Lost during 1860s

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B&O - Harper Ferry Bridge (Jefferson County, West Virginia)
Built in 1836, burned 2 months after the start of the Civil War
Lost Through truss bridge over Potomac River on Former B&O
Destroyed by disaster

B&O - Patterson Viaduct (Howard County, Maryland)
Built May-December 1829, washed out 1868 and replaced with Bollman truss until 1902-03; one arch and abutments remain
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Patapsco River on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

Bridgeport Railroad Bridge (Jackson County, Alabama)
Built ca 1851; Arson planned, but never attemped due to being well-guarded November 8th, 1861; Partially blown up by Confederate General Danville Leadbetter; Remaining spans burned by Union General Ormsby M. Mitchell
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Tennessee River on Nashville & Chattanooga Railway


California Central - Folsom Railroad Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1858, replaced in 1866
Lost Deck truss bridge over American River on California Central Railroad in Folsom
Removed but not replaced

Clarendon Bridge 33-26-01#2x (Cumberland County, North Carolina)
This was the second of three major bridges built in North Carolina by Town. This was the first offical use of the Town lattice truss as it was developed at this time and pat. during this year.
Lost Town lattice through truss bridge over Cape Fear River on Person St
Destroyed by fire

Coatesville High Bridge (Original) (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1832; Widened to double-track 1854; Replaced 1867
Lost Timber stringer bridge over West Branch Brandywine Creek, PA Route 82 on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Court Avenue Bridge (1st) (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1858, Destroyed 1869
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Court Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Dixon Temporary Bridge (Lee County, Illinois)
Built 1868; Replaced 1869
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Rock River on Galena Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

ET&G - Hiwassee River Bridge (Bradley County, Tennessee)
Burned by Unionists November 8th, 1861
Lost Through truss bridge over Hiwassee River on Hiwassee River Railroad
Arsoned by Unionists November 8th, 1861

ET&G - Loudon Bridge (Loudon County, Tennessee)
Built ca 1850; Arson planned, but never attemped due to being well-guarded November 8th, 1861; Burned by retreating Confederates September 1st, 1863
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Tennessee River on East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad
Arsoned by retreating Confederates September 1st, 1863

First Bridge (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Built 1856, Replaced 1866.
Lost howe through truss bridge over Mississippi River
Lost

Folsom Suspension Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1861, collasped in a flash flood in 1862
Lost Wire suspension bridge over American River in Folsom
Collapsed

Frederick Turnpike Covered Bridge (Baltimore, Maryland)
Built before 1850, demolished 1861-62 after replacement iron bridge built
Lost Bridge over Gwynns Falls on Frederick Road/Turnpike (National Road)
Replaced by a new bridge

Gervais Street Bridge (1st) (Lexington County, South Carolina)
Built 1827; Burnt Febuary 14th, 1865 by Confederate soldiers; Replaced 1870
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Congaree River on Gervais Street
Arsoned by Confederate troops 1865; Replaced by new bridge 1870

Godwin-King Covered Bridge 01-63-02x (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama)
Built 1834; Burned by Union Army April 5, 1865
Lost Through truss bridge over Black Warrior River on Greensboro Avenue
Destroyed by fire

Guinards Bridge (Natrona County, Wyoming)
Built 1859; Fort abandoned 1867 burnt by Indians not long after; Replica built 1980's
Timber stringer bridge over Platte River
Lost ca. 1867; Replica Made at Fort Caspar

Hamilton Street Bridge (2nd) (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1841; Lost ca 1869
Lost Through truss bridge over Lehigh River on Hamilton Street
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Rock River Bridge (1st) (Lee County, Illinois)
Built 1851; Replaced 1862
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Rock River on Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Rock River Bridge (2nd) (Lee County, Illinois)
Built 1862; Destroyed 1868 after being hit by parts of the Luckey Bridge
Lost Deck truss bridge over Rock River on Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

L&N - Cumberland Swing Bridge (Old Civil War Version) (Davidson County, Tennessee)
Built 1858; Burned 1864
McCallum through truss over Cumberland River on Louisville & Nashville Railroad
Destroyed by fire

L&N - Fort DeWolf Bridge (1st-3rd) (Bullitt County, Kentucky)
Partially Razed September 7th, 1862; Completely destroyed September 28th, 1862; Rebuilt by October 11th, 1862; Destroyed again on December 27th, 1862
Lost Through truss bridge over Salt River on Louisville & Nashville Railroad
Destroyed thrice by Confederate forces.

L.L.Bartram's Covered Bridge 38-15-17 / 38-23-02 (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Burr arch-truss bridge over Crum Creek
Intact but closed to all traffic

Lewisburg Susquehanna River Covered Bridge (Union County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1818 for Lewisburg Bridge Co. by Reuben Fields; washed away March 17, 1865
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over West Branch Susquehanna River on road
Replaced by a new bridge

Luckey Bridge (Lee County, Illinois)
Built 1859; Destroyed by flooding 1868; Replaced 1869
Lost Bridge over Rock River on Galena Avenue
Destroyed by flooding

Moore's Crossing Bridge (1852) (Hillsborough County, New Hampshire)
Built 1852
Lost through truss bridge over Merrimack River on RR
Replaced by a new bridge

Mystic River Bridge (Oldest) (New London County, Connecticut)
Built 1854; replaced 1866
Lost Stringer bridge over Mystic River on Trolley
No longer exists

New River Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Bridge (Pulaski County, Virginia)
Built ca1855, burned by Union Forces 1864
Lost Through truss bridge over New River on V&TRR
Destroyed by fire

Newkirk Viaduct 38-51-04x (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1847; destroyed by fire 1863
Lost Through truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Road & railroad
Destroyed by fire & replaced

Old Big Black River Railroad Bridge (Warren County, Mississippi)
Lost Bridge on Railroad
Burned by Confederate troops to prevent Union forces from crossing

Pontoon Bridge (Morgan County, Alabama)
Built in 1864 for the Union Army
Lost Pontoon bridge over Tennessee River
No longer exists

Poteau River Iron Bridge (Beale Bridge) 1860 (Sebastian County, Arkansas)
Built in 1860 as part of the Beale road project funded by the federal government.
Lost Iron through truss bridge (possibly Bowstring design) over Poteau River on Beale Road
No longer exists

Reshaw's Second Bridge (Natrona County, Wyoming)
Built 1853
Timber stringer bridge over Platte River
Removed but not replaced; Replica built

Rush Street Swing Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1856 as the first all-iron bridge in Chicago, destroyed 1863
Lost swing bridge over Chicago River on Rush Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Shepherdstown Covered Bridge (Washington County, Maryland)
Built 1850 to replace Blackford Ferry, burned by Confederate troops in 1861
Lost Through truss bridge over Potomac River on old road
Destroyed by fire in the Civil War in 1861

Smith's Bridge (first) (Will County, Illinois)
Built 1852; collapsed under a load ca 1855; rebuilt; replaced by new covered bridge 1865
Lost Bridge over Des Plaines River on road
Collapsed

Southside - High Bridge (Original) (Cumberland County, Virginia)
Built 1854; Ruined during Civil War; Replaced 1869
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Appomattox River on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Wetumpka Covered Bridge (Elmore County, Alabama)
Built 1844; Washed away in 'The Great Flood' of 1886
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Coosa River on W Bridge Street
Destroyed by flooding