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13th Street Squaw Creek Bridge (Original) (Story County, Iowa)
Built 1925, Damaged by Ice Jam 1946; Replaced 1947
Lost Bridge over Squaw Creek on 13th Street
Destroyed by collision with ice

6th Avenue Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Replaced 1947
Lost Through truss bridge over Indian Creek on 6th Avenue
Replaced on a new alignment

Adams Road Covered Bridge 35-04-11 (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Built after 1878 flood; Replaced 1947
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Ashtabula River on Adams Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Adkins Bridge (Greene County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Raccoon River on E 57 Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Allenville Covered Bridge 25-16-02x (Cape Girardeau County, Missouri)
Built soon after the Civil War to replace an earlier structure. Destroyed by a severe thunderstorm during the morning of Nov. 2, 1945.
Lost covered bridge over Old Channel Whitewater River near Allenville
Destroyed by a severe thunderstorm

AR42 St Francis Bay Bridge (Older) (Cross County, Arkansas)
Washed off its foundation and dropped into the channel during a flood in 1944.
Pratt pony truss bridge over St Francis Bay Ditch on State Route 42
Bridge was washed off its foundation during a a flood in 1944

ATSF - Canyon Diablo Trestle (Coconino County, Arizona)
Built 1882; Replaced 1946
Lost Deck truss bridge over Canyon Diablo on Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe RR
Replaced by new bridge

B&M - Franklin Covered Bridge (Merrimack County, New Hampshire)
Built 1890
Lost covered bridge over Merrimack River on Boston & Maine Railroad
Collapsed

B&O - IN 3 Overpass (Clark County, Indiana)
Replaced 1948
Lost Bridge over Indiana 3 on B&O Railroad
Replaced

B&O - Point Pleasant-Henderson Bridge (Mason County, West Virginia)
Built 1888; Replaced 1947
Lost Bridge over Kanawha River on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Barryville-Shohola Suspension Bridge (Pike County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1854; Damaged by severe wind storm 1859; Cables snapped 1865; Repaired & rehabilitated 1866; Replaced 1941
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Deleware River on SR434
Replaced by a new bridge

Bear Creek Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Replaced 1948
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Bear Creek on Road
Replaced

Blackford Bridge (Kossuth County, Iowa)
Replaced ca 1942
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on McGregor Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Branson Truss Bridge (Taney County, Missouri)
Lost to Flooding 1943
Lost two-span through truss bridge over the White River in Branson
Destroyed by flooding

BRB&L - Crystal Cove Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1903. Removed 1940
Lost Pony plate girder bascule bridge over Crystal Cove on Boston Revere Beach & Lynn RR
Removed

Bridge No. 4 (Mariposa County, California)
Built during 1920's; Removed after 1945 abandonment
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Creek on Yosemite Valley Railroad
Removed but not replaced; abutments and supports remain

Bridge Street Bridge (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1908; Replaced 1942
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Delaware Canal on Bridge Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Broadway Tunnel (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1901; Removed 1949 due to the construction of the Hollywood Freeway obliterating Fort Moore Hill
Lost Tunnel under Fort Moore Hill on North Broadway
Removed

Byrd Street Tunnel (Richmond, Virginia)
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Lost Tunnel under 4th St/ 3rd St/ 2nd St on Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad and the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad Connection Co.
Filled in

C&S - Clear Creek Bridge #19 (Jefferson County, Colorado)
Built 1907 replacing a timber bridge; Removed 1941
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Clear Creek on Colorado & Southern Railway
Removed

Canyon Creek Bridge (Douglas County, Oregon)
Built 1921, Removed 1945
Lost Open-spandrel arch bridge over Canyon Creek on Pacific Highway
Lost

Carmi Bridge (Old) (White County, Illinois)
Replaced 1949
Lost three-span Marsh arch bridge over Little Wabash River on IL 1 in Carmi
Replaced by a steel stringer bridge

Carter Road Bridge (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Lost Through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Scranton / Carter Road
Replaced by a new bridge

CD&M - Camanche Flyover (Clinton County, Iowa)
Built 1904; Removed 1940
Lost Pony plate girder bridge over Chicago & North Western Railway on Clinton, Davenport & Muscatine Railway
Removed

CD&M - Harts Mill Creek Trestle (Clinton County, Iowa)
Removed 1940
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Harts Mill Creek on Clinton, Davenport & Muscatine Railway
Removed

CD&M - McCarty Creek Bridge (Scott County, Iowa)
Removed 1940
Lost Timber stringer bridge over McCarty Creek on Clinton, Davenport & Muscatine Railway
Removed

CD&M - Mill Creek Trestle (Clinton County, Iowa)
Removed 1940
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Mill Creek on Clinton, Davenport & Muscatine Railway
Removed but not replaced

CD&M - Spencer Creek Bridge (Scott County, Iowa)
Removed 1940
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Spencer Creek on Clinton, Davenport & Muscatine Railway
Removed

CD&M - US67 Overpass (Scott County, Iowa)
Removed 1940
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over US 67 on Clinton, Davenport & Muscatine Railway
Removed but not replaced

CD&M - Wapsi Backwaters Trestle (Clinton County, Iowa)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Wapsipinicon River Backwater on Clinton, Davenport & Muscatine Railway
Removed but not replaced

CD&M - Wapsipinicon River Bridge (Scott County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1904; Removed 1940
Lost Through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Clinton, Davenport & Muscatine Railway
Removed but not replaced

Center Street Bridge (Old) (Sauk County, Wisconsin)
Lost Through truss bridge over River on Center
Replaced by a new bridge

Chesapeake City Bridge (Old) (Cecil County, Maryland)
Destroyed July 28, 1942 by M/V Franz Klasen; Replaced 1948
Lost Pratt through truss vertical lift bridge over Chesapeake & Delaware Canal on MD 213
Destroyed by collision & replaced

Chillicothe Bridge (Wapello County, Iowa)
Destroyed by ice jam March 4th 1949, Replaced 1951
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
Destroyed by ice jam & replaced by a new bridge

Chincoteague Channel Drawbridge (Older) (Accomack County, Virginia)
Built 1922; Replaced 1940
Lost Through truss bridge over Chincoteague Channel on Virginia Route 175
Replaced by a new bridge

Claylick Bridge (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
Replaced 1947
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Licking Creek on Pa 75; Sr 0075 (Fort Loudon Rd)
Replaced by new bridge

CN - South Fork Catfish Creek Bridge (Older) (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1887; Replaced 1940
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over South Fork Catfish Creek on Former IC Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CNW - 500th Avenue Overpass (Story County, Iowa)
Built 1899, Replaced 1941
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over 500th Avenue on Railroad (CNW)
Replaced by a new bridge

CNW - Boyer River Bridge (Near Dow City) (Crawford County, Iowa)
Replaced 1948
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Boyer River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

Conococheague Creek Bridge (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1816 ca; Replaced 1941
Lost Stone arch bridge over Conococheague Creek on Pa 16, Sr 0016 (Buchanan Trail W)
Replaced by new bridge

Cynthiana Covered Bridge 17-49-05x (Harrison County, Kentucky)
Built 1808; Played important role in the raid on Cynthiana during Civil War; Removed 1948
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over South Fork Licking River on Bridge Street
Removed

Davis Street Ferry (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Lost ferry between South St. Louis County and East Carondelet, IL. Went obsolete when the Old JB Bridge opened in 1944.
Lost ferry across the Mississippi River
No longer exists

DCI - 80th Street Overpass (Polk County, Iowa)
Built ?; Removed ca 1946
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over 80th Street on Des Moines & Central Iowa Railway
Removed

DCI - Camp Creek Tributary Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built ?; Removed ca 1946
Lost Culvert bridge over Tributary of Camp Creek on Des Moines & Central Iowa Railway
Removed

DCI - Fourmile Creek Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built ?; Removed ca 1946
Lost Bridge over Fourmile Creek on Des Moines & Central Iowa Railway
Removed

DCI - Squaw Creek Bridge (Jasper County, Iowa)
Built ?; Removed ca 1946
Lost Bridge over Squaw Creek on Des Moines & Central Iowa Railway
Removed

DH - Hadley Bridge (Old) (Saratoga County, New York)
Built 1894 to replace earlier bridge; rehabilitated 1921; replaced 1943
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Sacandaga River on Delaware & Hudson RR
Replaced by a new bridge

DH - Stony Creek Bridge (Warren County, New York)
Built 1891; Replaced 1943
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Stony Creek on Delaware & Hudson RR
Replaced by a new bridge

Dubuque Wagon Bridge (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Built 1886; Demolished 1943
Lost Through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Durand Swing Bridge (Pepin County, Wisconsin)
Built 1902; Replaced 1941
Baltimore through truss swing bridge over Chipewa River on State Route 10 Walcot Street
Replaced by a new bridge

East Henrietta Road Erie Canal (Older) (Monroe County, New York)
Lost Bridge over Erie Canal on 15A
Replaced by a new bridge

Eau Claire River Bridge (Old) (Eau Claire County, Wisconsin)
Lost Through truss bridge over Eau Claire river on Road D
Replaced by a new bridge

Eden Park Arch & Viaduct (Hamilton County, Ohio)
Built 1874; Demolished 1949
Lost Deck arch bridge over Eden Park Drive on Trolley
Removed but not replaced

Edison Street Bridge (Old) (San Joaquin County, California)
Built 1886; Replaced 1942
Lost Bridge over Mormon Slough on Edison Street & Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

Erie Avenue Bridge (3rd) (Lorain County, Ohio)
Built 1900; Replaced 1940
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Black River on Erie Avenue US 6
Replaced by a new bridge

Erie Lackawanna - South Street Overpass (Allegany County, New York)
Lost Bridge over South Street on EL RR
Replaced by a new bridge

Erie Street Swan Creek Bridge (Old) (Lucas County, Ohio)
Bridge over Swan Creek on Erie Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Farmington Bridge (Van Buren County, Iowa)
Built 1882, Replaced 1948
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on IA 2
Replaced by a new bridge

FtW&WV - Twin Bridge (Wells County, Indiana)
Lost Through truss bridge over Wabash River on former Ft. Wayne and Wabash Valley Traction in Bluffton
Lost

Gold Star Memorial Bridge (New London County, Connecticut)
Replaced 1943
Lost Through truss bridge over Thames River, Railroad, & Local Roads on Interstate-95
Replaced by new bridge

Groton Bridge (New London County, Connecticut)
Built 1889 for the New York, Providence & Boston Railroad; Replaced by the railroad 1919 and converted to road use; Replaced 1943
Pratt through truss bridge over Thames River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Hamilton Avenue Bridge (Old) (Kings County, New York)
Built 1908; replaced 1940
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Gowanus Canal on Hamilton Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

HCR - Kolekole Stream Viaduct (Hawaii County, Hawaii)
Center span washed out by the 1946 Tsunami
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Kolekole Stream on Hawaii Consolidated Railway
Destroyed by Tsunami

HCR - Wailuku River Bridge (Hawaii County, Hawaii)
Built after the collapse of the original trestle bridge in 1923 . One of the three spans was washed away by the tsunami in 1946.
Lost Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Wailuku River on Hawaii Consolidated Railway
Two of the original three spans are in use as a automotive deck truss across Kolekole Creek.

Heister's Bridge (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1811; Replaced 1941
Lost Stone arch bridge over W.Br.of Conococheaque Creek on Pa 16; Sr 0016 (Buchanan Trail W)
Replaced by new bridge

Heron Branch Bridge (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
Replaced 1940
Lost Stone arch bridge over Muddy Run on Pa 533;Sr 0533 (Orrstown Road)
Replaced by new bridge

Hewitt Street -O'neill Creek (Old) (Clark County, Wisconsin)
Lost Through truss bridge over O'neill Creek on Hewitt Street
Replaced by a new bridge

High Level Bridge (Summit County, Ohio)
Built 1915; Replaced 1949
Lost Open-spandrel arch bridge over Cuyahoga River on N. Howard Street
Replaced by new bridge

Hills Mill Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Built circa 1890
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Buffalo Creek on Hills Mill Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Hiwassee River Bridge (Bradley County, Tennessee)
Built 1912; Replaced 1940
Lost through truss swing bridge over Hiwassee River on Lee Highway
Replaced by a new bridge

Hoquarten Slough Bridge (Tillamook County, Oregon)
Built 1916; Replaced 1948
Bridge over Hoquarten Slough on 3rd Street
No longer exists

Horse Creek Bridge (Marengo County, Alabama)
Replaced 1940
Lost Bridge over Horse Creek on AL-69
Replaced by new bridge

Huntingdon Avenue Streetcar Viaduct (Baltimore, Maryland)
Built 1893, Steel arch added 1907, Demolished 1949
Lost Steel Pratt deck truss, steel arch, and trestle bridge over Stony Run and Maryland & Pennsylvania RR on former United Railways & Electric
Removed but not replaced

IA979 Cedar River Bridge (Old) (Cedar County, Iowa)
Built ?; Replaced 1948
Lost Through truss bridge over Cedar River on IA 979
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Boone River Bridge (Hamilton County, Iowa)
Built 1903, Lost 1947
Lost Through truss bridge over Boone River on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Cedar Creek Bridge (Pocahontas County, Iowa)
Built 1891; Replaced 1947
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Railroad (IC)
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Little Sioux River Bridge (Cherokee County, Iowa)
One truss span removed 1909, Replaced 1947
Lost Through truss bridge over Little Sioux River on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Tennessee River (Kentucky Lake) Bridge (Marshall County, Kentucky)
Built 1905; Removed circa 1944
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Lake Kentucky of the Tennessee River on Illinois Central RR
No longer exists

Indian River Inlet Swing Bridge (1938) (Sussex County, Delaware)
Built 1938; Destroyed by tidal ice 1948
Lost Bridge over Indian River Inlet on DE 1
Destroyed by collision with ice via tide

IR - Muscatatuck River Bridge (Jackson County, Indiana)
Built 1907; Removed 1941
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Muscatatuck River on Indiana Railroad
Removed

IR - Vernon Fork Muscatatuck River Bridge (Jackson County, Indiana)
Built 1907; Removed 1941
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Vernon Fork Muscatatuck River on Indiana Railroad
Removed

Ivanhoe Bridge (Older) (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1877, Southwest part of the bridge rebuilt 1910-12 with a Pratt truss; Replaced 1946
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Cedar River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Jefferson Highway Little River Bridge (Decatur County, Iowa)
Replaced 1943
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Little River on Jefferson Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Johnsonville Railroad Bridge (Humphreys County, Tennessee)
Originally built 1867 as a timber Howe truss bridge; rebuilt or modified in 1873, 1893, 1900, and 1915; demolished 1945 with the creation of Kentucky Lake
Lost through truss swing bridge over Tennessee River on the NC&Stl Railway between Eva and (Old) Johnsonville
No longer exists

KCS - Neches River Swing Bridge (Old) (Jefferson County, Texas)
Built ?; Replaced 1941
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Neches River on Kansas City Southern Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

Kelley's Falls Bridge (Hillsborough County, New Hampshire)
Built 1914; Replaced 1949
Lost Warren deck truss bridge over Piscataquag River on Kelley Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Kelloggsville Covered Bridge 35-04-08x (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Built in 1867 by Mr. Potter (First name unknown); Replaced 1947
Lost Covered Town lattice truss bridge over Ashtabula River on Stanhope-Kelloggsville Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Kime Bridge (Wayne County, Missouri)
Abandoned after the creation of Lake Wappapello in 1941 (or before)
Lost bridge over St. Francis River (now Lake Wappapello) near the historic townsite of Kime, just north of Holliday Landing
Two sets of piers remain standing

Knight's Bridge 37-03-02x (Clackamas County, Oregon)
Built 1877
Lost Through truss bridge over Molalla River on Knights Bridge Rd.
Destroyed by wind in 1947

L'Anguille River US 79 Bridge (Lee County, Arkansas)
Lost three-span through truss bridge over L'Anguille River on US 79 just east of Marianna in Marianna
Replaced by new bridge in 1947

Lanes Bridge (Old) (Fresno County, California)
Built 1889; Timber supports gave way 1917; Damaged in flood 1937; Demolished and replaced 1940
Lost Through truss bridge over San Joaquin River on Yosemite Highway
Replaced by a new bridge

Leaksville Covered Bridge 33-79-04x (Rockingham County, North Carolina)
Built 1852 in the town of Leaksville; Collapsed 1943; 30' stone piling remains
Lost Covered Lattice through truss bridge over Dan River on Old State Highway 87
Replaced by a new bridge

Lewis Street Swing Bridge (Scott County, Minnesota)
Built in the 1880s, requested for scrap in 1942 due to WWII
Lost Through truss bridge over Minnesota River on Lewis Street
Removed but not replaced

Lincoln Highway South Skunk River Bridge (Old) (Story County, Iowa)
Built 1920; moved to 150th Street over the South Skunk River 1952.
Truss bridge over South Skunk River on Lincoln Highway
Replaced by new bridge but relocated

Lindsay's Bridge (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
Replaced 1949
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Conococheague Creek on Sr 3004 (Bino Road)
Replaced by new bridge

Little Sugar Creek Bridge (Benton County, Arkansas)
Replaced 1940
Lost through truss bridge over Little Sugar Creek on AR 100 (later US 71) north of Bentonville in Bella Vista
Replaced by a new bridge

Local Road Bridge (Wapello County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1910; replaced 1940
Lost pony truss bridge over an unnamed creek on a local road
No longer exists

Long Point Bridge (Old) (Tama County, Iowa)
Built 1895; Replaced 1941
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Lower Bridge (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Construction started 1873, closed 1934, demolished 1943
Lost Truss bridge over Mississippi River on 10th Avenue South/ 6th Avenue SE
Removed but not replaced

Luraville Swing Bridge (Suwannee County, Florida)
Built 1907; Replaced by new bridge in 1947
Lost swing bridge over Suwannee River on unnamed road in Luraville
Replaced by new bridge