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Built during 1870s

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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 - Cedar River Bridge (Moscow) (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Built 1876, Replaced 1900-1901
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Cedar river on railroad
Replaced by new bridge

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
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

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

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)
Covered Bridge over Spruce Creek on Fairview Road in Salisbury Center.


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

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

Second Hennepin Avenue Suspension Bridge (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1876 by engineer Thomas Griffith; demolished 1890
Lost suspension bridge over the Mississippi River (West Channel) on Hennepin Avenue at Nicollet Island in Minneapolis
Demolished to make room for a steel arch 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

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
Closed to all traffic

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)
The Slades Ferry swing bridge on the Falls River branch was a double-decker affair with automobile traffic running inside the truss, and trains running atop. The bridge was destroyed when a passing ship attempted to navigate past the swing section an
Lost double-decker truss bridge over Taunton River
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 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, 2012.
Covered bridge over Stonelick Creek on Stonelick Williams Corner Road (CR 116)
Closed to traffic since 2010; collapsed during reconstruction Feb. 11, 2014.

Sudbury River Bridge (Middlesex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1874; rehabilitated 1932
Stone arch bridge over Sudbury River on Elm Street in Concord
Open to traffic

Supple Ford Bridge (Jones County, Iowa)
Built 1875; Washed away 1947 but hauled back and reset; Replaced 1991
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over South Fork Maquoketa River on Temple Hill Road in Clay Township
Replaced by new bridge

Sutherland Ford Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built 1876, relocated to Harrison Park ca. 1935, collapsed in 1945
Lost Through truss bridge over North Fork Vermilion River on Hungry Hollow Road
Collapsed

Swartz Covered Bridge 35-88-05 (Wyandot County, Ohio)
Built 1878 by Moses Weymouth; rehabilitated 1994
Covered bridge over Sandusky River on CR 130A
Open to traffic

Swedesford Road Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1873; rehabilitated 1945-46
Stone arch bridge over Wissahickon Creek on Swedesford Road in Lower Gywnedd Township, PA
Open to traffic

SWM - Webb City Viaduct (Jasper County, Missouri)
Built by the Southwest Missouri Electric Railroad as part of the Webb City to Carthage line
Lost Through truss bridge over MNA (former MoPac) Railway and a creek on former Southwest Missouri Electric Railway
Lost

Talcottville Bridge (Lewis County, New York)
Built ca. 1870
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Sugar Creek on Cheese Factory Road
Open to pedestrians only

Tannehill Covered Bridge 14-03-02x (Bartholomew County, Indiana)
Bulit 1870, Lost 1965
Lost Howe through trussBridge on County Road 650 North over Driftwood River
No longer exists

Taylor's Ford Bridge (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Originally built 1872 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co. on Main Street in Independence; relocated here in 1891
Bowstring through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Nolen Avenue, southeast of Independence
Closed to all traffic

Teegarden Covered Bridge 35-15-05 (Columbiana County, Ohio)
Built 1876 by Robinson and McCracken
Covered bridge over Middle Fork Little Beaver on Eagleton Road (TR 761)
Open to pedestrians only

Thomas J Malone Covered Bridge 35-15-96 (Columbiana County, Ohio)
Built 1870; renovated 1971
Altered multiple Kingpost Covered Bridge over Little Beaver Creek


Tioronda Bridge (Dutchess County, New York)
Built 1872-73; closed to traffic 1985; dismantled 2006
Three-span bowstring pony truss bridge over Fishkill Creek on South Avenue
Trusses disassembled and placed in storage; piers and abutments still standing

Tivoli Island Bridge (Jefferson County, Wisconsin)
Built 1877 over Crawfish River in Milford; Moved to Watertown 1906
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Rock River on Pedestrian Walkway in Watertown


Toddtown Bridge (Louisa County, Iowa)
Built 1879
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Towpath Bridge (Coshocton County, Ohio)
Built ca. 1872; reconstructed from parts at a later date
Iron pony truss footbridge over the Ohio & Erie Canal at Uppermost Triple Locks in Roscoe Village
Open to pedestrians only

Trusal-Dice Covered Bridge 38-32-03 (Indiana County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1870
Covered Bridge over Plum Creek on Trusal Road (TR 406)
Bypassed to traffic, Open to pedestrians

Turkey River Bridge (Winneshiek County, Iowa)
Built 1873 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co. Demolished and replaced in 2010.
Bowstring through truss bridge over Turkey River on Little Church Road
Demolished and replaced with a slab of concrete. Removed from NRHP 10-15-14

Tuscarora Club/ Demis Covered Bridge 32-13-05 (Delaware County, New York)
Moved here in 1935
Kingpost through truss bridge over Mill Brook on Private trail
Open to pedestrians

Twin Bridges (Winneshiek County, Iowa)
Built 1878; collapsed 1980
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on Road
Collapsed and replaced by a new bridge

Union Covered Bridge 25-69-02 (Monroe County, Missouri)
Built 1870-71 by Joseph C. Elliott; closed to traffic in 1970; rehabilitated 1987-88
Covered bridge over Elk Fork Salt River, just off Route C southwest of Paris
Open to pedestrians only

UP - Blakeley Stone Arch (Scott County, Minnesota)
Built 1878?
Stone arch bridge on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Dale Creek Crossing (Second) (Albany County, Wyoming)
Built 1878; Removed 1901
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Dale Creek on Railroad (UP)
Removed