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12th Street Swing Bridge (1868) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1868; Replaced 1886
Lost Howe through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on 12th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

18th Street Bridge (1868) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1868; Replaced 1888
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on 18th Streeet
Replaced by a new bridge

Air Line Railroad Bridge (Middlesex County, Connecticut)
Built 1872; Destroyed by Steamboat collision 1876; Replaced 1886
Lost Linville-Piper Variant Whipple through truss bridge over Connecticut River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Apollo Bridge (1846) (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1846; destroyed by ice jam in January 1881
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Kiskiminetas River on First Street
Destroyed by flooding

B&O - Sandusky River Bridge (1870) (Seneca County, Ohio)
Built 1870 as uncovered Howe truss bridge; covered 1871; replaced 1883
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Sandusky River on Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Bancroft Falls Bridge (Older) (Franklin County, Vermont)
Fabricated 1887 by King Bridge Co; Erected 1887 by Berlin Iron Bridge Co; Collapsed 1888
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Missisquoi River on old road
Collapsed

BCRN - Cedar River Bridge (1872) (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Built 1872; Replaced 1882
Howe through truss bridge over Cedar River on Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railroad
Partially destroyed by fire and replaced by a new bridge

BM - Merrimack River Bridge (Pre 1888) (Essex County, Massachusetts)
Replaced 1888
Lost Through truss bridge over Merrimack River on Boston & Maine Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

BM - Merrimack River Railroad Bridge (Essex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1839 replaced 1880
Lost Through truss bridge over Merrimack River on Boston & Maine RR
No longer exists

BO - Fairmont Fink Truss (1865) (Marion County, West Virginia)
Built 1865 replacing the temporary wooden span which replaced the 1852 span lost during 1863 Civil War; Replaced 1887
Lost three span Fink through truss bridge over Monongahela River on Baltimore & Ohio
Replaced by a new bridge in 1887

Bridge Street Bridge (1822) (Somerset County, New Jersey)
Built 1822
Lost Bridge over Raritan River on Bridge Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Bridge Street Bridge (1st) (Ross County, Ohio)
Built 1817; third span added 1844; replaced 1886 and burned
Lost tied arch covered bridge over Scioto River on Bridge Street (Zanesville to Maysville Turnpike)
Replaced by a new bridge

Bridge Street West Channel Bridge (1848) (Somerset County, Maine)
Built ca.1848; replaced 1887 by lenticular truss bridge
Lost Truss bridge over Kennebec River on Bridge Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Brown's Mill Covered Bridge (Original Bridge) (Adams County, Pennsylvania)
Original Bridge built in 1877 by Samuel Stouffer & Son; Lost in flooding in 1889; Another covered bridge was built in 1889; Razed and replaced in 1957
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Conewago Creek on Green Ridge Road
Destroyed by flooding and replaced by another covered bridge in 1889

Bussey Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1876; Collapsed 1887
Lost "Hewins" deck truss bridge over South Street on Boston & Providence Railroad
Collapsed

C&F - Jordan Creek Iron Bridge (1857) (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1857; Replaced 1889
Lost Lattice deck truss bridge over Jordan Creek on Catasauqua & Fogelsville Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Calhoun Street Bridge (covered) (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Delaware River on Calhoun Street
Destroyed by fire

California & Oregon - Tehama Bridge (Tehama County, California)
Built 1871, "Washed out" 1881, Replaced 1898
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Sacramento River on California & Oregon Railroad
Destroyed by flood

CBQ - Big Rock Creek Howe Truss (Kendall County, Illinois)
Built ?; Replaced 1882
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Big Rock Creek on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CCR - Lehigh Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Built 1873; Replaced 1880 when the line was modified from 3ft Gauge to Standard Gauge
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Crooked Creek Railroad & Coal Co.
Replaced by a new bridge

CG&P - Little Miami River Bridge (1878) (Hamilton County, Ohio)
Built 1878; replaced 1882
Lost Through truss bridge over Little Miami River on Cincinnati, Georgetown, & Portsmouth Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Charloe Bridge (Oldest) (Paulding County, Ohio)
Built 1872; destroyed or heavily damaged by flood in 1883
Lost Bridge over Auglaize River on County Road 138
No longer exists

Cherry Street Bridge (1865) (Lucas County, Ohio)
Completed September 1865; damaged by ice 1867, 1881, and 1883; replaced by iron truss bridge 1884
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Maumee River on Cherry Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Cincinnati & Eastern - Little Miami River Bridge (Clermont County, Ohio)
Collapsed 1884 under train, resulting in two deaths
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Little Miami River, OH-132, & Riverside Drive on Cincinnati and Eastern Railroad
Collapsed

Circleville Bridge (1837) (Pickaway County, Ohio)
Built 1837 by Circleville Bridge Co.; burned March 21, 1881
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Scioto River on Current-day route of US 22
Replaced by a new bridge

Conemaugh Viaduct (Cambria County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1833; destroyed 1889 by flood
Lost Stone arch bridge over Conemaugh River on Railroad
Destroyed by flooding; replaced

Congress Avenue Bridge (1876) (Travis County, Texas)
One Span Destroyed by Collision With Cattle Stampede; Replaced in 1884
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Colorado River on Congress Avenue
Replaced in 1884

CP&I - Great Miami River Bridge (1878) (Miami County, Ohio)
Built 1877-78; replaced 1888
Lost Through truss bridge over Great Miami River on Columbus, Piqua & Indiana Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CV - West Hartford Bridge (Older) (Windsor County, Vermont)
Built for the Central Vermont Railway; Destroyed by derailment/fire 1887
Lost Town Lattice deck truss bridge over White River on Central Vermont Railway
Destroyed by derailment/fire

Devilbiss Covered Bridge (Frederick County, Maryland)
Destroyed by flooding from the Johnstown flood in June of 1889. One span was salvaged and was going to be reset but was moved to Utica Mills instead and still exists!
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Monocacy River on Devilbiss Bridge Road
Destroyed by flooding from the Johnstown flood in June of 1889. One span was salvaged and was going to be reset but was moved to Utica Mills instead and still exists!

Dixon Wagon Bridge (Lee County, Illinois)
Built 1873; Replaced 1884
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Rock River on Galena Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Eddyville Bridge (Older) (Monroe County, Iowa)
Built 1858; Replaced 1885
Lost Howe pony truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Elkader Truesdell Bridge (Clayton County, Iowa)
Built 1870; Replaced 1889
Lost Truesdell Truss bridge over Turkey River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Emlenton Covered Bridge (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1856 by Daniel McCain; Destroyed in the 1883 Flood and replaced
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Allegheny River
Destroyed by flooding and replaced with 2 span iron bridge

Erie Avenue Bridge (1st) (Lorain County, Ohio)
Built 1873; Replaced 1889
Lost Bridge over Black River on Erie Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Falls View Suspension Bridge (1st) (Niagara County, New York)
Built 1868
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Niagara River on road
Destroyed by severe weather

Fallston Covered Bridge (Beaver County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1837; Lost in Flood of 1884; Replaced by Whipple through truss bridge on same abutments and piers as the covered bridge)
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Beaver River (Big Beaver Creek) on Front Street
Destroyed by flooding (Replaced in 1884)

Fleishman's Covered Bridge (Original Covered Bridge) (Adams County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1866 by John M. Pittenturf; Replaced in 1884 with a Covered Bridge built by John M. Pittenturf
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over South Branch Conewago Creek on Fleishman's Mill Road
Replaced by a new bridge (Covered Bridge at same location)

Fremont Bridge (1874) (Waupaca County, Wisconsin)
Draw bridge built by Abel Neff of Oshkosh. This was a toll bridge that cost $.05 to use. It washed away in the great flood of 1888. Info from historical marker at http://www.wisconsinhistoricalmarkers.com/2014/07/fremont-wisconsin-street-side.html
Lost Bridge over Wolf River
Replaced by a new bridge

Gaysport Bridge (1887) (Muskingum County, Ohio)
Built 1886-1887 by the Smith Bridge Co.; destroyed by storm 1889
Lost covered Howe through truss bridge over Muskingum River on County Road 66
No longer exists

Genesee Avenue Bridge (1864) (Saginaw County, Michigan)
Built 1864; partially collapsed October 28, 1885 and not repaired
Lost Bridge over Saginaw River on Genesee Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Grant Avenue Howe Bridge (Geary County, Kansas)
Buiilt ?; Replaced 1884
Howe through truss bridge over Republican River on Grant Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Great Bridge (1868) (Berkshire County, Massachusetts)
Opened in October of 1868, replaced in 1884
Lost Truesdell pony truss bridge over Housatonic River on State St.
No longer exists

Green Island Bridge (1835) (Rensselaer County, New York)
Built 1835; Eastern side of the bridge burned due to sparks from a train in May 1862 and was replaced; Replaced 1884
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Hudson River on Rensselaer & Saratoga Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Groveland Bridge (Essex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1870s
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Merrimack River


Hadley Covered Bridge (1813) (Saratoga County, New York)
Built 1813
Lost through truss covered bridge over Sacandaga River on Corinth Road
Destroyed by fire in 1885

Henry Street Bridge (pre-1883) (Henry County, Ohio)
Destroyed by flooding and ice in February of 1883.
Lost Through truss bridge over Maumee River on Henry Street
Destroyed by flooding

Hess Mill Covered Bridge (Franklin County, Ohio)
Built 1860
Lost Multiple Kingpost truss Covered Bridge over Olentangy River carrying Dodridge Street
No longer exists

Hooker's Point Bridge (Clay County, Indiana)
Built 1876; Destroyed by a tornado on May 28, 1883
Lost Through truss bridge over Eel River on Kossuth Road
Destroyed by a tornado

Huntersville Bridge (1854) (Miami County, Ohio)
Built 1853 or 1854 by Thatcher, Burt & Co.; replaced 1886
Lost covered through truss bridge over Great Miami River on East Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Kankakee River Bridge (1863) (Kankakee County, Illinois)
Built 1863; Replaced 1884
Lost ? bridge over Kankakee River on Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Iowa Central - Eddyville Bridge (1st) (Monroe County, Iowa)
Built 1868; Replaced 1886
Lost bridge over Des Moines River on Iowa Central Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

Iron Bridge (Kane County, Illinois)
Built in 1866, collapsed under cattle in 1867, collapsed under a crowd July 4, 1869, lost to ice April 19, 1881
Lost Truesdell pony truss bridge over Fox River on Chicago Street
No longer exists

Jefferson Street Canal Bridge (Montgomery County, Ohio)
Built between April 7, 1856 and December 8th 1856. Removed in 1887
Lost Bridge over Canal on Jefferson Street
No longer exists

John Strohm's Covered Bridge (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1837 by John Strohm; Lost in the 1882 Flood; Replaced by a low open bridge built by B. A. Herr and S. M. Miller; Replaced in 1905 by an iron pony truss built by Eyre Construction Company; Lost in 1972 by Hurricane Agnes.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Big Beaver Creek on Refton Road
Destroyed by flooding and replaced.

Karthus Covered Bridge (Road and Railroad) (Clearfield County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Bridge over Susquehanna River
Destroyed by flooding replaced in another location

Lehighton - Weissport Covered Bridge (Carbon County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1841
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Lehigh River on Former Bridge Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Lilly's Mill Covered Bridge (Original) (Adams County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1862; Replaced in 1884.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over South Branch Conewago Creek
Replaced by a new bridge

Lilly's Mill Covered Bridge (Second Bridge) (Adams County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1884; Lost by flooding in 1889 and replaced
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over South Branch Conewago Creek
Destroyed by flooding and replaced in 1889

Lowell Covered Bridge (Washington County, Ohio)
Destroyed in flood 1884
Lost Smith through truss covered bridge over Muskingum River on Bridge Street
Destroyed by flooding

LS&MS - Sandusky River Bridge (Sandusky County, Ohio)
Built 1868 by McNairy & Claflen Co.; collapsed 1883 under train during ice jam/flood, resulting in two deaths
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Sandusky River on Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad
Destroyed by flooding

Main Street Bridge (1856) (Jefferson County, Wisconsin)
Built 1856 by Henry Steger; repaired 1859; destroyed by flood 1881
Lost Bridge over Rock River on Main Street (WI-16)
Replaced by a new bridge

Main Street Bridge (1869) (Erie County, New York)
Built 1869; Replaced 1889
Lost Covered Bridge over Cattaraugus Creek on Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Main Street Covered Bridge (1865) (Tippecanoe County, Indiana)
Built 1865; replaced 1889
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Wabash River on Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Marble Rock Howe Bridge (Floyd County, Iowa)
Built 1869
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Shell Rock River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Market Run Stone Arch (Johnson County, Iowa)
Built 1857; Replaced 1881
Lost Stone arch bridge over Market Run on Market Street
Destroyed by flooding

Market Street Bridge (1854) (Seneca County, Ohio)
Likely built 1854 after previous bridge burned; heavily damaged by flood 1883 and replaced by iron bridge
Lost covered through truss bridge over Sandusky River on Market Street
Destroyed by flooding

Market Street Bridge (1885) (Lycoming County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1885 destroyed 1889
Lost Lenticular through truss bridge over West Branch Susquehanna River on Market Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Marysville Railroad Covered Bridge 38-22-27x / 38-50-42x (Perry County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1858, superstructure removed in 1884 with only the piers remaining
Lost bridge over Susquehanna River on Northern Central Railway
Lost

MEC - Kennebec River Bridge (Skowhegan-Old) (Somerset County, Maine)
Built 1857 for the Somerset & Kennebec Railroad; replaced 1880
Lost Deck truss bridge over Kennebec River on Maine Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Milan Bridge (Old) (Erie County, Ohio)
Built 1836; replaced 1882
Lost Through truss bridge over Huron River on Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Military Street Bridge (Older) (St. Clair County, Michigan)
Built 1857; Replaced 1884
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Black River on Military Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Milo Binkley's Covered Bridge (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1867; Lost to fire in 1882.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Conestoga River on Abandoned Paper Mill Road
Destroyed by fire, when the adjoining mill caught fire and it spread to the bridge.

Milton Bridge (2nd covered bridge at Milton, PA over Susquehanna River) (Northumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1865 to replace the prior covered bridge which was lost to flooding. Lost to flooding June 1, 1889.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Mahoning Street
Destroyed by flooding

Mount Cobb Tunnel (Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania)
Tunnel was on the Pennsylvania Coal Company Gravity Railroad and was abandoned in 1885
Abandoned Tunnel
Derelict/abandoned

Newport Covered Bridge (Perry County, Pennsylvania)
Built Unknown; Lost in Flood in 1889; Replaced by a 4 Span wrought iron pony truss bridge
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Juniata River on Market Street (Route 34)
Destroyed by flooding and replaced

Newry Bridge (1855) (Jackson County, Indiana)
Built 1855; Replaced 1885
Lost Bridge over Vernon Fork Muscatatuck River on US Route 31
Replaced by a new bridge

NH - Devon Bridge (1871) (New Haven County, Connecticut)
Built 1871; replaced 1884
Lost cast iron, vertical endpost, 5 span + draw, Whipple through truss bridge over Housatonic River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NM - Missouri River Bridge (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Built 1868; damaged by derailment 1879, 1881. Substantial upgrade finish about 1884 replacing effectively the entire structure
North Missouri Railroad Fink deck truss and Trellis through truss bridge at St. Charles, MO
Upgraded 1880-1884

NP - Little Falls Bridge S (1877) (Morrison County, Minnesota)
Built 1877, Replaced 1889
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Mississippi River on Northern Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NW - High Bridge (1869) (Cumberland County, Virginia)
Built 1869; Replaced 1886,
Lost Fink deck truss bridge over Appomattox River on Railroad (N&W)
Replaced by a new bridge

NYC - Eastview Trestle (Westchester County, New York)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over valley on New York Central Putnam Division
Removed but not replaced

Oakwood Bridge (Pre-1883) (Paulding County, Ohio)
Destroyed 1883 in flood
Lost Bridge over Auglaize River on Walnut Street
Destroyed by flooding

Osborn Covered Bridge (Fulton County, New York)
Built 1860
Lost Town lattice truss covered bridge over Sacandaga River on Bridge Street
Destroyed by flooding in 1885

Ottawa Suspension Bridge (Franklin County, Kansas)
Built 1868; Purchased by the city 1874; Replaced 1885
Lost suspension bridge over Marais des Cygnes River on Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

P&D - Salt Fork Vermilion River Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built 1870, abandoned in 1879, removed in 1882
Lost Deck truss bridge over Salt Fork Vermilion River on former Paris and Danville Railroad in Danville
Removed

Penn Street Covered Bridge (Second Bridge) (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Second Bridge built in 1851 by Hoyer & Bitner; Replaced in 1884; Please see BH #74980 and BH #30410 for later replacement bridges.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Penn Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Philadelphia & Reading - Milton Bridge (1871) (Union County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Philadelphia & Reading RR
No longer exists

Plainfield Covered Bridge (Hendricks County, Indiana)
Built 1834; Replaced 1888
Lost Covered Bridge over White Lick Creek on the National Road in Plainfield.
Replaced by a Whipple truss iron bridge in 1888

Plymouth Avenue Bridge (1873) (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1873; Replaced 1886
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Plymouth Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR - Arsenal Bridge (Old) (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1862; replaced 1886
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over the Schuylkill River on Pennsylvania Railroad
No longer exists

PRR - Steubenville Bridge (1863) (Jefferson County, Ohio)
Built 1863; Replaced 1889
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Ohio River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR - Susquehanna River Bridge (Selinsgrove, First) (Snyder County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1870-71 by Billmeyer, Nogel & Co. for Sunbury & Lewistown RR, which was absorbed by Pennsylvania RR. Destroyed by fire Feb. 1877.
Lost Long through truss bridge over North Branch Susquehanna River on Sunbury & Lewistown RR, later Penna. RR
Replaced by new bridge

PRR - Susquehanna River Bridge (Selinsgrove, Second) (Snyder County, Pennsylvania)
Built spring 1877 by PRR to replace burned spans of 1871 bridge; opened July 24, 1877; four eastern spans replaced with steel trusses 1888; eight western spans replaced with steel trusses 1889.
Lost Bridge over Susquehanna River on Pennsylvania RR
Replaced by a new bridge

Reading - Columbia Bridge (1831) (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1831 by John Babb; Removed and Replaced in 1885; For newer bridges please see BH #78646 and BH #58974 #
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Columbia Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Brighton Howe Truss (Washington County, Iowa)
Built 18XX; Replaced 1887
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Skunk River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Des Moines River Bridge (1st) (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1868; Replaced 1880
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Duck Creek Truss Bridge (Scott County, Iowa)
Built 18XX; Destroyed by flood February 16th, 1883; Replaced 1883-4
Lost Truss bridge over Duck Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Destroyed by flooding

RI - Grand River Bridge (Old) (Daviess County, Missouri)
Built ?, replaced 1885
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Grand River on Rock Island Railroad
Replaced by a new truss bridge

RI - Iowa River Bridge (1873) (Johnson County, Iowa)
Built 1873; Replaced 1880
Bridge over Iowa River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge