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Built during 1890s

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PPU - Pekin Bridge (Peoria County, Illinois)
Built 1896;
Lost Through truss bridge over Illinois River on former Peoria and Pekin Union Railroad in Peoria
Replaced by new bridge

Prairie Creek Bridge (Sullivan County, Indiana)
Built 1899; removed 2000
Through truss bridge over Prairie Creek on CR 875 W
Removed but not replaced

Pratts Bridge (Chenango County, New York)
Built ca. 1895
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Chenango River on State St.
Replaced by a new bridge

Prescott Yard Bridge over Eastern Canal (Middlesex County, Massachusetts)
Built ca. 1890-1911, railroad tracks removed 1930
Warren pony truss with all verticals bridge over Eastern Canal on Pedestrian Path
Open to pedestrians only

Price Bridge (Adams County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1895
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wabash River on County Road 150W
Replaced by a new bridge

Price Road Bridge (Crawford County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1896 by the Youngstown Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Woodcock Creek on SR 1043 (Price Road)
Demolished

Priest Ford Bridge (Delaware County, Indiana)
Built 1897; rehabilitated 1974; bypassed by new bridge in 2001
Through truss bridge over West Fork White River on Priest Ford Road (CR 750 W)
Open to pedestrians only

Prospect Street Bridge (Hampshire County, Massachusetts)
Built 1891
Abandoned warren pony truss with no verticals bridge over Mill River on Prospect Street
Derelict/abandoned

Province Line Road Bridge (Monmouth County, New Jersey)
Built 1891; rehabilitated 1994
Pratt through truss bridge with Phoenix Columns over Crosswicks Creek on Province Line Road
Open to traffic

PRR - Brandywine Creek Bridge (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1892, replacing 1860s iron truss bridge which replaced wooden covered bridge
Stone arch bridge over East Branch Brandywine Creek on Amtrak (former Penn Central/PRR)
Open to railroad traffic

PRR - Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 30 days in 1896 to be "temporary" replacement for destroyed covered bridge, with intent of road being added to upper level; neither replacement nor upper deck ever built. Removed 1964
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Pennsylvania Railroad & Lincoln Highway
Removed

PRR - Ohio Connecting Railroad Bridge (Old) (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1890; replaced 1915
Lost Through truss bridge over Ohio River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR - Thomson Run Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1898
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Thomson Run on Pennsylvania Railroad/Monongahela Street Railway
No longer exists

Pryor Creek RR Bridge (Mayes County, Oklahoma)
Built in 1898 by A&P Roberts Co
Pratt through truss bridge over Pryor Creek
Open to traffic, as a loading rail, no thru trains,

Puente Arenas (Cayey, Puerto Rico)
Built 1893; bypassed by new bridge in 2004
Eiffel through truss bridge over Río de La Plata on PR 735
Looks to be open to traffic via cars approaching and heading away from bridge on each side.

Puente Caño de San Antonio (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Built 1894; Replaced 1927
Lost Iron deck plate girder bridge over Caño de San Antonio on Road (PR 1?)
Replaced by a new bridge

Puente Cayey (Guayama, Puerto Rico)
Built 1891
Lattice pony truss bridge over Río Guamaní on PR 15
Open to traffic

Puente Silva (Hormigueros, Puerto Rico)
Built 1897; bypassed by new bridge in 1989
Pratt pony truss bridge over Rio Guanajibo on PR 114
Closed to all traffic

Puente Villarán (Canovanas, Puerto Rico)
Built 1892; bypassed by new bridge in 1989
Pony truss bridge over Rio Canovanas on PR 9959
Open to pedestrians (?)

Pulaski County Free Bridge (Pulaski County, Arkansas)
Lost through truss bridge over the Arkansas River at Little Rock
No longer exists

Pumpkin Run Road Bridge (Greene County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1895, by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over a branch of Dunkard Creek on TR 716 (Pumpkin Run Road)
Open to traffic

Purple People Bridge (Hamilton County, Ohio)
First built 1872 as a Whipple through truss bridge; reconstructed 1897; railroad service discontinued 1987; closed to road traffic 2001; rehabilitated and reopened to pedestrians 2003
Five-span through truss bridge over the Ohio River formerly carrying the Louisville & Nashville Railroad) and US 27 between Cincinnati and Newport
Open to pedestrian traffic only

Putah Creek Bridge (Napa County, California)
Built 1896, covered by Lake Berryessa 1957
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Putah Creek
Lost submerged intact

PVRR - Main Street Overpass (Hampden County, Massachusetts)
Built 1892, main span replaced post-1941 with 1907 girders, removed 2010
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Main Street on Pioneer Valley RR (former NH Canal Line)
Removed; will eventually be replaced with a trail bridge

PW - Shetucket River Bridge (New London County, Connecticut)
Built 1890 for the Providence and Worcester Railroad
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Shetucket River on Providence and Worcester Railroad
Open to traffic

Quaker Bridge (Mercer County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1898, bypassed approx 2006. Left in original location.
Bypassed Through truss bridge over Little Shenango River on PA 4006 (Williamson Road)
Bypassed and open only to pedestrians. Very good condition!

Quaker Bridge Road Bridge (Westchester County, New York)
Built 1894; rehabilitated 1994
Through truss bridge over Croton River on Quaker Bridge Road in Croton-on-Hudson
Open to traffic

Queen Anne Bridge (Prince George's County, Maryland)
Abandoned Pratt pony truss bridge over Patuxent River on Queen Anne Bridge Rd in Town of Queen Anne (Hardesty)
Abandoned

Quinsippi Island Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Built 1899 using 1867 Arches; Replaced on a new alignment 1961; Used by Narrow Gauge tourist trains until 1984, Coverted to road used after 1984; Repaired 2015-16
Plate girder swing bridge over Quincy Bay providing access to Quinsippi Island Park in Quincy
Open

Ray Cox Ditch 750 West Bridge (Tipton County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1910; replaced 2000
Lost pony truss bridge over Ray Cox Ditch on CR 750 W
Replaced by new bridge

RCP&E - Cheyenne River Bridge (Fall River County, South Dakota)
Built 1910 using Relocated 1898 Trusses
Pratt through truss bridge over Cheyenne River on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

Read Township Stone Arch (Clayton County, Iowa)
Built 1899
Stone culvert bridge over Bente Branch on Harbor Road
Open to traffic

Red Bank Creek Bridge (Tehama County, California)
Built 1894, Rehab. 1978, Replaced 2001
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Red Bank Creek on Rawson Road in Red Bluff
Replaced by new bridge

Red Bridge (Franklin County, Kentucky)
Built 1896 by the King Bridge Co.; replaced by new bridge in 1980.
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Benson Creek on old KY 1005 (Devil's Hollow Rd.)
Abandoned

Red Bridge (New Haven County, Connecticut)
Bypassed 1963
Lenticular pony truss bridge over Quinnipiac River on Quinnipiac River Gorge Trail (Former Oregon Road)
Open to pedestrians

Red Bridge (Jasper County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1890
Through truss bridge over South Skunk River on Red Bridge Street
Closed to all traffic with north approach span collapsed.

Red Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1891; One truss span lost due to collision with a shifted flatcar load 1945; Abandoned in 1995; Converted to trail use in 2006; Raised 2016-17
Pratt Through Truss Bridge over Des Moines River on Principal Riverwalk
Open to pedestrian traffic

Red Bridge 45-08-11 (Lamoille County, Vermont)
Built 1896; Reinforced 1897; Steel stringers added 1971
Kingpost through truss bridge over Sterling Brook on Cole Hill Road
Open to traffic

Red Cedar State Trail - Dunnville Bottoms Bridge (Dunn County, Wisconsin)
Whipple span built 1892, other spans built 1910
Through truss bridge over Chippewa River on Red Cedar State Trail
Open to pedestrians

Red Mill Bridge (Cambria County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1895 by the Variety Iron Works
Through truss bridge over North Branch Blacklick Creek on TR 459
Closed to all traffic.

Red Mountain Railroad Bridge (Stevens County, Washington)
Built 1896
Abandoned howe deck truss bridge over Little Sheep Creek on Abandoned Columbia & Red Mountain Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

Red Rock Bridge (San Bernardino County, California)
Built in 1890 as RR bridge, converted to car bridge 1947, Replaced 1966, Demolished 1978.
Lost Through truss bridge over Colorado River on US 66
Replaced by new I-40 bridge

Red Rock Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Built circa 1897-99, One span lost to flooding in 1944, Removed during the building of the Red Rock Dam (?).
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge with Camelback format (5 slope) upper chords over the Des Moines River on Polk Street
Removed

Red Wing High Bridge (Goodhue County, Minnesota)
Built 1895; Replaced 1958
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Mississippi River on US 63
Replaced by a new bridge

Reeds Bridge Road Bridge (Hampshire County, Massachusetts)
Built 1894 in Conway, MA and recently relocated to UMass Amherst to be resused as a pedestrian bridge in the future
Warren pony truss bridge
In storage

Renwick Road Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Built ca.1890 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company
Through truss bridge over Du Page River on Renwick Road
Open to one-lane traffic

Republican River Pegram Truss Bridge (Cloud County, Kansas)
Built 1893 by the Edge Moor Bridge Works of Wilmington, Delaware as a railroad bridge.
Three-span through truss bridge over Republican River on 190th Road (RS 566), northeast of Concordia
Open to traffic

Reyker Cloud Bridge (Ripley County, Indiana)
Built in 1892
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Big Creek on Old CR 1050S
Abandoned

Reynolds Road (Owen County, Indiana)
Built 1890
Lost Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Beech Creek
Replaced by a new bridge

RGS - Bridge 46D (Old) (San Miguel County, Colorado)
Built 1892; 64' truss replaced by trestle 1910; 84' truss replaced by trestle 1920.
Howe deck truss bridge over Tributary of Ilium Flume on Rio Grande Southern Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RGS - Bridge 46E (San Miguel County, Colorado)
Built 1892; Removed 1951
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Tributary of Ilium Flume on Rio Grande Southern Railroad
Removed

RI - Columbus Junction Railroad Bridge (Old) (Louisa County, Iowa)
Built 1895; Replaced 1910
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by new bridge

RI - Dry Branch Creek Bridge #2 (Des Moines County, Iowa)
Built 1898
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Dry Branch Creek on Private Pedestrian Path
Open to pedestrians

RI - Dry Branch Creek Bridge #3 (Des Moines County, Iowa)
Built 1898
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Dry Branch Creek on Abandoned Rock Island Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

RI - Eldon Rail Bridge (Old) (Wapello County, Iowa)
Built 1895; Replaced 1916
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Hennepin Canal Bridge (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1895; Replaced in the late 60s/early 70s
Lost Bridge over Hennepin Canal on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced

RI - Lost Tributary of South Fork Middle River Bridge (Guthrie County, Iowa)
Built 1899
Lost Bridge over Tributary of South Fork Middle River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Moscow Bridge (Old) (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Built 1892, Replaced 1913
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Cedar river on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by new bridge

RI - Rock Creek Bridge (Cedar County, Iowa)
Built 1890 by BCR&N, taken over by Rock Island, Abandoned 1940, Partially washed out ca. 1944
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Rock Creek on former Railroad
Abandoned

Rice Bridge (Cloud County, Kansas)
Built 1899; restored 1990
Stone arch bridge at the east edge of Rice
Open to pedestrians only

Rich Valley Covered Bridge 35-61-40 (Noble County, Ohio)
Built 1895 over Olive Green Branch; Moved to Fairgrounds in 1970
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Dry land
In Noble County Fairgrounds

Richard's Lenticular Bridge (Hartford County, Connecticut)
Built 1895;Lost to flooding in 1955
Lost Lenticular through truss bridge over Farmington River on Road
Destroyed by flooding

Richland Creek Tree Farm Road (Greene County, Indiana)
Built 1895; Replaced 1987
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Richland Creek
Replaced by a new bridge

Ridge Pike Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1895; rehabilitated 1910
Stone arch bridge over Sprogels Run on Ridge Pike in Pottsgrove
Open to traffic

Riley Creek Bridge (Republic County, Kansas)
Built 1899 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co. Bypassed by new bridge.
Pratt through truss bridge over Riley Creek on Old County Road 170
Closed to all traffic

Riley Lake Bridge (Randolph County, Illinois)
Built 1893; bypassed 1979
Derelict through truss bridge over Riley Creek on Kaskaskia Street (FAS 861) north of Fort Kaskaskia State Park
Abandoned on private property, but appears to be intact

Ripson Bridge (Bond County, Illinois)
Built 1895, bypassed by a new bridge in 1988
Pratt through truss bridge over Shoal Creek on TR 63 / Ripson Bridge Road
Open to pedestrians

River Junction Bridge (Washington County, Iowa)
Built 1894
Lost Through truss bridge over Iowa River on North Street
Removed

River Street Bridge (Winnebago County, Illinois)
Built 1898
Pony truss bridge over South Kinnikinnick Creek on River Street in Roscoe
Refurbished. Being used for pedestrian traffic only

Riverbend Park Trail Bridge (Hancock County, Ohio)
Moved in August 2009
Through truss bridge over dry ditch on Riverbend Park Trail
Formerly TR241 Bridge over Blanchard River. Moved 1/8 mile east.

Riveredge Park Bridge (Washington County, Wisconsin)
Built 1896; Retired to pedestrian-only use in 1973
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Rock River on Rock River Drive in Town of Addison
Replaced by an ugly MOB

Riverside Trail - Small Stream Bridge (Washington County, Iowa)
Built 1890
Closed-spandrel brick arch bridge over a Small Stream on Riverside Trail
Open to pedestrians only

RJCM - Cumberland River Swing Bridge (Montgomery County, Tennessee)
Built 1891 by the Pencoyd Bridge & Construction Co.
Swing through truss bridge over Cumberland River on R.J. Corman Railroad/Memphis Line at Clarksville
Open to traffic

Robb Creek Bridge (Gibson County, Indiana)
Built in 1891 by the Indiana Bridge Company; replaced in 1989.
Lost Bedstead Warren pony truss bridge over Robb Creek on C.R. Thomas Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Robert's Ferry Bridge (Johnson County, Iowa)
Built 1891
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on Robert's Ferry Road
Replaced on a new alignment

Rock Creek Bridge Tower Road (Warren County, Indiana)
Built 1894, replaced in 1999
Lost pony truss bridge over Rock Creek on Tower Road
Replaced by new bridge

Rock Creek CR 200N Bridge (Wells County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1890
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Rock Creek on County Road 200 North
Replaced by a new bridge

Rock Cut Bridge (Older) (Fayette County, Iowa)
Built 1897; Replaced 1937
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Railroad (MILW) on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Rock Island Bridge (Pulaski County, Arkansas)
Built 1899 by the Choctaw and Memphis Railroad; lift span added 1972
Vertical-lift railroad bridge over the Arkansas River in Little Rock at the Clinton Presidential Library. Open to pedestrians.
Rehabilitation complete. Open for pedestrian traffic as of 10-01-11.

Rock Island Bridge (Washington County, Minnesota)
Built 1894; closed to traffic in 1999; swing span plus all but two remaining spans demolished in May 2010; two remaining spans converted into pedestrian pier, which included the addition of truss spans on Dakota side in Nov. 2010, reopened in 2011
Abandoned through truss swing bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Paul Park
Open to pedestrians

Rock Island Trail - Spoon River Bridge (Stark County, Illinois)
Built Ca. 1899
Through truss bridge over Spoon River on Rock Island Trail (former Peoria & Rock Island RR) NW of Wyoming
Open to pedestrians

Rock Run Road Bridge (Sullivan County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1897 by the Horseheads Bridge Co., rehabilitated 1983
Pratt through truss bridge over Loyalsock Creek on Rock Run Road (TR 346)
Open to traffic

Rocky River Viaduct (Medina County, Ohio)
Built 1890
Deck plate girder bridge over Rocky River on W&LE Medina Branch Railroad, AC&Y Medina Loop
Open to traffic

Roddy Road Covered Bridge 20-10-02 (Frederick County, Maryland)
Built 1892; rehabilitated 1995
Kingpost through truss bridge over Owens Creek on Roddy Road
Open to traffic

Rodgers Bridge (Washington County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1890
Pony truss bridge over Buffalo Creek on TR 487
Open to traffic

Rogue's Ford Bridge (Rabun County, Georgia)
Built in 1895
Lost through truss bridge over the Chattooga River, next to US 76
Removed

Roley School Covered Bridge 35-23-49 (Fairfield County, Ohio)
Built in 1899 to span canal near Baltimore, later moved to Roley Road, moved to fairgrounds in 1974.
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge in Lancaster
Open to pedestrians

Roley School House Covered Bridge 35-23-49 (Fairfield County, Ohio)
Built 1899 .5 miles north of Baltimore, Ohiow over a tributary of Paw-Paw Creek
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Dry land
In Lancaster County Fairgrounds

Romeo Road Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Built 1899 on romeo road across Chicago S&S Canal; closed to traffic 1992; relocated in 1998 to neighboring trail.
Relocated through truss swing bridge over marsh on Centennial Trail.
Open to Pedestrians

Roosevelt Drive Bridge (Waukesha County, Wisconsin)
Built 1899; Replaced 1996
Lost Stone arch bridge over Menomonee River on Roosevelt Drive
Replaced by new bridge

Rosedale Road Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1890
Through truss bridge over Indian Creek on Rosedale Road in Cedar Rapids
Open to traffic

Rough Hollow Bridge (Hickory County, Missouri)
Built 1890-91 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co. at Hermitage; relocated here in 1932
Through truss bridge over Pomme de Terre River on CR 281 north of Hermitage, between Route Y and Route U
Open to traffic

Roundup Bridge (Musselshell County, Montana)
Built 1893-94 by the Hewett Bridge Co.; relocated in 1911
Wooden through truss bridge over Musselshell River on CR 118
Closed to all traffic and abandoned

RRVT - Adel Rail Bridge (Dallas County, Iowa)
Built 1899 for Milwaukee Road in Oxford Junction; Relocated here 1949
Pratt pony truss bridge over Raccoon River on Racoon River Valley Trail
Open to pedestrians only

RRVT - Raccoon River Bridge (Near Jefferson) (Greene County, Iowa)
Built 1894, Approach Spans added 1902 and 1914
Pratt through truss bridge over Raccoon River on Raccoon River Valley Trail
Open to pedestrians

Russell Bridge (Clay County, South Dakota)
Built ca. 1890 by the King Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Clay Creek Ditch on 314th Street, 3.5 mi. north and 3.2 mi. west of Vermillion in Spirit Mound Township
Intact but closed to all traffic

RUT - Lake Champlain Swing Bridge #2 (Grand Isle County, Vermont)
Built 1899 by Edgemoor Bridge Works; Demolished 1965
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Lake Champlain (The Gut) on Rutland Railroad
Removed

RUT - Lake Champlain Swing Bridge #3 (Grand Isle County, Vermont)
Built 1899 by Edgemoor Bridge Works; Demolished 1965
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Lake Champlain (Carry Bay) on Rutland Railroad
Removed

SA&AP - Nueces Bay Causeway (Old) (Nueces County, Texas)
Built ca. 1896, Replaced ca. 1913
Lost Howe through truss swing bridge over Nueces Bay on San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

Saco River Covered Bridge 29-02-03 (Carroll County, New Hampshire)
Built 1890; rehabilitated 1989
Two-span covered Paddleford through truss bridge over Saco River on East Side Road in Conway
Open to traffic