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Built during 1880s

RI - I&M Canal Swing Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Swing Bridge built in 1887 to move rail cars across I&M Canal
Pony Plate Girder Swing bridge over I&M Canal on abandoned railroad in Marseilles
Derelict/abandoned

RI - Matheson Bridge (Elbert County, Colorado)
Originally built 1883 by the American Bridge Co. as an eight-span bridge at Colona, Illinois, over the Rock River. Two spans relocated here in 1920 to replace an 1899 trestle. Rails removed in 1992.
Abandoned two-span through truss bridge over Big Sandy Creek on former Rock Island RR east of Matheson
Railroad line discontinued with tracks removed

RI - Nabisco Bridge (1) (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Built 1888
Howe Pony Truss bridge over Marseilles Power Canal on spur of Rock Island Railroad in Marseilles
Derelict/abandoned

RI - Platte River Bridge (Cass County, Nebraska)
Built 1889
Deck plate girder bridge over Platte River on Trail
Open to pedestrians

RI - Skunk River Bridge (Older) (Washington County, Iowa)
Built 1887; Replaced ?
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Skunk River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Waspinicon River Bridge (Independence, Old) (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Built 1881
Lost Thacher through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Railroad
No longer exists

RI - West Lyon Creek Bridge (Dickinson County, Kansas)
Built 1887
Abandoned Pony Truss bridge over West Lyon Creek on Abandoned Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad


RI Wilton Line - Mad Creek Bridge (Old) (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Built 1883; Replaced ?
Lost Uncovered Howe through truss over Mad Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Rice Creek Bridge (Calhoun County, Michigan)
Built 1885
Pony truss bridge over Rice Creek on 21 Mile Road
Open to traffic

Ridge Avenue Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1888; rehabilitated 1954
Stone arch bridge over Wissahickon Creek on Ridge Avenue in Philadelphia
Open to traffic

River Street Bridge (Windham County, Connecticut)
Built 1886 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1980; replaced 2001
Lost lenticular through truss bridge over Moosup River on River Street in Moosup
no longer exists.

Riverdale Park Trail Bridge (Minnehaha County, South Dakota)
Built 1888
Lattice through truss bridge over Big Sioux River City Pedestrian Trail
Open to pedestrians

Riverview Hotel Trail Bridge (Minnehaha County, South Dakota)
Built Ca. 1888, Rehabilitated 2013
Pony truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Bike Path
Open to pedestrians only

Robert Street Bridge (Old) (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Built 1885; Replaced 1926
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Robert Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Robinson Bridge (Harrison County, Kentucky)
Built ca. 1885 by the Massillon Bridge Company, may have been moved or reconstructed here in 1918.
Lost through truss bridge over South Fork Licking River on Robinson Union Road
Replaced by a new bridge.

Rochester Bridge (Cedar County, Iowa)
Built 1880; Replaced ?
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Cedar River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Rock Creek 400E Bridge (Carroll County, Indiana)
Built 1887 by the Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works; replaced 1992
Lost through truss bridge over Rock Creek on CR 400 East at 770N-400E
Replaced by new bridge

Rock Island Old Stone Arch Nature Trail - Silver Creek Stone Arch Bridge (Shelby County, Iowa)
Built 1883
Stone arch bridge over Silver Creek on Rock Island Old Stone Arch Nature Trail
Open to pedestrians

Rock Lick Creek Bridge (Breckinridge County, Kentucky)
Built around 1880 by the King Bridge Co.
Bowstring through truss bridge over Rock Lick Creek on Abandoned Road
Open to pedestrians

Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities Bridge (Lyon County, Iowa)
Built 1888 by the Union Bridge Co.; Abandoned in the 1980s
Pratt through truss bridge over Rock River on Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities access road
Open to Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities traffic

Rockingham Bridge (Somerset County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1885 by Columbia Bridge Works; rehabilitated 1967
Pony truss bridge over Dark Shade Creek on TR 712
Open to traffic

Rocks Village Bridge (Essex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1883; Additional spans built 1895 & 1914
Through truss swing bridge over Merrimack River on E. Main Street/Bridge Street
Open to traffic

Rogers Street Bridge (Ellis County, Texas)
Built 1889 by Wrought Iron Bridge Company Canton Ohio . Rehabilitated 2004.
Pratt through truss bridge on Rogers Street over Waxahachie Creek in Waxahachie
Open to pedestrians

Rome Bridge (Henry County, Iowa)
Built 1886
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Skunk River on US 34
Replaced by a new bridge

Romford Road Bridge (Litchfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1888 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1998
Lenticular pony truss bridge over Bantam River on Romford Road in Washington
Replaced by a new bridge

Romley Bridge (Chaffee County, Colorado)
Built 1881 by the Denver, South Park, and Pacific Railroad
Closed deck truss bridge over Pomeray Gulch (Chrysolite Creek) on FR 295 southwest of St. Elmo
Open to pedestrians only

Roseman Covered Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Built 1883; rehabilitated 1992
Covered bridge over Middle River next to CR G47
Open to pedestrians only

Ross Fording Road Bridge (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1885 by the Phoenix Bridge Co.
Pony truss bridge over Octoraro Creek on Ross Fording Road
Open to traffic

Rosseau Covered Bridge 35-58-32 (Morgan County, Ohio)
Built 1881; relocated 1953
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Dry land in County Fairgrounds
Closed to all vehicle traffic

Route 161/US 33 Bridge over Scioto River in Dublin (Franklin County, Ohio)
Lost Bridge over Scioto River on SR 161/US 33
Replaced by a new bridge

Rowe Road Bridge (Franklin County, Ohio)
Built 1887; Demolished January 31, 1961 and replaced by a steel stringer that lasted until 1996 when the current bridge was built
Lost Through truss bridge over Big Walnut Creek on Rowe Road (CR-133)
Replaced by a new bridge

Rudolphs Camp Road Bridge 38-15-01 (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1880
Covered bridge over Big Elk Creek on Rudolphs Camp Road
Open to traffic

Ruhle Road Bridge (Saratoga County, New York)
Originally built 1888 over Black Creek in Cambridge; relocated in 2001
Lenticular pony truss bridge over Ballston Creek at Malta
Open to pedestrians only

Runks Bridge (Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1889; rehabilitated 1983 and 2012
Through truss bridge over Aughwick Creek on TR 373 (Runks Road)
Open to traffic

Russell G. Young Bridge (Columbia County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1888 at Huntington Mills, relocated in 1969
Pratt pony truss bridge over Huntington Creek on private road
Open - private

Ruxton PRR Overpass (Baltimore County, Maryland)
Built 1888
Lost Pony truss bridge over Pennsylvania Railroad on Labelle Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

S Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1880; reconstructed 1919
Stone arch bridge over Tulpehocken Creek on PA 3061
Closed to all traffic

Saginaw River Bridge (Saginaw County, Michigan)
Built 1886; rehabilitated 1941
Swing bridge over Saginaw River on Sixth Street in Saginaw
Removed but not replaced

Sakatah Singing Hills Trail - Stone Culvert (Rice County, Minnesota)
Likely Built 1884
Stone arch bridge over Unnamed Creek on Sakatah Singing Hills Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Salamonie River CR 100S Bridge (Jay County, Indiana)
Replaced 1998
Lost pony truss bridge over Salamonie River on CR 100 S
Replaced by new bridge

Salamonie River CR 425E bridge (Jay County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1885
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Salamonie River on County Road 425 East
Replaced by a new bridge

Salamonie Road Bridge (Huntington County, Indiana)
Built 1885 by the Smith Bridge Co.; replaced 1993
Lost Whipple truss over Wabash River on CR 200 W (Salamonie Road)
Replaced by modern bridge

Salinas River Bridge (Monterey County, California)
Built 1889
Lost Through truss bridge over Salinas River on Monterey Salinas Highway
Replaced by a new bridge

Salt Creek-Marble Rd. Bridge (Republic County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Salt Creek, 1.0 mi. north and 1.5 mi. east of Belleville
Closed to all traffic

San Jacinto Street Drawbridge (Harris County, Texas)
Built 1881; Replaced by the current concrete arch bridge in 1914
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Buffalo Bayou on San Jacinto Street
Replaced

San Joaquin River Bridge (Fresno County, California)
Built in 1885 Removed in 1948
Lost Polygonal Warren through truss bridge over San Joaquin River on 7th Avenue
No longer exists

Sandy Watkins Park/Old Augusta-Turtle Creek Bridge (Henderson County, Kentucky)
Built 1880 and moved to Augusta, KY in 1920s; later moved to Sandy Watkins Park
Bowstring pony truss bridge over a canal linking two ponds in Sandy Watkins Park on a pedestrian trail
Open to pedestrians only

Santa Fe Street Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built Ca. 1888, Relocated Here 1912; rehabilitated 1998
Through truss bridge over the BNSF Railroad on Santa Fe Street in Sibley
Open to traffic

Santa Fe Street International Bridge (Older) (El Paso County, Texas)
Built 1882; Collapsed & replaced July 29, 1910
Lost Double-intersection Warren & kingpost pony truss bridge over Rio Grande on Santa Fe Street/Avenida Juárez
Replaced by a new bridge

Santa Fe Truss Bridge (Monroe County, Missouri)
Built 1888 as a triple-span bridge near Florida, MO by the St. Louis Bridge & Iron Co.; relocated here in 1932; replaced 1992
Lost wrought-iron through truss bridge over South Fork Salt River on CR 645 just south of Santa Fe
Replaced by a modern bridge

Saugatuck River Bridge (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1884 by the Union Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1993
Swing through truss bridge over Saugatuck River on CT 136 in Westport
Open to traffic

Saulpaw Bridge (Knox County, Tennessee)
Built by GW Saulpaw 1880; Replaced by current bridge 1898
Lost wooden Howe through truss bridge over Tennessee River on Gay Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Saulsbury Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Built 1881; Closed to vehicular traffic 1967; Partially lost in accidental fire March 26 1977; Converted to a fishing pier sometime thereafter
Pinned Pratt through truss over Cedar River on Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area Fishing Pier
Open to pedestrians

Sault Ste. Marie International Rail Bridge (Chippewa County, Michigan)
Built 1887; Swing span added 1895; Bascule spans added 1913; Vertical lift added 1960.
Camelback through truss bridge over St Mary's River / Soo Locks on a railroad crossing connecting to Canadian rail system
Open to traffic

Scarlets Mill Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1881
Relocated Foreman pony truss bridge on the Horseshoe Trail


Schlicher Covered Bridge 38-39-06 (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1882; rehabilitated 1995, closed 2009, replaced with replica incorporating some old material 2014
Covered bridge over Jordan Creek on Game Preserve Road (PA 4007)


Schwenk Mill Road Bridge in Hilltown Township (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1883 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Pony truss bridge over East Branch Perkiomen Creek on Schwenk Mill Road in Hilltown Township
Open to traffic

Scipio Covered Bridge 14-40-01 (Jennings County, Indiana)
Built 1886; rehabilitated 1984
Covered bridge over Sand Creek on CR 575W
Closed for rehabilitation. A new bridge has been built but the old one will be renovated and reopened to light traffic.

Scott Covered Bridge 38-30-28 (Greene County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1885
Queenpost through truss bridge over Ten Mile Creek on Covered Bridge Rd TR424
Open to traffic

Scripture's Bridge (Decatur County, Indiana)
Built in 1883 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company; Replaced in 1933
Lost Lenticular through truss bridge over Sand Creek on County Road 1000 South
Replaced by a new bridge

Scrubgrass Creek Bridge (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1887 by the Smith Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1940; closed to traffic 2003; replaced 2009
Through truss bridge over Scrubgrass Creek on PA 3005
Replaced by a new bridge

Second Dearborn Street Bridge (Older) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1888 Replaced in 1907
Howe through truss bridge on Dearborn Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Second Street Bridge (Allegan County, Michigan)
Built 1886 by the King Iron Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1982
Whipple through truss bridge over Kalamazoo River on Second Street in Allegan
Open to traffic

Second Street Bridge (Bartholomew County, Indiana)
Built 1884
Lost Through truss bridge over East Fork White River on Second Street in Columbus
Replaced by new bridge

Selma Swing Bridge (Dallas County, Alabama)
Built 1884 and bridge demolished in 1940 due to construction of Edmund Pettus Bridge. Bridge Tender's House, however, has been preserved as a bed and breakfast.
Lost Bridge over Alabama River on Water Street in Selma
Lost

Shannon Creek Bridge (Mason County, Kentucky)
Built 1887; replaced 2004
Relocated pony truss bridge formerly over Shannon Creek on Lowell Road
Relocated to private property at 8166 Day Pike, Plumville, KY and fully restored

Sharon Station Bridge (Litchfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1885 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; reconstructed in 1956
Lenticular pony truss bridge over Webatuck Creek on Sharon Station Road
Open to traffic

Shaw Creek CR 137 (Curtis Rd.) Bridge (Morrow County, Ohio)
Built 1888 by the Massillon Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1964
Pony truss bridge over Shaw Creek on CR 137 (Curtis Rd.)
Open to traffic

Shaw Creek TR 133 (Edgington Rd.) Bridge (Morrow County, Ohio)
Built ca.1880; rehabilitated 1990
Pony truss bridge over Shaw Creek on TR 133 (Edgington Rd.)
Open to traffic

Shaw Creek TR 138 (Curl Rd.) Bridge (Morrow County, Ohio)
Built 1887 by the Massillon Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1998
Pony truss bridge over Shaw Creek on TR 138 (Curl Rd.)
Open to traffic. Fair condition

Shea Bridge (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Built 1885 by Berlin Iron Bridge Co; Closed to Traffic 1987; Relocated here 1994
Lenticular pony truss bridge over old mill race in Valley Falls Heritage Park
Open to pedestrians only

Sheep Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1889 by Wrought Iron Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1950 and 2010
Through truss bridge over Conewago Creek on Sheepbridge Road (SR 4021)
Open to traffic

Shenandoah Bridge (Jefferson County, West Virginia)
1882, rebuilt 1889, destroyed by great flood of 1936
Lost Through truss bridge over Shenandoah River on Former wagon road
Destroyed by flooding

Shenandoah River Bridge (Jefferson County, West Virginia)
Built 1882; Three spans lost during the Flood of 1889; Reopened 1892; Destroyed by flood in March 1936
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Shenandoah River on Road
No longer exists

Shinn Covered Bridge 35-84-03 (Washington County, Ohio)
Built 1886 by E.B. Henderson; rehabilitated 1998
Covered bridge over West Branch Wolf Creek on Palmer Road (TR 447)
Open to traffic

Shively Covered Bridge 35-21-10x (Delaware County, Ohio)
Built 1883
Lost Smith through truss bridge over Scioto River on Richwood Pike (Now Oh 37)
Destoryed by flood in 1913, replaced with Iron Truss bridge

Shoals Bridge (Martin County, Indiana)
Built in 1880 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co., replaced in 1932
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over W Fk. White River on 4th Street/US 50/US 150
Replaced by new bridge

Shoe Farm Bridge (Adams County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1889
Pony truss bridge over Conewago Creek on TR 463 (Schuebert Road)
Closed to all traffic

Shoemaker Covered Bridge 38-19-06 (Columbia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1881
Covered bridge over West Branch Run on Shoemaker Bridge Road (PA 4027)
Open to pedestrians only

Sibley Railroad Bridge (Old) (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1887-88 as a three-span Whipple through truss, replaced 1915
Three-span through truss railroad bridge over the Missouri River at Sibley
Replaced

Siegrist's Mill Covered Bridge 38-36-37 (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1885
Covered bridge over Big Chickies Creek on Seigrist Road
Washed downstream by flooding Sept. 8, 2011; structure intact, county plans to return and repair bridge

Silk Road Bridge (Tioga County, New York)
Built 1888
Pony truss bridge over East Branch Owego Creek on Silk Road in Newark Valley
Closed to all traffic

Sim Smith Covered Bridge 14-61-14 (Parke County, Indiana)
Built 1883, rehabilitated 1977
Covered bridge over Leatherwood Creek on CR50W
Open to traffic

Simpson Bridge (Glenn County, California)
Built 1883
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Stony Creek on Newville Road
Lost

Simpson Creek Covered Bridge 48-17-12 (Harrison County, West Virginia)
Built 1881, Washed out in 1889, Relocated this current spot same year
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Simpson Creek on Pedestrian Trail
Open to pedestrians

Six Mile Creek Road Bridge (Shiawassee County, Michigan)
Built 1886
Through truss bridge over Shiawassee River on Six Mile Creek Road
Closed to all traffic

Sixth Street Bridge (Kent County, Michigan)
Built 1886 by the Massillon Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1978
Through truss bridge over Grand River on Sixth Street in Grand Rapids
Open to traffic

Sixth Street Viaduct (Des Moines County, Iowa)
Built 1886; Enhanced 1903; Replaced 1993
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Over BNSF Railroad & Valley Street on 6th Street in Burlington
Replaced by new bridge

SKOL - Bridge #143.8 (Wilson County, Kansas)
Built 1886
Stone Arch Bridge over Unnamed Creek on Abandoned South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

Skunk River Bridge (Des Moines County, Iowa)
Built 1888; Removed ?
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Skunk River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Slates Mill Bridge (Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1885 by the King Iron Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over South Branch Tunkhannock Creek on TR 439 at Lackawanna State Park
Removed but not replaced

SLS&E High Bridge (Spokane County, Washington)
Built in 1888 during construction of the SLS&E RR. Used by Great Northern 1892-1902.
Bridge over Spokane River on Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern Railroad
Removed but not replaced

SMART - Cal Park Hill Tunnel (Marin County, California)
Built 1884, closed 1978 , opened to pedestrains 2010.
Tunnel on Pedestrian Pathway/SMART
Open to pedestrians, commuter rail traffic planned

Smith Avenue High Bridge (Old) (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Built 1887-89, five spans damaged by tornado in 1904, rebuilt in 1905, one northern span rehabilitated in 1933-34, closed to traffic in 1984, replaced in 1985
Lost deck truss bridge over Mississippi River and Canadian Pacific Railway on MN 149 at St. Paul
Replaced by new bridge

Smith Road Bridge (Crawford County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1888 by Wrought Iron Bridge Co.; replaced 2012
Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of Conneaut Creek on TR 406 (Smith Road)
Replaced by a new bridge

Smith Road Bridge (Franklin County, Ohio)
Built 1881 on Smith Road over Sycamore Creek in Crawford County by the King Bridge Co. Relocated 1989 to Historical Society Museum
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Pedestrian Trail on Pedestrian Trail
Open to pedestrians

Smithfield Street Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1883 under the direction of engineer Gustav Lindenthal
Two-span lenticular through truss bridge over Monongahela River on Smithfield Street in Pittsburgh
Open to four lanes of traffic

Snider Bridge (Adams County, Iowa)
Built 1885 by Reeve, Ward and Keepers of Clinton, Iowa
Pony truss bridge over Kemp Creek on 220th Street, west of Corning
Open to traffic

Snook's Covered Bridge 38-05-23 (Bedford County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1883; rehabilitated 1994
Covered bridge over Dunnings Creek on Fish Hatchery Rd (TR 578)
Open to traffic

Snow Hill Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1880; replaced 1990
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Big Pipe Creek on County Road 700 East
Replaced by a new bridge on a different alignment and then demolished.