Lost during 1860s

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8th Street Covered Bridge (Original Structure) (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1837; Burned in 1863 and replaced with a 4 span Town Lattice Truss unhoused bridge
Lost Bridge over Allegheny River
Destroyed by fire and replaced in 1863

BO - Fairmont Fink Truss (1852) (Marion County, West Virginia)
Fink iron bridge built here 1852; Destroyed by the CSA 1863; Replaced by indentical structure 1865; Replaced 1887
Lost Fink through truss bridge over Monongahela River on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Destroyed in 1863 by the South; temporarily replaced by the north with a wooden bridge; replaced by the railroad to a similar plan but with slightly different casting shortly after the war.

BO - Harper Ferry Bridge (Jefferson County, West Virginia)
Built in 1836; Burned 1861, 2 months after the start of the Civil War
Lost Through truss bridge over Potomac River on Former B&O
Destroyed by disaster

BO - Lower Elysville Bridge (1853) (Howard County, Maryland)
Built 1853 lost 1868 due to flooding. Replaced by a bridge of similar design but with an additional span.
Lost Bollman through truss bridge over Patapsco river on BO Railroad
No longer exists

BO - 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


Brunswick Covered Bridge (Frederick County, Maryland)
Built in 1857; Burned in 1861; Replaced with a Ferry System.
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Potomac River on Burkittsville Road
Destroyed by fire (Replaced by a ferry system and later bridges)

California Central Railroad - American River Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1858, replaced in 1866
Lost Deck truss bridge over American River on California Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Civil War Pontoon Bridge (Kenton County, Kentucky)
Aided troop movement during the Civil War.
Lost Pontoon bridge over Ohio River
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

Coal Covered Bridge (Kanawha County, West Virginia)
Built in 1830 by Solomon Skouton; Burned in 1861 during Civil War; eventually replaced
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Coal River on Main Street
Destroyed by fire during Civil War; replaced

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

Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge (1832) (York County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1832-1834 by James Moore and John Evans; opened July 8, 1834; burned by Union troops on June 28, 1863 as part of the Gettysburg campaign
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Bridge Street
Destroyed by fire

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

CP&I - Great Miami River Bridge (1854) (Miami County, Ohio)
Built 1852-54; destroyed by flood 1866
Lost covered through truss bridge over Great Miami River on Columbus, Piqua & Indiana Railroad
Destroyed by flooding

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

ERIE - Cascade Bridge (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1848; replaced with fill and culvert in 1860
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Cascade Creek on Erie Railroad
Removed but not replaced

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

First Fox River Bridge Neenah (Old) (Winnebago County, Wisconsin)
Built 1851
Lost Timber stringer bridge over South Branch Fox River
Replaced by a new bridge

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

Free Bridge (1860) (Johnson County, Iowa)
Built 1860, Collapsed 1863 due to a herd of cattle, Replaced 1864
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Iowa River on Burlington Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Gauley Bridge (1850) (Fayette County, West Virginia)
Built 1850; burned July 27, 1861 by Confederate troops
Lost Long through truss bridge over Gauley River on James River and Kanawha Turnpike
Destroyed by fire

Gauley Bridge (1861) (Fayette County, West Virginia)
Built 1861 by John W. Murphy; demolished by the Union Army on September 11, 1862
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Gauley River on Road
Destroyed in wartime

Gervais Street Bridge (1827) (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 (1841) (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1841; Lost ca 1869
Lost Through truss bridge over Lehigh River on Hamilton Street
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Kankakee River Bollman Deck Truss (Kankakee County, Illinois)
Built 1853; Replaced 1863
Lost Other deck truss bridge over Kankakee River on Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Rock River Bridge (1851) (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 (1862) (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

Jasper Bridge (Pre 1868) (Pike County, Ohio)
Replaced 1868 by another covered bridge
Lost covered through truss bridge over Scioto River on Old OH-124
Replaced by a new bridge

Jersey Shore Antes Fort East Twin Covered Bridge (Lycoming County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1838; Lost in Flood of 1865; Replaced in different location
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over West Branch of Susquehanna River on Abandoned SR 0044
Destroyed by flooding and replaced in different location

K&P - Kennebec River Bridge (1855) (Kennebec County, Maine)
Built 1855; destroyed by flood 1869
Lost Through truss bridge over Kennebec River on Kennebec & Portland Railroad in Waterville.
Destroyed by flooding

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

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

LN - 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.

Lower Village Covered Bridge (Franklin County, Maine)
Built in 1855; Lost in 1869 Flooding
Lost Bridge over Sandy River on Bridge Street RT 149
Destroyed by flooding and replaced in 1869

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

Marysville Pike Bridge (Old) (Delaware County, Ohio)
Built 1856 by E.B. Gray; replaced 1864
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Scioto River on Marysville Pike (current route of US 36)
Replaced by a new bridge

McConnelsville-Malta Iron Bridge (1866) (Morgan County, Ohio)
Construction started 1866; destroyed by an ice gorge before completion.
Lost Post through truss bridge over Muskingum River on Riverview Road
Destroyed by an ice gorge

Middle Bridge (1838) (Miami County, Ohio)
Built 1838; partially collapsed under elephant 1846; replaced 1867
Lost Truss bridge over Great Miami River on Urbana and Greenville State Road (Current US 36)
Replaced by a new bridge

Milton Bridge (1st covered bridge at Milton, PA over Susquehanna River) (Northumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built in the 1823; Middle section washed out and replaced in 1847; Lost to major flood March 17, 1865
Lost Bridge over Susquehanna River on Mahoning Street
Destroyed by flooding

Monocacy Covered Bridge (Frederick County, Maryland)
Built in 1827-30; Burned during Civil War in 1864; Replaced at a later date.
Lost Bridge over Monocacy River on Urbana Pike
Destroyed by fire and replaced later on. For Replacement bridge please see, Bridgehunter #19677

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 (1854) (New London County, Connecticut)
Built 1854; replaced 1866
Lost timber draw bridge over Mystic River on Main Street in Mystic
Replaced by a new bridge

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

P&R - Wissohicken Creek Bridge (1862) (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1860
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Wissahicken Creek
Replaced by a new bridge

Plante's Ferry (site) (Spokane County, Washington)
Established 1851 Discontinued 1865 Replaced by Issac Kellogg's Bridge
Lost Bridge over Spokane River on Mullan Road
No longer exists

Point Pleasant-Byram Bridge (First) (Hunterdon County, New Jersey)
Built 1855
Lost Bridge over Delaware River
No longer exists

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

Queenston-Lewiston Suspension Bridge (1st) (Niagara County, New York)
Begun in 1850, opened March 20, 1851 lost due to high wind after temporary removal of guy wires Feb. 3, 1864
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Niagara River on road
Destroyed by severe weather

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

Rozzell's Ferry Bridge (1849) (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina)
Built in 1849 by David M. Renno; destroyed by fire in 1865.
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Catawba River on Charlotte & Lincolnton Plank Road
Destroyed by fire

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

Sacramento-Yolo Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1858 Destroyed by flood or fire 1869
Lost Deck truss swing bridge over Sacramento River on Broad street
Destroyed by disaster

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 (1854) (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

Terre Haute Drawbridge (Vigo County, Indiana)
Built 1847
Lost Bridge over Wabash River
No longer exists. Replaced by new bridge

Ticonic Bridge (Kennebec County, Maine)
Built 1823; damaged by floods 1827, 1832, and 1855; destroyed by flood 1869
Lost Long through truss bridge over Kennebec River on Bridge Street
Destroyed by flooding

Upper Black Eddy-Milford Bridge (First) (Hunterdon County, New Jersey)
Built 1842
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Delaware River on Bridge Street
Superstructure replaced

Upper Covered Bridge (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1819; Lost in Flood of 1865; Replaced with iron bridge
Lost Bridge over French Creek
Destroyed by flooding and replaced in 1865

Wells Street Bridge (1859) (Allen County, Indiana)
Built 1859; Collapsed 1860
Lost Truss bridge over St Mary's River on Wells Street
Collapsed

West Point Covered Bridge (1838) (Troup County, Georgia)
Built 1838, lost during the Civil War (assumed during battle of West Point in 1865)
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Chattahoochee River on Road
No longer exists

West Sixth Street Bridge (1865) (Travis County, Texas)
First Bridge in Austin Proper Built 1865
Lost Bridge
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

Woodland Street Bridge (Older) (Davidson County, Tennessee)
Destroyed during Civil War
Lost Through truss bridge over Cumberland River on Woodland Street
Replaced by a new bridge