Lost during 1890s

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Andrews Street Bridge (Old) (Monroe County, New York)
Replaced 1895
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Genessee River on Andrews Street
Replaced by a new bridge

B&MR - Sheeps Canyon Bridge (Fall River County, South Dakota)
Built 1890; Filled in 1899
Lost timber stringer bridge over Sheeps Canyon on Burlington & Missouri Railroad
Filled in

Bay Bridge (Cumberland County, Maine)
Built 1836; One span lost to ice 1875 then replaced 1878; Lost to flood 1896
Lost wooden bridge over Androscoggin River on Bay Bridge Road
Destroyed by flood in 1896; Ruins remain

Brainerd Bridge (Crow Wing County, Minnesota)
Built 1883; replaced 1898
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Laurel Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Bridgeport Covered Bridge 48-35-01x / 35-07-04x (Ohio County, West Virginia)
Built 1839; Replaced by steel bridge 1893
Lost Covered through truss bridge over Back Channel of Ohio River on US 40
Replaced by a new bridge

C&A - Louisiana Bridge (Pike County, Missouri)
Built 1873; 2nd pier collapsed destroying two spand November 6th, 1876; Replaced 1897
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Chicago & Alton Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CB&Q - Quincy Bay Bridge (Oldest) (Adams County, Illinois)
Built 1868; Approached replaced by DPGs 1886; Replaced 1899
Lost Bollman deck truss bridge over Quincy Bay on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
Replaced by a new bridge

CB&Q - Quincy Railroad Bridge (Oldest) (Adams County, Illinois)
Built 1866; Replaced 1898
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CBQ - Bear Creek Covered Bridge (Marion County, Missouri)
Built ?; Replaced ca. 1895
Lost Through truss bridge over Bear Creek on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CBQ - First Burlington Bridge (Des Moines County, Iowa)
Built 1868; Replaced 1893
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CBQ - South Avery Creek Bridge (Old) (Wapello County, Iowa)
Built 1885; replaced 1897
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over South Avery Creek on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Central Pacific - Alice Street Drawbridge (Alameda County, California)
Built 1873; Replaced 1898 by the Harrison Street Bridge
Howe through truss bridge over Oakland Estuary on Central Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Cheshire - Connecticut River Covered Bridge 45-13-55x / 29-03-23x (Windham County, Vermont)
Built 1849; Replaced 1899
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Connecticut River on Chesire Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CNW - KK Madison Bridge (Older) (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)
Built 1880s; Replaced 1898, but was relocated 200ft downstream
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Kinnickinnic River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

CNW - Moingona Rail Bridge (Old) (Boone County, Iowa)
Replaced 1894
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

CNW - Reedsburg Bridge (Old) (Sauk County, Wisconsin)
Built 18XX, Replaced 1899
Lost Double-intersection Warren pony truss bridge over Baraboo River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

CNW - Rock River Covered Deck Truss (Winnebago County, Illinois)
Built 1854; Replaced 1896
Lost Deck truss bridge over Rock River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

CNW - Squaw Creek Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Replaced 1898
Lost Double-intersection Warren pony truss bridge over Squaw Creek on Railroad (CNW)
Replaced by a new bridge

Coatesville High Bridge (2nd) (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1867; Replace 1890
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Commerce Street Bridge (Older) (Dallas County, Texas)
Built 1871; Replaced 1890 and relocated; One span went upstream to Grauwyler, the other downstream to Miller's Ferry.
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Trinity River on Commerce Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Crawfordsville & Wabash - Wabash River Bridge (Carroll County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1852(?), approach collapsed in 1890, replaced in 1897
Lost Through truss bridge over Wabash River on former Monon Railroad in Delphi
Replaced by a new bridge

CTT - South Branch Chicago River Swing Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 18XX; Replaced 1899
Pratt through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

DH - Stony Creek Bridge (1871) (Warren County, New York)
Built 1879; Replaced 1891
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Stony Creek on Delaware & Hudson Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Durham Bridge (Older) (Androscoggin County, Maine)
Lost Through truss bridge over Androscoggin River on Route 9
Replaced by a new bridge

Eagle Bridge (Older) (Rensselaer County, New York)
Built 1827; Replaced 1899
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Hoosic River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Ecklon Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1862 to replace an earlier suspension bridge, collasped in 1892
Lost Wire suspension bridge over American River in Folsom
Collapsed

Eldon Bridge (Old) (Wapello County, Iowa)
Replaced 1893
Lost Bridge over Des Moines River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

First Carver Railroad Bridge (Carver County, Minnesota)
Built 1871 for the M&STL
Lost through truss bridge over Minnesota River on Former Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

Gapstow Bridge (Original) (New York County, New York)
Built 1875; Replaced by current bridge 1896
Lost Arch bridge over The Pond on Trail
Replaced by a new bridge

Glens Falls Covered Bridge (Saratoga County, New York)
Built 1868; Replaced 1890
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Hudson River on Road
Destroyed by flooding

Government Bridge (Scott County, Iowa)
Built 1872, Replaced 1895
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Railroad and Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Granite Street Bridge (1851-1896) (Hillsborough County, New Hampshire)
Lost Covered deck truss bridge over Merrimack River on Granite St
Replaced by a new bridge

Hartford Covered Bridge (Hartford County, Connecticut)
Built 1818; Destroyed by fire 1895
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Connecticut River on US-84 & Consolidated Railway
Destroyed by fire

Henderson Bridge (Old) (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Built 1872; Replaced 1895
Lost Through truss bridge over Seekonk River on Henderson Expressway
Replaced by a new bridge

Hennepin Avenue Suspension Bridge (2nd) (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1876 by engineer Thomas Griffith; demolished 1890
Lost suspension bridge over the Mississippi River (West Channel) on Hennepin Avenue at Nicollet Island in Minneapolis
Demolished to make room for a steel arch bridge

High Street Suspension Bridge (Butler County, Ohio)
Built 1866; Replaced 1895
Lost Suspension bridge over Great Miami River on High Street/Main Street/Rt. 129/Rt. 177
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Iowa River Covered Deck Truss (Hardin County, Iowa)
Built 1868; Burned 1894
Lost Deck truss bridge over Iowa River on Illinois Central Railroad
Destroyed by fire

IC - Mill Creek Bridge (Old) (Cherokee County, Iowa)
Built 1887; Replaced 1898
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Mill Creek and Road on Illinois Central Railroad
Removed

Jay Bridge (N, Older) (Franklin County, Maine)
Built ?; replaced 1896;
Lost through truss bridge over East Channel Androscoggin River on Jay Bridge Road
Destroyed by flooding & replaced

Johnstown Swinging Bridge (Bates County, Missouri)
Built 1891 by the Lyndon Wire Cable Bridge Co.; replaced 1899
Lost wire suspension bridge over North Deepwater Creek at Johnstown
Replaced by new bridge

Kansas Avenue Bowstring (Shawnee County, Kansas)
Built sometime in the 1870s or before, replaced 1898 by the Melan Arch Bridge
Lost bowstring through truss bridge over Kansas River on Kansas Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge 1898

L&N - Cumberland River Triangular Truss (Davidson County, Tennessee)
Built 1866, Replaced 1897
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Cumberland River on Louisville & Nashville Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

LA&SG - Arroyo Seco Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1886; Replaced 1896
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Arroyo Seco on Los Angeles & San Gabriel Valley Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Lafayette Street Bridge (1st) (Hillsborough County, Florida)
Built 1889; Replaced 1895
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Hillsborough River on Lafayette Street
Replaced by a new bridge

LIRR - Shinnecock Canal Bridge (Older) (Suffolk County, New York)
Replaced 1899
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Shinnecock Canal on Rhode Island Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Livermore Falls Bridge (Older) (Androscoggin County, Maine)
Built 1872, Destroyed 1896
Lost Through truss bridge overAndroscoggin River on Road
Destroyed by flooding

Main Street Bridge (Older) (Floyd County, Iowa)
Built 1870; Re-decked 1882; Condemned 1892 and likely replaced that same year
Lost Truesdell through truss bridge over Cedar River on Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Main Street Bridge (Oldest) (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Built 1872, Replaced 1892
Bowstring through truss bridge on Main Street


Market Street Bridge (4th) (Lycoming County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1889 reusing parts from predecessor bridge; Destroyed by flooding 1891
Lost Lenticular through truss bridge over West Branch Susquehanna River on Market Street
Replaced by a new bridge

MEC - Frankenstein Trestle (Carroll County, New Hampshire)
Built 1875; Replaced 1892
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Frankestein Cliff (Named for American Artist Godfrey N. Frankenstein) on Maine Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

MILW - Hastings Swing Bridge (Older) (Dakota County, Minnesota)
Built 1871; Replaced 1891
Lost Post through truss swing over Mississippi River on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

MILW - Kinnickinnic River Lift Bridge (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)
Replaced in 1898
Lost Stringer bridge over Kinnickinnic River on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

MILW - Rock River Bridge (Oldest) (Ogle County, Illinois)
Built 1882, Replaced 1897
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Rock River on Former Chicago, Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

MKT - Boonville Railroad Bridge (1st) (Cooper County, Missouri)
Built 1873-74 by the American Bridge Works. under W.G. Coolidge. Opened to railroad traffic Jan. 10, 1874. Rehabilitated 1883-84 by Kellogg and Maurice, of Athens, Pennsylvania.
Lost through truss swing bridge over the Missouri River on the MKT Railroad at Boonville
Replaced by a new bridge

Muscatine Ferry (1839-1891) (Muscatine County, Iowa)
In service 1839-1891
Lost Ferry across Mississippi River
No longer in service

National Road Bridge (Wayne County, Indiana)
Built 1834, closed to traffic in 1895, replaced in 1897
Lost Covered bridge over East Fork Whitewater River on Old National Road in Richmond
Replaced by a new bridge

ND&C - West Glenham Bridge (Oldest) (Dutchess County, New York)
Built before 1881; Replaced 1894
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Fishkill Creek on ND&C Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Newport and Cincinnati Bridge (Hamilton County, Ohio)
Built 1872 superstructure replaced 1897
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Ohio River on L&N Railroad
Superstructure replaced

NH - Seymour Covered Bridge (New Haven County, Connecticut)
Built 1849 ; One span removed & replaced by a Keystone span 1879; Other span replaced ca. 1896
Lost Bridge over Naugatuck River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NP - Little Falls Bridge (S, Older) (Morrison County, Minnesota)
Built 1889; Replaced 1899
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Northern Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NYC - Harlem River Bascule Bridge (New York County, New York)
Built 1867; Replaced 1897
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Harlem River on Metro North RR
Replaced by a new bridge

NYC - Honeoye Creek Covered Bridge (Ontario County, New York)
Built 1853: Replaced 1893
Lost Through truss bridge over Honeoye Creek on New York Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NYC - Maiden Lane Bridge (Old) (Albany County, New York)
Built 1872; Replaced 1899
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Hudson River on New York Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NYC - Waterport Trestle (Old) (Orleans County, New York)
Built 1875; Replaced 1892
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Oak Orchard River on New York Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NYNHL - Norwalk River Bridge (Old) (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built in 1895 Removed in 1897
Lost Bridge over Norwalk River on New York New Haven Line RR
Demolished

O&M - Wabash River Bridge (Knox County, Indiana)
Replaced 1897
Lost Post through truss bridge over Wabash River on Ohio & Mississippi Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Old Red Covered Bridge 13-92-02x (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built 1864, replaced in 1893
Lost Covered Bridge over Vermilion River on State Street in Danville
Replaced by new bridge

OW - Lyon Brook Bridge (Old) (Chenango County, New York)
Built 1869, replaced in 1894
Lost Deck truss bridge over Lyon Brook on former NY&OM/NYO&W Railroads northeast of Oxford
Replaced by a new bridge

PCR - Arroyo Grande Creek Bridge (Older) (San Luis Obispo County, California)
Replaced 1893
Lost Queenpost pony truss bridge over Arroyo Grande Creek on Pacific Coast Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

Pilot Rock Bridge (Cherokee County, Iowa)
Destroyed by Tornado 1893
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Little Sioux River on Road
Destroyed by severe weather

Portage Lake Swing Bridge (Older) (Houghton County, Michigan)
Built 1875; Replaced 1891
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Portage Lake on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Columbus Junction Railroad Bridge (Original) (Louisa County, Iowa)
Built 1868; Replaced in the early 1890s
Lost Thacher through truss bridge over Iowa River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Richard's Covered Bridge (Hartford County, Connecticut)
Replaced 1895
Lost Town lattice through truss bridge over Farmington River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Robert's Ferry Bridge (Old) (Johnson County, Iowa)
Built 1872; Replaced 1891
Lost Bridge over Iowa River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Rock Cut Bridge (Oldest) (Fayette County, Iowa)
Built 1874; Replaced 1897
Lost Howe pony truss bridge over Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Saulpaw Bridge (Knox County, Tennessee)
Built by GW Saulpaw 1880; Replaced by current bridge 1898
Lost wooden Howe through truss bridge over Tennessee River on Gay Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Shoal Creek Covered Bridge (Caldwell County, Missouri)
Built 1859; removed in 1894 and timber sold to the Hamilton-Kingston Railroad
Lost covered bridge over Shoal Creek somewhere near Kingston
Removed

Short's Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1868?, replaced in 1890
Lost Through truss bridge over North Fork Vermilion River on Bridge Street in Danville
Replaced by a new bridge

South Mill Creek Covered Bridge 37-24-10x (Marion County, Oregon)
Built 1862; Destroyed in flood and removed 1890
Lost Bridge over South Mill Creek on Commercial Street
Destroyed by flooding

SP - Yuma Swing Bridge (3rd) (Yuma County, Arizona)
Built 1886; Replaced 1894
Lost Howe pony truss bridge over Colorado River on Southern Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

St. Charles Pontoon Bridge (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Construction started 1888; opened to traffic June 1, 1890; destroyed by ice in November 1890
Short-lived pontoon bridge over the Missouri River at the foot of Adams Street in St. Charles
Lost

State Street Bridge (Older) (Winnebago County, Illinois)
Built 1871, replaced 1890, but floated down to Chestnut Street
Lost Post through truss bridge over Rock River on State Street
Replaced by a new bridge

StLIM&S - Baring Cross Bridge (Older) (Pulaski County, Arkansas)
Built 1873; Replaced 1890
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Arkansas River on Missouri Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

StLIM&S - Red River Bridge (Old) (Miller County, Arkansas)
Built 1874, Replaced 1890
Lost Through truss bridge over Red River on Cairo & Fulton Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Texarkana & Ft. Smith Railway - Red River Bridge (Little River County, Arkansas)
Built 1889, replaced and demolished in 1899.
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Red River on Texarkana and Fort Smith Railway,Kansas City, Texarkana, and Gulf Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

Third Avenue Bridge (Old) (New York County, New York)
Built 1868; replaced 1894
Lost Iron through arch bridge over Harlem River on Third Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Unnamed creek Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Replaced 1899
Lost Bridge over Unnamed creek on Local
Replaced by new bridge

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1247 (Livingston County, Illinois)
Original 12' frame trestle bridge at this location built 1882; replaced 1892 with corrugated iron pipe
Lost timber stringer bridge over Unknown ditch on Wabash Railroad
Replaced by a 96' corrugated iron pipe (6 yard tracks) in 1892

Wallkill Valley - Rosendale Trestle (Old) (Ulster County, New York)
Built 1870-72, replaced in 1895
Lost Deck truss bridge over Rondout Creek on Wallkill Valley Railroad
Replaced by new bridge

Walnut Street Bridge (2nd) (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1871, Replaced 1891
Bowstring through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Walnut Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Washington Street Bridge (Older) (Shiawassee County, Michigan)
Built 1859; Replaced 1894
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Shiawassee River on Washington Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Webster City Covered Bridge (Hamilton County, Iowa)
Built int he early 1870s; Replaced 1891
Lost Through truss bridge over Boone River on Bank Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Weed Street Bridge (1st) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1891; Replaced 1899
Lost Harmon folding lift bridge over Chicago River North Branch Canal on Weed Street
No longer exists

Weirs Channel Bridge (1883) (Belknap County, New Hampshire)
Replaced 1833 covered bridge. Approximate cost was 2000.00 dollars
1883 Lost Lenticular through truss bridge over Lake Winnipesaukee on Mani St
Replaced by a new bridge

Willamette River Bridge (Original) (Marion County, Oregon)
Collapsed in flood 1890
Lost Through truss bridge over Willamette on Center Street
Collapsed during flood 1890