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18th Street Bridge (Older) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1888; Replaced 1905
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on 18th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

4th Street Bridge (Oldest) (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Built 1872; Replaced 1904, Three spans relocated to Sans Souci Park.
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Cedar River on Bridge Street (4th Street)
Replaced by a new bridge

5th Street Bridge (Oldest) (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Built 1887, Replaced 1903
Lost Through truss bridge over Cedar River on 5th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

6th Avenue Bridge (Older) (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1886, Replaced 1906
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on 6th Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

9th Street Incline (Jackson County, Missouri)
Closed 1904; Demolished 1905
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over 9th Street/Railroad (ATSF)/Other city streets on Kansas City Cable Railway
Removed

AE&C/CNW Overpass (Du Page County, Illinois)
Built 1902; replaced 1907 by current bridge
Lost Pony truss bridge over C&NW RR on AE&C RR (later CA&E RR)
Replaced by a new bridge

Anacostia River Bridge (Old) (Washington, District of Columbia)
Built 1875; Rails added 1876; Replaced 1908
Lost Pratt Through truss bridge over Anacostia River in 11th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Archer Avenue Swing Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1870 to replace earlier bridge of unknown type, replaced 1906
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over South Fork of South Branch Chicago River on Archer Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Atchison Swing Bridge (Atchison County, Kansas)
Built 1875; Replaced ca. 1900
Lost Post through truss bridge over Missouri River on Road & Railroads
Replaced by a new bridge

ATSF/C&A - South Fork South Branch Chicago River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in the 1880s; Replaced 1906
Lost Pratt through truss bobtail swing bridge over Chicago River South Fork South Branch on Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe/Chicago & Alton RR
No longer exists

B&O - Cuyahoga River Bridge # 464 (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built in 1897 replaced in 1907
Lost Post through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Baltimore & Ohio RR
Demolished and replaced

B&O - Cuyahoga River Bridge #463 (Older) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 18XX; Replaced 1906
Lost Post through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Baltimore & Ohio
No longer exists

B&O - Patterson Bollman Bridge (Howard County, Maryland)
Built 1869 atop washed-out ruins of Patterson Viaduct, replaced 1902-03 by line realignment
Lost Bollman through truss bridge over Patapsco River on Former Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

B&O - Susquehanna River Bridge (Harford County, Maryland)
Built 1886 for Baltimore & Ohio Railroad; Replaced in stages 1907-10; 377-foot span collapsed during ongoing span replacement project Sept. 23, 1908.
Lost Bridge over Susquehanna River on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Banning Mill and Crossing (Minnehaha County, South Dakota)
The bridge was built three times in its lifetime: 1884, 1895, and 1899. While it was washed away the first two times, the bridge collapsed under a herd of cattle the third time. It was never rebuilt.
Lost bridge over Big Sioux River on 267th Street just south of Hwy. 42 and Iverson Bridges near East Sioux Falls
Collapsed

Benson Street Covered Bridge (Midland County, Michigan)
Built 1872; Destroyed by flooding 1907
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Tittabawassee River on Benson Street
Destroyed by flooding

Big Four - Cuyahoga River Swing Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Replaced in 1901
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Cleveland Columbus Chicago & St Louis RR
Replaced by a new bridge

Big Four - North Fork River Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built 1868, main span collapsed in 1893, replaced in 1902
Lost Deck truss bridge over North Fork Vermilion River on former Big Four Railroad in Danville
Replaced by a new bridge; filled in

Big Four - Twin Bridge (Hendricks County, Indiana)
Built 1883 for the CCC&I Railroad, replaced in 1906
Lost Deck truss bridge over West Fork White Lick Creek on former Big Four Railroad southeast of Danville
Replaced by new bridge

BM - Souhegan River Covered Deck Truss (Hillsborough County, New Hampshire)
Built 1851; Burned 1907; Replaced 1908
Lost Deck truss bridge over Souhegan River on Boston & Maine railroad
Destroyed by fire

BN - Spire Rock Trestle (Jefferson County, Montana)
Built 1901-2
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Halfway Creek on Northern Pacific Railroad Homestake Pass
"Out Of Service"

Bonner Springs Bridge (Wyandotte County, Kansas)
Built 1898; Lost in the flood of 1903
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Kansas River
Destroyed by flooding

Bridge Street Bridge (San Miguel County, New Mexico)
Replaced 1906
Lost Through truss bridge over Gallinas Creek on Bridge Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Bridge Street Bridge (Old) (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1861; Replaced 1908
Lost Wooden pony truss bridge over Delaware Canal on Bridge Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Broadway Bridge (Older) (New York County, New York)
Built 1895; Replaced 1905
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Harlem River on Broadway
Replaced by a new bridge but relocated, becoming the Universiy Heights Bridge

BSR - South Lee Bridge (Old) (Berkshire County, Massachusetts)
Built 1902; Destroyed by a derailment in 1903
Through truss Bridge over Housatonic River on Berkshire Street Railway
Destroyed by collision

Bulkeley Bridge (Temporary) (Hartford County, Connecticut)
Built 1896; Replaced 1908
Lost Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge over Connecticut River on US-84
Replaced by a new bridge

Bull Creek Bridge (Miami County, Kansas)
Built 1870, removed, spans separated and relocated in 1903
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Bull Creek on (Old) Kansas City Road
Spans separated and reused, one span relocated again to a park in Topeka.

Butler's Landing Bridge (Johnson County, Iowa)
Replaced 1907
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

California Northwestern - Petaluma River Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Replaced 1903
Lost Through truss bridge over Petaluma River on California Northwestern Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Canajoharie-Palatine Bridge(1) 32-39-03x (Montgomery County, New York)
Built 1826; Burned 1901
Lost covered through truss bridge over Mohawk River
Destroyed by fire

CB&Q - Des Moines River Covered Bridge (Van Buren County, Iowa)
Built 1871; Replaced ca. 1904-6
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Burlington & Southwestern Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CB&Q - Little Tarkio Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Iowa)
Built Unknown, Removed 1903
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Little Tarkio Creek on Former Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railway
Removed but not replaced

CB&Q - Wisconsin River Bridge (Old) (Crawford County, Wisconsin)
Built 1886; Replaced 1908
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wisconsin River on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CBQ - Big Rock Creek Deck Truss (Kendall County, Illinois)
Built 1882; Replaced 1903
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Big Rock Creek on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CBQ - Des Moines River Brige (Original) (Mahaska County, Iowa)
Lost to flooding in 1907 and replaced shortly thereafter
Lost Bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad
Destroyed by flooding

CBQ - Skunk River Bridge (Old) (Henry County, Iowa)
Replaced 1905
Lost Bridge over Skunk River on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CBQ - West Nodaway River Bridge (Older) (Montgomery County, Iowa)
Built ?; replaced 1903
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over West Nodaway River on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Cedar Hill Covered Bridge (Jefferson County, Missouri)
Destroyed 1908
Lost covered bridge over Big River at Cedar Hill
Destroyed by severe weather

Cermak Road Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in 1871 Replaced in 1905
Lost Howe through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Cermak Road Bridge
Replaced by a new bridge

CGW - Zumbro River Bridge (Olmsted County, Minnesota)
Built 1883; Replaced 1908
Pratt through truss bridge over Zumbro River on Chicago Great Western Railway
Destroyed by flooding & replaced by a new bridge

Chain Bridge (Old) (Essex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1810; replaced 1909
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Merrimack River on Main Street/Trolley
Replaced by a new bridge

Charlevoix Bridge (Older) (Charlevoix County, Michigan)
Replaced 1900
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Island Outlet Lake on Bridge Street US 31
Demolished

Chelsea Bridge (Older) (Tama County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1876; Replaced 1907
Lost through truss bridge over Iowa River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

CNJ/LV Overpass (Old) (Carbon County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1888; Replaced 1906
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Lehigh Valley Railroad on Central Railroad of New Jersey
Replaced by a new bridge

CNTP - Tunnel 21 (Morgan County, Tennessee)
Built in 1878 by the Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific Railroad in cooperation with the city of Cincinnati, Ohio
Lost Tunnel
Removed but not replaced; 'daylighted' that is, top blown off and cut made.

CNW - Clinton Bridge (East Channel) (Whiteside County, Illinois)
Built 1865; Reconstructed 1868 & 1874; replaced by a new bridge in 1908
McCallum through truss bridge over Cat Tail Slough on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CNW - Clinton Bridge (West Channel) (Clinton County, Iowa)
Built 1865; Reconstructed 1874; Drawspan replaced 1887; A few spans replaced in 1898; replaced by a new bridge in 1908
Lost Bollman through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CNW - Des Plaines River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1883; Replaced 1909
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Plaines River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

CNW - Kinzie Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1898; Replaced 1908 and relocated to Milwaukee
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Chicago River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

CNW - KK Madison Bridge (Old) (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)
Built 1898; Replaced 1908 with a span relocated from Chicago
Lost Through truss bridge over Kinnickinnic River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

Coatesville High Bridge (3rd) (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1890; Replaced 1904
Lost Bridge on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Colbert Bridge (2nd) (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Built 1892; Lost to flooding 1908
Lost Bridge over Red River of the South on Colbert Ferry Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Cole Bridge (Peoria County, Illinois)
Built 1848; Repalced 1909
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Illinois River on Bridge Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Concord Street Bridge (Middlesex County, Massachusetts)
Replaced 1907
Lost Truss bridge over Charles River on Concord Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Connellsville Suspension Bridge (Fayette County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1861; Replaced 1905
Lost Suspension bridge over Youghiogheny River on Crawford Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Cortland Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Buit 1871, replaced 1902
Lost Through truss bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Cortland Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Croton Reservoir Bridge (Westchester County, New York)
Built 1852?; replaced 1904
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Croton Reservoir on Old Croton Dam Road
Replaced by a new bridge

D&H - Erie Canal Bridge (Schenectady County, New York)
Replaced ca. 1905
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Erie Canal on Delaware & Hudson Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

DL&W - Seneca River Bridge (Onondaga County, New York)
Abandoned & removed 1909
Lost Bridge over Seneca River on Railroad
Removed

Durand Bridge (Pepin County, Wisconsin)
Built 1884; Blown down in 1902
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Chippewa River
Replaced by a new bridge

E Street Bridge (Fremont County, Iowa)
Built ?; Filled in 1908
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Old Channel Willow Creek on E Street
Filled in

Eight Track Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1901; Replqced 1909
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Sanitary & Ship Canal on Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad/Chicago Junction Railway/Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Erie - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Collapsed in 1900
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Erie RR
Collapsed

Erie Avenue Bridge (2nd) (Lorain County, Ohio)
Built 1889; Replaced 1900
Lost Truss bridge over Black River on Erie Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

FEC - St. Johns River Bridge (Palatka, Old) (Putnam County, Florida)
Built 1888; Collapsed 1903
Thacher through truss bridge over St Johns River on Florida East Coast RR
No longer exists

First Bismarck Railroad Bridge (Burleigh County, North Dakota)
Built in 1882 under the direction of George Morison; superstructure replaced 1905
Lost through and deck truss bridge over the Missouri River carrying the Northern Pacific Railway in Bismarck
Orginal Whipple truss spans replaced with through Warren truss spans, reusing the original piers

First Fair Oaks Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1901 by the Pacific Construction Co.; washed away by a flash flood in 1907
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over American River
Destroyed by flood

First Glasgow Railroad Bridge (Howard County, Missouri)
Built 1878-79 by Gen. William Sooy Smith; superstructure replaced in 1900
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Missouri River on Chicago & Alton Railroad
Superstructure replaced

First Latah Bridge (Spokane County, Washington)
Built 1890 by "private subscription"
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Latah Creek on road
Replaced by a new bridge

Galveston Bay Wagon Bridge (Galveston County, Texas)
Built 1893; Destroyed by the 1900 Hurricane
Pratt through truss swing bridge over Galveston Bay on Road
Destroyed by severe weather

Glade Bridge (Oldest) (Warren County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1881; Replaced 1907
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Allegheny River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Glendive Swing Bridge (Dawson County, Montana)
Built 1895; Sections destroyed by flooding 1899; Replaced 1900
Lost Parker through truss through truss bridge over Yellowstone River on Road
Destroyed by flooding

Grant Street Bridge (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Built 1877 by the Ohio Bridge Co. of Cleveland; replaced 1906
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over West Fork Des Moines River on Lewis Street
Replaced by new bridge

GT - Androscoggin River Bridge (Androscoggin County, Maine)
Built ?; Replaced 1909
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Androscoggin River on Grand Trunk Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Gualala Bridge (old) (Sonoma County, California)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Gualala River
No longer exists

Hamilton Street Bridge (3rd) (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca 1869; Replaced 1902
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Lehigh River on Hamilton Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Hampton Bays Swing Bridge (Suffolk County, New York)
Built 1892; Replaced 1907
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Shinnecock Canal on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

High Level Bridge (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Replaced 1909
Pratt deck truss bridge over Conneaut Creek on Road and Conneaut & Erie Traction Co.
Replaced by a new bridge

Hunters Point Avenue Bridge (Old) (Queens County, New York)
Built 1867; demolished 1907; replaced 1910
Lost Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge over Dutch Kills on Hunters Point Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Big Muddy River Bridge (Jackson County, Illinois)
Built 1886; Replaced 1903
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Big Muddy River on Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - First Dubuque Bridge (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Built 1868, Approach Trusses added 1872, Swing Span Replaced 1896, Rest of Bridge Replaced 1900
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Former Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Iowa River Bridge (Hardin County, Iowa)
Built 1894; Replaced 1909
Lost Deck truss bridge over Iowa River on Railroad
Replaced by new bridge

Illinois River Bridge (Peoria County, Illinois)
Built 1909, collapsed on May 1, 1909
Lost concrete arch bridge over Illinois River in Peoria
Collapsed, and replaced

International Bridge (Webb County, Texas)
Built in the 1880s; Destroyed April 28, 1905
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Rio Grande on Footpath
Destroyed by flooding

Iron Bridge, Penwell NJ (Hunterdon County, New Jersey)
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Musconetcong River on Penwell Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Jefferson Avenue Bridge (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built in 1871 Removed in 1905
Lost Bridge over Cuyahoga River on Jefferson Avenue
No longer exists

Keefer's Bridge (Bonneville County, Idaho)
Built 1868; Replaced 1907 and relocated to Woodville
Lost Through truss bridge over Snake River on Broadway Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Kilbourn Bridge (Old) (Columbia County, Wisconsin)
Built 1877, Replaced 1903
Lost Whipple deck truss bridge over Wisconsin River on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Destroyed by Tornado

Kilbourn Bridge (Old) (Van Buren County, Iowa)
Built 1890; Destroyed 1903
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
Destroyed by flooding

Kinzua Bridge (Original) (McKean County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1882; Replaced 1900
Lost Deck truss bridge over Kinzua Creek on Erie Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

L&HR - Delaware River Bridge (Old) (Northampton County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1899 using some second-hand parts; Replaced 1907
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Delaware River on Central Railroad of New Jersey
Replaced by a new bridge

L&N - Fort DeWolf Bridge #4 (Bullitt County, Kentucky)
Replaced ca. 1909
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Salt River on Louisville & Nashville Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Lehigh Bridge (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1894; replaced 1906
Lost Deck truss bridge over Lehigh River on Lehigh Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Lehigh Bridge (Older) (Webster County, Iowa)
Replaced 1907
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on School Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Locust Street Bridge (Old) (Polk County, Iowa)
Replaced 1909
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Locust Street
Replaced by new bridge

Long Bridge (Second) (Washington, District of Columbia)
Built 1835 by DC government to replace 1809 span damaged 1831; damaged by high water/ice 1836, 1841, 1856, 1860, 1863, 1866, 1887; rail tracks added for Baltimore & Potomac RR 1870s; removal and replacement authorized 1901, removed 1906.
Howe through truss bridge


Loomis Street Swing Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Lost Through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Loomis Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Lost Bridge (1st) (Hamilton County, Ohio)
Built 1866 by John Chambelain, destroyed by fire on July 28, 1903
Lost covered bridge over Great Miami River on Lawrenceburg Road
Destroyed by fire

Lower Selah Bridge (1st) (Yakima County, Washington)
Built 1905; Destroyed 1906; Replaced 1907
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Yakima River on Road
Destroyed by flooding