Lost during 1870s

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Amsterdam Bridge (3rd) (Montgomery County, New York)
Built 1843; North span washed away by part of the Caughnawaga Bridge & replaced iwth a bowstring 1865; Washed Away & Replaced 1876
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Mohawk River on Road
Destroyed by flooding

B&P - Parker Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1870; Replaced 1876
Lost Truss bridge over South Street on Boston & Providence Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Broad Street Bridge (1st) 35-25-17x (Franklin County, Ohio)
Built ca. 1832; Replaced 1870
Lost Covered through truss bridge over Scioto River on Broad Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Burr Bridge (Schenectady County, New York)
Built 1809; Replace 1871
Lost Covered Burr arch-cable suspension bridge over Mohawk River on Washington Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Chain Bridge (Sixth) (Washington, District of Columbia)
Lost to flooding 1870
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Potomac River and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal on Chain Bridge Road
No longer exists

CNJ/Bel-Del/LV - Delaware River Double-Decker Bridge (Northampton County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1854; Supllemental Spans added 1866; Replaced 1876
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Delaware River on Central Railroad of New Jersey/Lehigh Valley Railway (Upper Deck) & Belvidere Delaware Railroad (Lower Deck)
Replaced by a new bridge

Colbert Bridge (Original) (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Built and detroyed 1873
Lost Bridge over Red River of the South on Colbert Ferry Road
Destroyed by flooding

CVR - Susquehanna River Covered Bridge (Second) (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1855; destroyed by flood 1877
Lost Deck truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Cumberland Valley Railroad
Destroyed by flooding

Dixon Truesdell Bridge (Lee County, Illinois)
Built in 1869, collapsed 1873 May 4 during a baptism in the river. Spectators were on the bridge when it collapsed, killing about 45 people.
Lost Truesdell pony truss bridge over Rock River
Collapsed in 1873

Elm Tree Garden Bridge (Jefferson County, Kentucky)
Built 1856
Lost Bridge over Louisville & Portland Canal on 18th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Erie - Portage Viaduct (1st) (Wyoming County, New York)
Built 1852, destroyed by fire on May 6, 1875
Lost Wooden bridge over Genesee River on former Erie Railroad north of Portageville
Destroyed by fire

Fairmount Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1841; replaced 1875
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Schuylkill River on Spring Garden Street
Removed but not replaced

Green Street Bridge (Wapello County, Iowa)
Built 1870; Washed out 1872
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Green Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Headless Horseman Bridge (Older) (Westchester County, New York)
Built 1840; Replaced 1872
Lost Kingpost pony truss bridge over Pocantico River on Albany Post Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Hennepin Avenue Suspension Bridge (1st) (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1854-55 by engineer Thomas Griffith; replaced 1876
Lost suspension bridge over the Mississippi River (West Channel) on Hennepin Avenue at Nicollet Island in Minneapolis
Replaced by the second suspension bridge

Kilbourne Bridge (Oldest) (Sauk County, Wisconsin)
Built 1856; Replaced 1877
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Wisconsin River on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Lewistown Covered Bridge 38-44-01x (Mifflin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1849 as road bridge; tracks laid across for Mifflin & Centre County RR ca. 1866; Destroyed by tornado July 4, 1874, with loss of three lives.
Lost Bridge over Juniata River
Destroyed by severe weather

LS&MS - Ashtabula River Bridge (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Built 1864-65, main span collapsed on December 29, 1876
Lost Deck truss bridge over Ashtabula River on Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway in Ashtabula
Collapsed

MEC - Tin Bridge (Penobscot County, Maine)
Built 1853, Collapsed 1871
Lost Covered deck truss bridge over Penobscot River on Maine Central Railroad
Collapsed due to wood rot

Mercer & Somerset - Stony Brook Bridge (Mercer County, New Jersey)
Built 1871
Lost Bridge over Stony Brook on Mercer & Somerset RR
No longer exists

Mercer & Somerset RR Bridge (Mercer County, New Jersey)
Built 1871
Lost Bridge over Scotch Road on Mercer & Somerset RR
No longer exists

National Road Little Wabash River Covered Bridge (Effingham County, Illinois)
Built 1850; Replaced 1873
Lost Through truss bridge over Little Wabash River on National Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Newville Covered Bridge 14-17-05x (De Kalb County, Indiana)
Built 1867 by William Valleau; destroyed ca. 1875.
Lost Haupt through truss bridge over St. Joseph River on Road
Destroyed by disaster

Ninth Street Bridge (Lynchburg, Virginia)
Built 1817
Lost Through truss bridge over James River on Ninth Street
Destroyed by flood in 1870 and 1877

North Missouri Railroad Ferry (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Ferry operation succeeded by original Wabash Railroad Bridge #59 (1871)
Lost Ferry across Missouri River on North Missouri Railroad (Wabash Railroad predecessor)
Replaced by a new bridge

North Weare Branch Railroad Bridge (Hillsborough County, New Hampshire)
Built 1849
Lost Covered deck truss bridge over Merrimack River on
Destroyed by fire

NP - Brainerd Bridge (1st) (Crow Wing County, Minnesota)
Built 1871; Collapsed under weight of a train July 27th 1875; Replaced 1876
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Northern Pacific Railroad
Collapsed

NY&NH - Housatonic River Covered Bridge (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1848; Replaced 1872
Lost Covered Bascule Howe through truss bridge over Housatonic River on New York & New Haven Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NYC - Upper Bridge (Oldest) (Rensselaer County, New York)
Built 1866, Replaced 1870
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Hudson River on New York Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Port Trevorton Railroad Bridge (Snyder County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1853-55 to connect coal mines on east side of river with Pennsylvania Canal on west side; abandoned August 1870 and later demolished
Lost Long through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Trevorton, Mahanoy & Susquehanna Railroad
Removed

Raccoon River Covered Bridge (1st) (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1862, Carried away in an ice jam in 1865; Replaced 1871
Lost Bridge over Raccoon River on Front Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Rockford Bridge (2nd) (Floyd County, Iowa)
Built 1868; Replaced 1875
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Shell Rock River on Main Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Ruffner/Moore Covered Bridge 35-64-84 (Perry County, Ohio)
Moved to current location in 1986
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over pond


Second Bridge (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Built 1866; Damaged by a Tornado in 1868; Replaced 1872
Lost McCallum through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad & Fort Road
Replaced by a new bridge

State Street Swing Bridge (Older) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1864, destroyed 1871 in Great Chicago Fire
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Chicago River on State Street
Destroyed by fire

Theresa Bridge (Older) (Dodge County, Wisconsin)
Built 1851; Replaced 1874
Lost bridge over E Br Rock River on Fond du Lac Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Trenton Bridge 30-11-05X / 38-09-48X (Mercer County, New Jersey)
Built 1804-1806; widened and railroad tracks added 1839;
Lost Bridge over Delaware River
Replaced by a new bridge

UP - Dale Creek Crossing (Original) (Albany County, Wyoming)
Built 1868
Lost Bridge over Dale Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Removed but not replaced; Stone abutments remain; Site is on the NRHP

Walnut Street Bridge (1st) (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1866, Replaced 1871
Lost Bridge over Des Moines River on Walnut Street
Replaced by a new bridge