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NH - Farmington River Bridge (N) (Hartford County, Connecticut)
Built 1904
Lost Bridge over Farmington River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Removed after railroad line abandoned due to flood damage in 1955.

NH - Quinebaug River Bridge (Windham County, Connecticut)
Two southern spans lost to 1955 floods, line abandoned 1959, remainder demolished at a later point
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Quinebaug River, River Road, and Kennedy Drive on NYNH&H Midland Division
Replaced by a pedestrian bridge

NH - West Branch Farmington River Bridge (Litchfield County, Connecticut)
Destroyed by flooding 1955; line north of Collinsville shortly thereafter
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over West Branch Farmington River & US 44 on NH New Hartford Branch
Destroyed by flooding

NH - Woonsocket Covered Bridge (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Built 1898; destroyed by flooding 1955
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Blackstone River on New Haven Railroad - Spur to Social Village
Destroyed by flooding

NKP - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1907; Replaced in 1944 -1956
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on New York Chicago & St Louis RR
Replaced by a new bridge

Nooksack River Bridge (Whatcom County, Washington)
Built 1890; Replaced 1957(?)
Lost Through truss bridge over Nooksack River on Northeast Diagonal Road
Replaced by a new bridge

North Hero - Alburgh Bridge (Grand Isle County, Vermont)
Built 1886 by Vermont Construction Co; Replaced 1952
Lost Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge
Replaced by a new bridge

North Platte State Aid Bridge (Lincoln County, Nebraska)
Built 1916; replaced 1959
Lost Pony truss bridge over North Platte River on Lincoln Highway
Replaced by a new bridge

NYC - Cuyahoga River Bascule Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1901; Replaced 1953
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Cleveland Columbus Chicago & St Louis RR
Replaced by a new bridge

NYC - Harlem River Swing Bridge (New York County, New York)
Built 1896; Replaced 1954
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Harlem River on New York Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Nyssa Bridge (Malheur County, Oregon)
Built Ca. 1900, Replaced 1957
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Snake River on Old Oregon-Idaho Highway
Replaced by new bridge

Oak Ridge Bridge (De Kalb County, Illinois)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Somonauk Creek at Suydam Road
No longer exists

Oakalla Bridge over Rocky Creek (Burnet County, Texas)
I was told that the bridge was destroyed by the Mother's Day flood of 1957.
Lost Bridge over Rocky Creek on Road in Oakalla
Replaced by a new bridge

Oconee River Bridge (Laurens County, Georgia)
Built 1923; Replaced 1952
Lost Pratt through truss swing bridge over Oconee River on Jackson Street
No longer exists

OH 138 - McCortney Run Bridge (Ross County, Ohio)
Built 1881
Lost Through truss bridge over McCortney Run on OH 138


OH 202 - Lost Creek Bridge (Miami County, Ohio)
Lost Through truss bridge over Lost Creek on OH 202
Replaced by a new bridge in 1955

OH 213 - Yellow Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Ohio)
Damaged in 1953 ; replaced in 1955
Lost Through truss bridge over Yellow Creek on OH 213
Replaced by a new bridge

OH 44 - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Portage County, Ohio)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on OH 44
Replaced by a new bridge

Old 7 Brazos River Bridge (Falls County, Texas)
Lost circa 1950
Lost Bridge over Brazos River on Old Hwy 7
Demolished

Old Amite River Bridge (Livingston Parish, Louisiana)
Collapsed 1959
Lost Bridge over Amite River at Port Vincent on LA-42
Collapsed

Old Bay St. Louis Bridge (Hancock County, Mississippi)
Built 1928, replaced 1954 and demolished soon thereafter.
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Bay St Louis on US-90
Replaced by a new bridge

Old Cape Fair Bridge (Stone County, Missouri)
Demolished for construction of Table Rock Lake
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over James River on MO 76 (Formerly Rte C)
Demolished

Old Center Point Road Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Replaced; New alignment built 1956
Lost Bridge over East Otter Creek on Old Alignment of Center Point Road
Replaced by a new bridge; Stone abutments remain

Old Etienne creek bridge (Kittitas County, Washington)
Lost Bridge over Entienne creek on Former highway 97
No longer exists

Old Feather River Bridge (Sutter County, California)
Replaced 1958
Lost Through truss bridge over Feather River on State Route 99
Replaced by new bridge

Old FM1988 Long King Creek Bridge (Polk County, Texas)
Replaced ca. 1959
Lost Bridge over Long King Creek on FM 1988
The bridge supports are all that remain

Old Jackson Center Bridge (Mercer County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1922; rehabilitated 1961; made obsolete by a new bridge in the 1950s; bridge and old alignment abandoned
Bridge over Yellow Creek on US Hwy. 62 (old alignment)
Closed to all traffic

Old Main Street Bridge (Piscataquis County, Maine)
Lost 1954
Lost Through truss bridge over Piscataquis River on Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Old Peshastin Creek Bridge (Chelan County, Washington)
Replaced 1958; abutments remain
Lost Bridge over Peshastin Creek on Old Alignment US97
Replaced by a new bridge

Old Rock Bridge (Independence County, Arkansas)
Built 1870, collapsed in 1958, not rebuilt
Lost Stone arch bridge over Salado Creek on Old Highway 14
Collapsed

Old SR 38-Branch Whitewater River Bridge (Wayne County, Indiana)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Unnamed creek
Collapsed

Old Trout River Bridge (Duval County, Florida)
Ca. 1930 bascule Bridge over Trout River on Old Main St/pedestrian path
Open to pedestrians only

Old US 127 Liberty Bridge (Casey County, Kentucky)
Lost Through truss bridge over Green River on US 127
Replaced by a new bridge

Old White River Bridge (Carroll County, Arkansas)
Replaced 1952
Lost Through truss bridge over White River on US 62
Replaced by new bridge

Old White River Bridge (Barry County, Missouri)
Built in 1937 removed for Table Rock Lake in 1957
Lost through truss bridge over White River-Table Rock Lake on Route P at the time (now MO 86)
No longer exists

Old Wildcat Creek Bridge (Benton County, Arkansas)
Built 1931-32; Replaced 1955
Lost Pony truss bridge over Wildcat Creek on AR 68 (now CR 1782)
Replaced by new bridge

Older FM 486 Little River Bridge (Milam County, Texas)
Replaced 1953
Lost Through truss bridge over Little River on Fm 486
Replaced by new bridge

Olentangy River N. Market Street Bridge (Crawford County, Ohio)
Lost pony truss bridge over Olentangy River on N. Market Street in Galion
Replaced by new bridge

Oliver Street Bridge (Old) (Shiawassee County, Michigan)
Built 1859; Replaced 1894 and relocated here; Replaced 1954
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Shiawassee River on Oliver Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Organ Ferry Bridge (Ralls County, Missouri)
Collapsed due to overloaded semi truck/trailer filled with lard. Disaster occurred early evening, Jan 13, 1956 (a Friday). On MO State Hwy V between New London and Hannibal. Two drivers from Tennessee claimed they were lost and tried to cross.
Lost through truss bridge east of New London, MO
No longer exists, although the both bank abutments and some railing can still be seen just below the water.

Original Prado Road Bridge (San Luis Obispo County, California)
Built unknown; Replaced 1957
Lost Bridge over San Luis Obispo Creek on Prado Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Original US 54 Bridge (Callaway County, Missouri)
Built 1921, US 54 realigned 1954, removed some time thereafter.
Lost Bridge over Auxvasse Creek on US 54
Removed but not replaced

Ouachita River AR 27 Bridge (Montgomery County, Arkansas)
Lost through truss bridge over the Ouachita River on AR 27
No longer exists

Oxbow Bridge (King County, Washington)
Built 1911; Draw mechanism replaced 1929; Replaced 1956
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Duwamish Waterway on 1st Avenue South
Replaced by a new bridge

Oysters Mill Bridge (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1881 by Samuel Myers. It replaced an iron structure built by Mosely Iron Bridge Co. that was built in 1869.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Connodoguinet Creek on Former LR21015, SR1015
Destroyed by fire

PA 27 - Pine Creek Bridge (Crawford County, Pennsylvania)
Built circa 1900-1905; collapsed in 1955; temporary bridge built in 1955; replacement bridge built in 1958
Lost Through truss bridge over Pine Creek
Replaced by a new bridge

Paris Covered Bridge 25-69-04x (Monroe County, Missouri)
Completed ca. 1858 for $5,000 by Joseph C. Elliott; rehabilitated 1952; washed away in 1958
Lost 100-ft covered bridge over Middle Fork Salt River at Paris
No longer exists

Park Avenue Bridge (Old) (Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana)
Built ?; Replaced 1958
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Gulf Intracoastal Waterway on East Park Avenue
Demolished

Parkin Bridge (Cross County, Arkansas)
Lost swing through truss bridge over St. Francis River on US 64 at Parkin
Replaced by a new bridge in 1954

Pasco - Burbank Bridge (Franklin County, Washington)
Built1919 -'21, State ownership (tolls removed) 1927, destroyed by fire 1949, replaced 1952
Lost Bridge over Snake River on Inland Empire Highway / US410
Destroyed by fire

PE - Beverly Glen Boulevard Overpass (Old) (Los Angeles County, California)
Replaced 1959
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Beverly Glen Boulevard on Pacific Electric Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

PE - Easton Wash Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Removed 1951
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Eaton Wash on Pacific Electric Railway
Removed

PE - Fletcher Drive Trestle (Los Angeles County, California)
Buitl 1904 as timber trestle, rebuilt 1928 with deck girder main span, Demolished 1959
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Fletcher Drive on Pacific Electric Railway
Removed but not replaced

PE - Los Angeles River Bridge (Atwater Village) (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1929; Removed 1959
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Los Angeles River on Railroad
Removed

PE - Los Angeles River Bridge (Long Beach, Old) (Los Angeles County, California)
Built ?; Replaced 1956 due to flood-control plans
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Los Angeles River on Pacific Electric Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

PE - Riverside Drive Viaduct (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1929; Removed 1959
Lost Pony plate girder bridge over Riverside Drive on Pacific Electric Railway
Removed but not replaced

Pecos River Bridge (De Baca County, New Mexico)
Built 1914; replaced 1958
Lost Pony truss bridge over Pecos River on Sumner Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Pecos River Bridge (old) (Val Verde County, Texas)
Built 1923
Lost Through truss bridge over Pecos River on US 90
Destroyed by flooding

Pere Marquette - Manistee River High Bridge (Manistee County, Michigan)
Built 1889; Removed 1955
Lost Bridge over Manistee River on former Pere Marquette Railroad in Wellston
Lost

Peru Swing Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Longest single span structure in Illinois when completed in 1870
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Illinois River on Route 251
No longer exists

Petit Jean River Suspension Bridge (Yell County, Arkansas)
Bridge built by Yell County, Arkansas. Additional historical data to follow.
Lost Bridge over Petit Jean River
Replaced by a new bridge

Philipps Mill Bridge (Floyd County, Iowa)
Built in 1878 to replace a two-span bowstring arch bridge; replaced in 1958
Lost Through truss bridge over Winnebago River on CSAH B-47
Replaced by a new bridge

Pine Creek Covered Bridge (Warren County, Indiana)
Built 1859
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Big Pine Creek on State Route 55
Replaced by a new bridge

Pine Street Bridge (Old) (Snyder County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1900, demolished ca. 1952
Lost Through truss bridge over Penns Creek on Pine Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Pine Street Bridge (Old) (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1907; Replaced 1952
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Lehigh River on Race Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Plaquemine LA 1 Bridge (Old) (Iberville Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1898 ; replaced with a second swing bridge 1908, replaced 1950
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Plaquemine Bayou on Louisiana 1
Replaced by a new bridge

Polk Road - Wilson Creek Bowstring Bridge (Clinton County, Ohio)
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Wilson Creek on Polk Road
Replaced by a new bridge in 1955

Pompanoosuc Bridge (Windsor County, Vermont)
Built 1866 by Bela Fletcher; Bypassed 1937; Demolished 1954
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Ompanoosuc River on U.S. Route 5
Demolished

Poplar Neck Road Railroad Overpass #3 (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
built ca. 1870s, removed ca. 1958-60
Lost Other pony truss bridge over Reading Railroad on Poplar Neck Road/S. 9th St.
Removed but not replaced

Poquonock Bridge (Old) (Hartford County, Connecticut)
Replaced Moseley bridge of 1869.
Through truss bridge with adjacent trolley bridge
Replaced by a new bridge

Portland-Columbia Covered Bridge (Northampton County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1869 by Kellogg and Maurice Co. of Athens, PA. (Union Bridge Co.) Destroyed in 1955
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Delaware River on Green Street
Destroyed by severe weather

Postlewaite Covered Bridge (Dubois County, Indiana)
Built 1872
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Patoka River


Powhatan Swinging Bridge (Lawrence County, Arkansas)
Built 1925-26; made obsolete by free state ferry in 1938; removed in 1952
Lost suspension bridge over Black River on old US 63 at Powhatan
No longer exists

PRCo - Finleyville Trestle (Washington County, Pennsylvania)
Removed c1953 when Charleroi line abandoned
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over B&O RR on Pittsburgh Railways (abandoned)
Removed but not replaced

Purcell Covered Bridge (Ripley County, Indiana)
Built in 1881 by Philip Ensminger; removed in 1957 for a recreation lake
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Laughery Creek on Tyson Street
Removed but not replaced

Putah Creek Bridge (Napa County, California)
Built 1896, covered by Lake Berryessa 1957
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Putah Creek
Lost submerged intact

Quasqueton Bridge (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Replaced 1959
Camelback through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Quines Creek Covered Bridge 37-10-08x (Douglas County, Oregon)
Built 1913, Replaced 1958
Lost Smith through truss bridge over Cow Creek on Quines Creek Road
Replaced by new bridge

Raleigh Covered Bridge (Rush County, Indiana)
Built in 1882 by A.M. Kennedy & Sons; replaced in 1953
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Flatrock River on County Road 900 North
Replaced by a new bridge

Reber's Bridge 1838-1951 (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1838
Lost Bridge over Tulpehocken Creek on SR2008
Replaced by a new bridge

Red River Suspension Bridge (Jefferson County, Oklahoma)
Built 1924; Burned ca 1955
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Red River on Burned Out Bridge Road
Removed but not replaced; Tower remains

Red Wing High Bridge (Goodhue County, Minnesota)
Built 1895; Replaced 1958
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Mississippi River on US 63
Replaced by a new bridge

Redding Free Bridge (Shasta County, California)
Built 1908; Replaced 1948; Closed 1951; Deemed unsafe after 1955 flood; Demolished 1956
Through truss bridge over Sacramento River on Smile Place
Replaced by a new bridge

Renton Covered Bridge (King County, Washington)
Built 1911
Lost Through truss bridge over Northern Pacific, Union Pacific, and Great Northern Railroads on 129th Street
Destroyed by fire

RGS - Bridge 45B (San Miguel County, Colorado)
Built 1892; Removed 1951
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Howard Fork San Miguel River on Rio Grande Southern Railroad
Removed

RGS - Bridge 46A (San Miguel County, Colorado)
Built 1910, Dismantled 1951.
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Tributary of Ilium Flume on Rio Grande Southern Railroad
Removed

RGS - Bridge 46B (San Miguel County, Colorado)
Built 1920; Removed 1951
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Tributary of Ilium Flume on Rio Grande Southern Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RGS - Bridge 46C (San Miguel County, Colorado)
Built 1920; Removed 1951
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Tributary of Ilium Flume on Rio Grande Southern Railroad
Removed

RGS - Bridge 46D (San Miguel County, Colorado)
Built 1920; Removed 1951
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Tributary of Ilium Flume on Rio Grande Southern Railroad
Removed

RGS - Bridge 46E (San Miguel County, Colorado)
Built 1892; Removed 1951
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Tributary of Ilium Flume on Rio Grande Southern Railroad
Removed

RGS - Bridge 46F (San Miguel County, Colorado)
Built 1892; Removed 1951
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Tributary of Ilium Flume on Rio Grande Southern Railroad
Removed

RGS - Butterfly Trestle (San Miguel County, Colorado)
Built 1892; Removed 1951
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Lake Fork San Miguel River on Rio Grande Southern Railroad
Removed

Rhoad's Bridge (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1852; Replaced 1955
Lost Stone arch bridge over W Br Conococheaque Creek on Pa 995; Sr 0995 (Welsh Run Road)
Replaced by new bridge

RI - Dry Run Viaduct (Bremer County, Iowa)
Built 1886; Removed 1959
Deck plate girder bridge over 6th Avenue SW & Dry Run on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed

RI - Shell Rock River Bridge (Bremer County, Iowa)
Built 1886; Removed 1959
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Shell Rock River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed

RI - US6 Overpass (E; Old) (Polk County, Iowa)
Replaced 1955
Lost Girder bridge over US 6 on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - US6 Overpass (W; Old) (Polk County, Iowa)
Replaced 1955
Lost Girder bridge over US 6 on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Richard's Lenticular Bridge (Hartford County, Connecticut)
Built 1895; Lost to flooding in 1955
Lost Lenticular through truss bridge over Farmington River on Collinsville Road
Destroyed by flooding

Rickard Road bridge(old US 42) (Union County, Ohio)
Lost Bridge over Big Darby Creek
Collapsed

Ringling Bridge (Sarasota County, Florida)
Built 1925; Replaced 1957
Lost Bridge over Sarasota Bay on SR-789
Replaced by a new bridge