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Built during 1870s

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OW - High View Tunnel (Sullivan County, New York)
Built 1871, abandoned 1957
Abandoned tunnel under Shawangunk Range on New York, Ontario, & Western Railway
Derelict/abandoned

P&D - Salt Fork Vermilion River Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built 1870, abandoned in 1879, demolished in 1882
Lost Deck truss bridge over Salt Fork Vermilion River on former Paris and Danville Railroad in Danville
Demolished

Packsaddle Covered Bridge 38-56-02 (Somerset County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1870, rebuilt in 1997
Bridge over Bush Creek on TR407 Packsaddle Rd.
Open to traffic

Paint Creek Bridge (Carroll County, Indiana)
Originally built near Camden in 1874 by the Massillon Bridge Company; Rehabilitated in 1999 and moved to Canal Park
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Old Wabash & Erie Canal on Delphi Historic Trails in Delphi. Right of way is old Delphi Belt Railroad property and site of former bridge on this long abandoned spur.
Open to pedestrians

PAL - Valley Creek Bridge (Hardin County, Kentucky)
Pratt through truss bridge over Valley Creek on old Elizabethtown & Paducah Railroad
Open to traffic

Palos Covered Bridge 35-05-01 (Athens County, Ohio)
Built in 1876, restored in 1974 and 200?
Covered bridge over Sunday Creek on TR 347
Restored and opened to traffic

Panhandle Bridge (Jefferson County, Kentucky)
Built 1867-70, replaced in 1919
Lost Through truss bridge over Ohio River on Pennsylvania Railroad at Louisville
Replaced by a new bridge

Paper Mill Road Covered Bridge 10-33-01x (Cobb County, Georgia)
Built ca. 1870; Destroyed by arson March 29, 1964
Lost Covered Town lattice truss bridge over Sope Creek on Paper Mill Road
Destroyed by fire

Parker Bridge (Montgomery County, Kansas)
Built 1871 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio. Main span replaced with a Camelback through truss in the 1920's. Bridge closed and approach span removed Dec. 19, 1980. Rest of bridge demolished ca. 1988
Lost bowstring through truss bridge over Verdigris River southeast of Coffeyville
No longer exists

Parker Covered Bridge 35-88-03 (Wyandot County, Ohio)
Built 1873 by J.C. Davis; burned May 17, 1991; restored 1993
Covered bridge over Sandusky River on CR 40A (Crane Road)
Open to traffic

Passaic River RR Bridge (Essex County, New Jersey)
Built 1876
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Passaic River on Unknown Railroad
No longer exists

Patoka River Bridge (Pike County, Indiana)
Built in 1875 by William T. Washer using the Smith Bridge Company's "Iron Arch #1 Design".
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Patoka River on CR 650 East
Open to traffic

Paw Paw Creek Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
Built 1874 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Bowstring through truss bridge over Paw Paw Creek on CR 600 East
Disassembled and stored after tree fell on bridge. Hopefully will be restored someday. Removed from NRHP 10-13-15

Paxton Run Bridge (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1897; rehabilitated 1921
Cast iron truss bridge over Paxton Run on Mowersville Road
Demolished.

PCC&StL - Tippecanoe River Bridge (White County, Indiana)
Built 1871, west span collapsed July 17, 1878 and later repaired, replaced in 1926
Lost Deck truss bridge over Tippecanoe River on Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad in Monticello
Replaced by new bridge

Peru Swing Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
longest single span structure in Illinois when completed in 1870
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Illinois River on Route 251
No longer exists

Philipps Mill Bridge (Floyd County, Iowa)
Built in 1878 to replace a two-span bowstring arch bridge; replaced in 1958
Lost Through truss bridge over Winnebago River on CSAH B-47
Replaced by a new bridge

Philo-Duncan Falls Covered Bridge 35-60-U03x (Muskingum County, Ohio)
Built January 13, 1875; Rebuilt 1884 on higher level; Damaged by wind in 1908 and 2 spans replaced with iron, washed out in 1913 flood
Lost Covered Through truss bridge over Muskingum River on Bridge Street
Destroyed by flooding

Pilot Grove Park Bridge (Montgomery County, Iowa)
Built 1876 by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; relocated 1968
Relocated bowstring pony truss bridge in Pilot Grove County Park
Open to pedestrians

Pine Bank Covered Bridge 38-63-35 (Washington County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1870; relocated 1961
Kingpost through truss bridge over Avella Ravine


Pine Brook Covered Bridge 45-12-12 (Washington County, Vermont)
Built 1872; rehabilitated 1977
Kingpost through truss bridge over Pine Brook on Town Highway 3
Open to traffic

Pine Creek Bridge (Crawford County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1876 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1960
Bowstring through truss bridge over Pine Creek on TR 993 (Messerall Road)
Abandoned with deck removed

Pine Creek Grist Mill Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Built 1878 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Pratt through truss bridge over Pine Creek in Wild Cat Den State Park
Open to pedestrians

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

Pond Eddy Bridge (old) (Sullivan County, New York)
Built 1871
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Delaware River on High Road
Replaced by a new bridge

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

PRCo - Reflectorville Viaduct (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built sometime between 1872-1874
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Edgebrook Avenue on Pittsburgh Railways
Replaced by a new bridge

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

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

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

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 (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.

S&NP - San Rafael Bay/Creek Bridge (Marin County, California)
Built in 1878
Lost Bridge over San Rafael Bay on San Francisco & Northern Pacific RR
No longer exists

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; Closed to traffic 1955; Rehabilitated 2016
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; Span lost and replaced with a Bailey truss span?; 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 (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 (LaSalle 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