Golden Age of Iron Bridges

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These are the 71 bridges listed in the 1994 article, The Golden Age of the Iron Bridge, by Eric DeLony.

Bollman Bridge (Howard County, Maryland)
Built for the main line of the B&O Railroad in 1869. Moved to present location around 1887. Remained in service until 1947. Restored in 1968 (perhaps 1983).
Bollman through truss bridge over Little Patuxent River in Savage, near the intersection of Goman Road and Foundry Street
Open to pedestrians

Egypt Pike Bridge (Pickaway County, Ohio)
Built in 1876. Replaced in 1987, but moved next to new bridge for pedestrian use.
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Mud Run on Egypt Pike
Open to pedestrians

Howard Street Kokosing River Bridge (Knox County, Ohio)
Built 1874; One of two spans remained until June 2007
Lost through truss bridge over Kokosing River on Howard Street (old CR 35)
No longer exists

Keystone Bridge (Park County, Colorado)
Built ca. 1870 by the Keystone Bridge Co. for the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad in Jefferson County near Kassler. Converted to highway use ca. 1935; relocated 1985.
Wrought-iron through truss bridge over North Fork South Platte River at Bailey
Open to pedestrians only

Laymon Road Bridge (Clinton County, Ohio)
Built 1871 by the Massillon Bridge Co.
Relocated bowstring pony truss bridge originally over TR 272 (Laymon Rd.)
Preserved in Denver Williams Park, Wilmington, Ohio

Paint Creek Bridge (Carroll County, Indiana)
Originally built near Camden in 1874 by the Massillon Bridge Company; Rehabilitated in 1999 and moved to Canal Park
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Old Wabash & Erie Canal on Delphi Historic Trails in Delphi. Right of way is old Delphi Belt Railroad property and site of former bridge on this long abandoned spur.
Open to pedestrians

Reading-Halls Station Bridge (Lycoming County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1846 on the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad; later relocated here to carry vehicular traffic
Wrought and cast iron pony truss bridge over the former Philadelphia & Reading Railroad on a private driveway
In use for private road/drive

Rodrick Bridge (Licking County, Ohio)
Built 1872 by the Coshocton Iron Works using a design patented in 1841 by Squire Whipple. Relocated in 1998.
Bowstring through truss bridge originally located over Wills Creek on TR 144 in Coshocton County and relocated to Ohio State University-Newark Campus grounds
Open to pedestrians only

Rush's Mill Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1869 over Perkiomen Creek; relocated and rehabilitated for pedestrian traffic in 1980
Iron pony truss bridge over Plum Creek on the Union Canal Trail
Open to pedestrians

School Street Bridge (Hunterdon County, New Jersey)
Built 1870 by the Cowin Iron Works; rehabilitated 1993
Pony truss bridge over Spruce Run River on School Street in Glen Gardner
Open to traffic

Sockman Road Bridge (Knox County, Ohio)
Built 1873 by the Russell Bridge Co.; replaced 1996
Lost pony truss bridge over Granny Creek on Sockman Road (TR 384)
No longer exists

Towpath Bridge (Coshocton County, Ohio)
Built ca. 1872; reconstructed from parts at a later date
Iron pony truss footbridge over the Ohio & Erie Canal at Uppermost Triple Locks in Roscoe Village
Open to pedestrians only

White Water Creek Bridge (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Built 1872 as part of a seven-span bridge over a Mississippi River slough at Dubuque; relocated here ca. 1890; and again back to Dubuque to serve as a recreational area at a local park in 2007
Through truss bridge over White Water Creek on Whitewater Drive
Replaced by a new bridge; Truss bridge relocated to a park in Dubuque

Zoarville Station Bridge (Tuscarawas County, Ohio)
Built in 1868 by Smith,Latrobe,& Co., relocated and restored in 2007.
Fink through truss bridge over Conotton Creek on Old section SR-212
Open to pedestrians