Lost during 1880s

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12th Street Swing Bridge (Old) (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 (Oldest) (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 Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Connecticut River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

B&O - Monogahela River Fink Truss Bridge (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
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

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

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

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

CPRR - Bear River Bridge (Box Elder County, Utah)
Built 1882; Replaced & relocated 1886
Whipple through truss bridge over Bear River on Central Pacific Railroad relocated to Springfield, Oregon.
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

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

Dodridge Street Covered Bridge 35-25-62x (Franklin County, Ohio)
Built 1860
Lost Covered Multiple King Truss Covered Bridge over Olentangy River carrying Dodridge Street
No longer exists

Elkader Truesdell Bridge (Clayton County, Iowa)
Built 1851; Replaced 1889
Lost Truesdell Truss bridge over Turkey River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Elroy-Sparta Trail - Arch #6 (Monroe County, Wisconsin)
Built 1881
Stone arch bridge over Farm Road on Elroy-Sparta Trail
Open to pedestrians only

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

Grant Avenue Howe Bridge (Geary County, Kansas)
Howe through truss bridge over Republican River on Grant Avenue


Green Island Bridge (Original) (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 Railway & 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 (3rd) (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

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

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

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, demolished in 1882
Lost Deck truss bridge over Salt Fork Vermilion River on former Paris and Danville Railroad in Danville
Demolished

Plymouth Avenue Bridge (Oldest) (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1873; Replaced 1886
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Plymouth Avenue
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 1871 bridge; opened July 24, 1877; four spans replaced with steel trusses 1888; eight spans replaced with steel trusses 1889.
Lost Bridge over Susquehanna River on Pennsylvania RR
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

Rochester Plank Road Bridge (Racine County, Wisconsin)
Built 1851
Lost Through truss bridge over Fox River on Abandoned section of Plank Road
Destroyed by flooding

Rockford Bridge (3rd) (Floyd County, Iowa)
Built 1875; Replaced 1884
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Shell Rock River on Main Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

South St. Paul Monorail (Dakota County, Minnesota)
Built 1888; Removed ca. 1889
Lost Double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over Bryant Street to 17th Avenue North on Monorail
Removed

SP - Yuma Swing Bridge (1st) (Yuma County, Arizona)
Built 1877; Destroyed July 1, 1884
Lost Howe pony truss bridge over Colorado River on Southern Pacific Railroad
Destroyed by flooding

SP - Yuma Swing Bridge (2nd) (Yuma County, Arizona)
Built 1884; Burned 1885
Lost Howe pony truss bridge over Colorado River on Southern Pacific Railroad
Destroyed by fire

Sullivan Railroad Covered Bridge (Cheshire County, New Hampshire)
Replaced 1882
Lost Through truss bridge over Connecticut River on Sullivan Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Taylor Falls Covered Bridge (Hillsborough County, New Hampshire)
Built 1827; Replaced 1881
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Merrimack River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Taylor's Crossing (Bonneville County, Idaho)
Built ca. 1864; Condemed 1889
Lost Wooden half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Snake River on Broadway Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Third Street Bridge (Oldest) (Webster County, Iowa)
Replaced in the 1880s
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Third Street
Replaced by a new bridge

TP&W - Chatsworth Bridge (Livingston County, Illinois)
Site of the Chatsworth Bridge Disaster, 10 August 1887, 81 people killed
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Unnamed creek on Toledo Peoria & Western Railroad
Collapsed

UP - Omaha Railroad Bridge (1st) (Douglas County, Nebraska)
Built 1873 under the direction of Grenville Dodge; damaged by tornado Aug. 25, 1877; replaced span by span during 1886-87
Lost Post through truss bridge over Missouri River on Union Pacific Railroad
Replaced by new bridge

Wabasha Street Bridge (Original) (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Built 1858; Main truss upgraded 1869; Replaced 1889
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Wabasha Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Washington Bridge (Older) 39-04-01x (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Built 1793; Damaged in storm 1867; Replaced 1885
Lost Covered Through truss bridge over Seekonk on I-195
Replaced by a new bridge

Yadkin River Bridge (Rowan County, North Carolina)
First bridge project outside New England for Ithiel Town. It may have exhibited an early, experimental form of the lattice truss structure.
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Yadkin River on Road to Salem
Replaced by a new bridge