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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 1902-03, 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 in Windsor
Replaced by a new bridge

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

Port Washington Bridge (Tuscarawas County, Ohio)
Lost Through truss bridge over Tuscarawas River Bridge on River Hill Road (CR 14)
Collapsed; replaced by new bridge in 1959

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

Pratt Ferry Bridge (1902) (Bibb County, Alabama)
Built 1902 replacing an 1885 bridge; replaced 1952
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Cahaba River on River Bend Road
Replaced by a new bridge

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 Water Street
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

Reedy River-Old Rt 418 Bridge (Greenville County, South Carolina)
Replaced 1958
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Reedy River on Old Rt 418 (McKelvey Rd)
Replaced by 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 - Harrison Street Ralston Creek Bridge (E; Old) (Johnson County, Iowa)
Collapsed during removal 1959
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Ralston Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Collapsed

RI - Mosquito Creek Viaduct (Pottawattamie County, Iowa)
Replaced 1954
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Mosquito Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

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

River Street Bridge (Antrim County, Michigan)
Lost TPratt pony truss swing bridge over Clam Lake/ River on River Street
Replaced by a new bridge downstream

River Street-West Branch Deleware River (Older) (Delaware County, New York)
Lost Through truss bridge over West Branch Deleware River on River Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Rock Creek Bridge (Barry County, Missouri)
Low Water Bridge inundated by Table Rock Lake
Bridge over Rock Creek on Rte F
Inundated

Rock Creek Covered Bridge (Coos County, Oregon)
Built 1919, Replaced 1954
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Rock Creek on Old OR 42
Replaced by new bridge

Rock Creek, Keasey Rd. (Columbia County, Oregon)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Rock Creek on Keasaey Road
Replaced by a new bridge in 1954

Rome Bridge (Henry County, Iowa)
Built 1886; Demolished 1958
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Skunk River on US 34
Replaced by a new bridge

Roosevelt International Bridge (St. Lawrence County, New York)
Roadway added in 1933; removed in 1959 for building of St Lawrence Seaway
Lost Through truss bridge over St Lawrence River on New York Central RR and roadway
Replaced by a new bridge

Route 148 Flat Creek Bridge (Stone County, Missouri)
Bridge replaced in 1956 due to inundation of Table Rock Dam
Lost Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Flat Creek on Route 148
Demolished

Rte 86 Indian Creek Bridge (Stone County, Missouri)
Removed for construction of Table Rock Dam
Lost Slab bridge over Indian Creek on MO 86 (now MO H)
No longer exists

Rubidoux Bridge (Riverside County, California)
Built 1928; Replaced 1953
Lost closed-spandrel arch bridge over Santa Ana River on Route 60
Removed but not replaced; Remains can be found at Carlson Park

Rumsey Street Bridge (Seneca County, New York)
Built in the 1870s, replaced 1959
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Senca River on Rumsey Street
Replaced by a new bridge

RUT - Chatham High Bridge (Columbia County, New York)
Removed following abandonment in 1953
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Stony Kill on Rutland Railroad
Removed but not replaced

Sabine Memorial Bridge (Orange County, Texas)
Built 1927; removed 1954
Lost swing truss bridge over Sabine River on US 90
Removed

Saco Bridge (Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1903
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Erie Railroad on Mount Cobb Road
Removed but not replaced

SAL - Savannah River Bridge (Chatham County, Georgia)
Built ca 1910; Replaced 1952 after a ship collision in 1951
Lost Through truss bridge over Savannah River on Seaboard Air Line Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Saline River US 70 Bridge (Sevier County, Arkansas)
Lost two-span pony truss bridge over Saline River on US 70 west of Dierks
Replaced by a new bridge in 1950

Saline River US 79 Bridge (Cleveland County, Arkansas)
Replaced 1956
Lost through truss bridge over Saline River on AR 3 (later US 79) south of Rison
Replaced by a new bridge

Salmon River Covered Bridge (Lincoln County, Oregon)
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Salmon River on Road 508
Demolished

Salt Bayou Bridge (St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1929; replaced 1955
Lost Bridge over Salt Bayou on LA 433 (formerly US 90 and US 11/190)
Replaced by a new bridge

Salt Creek-10th Street Bridge (Lancaster County, Nebraska)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Salt Creek on 10th Street
Collapsed

San Joaquin River Bridge (Fresno County, California)
Replaced 1952
Lost Arch bridge over San Joaquin River on North Fork Road
Replaced by new bridge

Sandusky Street Bridge (Franklin County, Ohio)
Replaced in mid 50s when Columbus built a freeway on top
Lost Bridge over Scioto River on Sandusky Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Sandy Creek Route KK Bridge (Cape Girardeau County, Missouri)
Replaced by a culvert in 1955
Lost bridge over Sandy Creek on Route KK, east of Friedheim
No longer exists, but stone abutments still visible

Sarasota Pass Bridge (Old) (Manatee County, Florida)
Replaced 1956
Lost Through truss bridge over Sarasota Bay on Route 684
Demolished and replaced

Satans Kingdom Bridge (1916) (Litchfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1916; one span destroyed by flooding 1955; replaced 1958
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Farmington River on Old US Route 44 in New Hartford
Replaced by a new bridge

Satilla River Bridge (Charlton County, Georgia)
Built 1929; Replaced 1956
Bridge over Satilla River on Burnt Fort Road Route 252
Replaced by a new bridge

Sauk River Bridge (Stearns County, Minnesota)
Lost Through truss bridge over Sauk River on MN 15
Replaced by a new bridge in 1950

Saxe Bridge (Wayne County, Illinois)
Replaced 1959
Lost Bridge over Little Wabash River on Ditch Bank Road
Replaced by new bridge on a new alignment

Scott Bridge (Delaware County, New York)
Built 1875
Lost Stone arch bridge over Little Delaware River on CR 6
Replaced by a new bridge

SCS - War Eagle Park Bridge (Woodbury County, Iowa)
Removed 1956
Lost Bridge over Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad on Sioux City Service Co.
Removed but not replaced

Second Lake Pend Oreille Bridge (Bonner County, Idaho)
Built 1934, replaced 1956
Bridge over Lake Pend Oreille River on 1st Street
No longer exists

Selvey Road - Mud Creek Bridge (Delaware County, Indiana)
Lost stringer bridge over Mud Creek on Selvey Road
Replaced by a new bridge in 1951

Seven Mile Creek Bridge - Older (Preble County, Ohio)
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Seven Mile Creek on OH 725
Replaced by a new bridge in 1956

Shawneetown Ferry (Gallatin County, Illinois)
Built 1809
Lost Ferry over Ohio River
No longer exists

Short Mountain Creek Bridge (Logan County, Arkansas)
Built 1928; replaced 1957
Pony truss bridge over Short Mountain Creek on AR 22
Demolished in 1957

Sipsey River Bridge (Fayette County, Alabama)
Lost Through truss bridge on County Road 49 over Sipsey River
Replaced by a new bridge in 1960

Sixteen-to-One Bridge (Boone County, Iowa)
Condemned 1947; Washed away 1954
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Des Moines River on IA 164
Destroyed by flooding

Skagit River Bridge (Old) (Skagit County, Washington)
Built 19XX; Replaced 1959
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Skagit River on WA 9
Replaced by a new bridge

Smithville Bridge (2nd) (Bastrop County, Texas)
Built 1915; Replaced 1950
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Colorado River on Texas Highway
Replaced by a new bridge

SN - Broadway Terrace Overpass (Alameda County, California)
Built 1936; Removed 1957
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Broadway Terrace on Sacramento Northern Railway
Removed

SN - Chabot Road Overpass (Alameda County, California)
Built ?; Removed 1957
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Chabot Road on Sacramento Northern Railway
Removed

SN - Florence Avenue Trestle (Alameda County, California)
Built ?; Removed 1957
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Abandoned section of Florence Avenue on Sacramento Northern Railway
Removed

SN - Mountain Boulevard Overpass (Alameda County, California)
Built 1936; Removed 1957
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Mountain Boulevard on Sacramento Northern Railway
Removed

SN - Snake Road Trestle (Alameda County, California)
Built ?; Removed 1957
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Snake Road on Sacramento Northern Railway
Removed, replaced with a footbridge

SN - Suisun Bay Ferry "Ramon" (Contra Costa County, California)
Built 1915; Operations ceased 1954
Lost Ferry across Suisun Bay on Railroad (SN)
No Longer In Operation

SN - Thornhill Drive Overpass (Alameda County, California)
Built ?; Deck plate girder added ca 1930; Removed in 1957
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Thornhill Drive on Sacramento Northern Railway
Removed