico)
Built 1879; second tunnel built 1908; original bore closed 1953
Tunnel under Raton Pass on BNSF Railway/Amtrak
Open to traffic

Raven Rock Rosemont Road Bridge (Hunterdon County, New Jersey)
Built 1878
Through truss bridge over Lockatong Creek on Raven Rock Road
Restoration complete, bridge open

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

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

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

RI - DeValls Bluff Bridge (Prairie County, Arkansas)
Built circa 1870; Abandoned 1982
Abandoned Baltimore through truss bridge over White River near DeValls Bluff
Abandoned

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

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

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

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

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. Relocation date unknown; Oldest metal bridge in Virginia
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Ditch on Walkway
Open to pedestrians

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

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

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

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

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

Rose Creek Bridge (Republic County, Kansas)
Lost pony truss bridge over Rose Creek, 2.0 mi. north and 4.7 mi. west of Munden
Removed but not replaced

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

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

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

Rutland Bridge (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Built 1874; Collapsed August 1, 1913
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
Collapsed

S Hill Covered Bridge 14-83-02 (Vermillion County, Indiana)
Built 1879, disassembled in 1994
Dismantled Covered bridge originally over Brouillettes Creek on Brouillettes Road
In storage at Skinner Farm Museum and will hopefully be reassembled in the near future.

Salisbury Covered Bridge 32-22-01 (Herkimer County, New York)
Built circa 1850
Covered Bridge over Spruce Creek on Fairview Road in Salisbury Center.
Open to traffic

Salmond Covered Bridge 45-14-05 (Windsor County, Vermont)
Built 1875; rehabilitated 1986
Covered bridge over Sherman Brook on Henry Gould Road in Weathersfield
Open to traffic

Salmond Covered Bridge 45-14-05 (Windsor County, Vermont)
Built 1875 by James F. Tasker, originally spanned Black River, relocated to Amsden in 1959, restored and put in current location 1986
Bridge over Sherman Brook
Open to traffic

Salt Creek Bridge (Lawrence County, Indiana)
Built in 1876 by the Smith Bridge Company
Through truss bridge over Salt Creek on CR 10 South
Bridge removed by a complete act of stupidity and lack of commonsense.

Sam Eckman Covered Bridge 38-19-08 (Columbia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1876
Covered bridge over Little Fishing Creek on Covered Bridge Road, north of Sereno
Open to traffic

San Toy Covered Bridge 35-58-38 (Morgan County, Ohio)
Built 1875, restored 2013-14
Covered bridge over San Toy Creek on Morganville Road south of Portersville
Under heavy reconstruction/restoration June 2013; plans are to reopen to light vehicle traffic

Sandy Creek Covered Bridge 25-50-01 (Jefferson County, Missouri)
Built 1872 by the House Springs, Big River Valley Macadamized and Gravel Road Co. at a cost of $2,000
Covered bridge over Sandy Creek on Lemay Ferry Road north of Hillsboro
Open to pedestrians only

School Street Bridge (Hunterdon County, New Jersey)
Built 1870 by the Cowin Iron Works; rehabilitated 1993
Pony truss bridge over Spruce Run River on School Street in Glen Gardner
Open to traffic

Scofield Covered Bridge 35-08-21x (Brown County, Ohio)
Built 1874, Replaced 1990, timbers were placed into storage.
Lost Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Beetle Creek on Martin Hill Road in Huntington
Replaced by new bridge

Scotia Bridge (Schenectady County, New York)
Built 1874; Destroyed 1938
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Mohawk River on Washington Avenue, Schenectady Railway Co., & Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville Railroad
Destroyed by collision with ice

Scott Covered Bridge 45-13-13 (Windham County, Vermont)
Built 1870
Covered Lattice through truss bridge over West River on Back Side Road
Intact but closed to all traffic

Scottown Covered Bridge 35-44-05 (Lawrence County, Ohio)
Built 1877 by William Thompson; rehabilitated 1991
Covered bridge over Indian Guyan Creek on Pleasant Ridge Road (CR 67)
Closed

Sears Mill Bridge (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Built 1873; Replaced 1948
Lost Through truss bridge over Rock River on 11th Street
Replaced by new bridge

Sells Covered Bridge 35-15-01 #2 (Columbiana County, Ohio)
Built 1878
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Ravine


Seminary Street Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built 1876, relocated downstream in 1896, relocated again for pedestrian use in 1938
Lost Pony truss bridge over Stony Creek on East Seminary Street in Danville
Replaced by new bridge

Seneca Street Bridge (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1870
Lost Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Cuyahoga River on Seneca Street
No longer exists

SG&C - Watkins Glen Bridge (Schuyler County, New York)
Built ca. 1870, replaced ca. 1901
Lost Deck truss bridge over Watkins Glen Gorge on former Syracuse Geneva and Corning Railroad
Replaced by new bridge

Shade Covered Bridge 35-23-20 (Fairfield County, Ohio)
Built in 1871 by John Shrake
Burr arch-truss bridge over Dry land


Shaeffer/Campbell Covered Bridge 35-07-05 (Belmont County, Ohio)
Bridge was originally in Fairfield County
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Pond at Ohio University
Open to pedestrians only

Shaffer Covered Bridge 38-56-11 (Somerset County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1877; rehabilitated 1978
Covered bridge over Bens Creek on TR 634 (Covered Bridge Road)
Open to traffic

Shanaska Creek Bridge (Le Sueur County, Minnesota)
Built 1875
Through truss bridge over Shanaska Creek
Open to pedestrians only

Shaw Bridge (Columbia County, New York)
Built 1870 by J.D. Hutchinson
Abandoned bowstring pony truss bridge over Claverack Creek on Van Wyck Lane
Abandoned

Sheards Mill Covered Bridge 38-09-06 (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1873; rehabilitated 1971
Covered bridge over Tohickon Creek on Covered Bridge Road in East Rockhill Township, PA
Open to traffic

Shelhorn Covered Bridge 14-45-01 (Lake County, Indiana)
Built 1878, moved in 1933 to the current location
Covered bridge over park gully on a pedestrian trail
Open to pedestrians

Sherman Covered Bridge 38-25-02 (Erie County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1870
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over West Branch Conneaut Creek on Barney Road
Open to traffic

Shieldstown Covered Bridge 14-36-02 (Jackson County, Indiana)
Built 1876
Covered bridge over East Fork White River
Open to pedestrians only

Shippingsport Swing Bridge (La Salle County, Illinois)
Replaced a bridge that had been destroyed in a flood in 1872. Opened in 1874. Cost $75,000-twice the original estimate.
Lost Through truss bridge over Illinois River on Bottom Road
Replaced by a new bridge built upstream, 1929

Shoults/Girl Scout Camp Covered Bridge 35-45-05 (Licking County, Ohio)
Built 1879
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Wakatomika Creek on Road


Silverdale Bridge (Koochiching County, Minnesota)
Built 1877
Through truss bridge over Little Fork River on MN 65
Open to pedestrians

Sixth Street Bridge (Lynchburg, Virginia)
Built 1871-72; roadway deck removed in 1944
Baltimore deck truss bridge over Blackwater Creek on Sixth Street
Unknown status: Probably lost

Skunk River Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Built 1876; moved here 1916; rehabilitated 1974; abandoned 1990
Warren through truss bridge over Skunk River on (Vacated) 255th Street in Ames
Abandoned

Slade's Ferry Bridge (Bristol County, Massachusetts)
Built 1875; Swing span struck 1932 by a tanker and replaced with a bascule; Replaced 1970
Lost double-decker truss bridge over Taunton River on Remington Avenue
Removed

Slaughterhouse Covered Bridge 45-12-09 (Washington County, Vermont)
Built 1872
Covered bridge over Dog River on Slaughterhouse Road (C3014) in Northfield
Open to traffic

Smith Covered Bridge 14-70-01 (Rush County, Indiana)
Built 1877 by A. M. Kennedy; rehabilitated 1996
Covered bridge over Flatrock River on CR 150 North
Open to traffic

Smith Street Bridge (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Built 1872; Replaced ca. 1981
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Northeast Corridor (Amtrak) on Smith Street (US 44)
Replaced by new bridge

Snoddy Mill Bridge (Fountain County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1875 by the Buckeye Bridge Works; bypassed and abandoned in 1965 and finally removed in 1982.
Lost Bowstring truss bridge over Coal Creek on old alignment of Stringtown Road
Removed

Snyder Covered Bridge 38-19-14 (Columbia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1876
Covered bridge over Roaring Creek on Rarig Road, southeast of Catawissa
Open to traffic

Sockman Road Bridge (Knox County, Ohio)
Built 1873 by the Russell Bridge Co.; replaced 1996
Lost pony truss bridge over Granny Creek on Sockman Road (TR 384)
No longer exists

Soper's Mill Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Built on September 1, 1876 near Sopers Mill, lost to flooding on June 17th, 1996
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Skunk River
Destroyed by flood

Soquel Avenue Covered Bridge 05-44-05x (Santa Cruz County, California)
Covered bridge built 1874, replaced by first concrete bridge 1921
Lost Covered Through truss bridge over San Lorenzo River on Soquel Avenue
Replaced by new bridge

South Broad Street Bridge (Union County, New Jersey)
Built in 1874; rehabilitated in 1927; Replaced 1984
Lost Stone arch bridge over Elizabeth River on South Broad Street
Replaced by new bridge

South Pomfret Covered Bridge 45-14-18 (Windsor County, Vermont)
Built 1870
Town lattice truss bridge over Barnard Brook on Private Drive


South Windsor Covered Bridge 35-04-26x (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
The South Windsor or Plank Road Covered Bridge carried Old Plank Road across the Grand River in Windsor Township, Ashtabula County Ohio, 1870-1970.
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Grand River on Twp Rd. 526 Old Plank Road
Destroyed by fire

SP - Yuma Swing Bridge (1st) (Yuma County, Arizona)
Built 1877; Destroyed July 1, 1884
Lost Howe pony truss bridge over Colorado River on Southern Pacific Railroad
Destroyed by flooding

Spain Creek Covered Bridge 35-80-02 (Union County, Ohio)
Built 1870
Partridge through truss bridge over Spain Creek on Cratty Rd. (CR163)
Open to traffic

SPC - San Lorenzo River Trestle (Santa Cruz County, California)
Built 1879, replaced 1906
Lost Double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over San Lorenzo River on South Pacific Coast Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Spencerville Covered Bridge 14-17-01 (De Kalb County, Indiana)
Built 1873 by John McKay
Covered bridge over Saint Joseph River on CR 68
Reopened June 2013 after repairs after being heavily damaged by a semi driver who crossed it.

Spile Bridge (St. Lawrence County, New York)
Built 1874 by the King Bridge Co.; later relocated here; closed to traffic May 12, 2010
Three-span bowstring through truss bridge over Black Lake Outlet on Spile Bridge Road
Closed to traffic

Springfield Bridge (Faulkner County, Arkansas)
Completed July 1874 by the King Bridge Manufactory & Iron Works of Iola, Kansas, a branch of the King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio. Bypassed by a new bridge 1991.
Iron bowstring truss bridge over Cadron Creek near Springfield on the Conway-Faulkner County line
Abandoned, with portion of deck missing

St. Louis Freight Tunnel (St. Louis, Missouri)
Built in 1875 along with the completion of Eads Bridge as a route to Union Station. Later used as a freight route as passenger trains bypassed the tunnel for Merchants and MacArthur Bridges.
Tunnel under downtown on the MetroLink in St. Louis
Open to two tracks of MetroLink light rail service with bypass to original freight alignment

State Route 2014 Bridge (Bell County, Kentucky)
Built 1873 by the Louisville Bridge and Iron Co.; replaced 1993
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Cumberland River on State Route 2014
Bridge has been replaced.

State Street Bridge (Winnebago County, Illinois)
Built 1871, replaced 1948
Lost Post through truss bridge over Rock River on State Street
Replaced by a new bridge

State Street Swing Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1872 to replace bridge lost in Chicago Fire; center pier rehabilitated 1898; bridge replaced 1903
Lost Through truss bridge over Chicago River on State Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Stevenson Road Covered Bridge 35-29-15 (Greene County, Ohio)
Built 1877 by the Smith Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1975; closed to traffic 2003
Covered bridge over Massies Creek on Stevenson Road (CR 76) in Wilberforce
Open to pedestrians only

Steyer Bridge (Winneshiek County, Iowa)
Limestone deck arch was locally built by Michael Steyer.
Bridge over Twin Springs Creek on Oneata Drive
Open to traffic

Stinson Creek Trail - Stinson Creek Bridge (Callaway County, Missouri)
Built 1878 over Sni-A-Bar Creek in Grain Valley; relocated here in 1902; rehabilitated 1944; converted to pedestrian use in 2006
Through truss bridge over Stinson Creek, just off Hickman Avenue in Fulton
Open to pedestrians only

Stonelick Covered Bridge 35-13-02 (Clermont County, Ohio)
Built 1878; rehabilitated 1971; closed after overweight truck crossed 2010; collapsed during rehabilitation Feb. 11, 2014, rebuilt 2015
Covered bridge over Stonelick Creek on Stonelick Williams Corner Road (CR 116)
Collapsed during reconstruction Feb. 11, 2014. Rebuilt and returned to service

Superior Viaduct (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1875; Replaced by the Detroit-Superior High Level Bridge in 1917; Swing span removed 1923;
Deck truss swing bridge on Superior Street over Cuyahoga River
Stone arch approach is still in use.