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Lost during 1940s

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RI - Skunk River Bridge (Old) (Washington County, Iowa)
Removed 1945 due to track reconstruction project
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Skunk River/Hwy IA1 on former Rock Island RR
Replaced by a new bridge on a different alignment

RI - Small Stream Bridge (Old Alignment) (Appanoose County, Iowa)
Bypassed and removed ca. 1946
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over small stream on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Demolished

RI - Smallwood Creek Bridge (Old) (Yell County, Arkansas)
Built 1896; Replaced 1941
Lost Bridge over Smallwood Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - US63 Overpass (Old) (Davis County, Iowa)
Replaced 1946
Lost Concrete stringer bridge over US 63 on RI Goldenstate Route
Removed and crossing relocated approx 1/2 mile to the north

RI - Wapsipinicon River Bridge (Clinton County, Iowa)
Abandoned & Removed 1940
Lost Through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed

Roberts Covered Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Built in 1881-2 by A. M. Kennedy & Sons, replaced in 1942 when Geist Reservoir was being created.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Fall Creek on 79th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Rochester Bridge (Cedar County, Iowa)
Built 1880; Span collapsed due to overweight truck May 4th, 1947; Replaced 1948
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Cedar River on Road
Collapsed

Rock Creek Covered Bridge 35-04-23x (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Built 1832 by Samuel Ackley & George Crowell of Ashtabula-Trumbull Turnpike Co.; Survived flood and ice jams 1884; Caught fire 1924; Petitions raised 1942 by Travelers Club to save and preserve but failed; Dismantled and replace by steel truss 1948
Lost Covered Through truss bridge over Rock Creek on Stiles Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Salt Prong Hubbard Creek Bridge (Shackelford County, Texas)
Lost Through truss bridge over Salt Prong Hubbard Creek on FM 601
Replaced by new bridge

Salt River Bridge (early) (Maricopa County, Arizona)
Bridge on Center Street (now Central Ave
Replaced by a new bridge

San Francisquito Creek Bridge (Santa Clara County, California)
Replaced 1948
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over San Francisquito Creek on Pope Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Sanders Covered Bridge (Owen County, Kentucky)
One span collapsed by an overloaded truck in 1922. Remaining two spans lost to arson on August 23, 1948.
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Eagle Creek on KY 36
Destroyed by fire

SE 9th Street Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1871 at Walnut Street, Relocated here 1891; Abandoned 1934; Removed 1941
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Des Moines River on SE 9th Street
Removed

Sears Mill Bridge (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Built 1873; Span lost and replaced with a Bailey truss span?; Replaced 1948
Lost Through truss bridge over Rock River on 11th Street
Replaced by new bridge

Selma Swing Bridge (Dallas County, Alabama)
Built 1884 and bridge demolished in 1940 due to construction of Edmund Pettus Bridge. Bridge Tender's House, however, has been preserved as a bed and breakfast.
Lost Bridge over Alabama River on Water Street in Selma
Lost

Sheldon Bridge (Franklin County, Vermont)
Built 1887 by the Vermont Construction Co; Bypassed and demolished 1947
Lost Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge over Missisquoi River on Abandoned alignment of Main Street
Removed but not replaced

Simpson Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Built 1895; Removed 1941
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cedar River on Lucas Grove Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Sipsey River Bridge (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama)
Replaced 1940
Lost Bridge over Sipsey River on Upper Columbus Road
Replaced by new bridge

South Amana Bridge (Older) (Iowa County, Iowa)
Built ?; Replaced 1941
Lost Bridge over Iowa River on 220th Trail
Replaced by a new bridge

SP - 29th Street Overpass (San Francisco County, California)
Built 1890; Removed 1942
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over 29th Street on Southern Pacific Railroad
Removed

SP - Dolores Street Overpass (San Francisco County, California)
Built 1890; Removed 1942
Bridge over Dolores Street & 27th Street on Southern Pacific Railroad


SP - Neches River Bridge (Old) (Jefferson County, Texas)
Built 1918; Replaced 1940
Through truss bridge over Neches River on Southern Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

SP - Pajaro River Bridge (Old) (Santa Cruz County, California)
Replaced ca 1940
Lost Deck truss bridge over Pajaro River on Southern Pacific Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

SP - Pecos River Viaduct (Val Verde County, Texas)
Built 1892, Strengthened in 1910 and 1929, Replaced 1944, Removed 1949
Lost Deck truss bridge over Pecos River on Southern Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Spring Common Bridge (Old) (Mahoning County, Ohio)
Built 1911; Replaced 1949
Lost Bridge over Mahoning River on 5th Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

SRC - Aqueduct Trestle (Schenectady County, New York)
Built 1904; Abandoned 1941; Removed 1943 for the metal tot be used in the war effort.
Lost Pratt deck truss truss bridge over Mohawk River & Erie Canal on Schenectady Railway Co.
Removed but not replaced

St Louis & Southwestern Railroad Bridge over Cross County Ditch (Cross County, Arkansas)
Lost 1944
Lost Bridge over Cross County Ditch on St Louis and Southwestern Railroad
Destroyed by flooding

State Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1903; removed 1941, replacement bridge completed 1947
Lost Deck truss bridge over Chicago River on State Street
Replaced by a new bridge

State Street Bridge (Old) (Winnebago County, Illinois)
Built 1890; Replaced 1948
Lost Pony plate girder bridge over Rock River on State Street
Replaced by a new bridge

State Street Bridge (Old) (Jefferson County, New York)
Built 1895 by Buffalo Bridge & Iron Works; Replaced 1949
Lost Bridge over Black River on Rte 136
Replaced by a new bridge

Steigers Run Bridge (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1814 ca; Replaced 1941
Lost Stone arch bridge over Steigers Run on Pa 16; Sr 0016 (Buchanan Trail W)
Replaced by new bridge

Stoudt's Ferry Covered Bridge 38-06-34x (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1857; Collapsed 1948
Lost Covered Through truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Stoudt's Ferry Bridge Road
Collapsed

Susquehanna River Bridge (Harford County, Maryland)
Original bridge replaced in stages 1873-1886; Converted to road use ca 1910 by private owners; Converted to a double-decker ca. 1923 by the state of Maryland; Replaced 1940; Removed 1943
Lost Pratt through truss and swing bridge over Susquehanna River on Road
Removed but not replaced at exact site

Sutherland Ford Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built 1876, relocated to Harrison Park ca. 1935, collapsed in 1945
Lost Through truss bridge over North Fork Vermilion River on Hungry Hollow Road
Collapsed

Tacoma Narrows Bridge (1940) (Pierce County, Washington)
Built 1940, collapsed on November 7, 1940
Lost suspension bridge over Tacoma Narrows on Primary State Highway 14-A in Tacoma
Collapsed

TPC&L - Portage River Bridge (Ottawa County, Ohio)
Built 1904; One span lost 1923, Removed 1946
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Portage River on Toledo, Port Clinton, & Lakeside Railway
Removed but not replaced

Turkey Creek Bridge (Warren County, Iowa)
Replaced 1940
Lost pony truss bridge over Turkey Creek on a local road
No longer exists

Twin Bridges Bridge (Madison County, Montana)
Built 1894; Replaced 1949
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Beaverhead River on 4th Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Two Bayou Covered Bridge 04-52-01x (Ouachita County, Arkansas)
Built circa 1860, Lost circa 1944
Lost covered bridge over Two Bayou Creek on US 79 in Camden
No longer exists

Upper Free Bridge (Peoria County, Illinois)
Built 1888
Lost bridge over the Illinois River at Peoria
Demolished

Upper Greenville Bridge (Wayne County, Missouri)
Built 1905-06 by the American Bridge Co.; closed 1935; demolished 1947
Lost through truss bridge over St. Francis River at Greenville on the road to Patterson
Removed

Upper Selah Bridge (2nd) (Yakima County, Washington)
Built 1907; Replaced 1947
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Yakima River on the present Golf Course Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Upper Suspension Bridge (Franklin County, Massachusetts)
Built 1878; damaged in 1936 flood; demolished for war effort 1942
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Connecticut River
Damaged beyond repair in 1936 flood

US 23 Shadeville Bridge (Franklin County, Ohio)
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Big Walnut Creek on US 23
Replaced by a new bridge

US18 Turkey River Bridge (Older) (Fayette County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1881; Replaced 1943
Lost 3-Hinged Braced Arch through truss bridge over Turkey River on US 18
Replaced by a new bridge

US40 Flatrock River Bridge (Old) (Henry County, Indiana)
Built 1908; Replaced ca. 1944
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Flatrock River on US-40
Replaced by a new bridge

US67 Hennepin Canal Swing Bridge (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1896; Replaced 1948
Lost Bridge over Hennepin Canal on US 67
Replaced by a new bridge upstream

US67 St. Francis River Bridge (Wayne County, Missouri)
Built 1909; Modified for road use 1931; Replaced 1941 and put into storage; Relocated 1944
Lost through truss railroad bridge at Old Greenville over St. Francis River
Removed and relocated

UTC - Fall Creek Bridge (Madison County, Indiana)
Built in 1908; Line abandoned and bridge probably removed 1944
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Fall Creek on Former Interurban route
Removed

UTC - Fayne Juction Bridge (Henry County, Indiana)
Built 1914
Lost Open-spandrel arch bridge over New York Central Railroad on Union Traction Company of Indiana
Removed

UTC - Woodward Viaduct (Henry County, Indiana)
Built 1914; Removed ca. 1940
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over New York Central Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad & Woodward Avenue on Union Traction Company of Indiana
Removed

Viall Street Bridge (Old) (Saratoga County, New York)
Built 1887 by Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; Replaced 1946
Lost Lenticular pony truss bridge over Anthony Kill (Tenandaho creek) on Viall Ave.
Replaced by a new bridge

W&GN - Columbia River Railway Bridge (Stevens County, Washington)
Built 1902 covered 1914 converted to highway bridge 1926, demolished 1941
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Columbia River on Washington & Great Northern Railway
Demolished

Wabash - Hastie Crossing (Old) (Polk County, Iowa)
Built ?; Replaced 1947
Lost Timber striger bridge over Adelphi RFD 1 & Unnamed Tributary of the Des Moines River on Wabash Railroad
No longer exists

Wabash Railroad Bridge #716 (Chariton County, Missouri)
Original bridge at this location built 1893; removed 1942 upon line abandonment
Lost Stone culvert bridge over Unknown ditch on Wabash Railroad
Demolished

Wabash Railroad Bridge #721 (Chariton County, Missouri)
Original bridge at this location built 1892; removed 1942 upon line abandonment
Lost Stone culvert bridge over Unknown ditch on Wabash Railroad
Demolished

Wabash Railroad Bridge #732 - E. Fork Chariton River (Chariton County, Missouri)
Original low-truss bridge at this location built 1895; replaced by 148' through span (unknown year); removed 1942 upon line abandonment
Lost Truss bridge over E. Fork Chariton River on Wabash Railroad
Demolished

Wabash Railroad Bridge #741 - Doxie Creek (Chariton County, Missouri)
Original Howe truss bridge at this location built 1895; replaced with 148' through-truss span (unknown year); removed 1942 upon line abandonment
Lost through-truss bridge over Doxie Creek on Wabash Railroad
Demolished

Wabash Railroad Bridge #744 - Howell Branch (Chariton County, Missouri)
Original bridge at this location built 1896; removed 1942 upon line abandonment
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Howell Branch on Wabash Railroad
Demolished

Wabash Railroad Bridge #745 - Spring Branch (Chariton County, Missouri)
Original bridge at this location built 1896; rebuilt 1908; removed 1942 upon line abandonment
Lost Bridge over Spring Branch on Wabash Railroad
Demolished

Wabash Railroad Bridge #746 - Coon Hollow (Chariton County, Missouri)
Original bridge at this location built 1892; removed 1942 upon line abandonment
Lost Through truss bridge over Coon Hollow on Wabash Railroad
Demolished

Wabash Railroad Bridge #746B (Chariton County, Missouri)
Original bridge at this location built 1892; renewed 1905; removed 1942 upon line abandonment
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Bear Creek on Wabash Railroad
Demolished

Wabash Railroad Bridge #746E (Howard County, Missouri)
Original bridge at this location built 1892; removed 1942 upon line abandonment
Lost Timber stringer bridge over City Water Works intake pipe on Wabash Railroad
Demolished

Wabash-Pittsburgh Terminal - Liberty Street Viaduct (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1904 as an adjunct to the W-PT Freight House to access other RR freight houses in the Point District of Pittsburgh
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Liberty Avenue on Wabash-Pittsburgh Terminal, later Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway
Demolished

Wabash-Pittsburgh Terminal - Monongahela River Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1903 to give Wabash-Pittsburgh Terminal Ry. to gain access to Pittsburgh proper. Only 2 bridge piers remain.
Lost Bridge over Monongahela River on Railroad
Removed but not replaced

Wapello Bridge (Louisa County, Iowa)
Built 1873, Westernmost span replaced 1884; Easternmost span replaced and additional span added 1885; Middle 3 spans replaced 1903; Condemned 1945 after a truck carrying limestone dust fell through a span; Removed 1948
Lost Through truss bridge over Iowa River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Washington Street Bridge (Old) (St. Joseph County, Michigan)
Lost Pony truss bridge over St Joseph River on Washington Street
Replaced by a new bridge

West 3rd Street Bridge (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1913, Remaining 1888 approach span collapsed 1916 after colliding with a streetcar; Replaced 1940
Lost truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on West 3rd Street
Replaced by a new bridge

White Bluffs Ferry (Benton County, Washington)
Established 1861 Service stopped 1943 with creation of the Hanford nuclear reservation
Lost Ferry across Columbia River
No longer exists

White Lick Creek Bridge (Older) (Hendricks County, Indiana)
Built 1888; replaced 1940
Lost Through truss bridge
Replaced by a new bridge

White River Lost Bridge (Benton County, Arkansas)
Built 1929 ; Destroyed by flooding 1943
Lost Bridge over White River on AR 127
Destroyed by flooding

Winona High Wagon Bridge (Winona County, Minnesota)
Opened July 4, 1892; tolls removed 1923; demolished 1942 and recycled for war effort
Lost Through truss bridge over Mississippi River on MN 43
Replaced by a new bridge and demolished

Yellowstone River Bridge (Prairie County, Montana)
Built in 1914; lost when ice jam broke three piers 1:17 PM on March 27, 1943
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Yellowstone River on US 10
Destroyed by disaster: Ice jam

Yorktown Bridge (Lincoln County, Arkansas)
Lost pony truss bridge over Bayou Bartholomew on AR 13 (now US 425) at Yorktown, north of Star City
Replaced by a new bridge in 1948