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Built during 1870s

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NYC - Maiden Lane Bridge (Old) (Albany County, New York)
Built 1872; Replaced 1899
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Hudson River on New York Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NYC - Upper Bridge (Old) (Rensselaer County, New York)
Built 1870; Replaced 1901
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Hudson River on New York Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Oak Grove Road Bridge (Highland County, Ohio)
Built 1874 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Lost bowstring truss bridge over East Fork Little Miami River on Oak Grove Road (CR 42)
No longer exists. HAER documentation sometime after 1983, bridge removed after that.

Oakland Mills Bridge (Henry County, Iowa)
Built in 1876; converted to pedestrian bridge in the 1970s and became part of the state park
Pratt through truss bridge over Skunk River on Pedestrian trail (formerly county road) at Oakland Mills State Park
Open to pedestrians

Oakwood Avenue (Shiawassee County, Michigan)
Whipple through truss bridge over Shiawassee River on Oakwood Avenue
Open to pedestrians only

Old Appleton Bridge (Cape Girardeau County, Missouri)
Built 1879 by H.W. Sebastian & Co. of St. Louis; washed away by flash flood on December 3, 1982; reconstructed 2005
Wrought-iron through truss bridge over Apple Creek on Main Street in Old Appleton
Open to pedestrians and bicyclists only

Old Clay's Ferry Bridge (Fayette County, Kentucky)
Built 1871; rehabilitated 1955
Two-span through truss bridge over Kentucky River on KY 2328 (Old US 25) in Lexington
Open to traffic

Old CNTP - New River Bridge (Scott County, Tennessee)
Built in 1879 by the Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway, for its Cincinnati Southern Line (later sold to Norfolk Southern Railway)
Abandoned Pratt deck truss bridge over New River once carried Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway's Cincinnati Southern Railroad (later Norfolk Southern), before being bypassed
Abandoned

Old Dobbs Ford Bridge (Bradley County, Tennessee)
Built 1878, moved to the present site in 1990
Pratt pony truss bridge over Candies Creek on golf cart track
Closed to all traffic

Old Dublin Pike Bridge (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1875; rehabilitated 1947
Three-span stone arch bridge over Pine Run on Old Dublin Pike Doylestown, PA
Open to traffic

Old Enon Road Stone Arch Culvert (Clark County, Ohio)
Built 1871
Stone arch bridge over Upper Tributary of Mud Run on Rocky Point Road
Open to traffic

Old Jefferson Town Bowstring Bridge (Jefferson County, Kansas)
Built by the King Iron Bridge & Mfg Co. of Cleveland, Ohio. Relocated to Old Jefferson Town in Oskaloosa, Kansas. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
Bowstring pony truss bridge over unnamed creek
Open to pedestrians

Old Lattice Bridge 29-05-06x (Grafton County, New Hampshire)
Built 1878
Lost Town lattice truss w/supplemental arches bridge over Pemigewasset River on Staple Rock Park Rd
Destroyed by fire

Old Lombard Street Iron Bridge (Baltimore, Maryland)
Built 1877, disassembled and moved for storage ca. 1975
Abandoned pony truss bridge in storage for potential reuse/preservation
In Storage

Old Military Bridge (Bourbon County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1878. Closed to vehicular traffic in 1965. Wooden deck destroyed by fire in 1974.
Abandoned bowstring through truss bridge over Marmaton River on 240th Street
Abandoned

Old Red Covered Bridge 14-26-01 (Gibson County, Indiana)
Built 1875 by William T. Washer
Covered bridge over Big Bayou on Barnes Road
Bypassed 1976; Open to pedestrians

Old Red Covered Bridge 14-55-03x (Morgan County, Indiana)
Unknown except for it's replacement in 1936
Lost Smith through truss bridge over East Fork White Lick Creek
Replaced by new bridge

Old Rockville Road Bridge (Hendricks County, Indiana)
Built 1875 by the Columbia Bridge Works
Whipple through truss bridge over White Lick Creek on a pedestrian trail (former Broyles Road) in Avon
Open to pedestrians

Old Schoolhouse Bridge 45-03-03 (Caledonia County, Vermont)
Built 1879; Bypassed 1973
Covered Kingpost through truss bridge
Open to pedestrians

Olentangy River CR 67 R (Morral-Kirkpatrick Rd.) Bridge (Marion County, Ohio)
Built 1876 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Bypassed through truss bridge over Olentangy River on CR 67R (Morral-Kirkpatrick Rd.)
Bypassed, closed to all traffic

Olin Bridge (Jones County, Iowa)
Built 1877, Replaced ???
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Olin Covered Bridge 35-04-03 (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Built 1873; reconstructed 1993
Covered bridge over Ashtabula River on Dewey Road (TH 334) in Edgewood
Open to traffic

Omaha Trail - Hustler Tunnel (Juneau County, Wisconsin)
Built 1871
Tunnel under Steep Hill on Omaha Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Ontelaunee Creek Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1870
Stone arch bridge over Ontelaunee Creek on PA 1017
Open to traffic

Orvilla Road Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1874
Stone arch bridge over Branch West Branch Neshaminy Creek on Orvilla Road near Hatfield, PA
Open to traffic

Osage Bridge (Mitchell County, Iowa)
Built 1878 Replaced in 1939 with the truss spans being relocated to Allamakee County to serve traffic for 55 years- later destroyed during an attempt to relocate it.
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Cedar River on Iowa Highway 9
Replaced by a new bridge, truss spans relocated to Allamakee County in 1939, where it served traffic for another 55 years

Otway Covered bridge 35-73-15 (Scioto County, Ohio)
Built 1874 by the Smith Bridge Co. Arches added in 1896, 1920's Polygonal Warren Rivetted Pony Truss added as approach, Bypassed in 1963
Smith through truss bridge over Scioto Brush Creek on Old OH 348
Open to pedestrians

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

Patoka River Bridge CR 650 E (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 deliberately burned 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) 15-77-02#2x (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

Redbank Valley Trail - Climax Tunnel (Clarion County, Pennsylvania)
Tunnel on Redbank Valley Trail
Open to pedestrians only

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 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

Rockville Bridge (Old) (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1877; replaced 1902
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

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
Appears to have been replaced with a culvert

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

Rumsey Street Bridge (Seneca County, New York)
Built in the 1870s, replaced 1959
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Senca River on Rumsey Street
Replaced by a new bridge

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; Removed and used for storage 1959; Restored and put in current location 1986
Covered Multiple Kingspost through truss bridge over Sherman Brook
Open to traffic