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Built during 1880s

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Pioneer Trail - Holland Creek Bridge (Grundy County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1882
Rail-top Culvert over Branch of Holland Creek on Pioneer Trail (former RI)
Open to pedestrians only

Pipe Creek Bridge (Ottawa County, Kansas)
Built 1885
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Pipe Creek on S.4-4.5 Local, 0.3 mi. west of Lamar
Open to traffic

Pipe Creek Bridge (Cass County, Indiana)
Built in 1886 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Pipe Creek on CR 350S
Replaced by new bridge

Pipestem Covered Bridge 14-69-03x (Ripley County, Indiana)
Built in 1889 by Philip Ensminger and destroyed by fire in 1972.
Lost Howe through truss bridge
Destroyed by fire

Pittsburg Bridge (Van Buren County, Iowa)
Built 1882, Replaced 1960
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Pleasant Hill Road Bridge (Etowah County, Alabama)
Built 1882 at Walnut Grove; relocated during 1930s; disassembled 2009
Dismantled pony truss bridge formerly over Black Creek on Pleasent Hill Road in Gadsden
Partially Assembled in a park

Pleasant Mills Covered Bridge 14-01-01x (Adams County, Indiana)
Built 1882, replaced in 1963
Lost Covered bridge over St. Mary's River at Pleasant Mills
Replaced by new bridge

Pleasant Valley - Jacks Run Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1889; replaced 1922
Lost Warren deck truss bridge over Jacks Run on Pleasant Valley Street Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

Pleasant Valley Road Bridge (Lake County, Ohio)
Built 1881 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1979, 2004-06
Through truss bridge over Chagrin River on Pleasant Valley Drive
Restored and open to traffic

Plum Creek US 58 Bridge (Lorain County, Ohio)
Built 1883 by the V. C. Berg Stone Co
Arch bridge over Plum Creek on US 58
Open to traffic

Plummer Creek Bridge (Greene County, Indiana)
Built 1884; replaced 1996
Lost pony truss bridge over Plummer Creek on CR 610 E
Replaced by new bridge

Plummer Creek Covered Bridge 14-28-01 (Greene County, Indiana)
Built 1883 by A.M. Kennedy & Sons; rehabilitated 1997
Covered bridge over Plummer Creek on Baseline Road (CR 25 East)
Open to traffic

Plymouth Avenue Bridge (Older) (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1886; Replaced 1913
Lost Through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Plymouth Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Poag's Hole-Canaseraga Creek Bridge (Old) (Livingston County, New York)
Built 1885
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Canaseraga Creek on Poags Hole Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Point Mountain Road Bridge (Hunterdon County, New Jersey)
Built ca. 1885; rehabilitated 1960
Pony truss bridge over Musconetcong River on CR 645
Open to traffic

Poland Bridge 45-08-02 (Lamoille County, Vermont)
Built 1887 by George W. Holmes; rehabilitated 2004
Burr arch bridge over Lamoille River on C3023 in Cambridge
Open to auto traffic in Summer/ pedestrians & snowmobiles in Winter

Pondtown Mill Bridge (Adams County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1880
Three-span stone arch bridge over Bermudian Creek on PA 1005 (Lattimore Valley Road) in Lake Meade
Open to traffic

Poplar Grove Road Bridge (Dodge County, Wisconsin)
Built 1883; Subsequent work 1910; Replaced 1996
Double-intersection Warren pony truss bridge over Union Pacific RR on Poplar Grove Road in Town of Lebanon


Porter Hollow Embankment and Culvert (Kent County, Michigan)
Built 1885
Stone arch bridge over Stegman Creek on White Pine Trail
Open to traffic

POTB - Wilson River Bridge (Tillamook County, Oregon)
Built in 1884 by the Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, N.Y., altered in 1901.
Pratt through truss bridge over Wilson River on Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad
Open to traffic

Pott's Ford Bridge (Cloud County, Kansas)
Built 1884 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Solomon River on 40th Road, southwest of Glasco
Open to one-lane traffic

Potter Bridge (Washington County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1881
Pony truss bridge over Wheeling Creek on TR 360
Closed to all traffic with deck missing

Power Canal Bridge (Middlesex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1885; rehabilitated 1978
Stone arch bridge over Power Canal on MA 62 (Main Street) in Concord
Open to traffic

PPU - Illinois River Bridge (Older) (Peoria County, Illinois)
Built 1881; Replaced 1911
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Illinois River on Peoria & Pekin Union Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

PR14 Puente de las Calabazas (Coamo, Puerto Rico)
Built 1882
Girder bridge over Río Cuyon on PR 14
Open to traffic

PR676 Puente La Vega (Vega Baja, Puerto Rico)
Girder Bridge over Cibuco River on Route 676
Open to traffic

Prospect Street Bridge (Middlesex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1888; rehabilitated 1975
Stone arch bridge over Charles River on Prospect Street
Open to traffic

Provo River Parkway - Provo River Bridge (Utah County, Utah)
Built 1884; relocated in 1901 and 1919; abandoned 1969
Pratt through truss bridge over Provo River on Provo River Parkway
Open to pedestrians only

PRR - Phoenixville Bridge (Old) (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1884; Replaced 1915
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR - West Fork White River Bridge (Delaware County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1885 by the Pennsylvania Railroad
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over West Fork White River
Abandoned

PSN - Stony Brook Glen Bridge (Old) (Steuben County, New York)
Built 1883 by the Delaware Bridge Co., replaced in 1907
Lost Deck truss bridge over Stony Brook Glen on former Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern Railroad south of Dansville
Replaced by a new bridge

Puente Cristóbal Colón (Yauco, Puerto Rico)
Built ca. 1886 over the Río Portugués in Ponce; Washed away by flooding from the 1899 San Ciriaco Hurricane; Relocated 1915 to cross the Río Yauco; Relocated here ?
Lattice pony plate girder bridge over Park
Repurposed as part of a swingset.

Puente Quebrada Santo Domingo (Cayey, Puerto Rico)
Built 1881
Stone arch bridge over Quebrada Santo Domingo on PR14
Open to traffic

Puente Reyes Católicos (Dorado, Puerto Rico)
Construction started 1874; Construction interupted by the San Felipe Hurricane 1877 ; Completed 1881; Destroyed by San Ciriaco Hurricane 1899
Lost Bridge over Río de La Plata on Road
Destroyed by San Ciriaco Hurricane

Puente Río Matón (Cayey, Puerto Rico)
Built 1886
Deck girder bridge over Río Matón on PR 14
Open to traffic

Pulaski Street Bridge (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1887 by Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; Replaced 1987
Lost Lenticular through truss bridge over Rippowan River on Pulaski Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Pumpkin Hollow Road Bridge (Berkshire County, Massachusetts)
Built 1888; replaced 1999
Bridge over Green River on Pumpkin Hollow Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Purdon Crossing Bridge (Nevada County, California)
Built 1889, rehabilitated 2013
Pratt half through through truss bridge over South Yuba River on Purdon Road
Open to traffic

Putnam Bridge (New York County, New York)
Built 1881; Closed 1958; Removed 1960
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Harlem River on New York & Putnam Railroad & Interborough Rapid Transit Company
Removed

Putnam Street Bridge (Older) (Washington County, Ohio)
Swing Bridge 1913 flood casualty
Lost Bridge over Muskingum River on Putnam Street
Replaced by a new bridge

PVRR - Elm Street Overpass (Hampden County, Massachusetts)
Built 1889
Abandoned through truss bridge over Elm Street/Route 10 on NYNH&H Canal Line
Derelict/abandoned

PW - Blackstone River Bridge (Blackstone) (Worcester County, Massachusetts)
Built 1889
Deck truss bridge over Blackstone River on P&W Providence Main
Open to traffic

PW - Blackstone River Bridge (Millbury North) (Worcester County, Massachusetts)
Built 1889
Pratt through truss bridge over Blackstone River on Providence & Worcester Railroad
Open to traffic

PW - Elmdale Bridge (Worcester County, Massachusetts)
Built 1889
Pratt through truss bridge over Blackstone River on P&W Providence Main
Open to traffic

PW - Ten Mile River Bridge (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Built 1884
Deck plate girder bridge over Tenmile River & Roger Williams Ave on Providence & Worcester Railroad
Open to traffic

Quarry Bridge (Marshall County, Iowa)
Built 1885
Through truss bridge over Iowa River on 3 Bridges Road
Closed to all traffic

Quarry Road Bridge, Hillotown Township, Pa (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1889; rehabilitated 1934
Pony truss bridge over Morris Run on Quarry Road in Hilltown Twp near Dubln, PA
Open to traffic

Quittapahilla Creek Bridge (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1880
Stone arch bridge over Quittapahilla Creek on PA 4010
Open to traffic

Railroad Street Bridge (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1880; rehabilitated ca. 1920
Stone arch bridge over Tulpehocken Creek on Railroad Street in Myerstown
Open to traffic

Ramp Covered Bridge 38-21-11 (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1882, extensive repairs in 1967
Covered bridge over Conodoguinet Creek on TR 374 (Covered Bridge Road)
Open to traffic

Raquette River Bridge (St. Lawrence County, New York)
Built 1887 by Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; Replaced 1911
Lost Lenticular through truss bridge over Raquette River
No longer exists

Raritan Valley Line Bridge (Somerset County, New Jersey)
Built 1886; rehabilitated 1949
Timber stringer bridge on 1886 cast iron bents over Raritan Valley Line on River Road
Open to traffic

Rawson Road Beam Bridge (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Built 1886
Beam bridge over Abandoned Mill Tailrace on Rawson Road
Open to traffic

Rawson Road Bridge (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Built 1886; rehabilitated 1950, rehabilitated/upgraded in 2008
Pony truss bridge over Abbott Run on Rawson Road in Cumberland
Open to traffic

RCP&E - Bad River Bridge #1 (Haakon County, South Dakota)
Built 1885 in Winona, Minnesota; Relocated here Ca. 1928
Bridge over South Fork Bad River on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCP&E - Bad River Bridge #10 (Stanley County, South Dakota)
Built 1886 in Winona, Minnesota; Relocated here Ca. 1928
Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Bad River on Dakota, Minnesota, and Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCP&E - Bad River Bridge #13 (Stanley County, South Dakota)
Built 1885 in Winona, Minnesota; Relocated here Ca. 1928
Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Bad River on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCP&E - Bad River Bridge #14 (Stanley County, South Dakota)
Built 1885 in Winona, Relocated here Ca. 1928
Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Bad River on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCP&E - Bad River Bridge #3 (Haakon County, South Dakota)
Built 1885 in Winona, Minnesota; Relocated here Ca. 1928
Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Bad River on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCP&E - Bad River Bridge #4 (Haakon County, South Dakota)
Built 1886 in Winona, Minnesota; Relocated here Ca. 1928
Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Bad River on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCP&E - Bad River Bridge #5 (Haakon County, South Dakota)
Built 1885 in Winona, Minnesota; Relocated here Ca. 1928
Through truss bridge over Bad River on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCP&E - Bad River Bridge #6 (Haakon County, South Dakota)
Built 1886 in Winona, Minnesota; Relocated here Ca. 1928
Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Bad River on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCP&E - Bad River Bridge #7 (Jones County, South Dakota)
Built 1885 in Winona, Minnesota; Relocated here Ca. 1928
Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Bad River on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCP&E - Bad River Bridge #9 (Stanley County, South Dakota)
Built 1885 in Winona, Minnesota; Relocated here Ca. 1928
Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Bad River on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCP&E - Old Bad River Bridge #3 (Haakon County, South Dakota)
Built 1885 in Winona, Minnesota; Relocated here Ca. 1928
Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge
In storage or disassembled

Reading - Fishing Creek Bridge (Columbia County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Fishing Creek on abandoned Reading RR
Derelict/abandoned

Reading - Sunbury Bridge (Old) (Northumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1885; Replaced by plate girder bridge ca. 1917.
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Reading Railroad
Superstructure replaced

Reading Suspension Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Dismantled 1983; one tower relocated here.
Wire suspension bridge single tower
Single tower of bridge salvaged and put on display at shown park location.

Red Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built 1884, replaced in 1975
Lost Through truss bridge over Vermilion River on Backbone Road
Replaced by new bridge

Red Cedar State Trail - Downsville Bridge (Dunn County, Wisconsin)
Built Ca. 1881, Relocated here 1910
Pratt through truss bridge over Red Cedar River on Red Cedar State Trail
Open to pedestrians

Red Covered Bridge 14-61-08x (Parke County, Indiana)
Built 1880, damaged by arson in October 1969, later repaired, destroyed by arson on October 13, 1976
Lost covered bridge over Big Raccoon Creek on CR 75W west of Rosedale
Destroyed by fire

Red Covered Bridge 21-14-49x (Worcester County, Massachusetts)
Built 1888; Removed 1946
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Blackstone River
Removed but not replaced

Red Covered Bridge 38-28-02 (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1883; rehabilitated 1957
Burr arch-truss bridge over Licking Creek on Anderson Road
Open to traffic

Red Covered Bridge 38-50-06 (Perry County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1886
Covered bridge over Wildcat Creek
Open to pedestrians

Red Mill Road Bridge (Tompkins County, New York)
Built 1887
Pony truss bridge over Fall Creek on Red Mill Road
In storage or disassembled

Redstone Bridge (Brown County, Minnesota)
Built 1880, still the original structure piers stablized recently
Through truss bridge over Minnesota River on DM&E Railroad Spur
Open to traffic

Reed Bridge 35-80-05x (Union County, Ohio)
Built 1884, Rebuilt 1888, condemned c1934, closed 1968., collapsed in 1993
Partridge through truss bridge over Big Darby Creek
Bridge collapsed on Aug.19, 1993

Republican River Bridge at Norway (Republic County, Kansas)
Built over the winter of 1886-1887. Please see bridge photos to read the entire syory of the bridge, as I photographed, in segments, a story published in the Salina Journal on July 29th, 1979 re: detailed history & planned replacement in the Fall
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Republican River on Kansas Highway 148 ( K-148)
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Cedar River Bridge (Cedar County, Iowa)
Built 1884, Approaches partially destroyed by ice-related flooding 1907; Removed 1940
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Cedar River on Railroad
Removed

RI - Cimarron River Bridge (Kingfisher County, Oklahoma)
Built 1889
Lost Bridge over Cimarron River on Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway
Collapsed

RI - Des Moines River Bridge (2nd) (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1880; Replaced 1901
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad (RI)
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Dry Run Viaduct (Bremer County, Iowa)
Built 1886; Removed 1959
Deck plate girder bridge over 6th Avenue SW & Dry Run on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed

RI - East Nishnabotna River Bridge (Pottawattamie County, Iowa)
Built 1880
Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over East Nishnabotna River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

RI - Grand River Bridge (Daviess County, Missouri)
Built 1885
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Grand River on Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

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 - Pine Creek Bridge (Old) (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Built 1889; Replaced ?
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Pine Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

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

RI - Reeds Creek Bridge (Van Buren County, Iowa)
Built 1886, Abandoned and removed ca. 1980
Lost quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Reeds Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Demolished

RI - Shell Rock River Bridge (Bremer County, Iowa)
Built 1886; Removed 1959
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Shell Rock River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed

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 Drive Bridge (Pickaway County, Ohio)
Built 1884 by the Massillon Bridge Co., Massillon, Oh.; rehabilitated 1983
Lost through truss bridge over Scipp Creek on River Drive (TR 45)
No longer exists

River Street Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1883; floor system rebuilt 1914; rehabilitated 1990
Pony truss bridge over Amtrak on River Street in Boston
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.