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Built during 1880s

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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

Quitaque Railway Tunnel (Floyd County, Texas)
Built 1886 and abandoned in 1989 recently reused for trail.
Tunnel under unnamed hill on Caprock Canyon Trailway (formerly Fort Worth and Denver South Plains Railway)
Open to pedestrians only

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 at unknown date
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

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 - 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 - 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 - 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

Rio Maton Bridge (Cayey, Puerto Rico)
Built 1886
Deck girder bridge over Rio Maton on PR 14
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.

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

Rivervale Covered Bridge (Lawrence County, Indiana)
Built in 1882, destroyed by major flood of river in 1913, replaced by (also lost) iron bridge in 1913
Lost Howe through truss bridge over White River East Fork
Destroyed by flood

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

Rolling Mill Road Bridge (Cecil County, Maryland)
Built 1885
Lost through truss bridge over Northeast Creek on Rolling Mill Road
Collapsed in truck accident Sept. 2006

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 (Albany County, New York)
Built 1882; rehabilitated 1989
Pony truss bridge over Onesquethaw Creek on Rowe Road
Open to traffic

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

Salem Road Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1881; rehabilitated 1960 and 2006
Three-span stone arch bridge over Little Swatara Creek on Salem Road (TR 627)
Open to traffic

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

Salisbury Brook Bridge (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)
Built 1889
Stone arch bridge over Salisbury Brook on MA 28 (Montello Street) in Brockton
Open to traffic

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 Creek Bridge (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1885; replaced 2000
Lost through truss bridge over Sandy Creek on Church Street
Replaced by new bridge

Sandy Slough Bridge (White County, Illinois)
Built 1889; replaced 2002
Lost through truss over Sandy Slough on TR 342
Replaced by a new bridge

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