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Built during 1880s

UP - Ruby Tunnel (Mesa County, Colorado)
Built 1883
Tunnel under land in Rainbow Canyon on UPRR (former D&RGW)
Open

UP - Salt Creek Bridge (Lancaster County, Nebraska)
Built 1881
Quadrangular Lattice through truss bridge over Salt Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Shoshone Tunnel 1 (Garfield County, Colorado)
Built ca. 1883
Tunnel on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Shoshone Tunnel 2 (Garfield County, Colorado)
Built 1883
Tunnel on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Waukegan River Bridge (Lake County, Illinois)
Built 1882
Stone arch bridge over Waukegan River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP/CN Overpass (Kane County, Illinois)
Built 1887
Pony truss bridge over Canadian National Railway on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

Upper Free Bridge (Peoria County, Illinois)
Built 1888
Lost bridge over the Illinois River at Peoria
Demolished

Uravan Bridge (Montrose County, Colorado)
Built 1886
Wrought-iron through truss bridge over San Miguel River near Uravan
Open to Pedestrians

US18 Turkey River Bridge (Older) (Fayette County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1881; Replaced 1943
Lost 3-Hinged Braced Arch through truss bridge over Turkey River on US 18
Replaced by a new bridge

Utica Swing Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Three spans destroyed by tornado on June 27, 1906. Bridge rebuilt and swing span added.
Lost Through truss bridge over Illinois River on Illinois Rt 178
Replaced by a new bridge

Valentine Covered Bridge 35-65-15 #2 (Pickaway County, Ohio)
Moved 1908; moved 1971; relocated and moved there 1978; destroyed 2004; rebuilt 2007
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over pond


Valles Mines Tunnel (St. Francois County, Missouri)
Built in 1886 by the St. Joe Lead Compnay as a small gauge railroad. Later standardized when the Missouri and Illinois Railroad took over in 1914.
Tunnel on Mississippi River and Bonne Terre Railway (later Missouri & Illinois then Mo Pac)
Abandoned

Valley Creek Bridge (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1882; rehabilitated ca. 1950
Pony truss bridge over Valley Creek on Mill Road (TR 540) in Chesterbrook (Tredyffrin Twp)
Open to traffic

Valley Crossroad Bridge (McKean County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1888
Through truss bridge over Potato Creek on TR 385 (Farmers Valley Road)
Closed

Valley Street Bridge (Berkshire County, Massachusetts)
Built 1889
Lost Lenticular pony truss bridge over Housatonic River on Valley Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Vallonia Bridge (Jackson County, Indiana)
Built 1887
Whipple through truss bridge over East Fork White River on old section of CR 375 West
Bypassed, but open to pedestrians

Van Alstyne Bridge (Grayson County, Texas)
Built 1886
Pratt through truss bridge over small stream on trail
Restored and relocated to park

Van Buren Avenue Bridge (Stephenson County, Illinois)
Built 1885 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Pecatonica River on N. Van Buren Avenue in Freeport
Open to pedestrians only

Van Zile Road Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Built 1883 by the Massillon Bridge Company; rehabilitated 1999
Whipple through truss bridge over St. Joseph River on Van Zile Road
Open to traffic

Vera Cruz Bridge (Wells County, Indiana)
Built in 1887 by Indiana Bridge Co., bypassed by a new bridge in 1984
Whipple through truss bridge over Wabash River on a bypassed section of SR 301
Closed to all traffic

Victorian Footbridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
Built 1885; rehabilitated 1994
Truss bridge with a suspension-like design on a trail west of Forest Park Parkway
Open to pedestrians only

Vieley Bridge (Livingston County, Illinois)
Built 1880, Replaced 1986
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over North Fork Vermilion River on TR 220D
Replaced by new bridge

Village Creek Bridge (Fayette County, Indiana)
Built in 1888 by the Massillon Bridge Company; replaced in 1987.
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Village Creek on Village Creek Road (CR 150S)
Replaced by new bridge

Vine Street Bridge (Butler County, Missouri)
Built 1883, replacing an earlier wooden toll bridge built by Daniel Kitchen in 1868 which had collapsed. Closed to traffic in 1968 because of poor condition, and soon replaced by a new concrete bridge at the same location
Lost through truss over Black River on Vine Street in Poplar Bluff
No trace of old bridge visible

Vole Drive Bridge (Newton County, Missouri)
Originally built 1886 at Redings Mill by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co., then relocated here in 1932. Replaced by a new bridge in 1993.
Lost through truss bridge over Clear Creek on Vole Drive (CR 312) east of Ritchie
Replaced by a modern stringer bridge

Wabash - Cedar Creek Bridge (Old) (Marion County, Iowa)
Built 1885; replaced by a new DPG bridge in 1930 (per Wabash RR documents)
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Wabash Railroad
Replaced by a new DPG bridge in 1930 (per Wabash RR documents)

Wabash - First Missouri River Bridge (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Upgraded in 1884 from the original in 1871; replaced 1936 by the current Wabash Bridge
Lost bridge over the Missouri River with Trellis throught truss and Whipple through truss spans
Replaced by new bridge erected about 1/2 mile north (downstream)

Wabash - Grand River Bridge (Chariton County, Missouri)
Built 1885; Replaced by a new DPG bridge in 1913; spans of this bridge were relocated onto the Moberly-Des Moines and Moulton-Ottumwa branches.
Lost Through truss bridge over Grand River on Wabash Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Wabash - Valley City Bridge (Old) (Scott County, Illinois)
Original bridge at this location built 1880, original spans replaced 1920/21; replaced by a new bridge 1959
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Illinois River on former Wabash Railroad in Valley City
Replaced by new bridge just down stream from the original.

Wabash Des Moines River Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Built 1882 for the Wabash Railroad; rehabilitated for vehicular traffic
Three-span through truss bridge over Des Moines River on 216th Place; south approach rebuilt 1943 with I-beam stringers
Open to pedestrians only

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1990 (Macon County, Missouri)
Bridge constructed 1887, removed in the late 1990's when the ex-Wabash line from Moberly (MO) to Des Moines (IA) was removed
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe mainline on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
Demolished account of line abandonment

Wabash Railroad Bridge #387 (Randolph County, Missouri)
Built 1888
Stone arch culvert over Unknown creek on Wabash, later N&W, now NS Railway
Open to rail traffic

Wabash Railroad Bridge #557 (Pike County, Illinois)
Built 1883
Bridge over Panther Creek on Wabash, later N&W, Railroad
Demolished

Wabash/RI Overpass (Will County, Illinois)
Built 1879-1880; Replaced 1917
Pony plate girder over Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific on Wabash, later N&W, now NS/Metra
Replaced by a new bridge

Wabasha Street Bridge (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Built 1889; rehabilitated 1955; replaced in 1995
Lost Deck truss bridge over Wabasha St / Mississippi River on Wabasha Street
Replaced by new bridge

Waggoner's Mill Covered Bridge 38-50-15 (Perry County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1889
Covered bridge over Bixler Run on Wagner Road (TR 579)
Open to pedestrians only

Walcott Covered Bridge 17-12-01#2 (Bracken County, Kentucky)
Abutments exist in ruin. A hand hewn floor joist from the 1824 bridge was used in the construction of this bridge. It was bypassed and abandoned when KY1159 was relocated in 1954 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Timber Through truss bridge over Locust Creek in Wellsburg
Open to pedestrians in small park. The current bridge is all new lumber.

Walkway Over The Hudson State Park Bridge (Dutchess County, New York)
Built 1888 by the Union Bridge Co.; closed to railroad traffic May 8, 1974 due to fire; reopened to pedestrians on Oct. 3, 2009
Massive cantilevered deck truss bridge over the Hudson River between Poughkeepsie and Highland
Open to pedestrians

Wall Street Bridge (Cortland County, New York)
Built 1881 by Corrugated Metal Company; rehabilitated 1988
Pin-connected Lenticular pony truss bridge over West Branch Tioughnioga River on Wall Street in Homer
Open to traffic

Walns Mill Road Bridge (Monmouth County, New Jersey)
Built 1885; Timber Piles Added 1948
Pony truss with Phoenix Columns over Crosswicks Creek on Walns Mill Road
Open to traffic

Wanich Covered Bridge 38-19-18 (Columbia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1884 by George Russel Jr.
Covered bridge over Little Fishing Creek on Covered Bridge Drive
Open to traffic

Wapsie-Great Western Line Trail - Wapsipinicon River Tributary Bridge (Mitchell County, Iowa)
Built in 1887; relocated to this spot in 1993 and has served the bike trail ever since
Pratt through truss bridge over Unnamed Wapsipinicon River Tributary on Wapsi Great Western Bike Trail
Open to traffic

Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge 21-14-01 / 21-08-04 (Worcester County, Massachusetts)
Built 1887; rehabilitated 1987
Covered bridge over Ware River on Bridge Street in Hardwick
Open to traffic

Warrington Road Bridge (Warren County, New Jersey)
Built 1886; replaced 1990
Pony truss bridge over Paulins Kill on CR 605
Open to traffic

Washington Bridge (New York County, New York)
Built 1888; rehabilitated 1992
Two-span steel arch bridge over Harlem River on 181st Street in New York
Open to traffic

Washington Lane Bridge Abington Township, PA (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1887; rehabilitated 1888, 1931
Stone arch bridge over Frog Hollow Creek on Washington Lane in Abington Township
Open to traffic

Washington Street Bridge (Jasper County, Indiana)
Unknown
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iroquois River on Washington Street
Replaced by new bridge

Washingtonville Bridge (Montour County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1887; Replaced 1987
Lost Pony truss bridge over Chillisquaque Creek on Bush Road (Legislative Route 47036)
Replaced by a new bridge

Water Street Bridge (Cortland County, New York)
Built 1881 by Corrugated Metal Company
Pin-connected Lenticular pony truss bridge over West Branch Tioughnioga River on Water Street (Pedestrian Walkway)
Open to pedestrians

Waterloo Park Bridge (Grayson County, Texas)
Built in 1886 by the Kansas City Bridge & Iron Company
Pratt through truss bridge relocated to public park
On display in park, used as pathway

Watson Mill Road Bridge 10-97-01 / 10-109-02 (Oglethorpe County, Georgia)
Built 1885; rehabilitated 1998
Covered lattice bridge over South Fork Broad River on Watson Mill Road
Open to traffic

Wawona Tree (Mariposa County, California)
Germinated approximately 2,300 years before it fell, Tunneled through in 1881; Fell in 1969 due to a heavy load of snow on its crown
Tunnel
Destroyed by severe weather

WB&T - Mt. Wood Tunnel (South) (Ohio County, West Virginia)
Built 1888
Abandoned tunnel on the future Wheeling Heritage Trail in Wheeling
Abandoned and collapsed near the middle. The rest of the tunnel appears to be in good condition.

WC - St. Croix River High Bridge (Washington County, Minnesota)
Built 1884, Demolished February 1916
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Saint Croix River on Former Wisconsin Central Railway
Removed but not replaced

Weirs Channel Bridge (1883) (Belknap County, New Hampshire)
Replaced 1833 covered bridge. Approximate cost was 2000.00 dollars
1883 Lost Lenticular through truss bridge over Lake Winnipesaukee on Mani St
Replaced by a new bridge

Wells Street Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Built 1884 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Whipple through truss bridge over St. Marys River on Wells Street in Fort Wayne
Open to pedestrians only

West 3rd Street Bridge (Older) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1888; Destroyed by collision 1913
Lost Through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on West 3rd Street
Destroyed by collision

West Auburn Bridge (Fayette County, Iowa)
Built 1881; bypassed by a new bridge in 1996 but left standing.
Whipple through truss bridge over Little Turkey River on Bn Road near West Union
Replaced by bridge on new alignment but left standing.Can be seen from the new bridge.

West Branch Black River Bowstring Bridge (Lorain County, Ohio)
Built ca.1880
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Black River (West Branch) on Possible old alignment of SR58
Abandoned

West Branch Huron River TR 109 Bridge (Huron County, Ohio)
Built 1881 by the Mt. Vernon Bridge Co
Pony truss bridge over West Branch Huron River on TR 109
Demolished and replaced.

West Canada Creek (Fifth) (Herkimer County, New York)
Built 1888
Lost Through truss bridge over West Canada Creek on Bridge Street
Replaced by a new bridge

West Creek Bridge (Republic County, Kansas)
Beadstead pony truss bridge over West Creek, 3.0 mi. south and 1.2 mi. east of Rydal
Derelict/abandoned

West Durham Covered Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Built 1880; Burned 1965
Lost Through truss bridge over English Creek on Road (Now Highway T17)
Destroyed by fire

West Hill Covered Bridge 45-06-09 (Franklin County, Vermont)
Built 1883
Covered Town Lattice bridge over West Hill Brook on C4025 in Montgomery
reopened to traffic September 2009

West Sixth Street Bridge (Travis County, Texas)
Built 1887
Stone arch bridge over Shoal Creek on Loop 343 (W. 6th Street) in Austin
Open to traffic

West Valley Green Road Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1884; rehabilitated 1953
Pony truss bridge over Wissahickon Creek on Valley Green Road in Whitemarsh Township
Open to traffic

Westerville Bridge (Franklin County, Ohio)
Built 1888 by the Columbus Bridge Co. Relocated around 2002 to Current Location
Pratt through truss bridge over Alum Creek on Westerville Bikeway
Open to pedestrians

Westminster Junction Tunnel #1 (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Built 1888
Stone arch bridge over BNSF Railway on Westminster Jct. North Wye Track
Open to traffic

Westminster Junction Tunnel #2 (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Built 1888
Concrete Tunnel over BNSF Railway on Westminster Jct. North Wye Track
Open to traffic

Westminster Junction Tunnel #3 (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Built 1885
Tunnel carrying BNSF Railway under Westminster Jct East Wye Track
Open to traffic

Westminster Junction Tunnel #4 (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Built 1889
Tunnel carrying BNSF Railway under Westminster Jct East Wye Track
Open to traffic

Weston Road Bridge (Norfolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1888; replaced 1997
Lost pony truss bridge over CSX/MBTA Railroad on Weston Road
Replaced by new bridge

Westport Covered Bridge 14-16-01 (Decatur County, Indiana)
Built 1880 by A.M.Kennedy & Sons, bypassed in early 1970's, recently restored and reopened to traffic.
Burr Arch truss covered bridge over Sand Creek on Layton Road
Open to light traffic on a secondary road

Wetumpka Bridge (Elmore County, Alabama)
Built 1887 replacing covered bridge; Replaced 1932 by current concrete bridge
Lost Through truss bridge over Coosa River on W Bridge Street
Replaced by a new bridge

White Bridge Road Bridge (Hunterdon County, New Jersey)
Built 1886; rehabilitated 1999, Lost 2013
Truss bridge over Capoolong Creek on White Bridge Road
Replaced by a new bridge

White Creek 250N Bridge (Jackson County, Indiana)
Built in 1889 by the Indiana Bridge Company
Lost Bedstead through truss bridge over White Creek on County Road 250 North
Replaced by new bridge

White Lick Creek Bridge (Hendricks County, Indiana)
Built 1886 by the Morse Bridge Company
Relocated through truss bridge originally over White Lick Creek on CR 800 S
Moved to a park in Plainfield

White River CR 200S Bridge (Randolph County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1885 by the Buckeye bridge Works
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over White River on County Road 200 South
Replaced by new bridge

Whittier Boulevard San Gabriel River Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Wooden Bridge 1887, Collapsed 1909, Rebuilt 1910, Concrete Bridge 1925, Rebuilt 1968
Stringer bridge over San Gabriel River on State Route 72
Open to traffic

Wikel Ditch CR 400W Bridge (Jay County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1885
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Wikel Ditch (Blaine Run) on County Road 400 West
Replaced by a new bridge

Wilbur Bridge (Ulster County, New York)
Built 1882
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Rondout Creek
Replaced by a new bridge

Williams Covered Bridge 14-47-02 (Lawrence County, Indiana)
Built 1884, closed to traffic on September 20, 2010, rehabilitated in 2012
Covered bridge over East Fork White River on Huron & Williams Road
Open to pedestrians only

Williams Road Bridge (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
Originally built 1884 over French Creek in Franklin as a two-span bridge; portions of one span relocated here in 1911-12
Pratt through truss bridge over Sugar Creek Middle Branch on Williams Road (TR 627)
Still in place and open to traffic

Willow Creek Bridge (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Built 1880, Lost 1918
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Willow Creek on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Willow Springs Road Bridge (Fayette County, Texas)
Built ca.1885
Through truss bridge over Cummins Creek on Willow Springs Road
Open to traffic

Wilson Road Bridge Valley Forge, PA (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1886; rehabilitated ca. 1950
Pony truss bridge over Valley Creek on TR 593 (Wilson Road) in Chesterbrook
Open to traffic

Wilson Shute Bridge (Crawford County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1888 by the Penn Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1946; replaced 1997
Lost through truss bridge over French Creek on PA 2008 (Wilson Shute Road)
Replaced by new bridge

Wilson's Mill Covered Bridge 38-63-28 (Washington County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1887; Damaged by arson September 22, 2002; Cover taken off and is being rehabilitated
Queenpost through truss bridge over Cross Creek on Oakleaf Road (T486)
Open to traffic; is not covered

Wise's Ford Bridge (Carroll County, Indiana)
Built 1888; replaced 1993. Construction started November 1887, completed September 1888
Lost through truss bridge over Deer Creek on CR 300 West at 375N-300W
Replaced by new bridge

WM - Ridgeley-Cumberland Bridge (Allegany County, Maryland)
Built 1887
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over North Branch Potomac River on Railroad
Demolished

Wolf Creek Bridge (Otoe County, Nebraska)
Built 1889 by King Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Wolf Creek on Van Dorn Street
Closed to all traffic

Woodland Road Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1889
Stone arch bridge over Little Sewickley Creek on Woodland Road Ext. in Edgeworth
Open to traffic

Woodland Street Bridge (Davidson County, Tennessee)
Built 1886; Replaced 1964
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Cumberland River on Woodland Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Woods Covered Bridge 38-30-26 (Greene County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1882, rebuilt in approx 2005 with mostly new timbers.
Queenpost through truss bridge
Open to traffic

Woolen Mill Bridge (Chittenden County, Vermont)
Built c.1881 for the American Woolen Mill; Abandoned 1954; Converted to pedestrian path 1979
Stone arch bridge over Old mill race on Champlain Mill Path
Open to pedestrians only

Woronoco Bridge (Old) (Hampden County, Massachusetts)
Built 1888 by Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; Replaced 1923
Lost Pin-Connected Lenticular through truss bridge over Westfield River on Bridge Street
Replaced by a new bridge

WSOR - Spring Creek Arch (Columbia County, Wisconsin)
Built 1888, Widened 1896
Stone arch bridge over Spring Creek on Wisconsin & Southern Railroad
Open to traffic

WSOR - Viaduct Road Overpass (Dane County, Wisconsin)
Built 1881 by Chicago & Northwestern Railway; widened for double tracks in 1896
Stone arch bridge over Viaduct Road on Wisconsin & Southern (formerly C&NW)
Open to traffic

WSOR - Wingra Creek Stone Arch (Dane County, Wisconsin)
Built 1880
Stone arch bridge over Wingra Creek on Wisconsin & Southern Railroad
Open to traffic

WSOR - Wisconsin River Back Channel Bridge (Dane County, Wisconsin)
Built 1888 in St. Paul, Minnesota; Relocated Here in 1915
Pratt through truss bridge over Wisconsin River on Railroad
Closed to all traffic