Oldest Listed Bridges

Note: This page only includes bridges listed on this website. We can't guarantee that all U.S. bridges are represented here.

  1. Frankford Avenue Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
    Three-span stone arch bridge over Pennypack Creek on Frankford Avenue (US 13) in Holmesburg
    Open to traffic
    Built 1697 by the residents of Lower Dublin Township; widened 1893
  2. Cook's Bridge (Middlesex County, Massachusetts)
    Stone arch bridge over Charles River on Elliot Street
    Open to traffic
    Built 1714; Widened 1897
  3. Old Stone Bridge (Somerset County, New Jersey)
    Stone arch bridge over Unnamed creek on Olde York Road
    Filled in
    Planned in 1683, built 1731, site of 1777 Battle of Bound Brook; creek later filled in and bridge buried intact
  4. Mission Espada Aqueduct (Bexar County, Texas)
    Stone arch bridge over Piedras Creek on Acequia Madre
    Still carries water
    Built between 1731 and 1745
  5. Sewall's Bridge (York County, Maine)
    Lost Timber stringer bridge over York River on Organug Road
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1761; replaced 1934
  6. Choate Bridge (Essex County, Massachusetts)
    Two-span stone arch bridge over Ipswich River on MA 1A (Main Street) in Ipswich
    Open to traffic
    Built 1764; widened 1838
  7. Adams Street Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
    Stone bridge over Neponset River on Adams Street
    Open to traffic
    Slab spans built 1765; arch spans added 1847; rehabilitated 2006
  8. Old Bethelehem Road Bridge (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Cooks Creek on Old Bethlehem Road in Pleasant Valley, PA
    Open to traffic
    Built 1777. Widened & Repaired 1902 and Rebuilt 2008
  9. John Seabrook Plantation Bridge (Charleston County, South Carolina)
    Abandoned arch bridge over Branch of Wadmalaw River on Abandoned Road
    Derelict/abandoned
    Built 1782
  10. Uncle Tim's Bridge (Barnstable County, Massachusetts)
    Timber stringer bridge over Duck Creek
    Open to pedestrians only
    Built 1783; Restored 2008
  11. Trinity Lane Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Gulph Mills Creek on Trinity Lane
    Open to traffic
  12. Stony Brook Bridge (Mercer County, New Jersey)
    Stone arch bridge over Stony Brook on US 206
    Open to traffic
    Built 1792
  13. Skippack Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Skippack Creek on Germantown Pike in Evansburg, PA
    Open to traffic
    Built 1792, rehab 1992
  14. Swamp Pike Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Minister Creek on Swamp Pike
    Open to traffic
    Built 1792; rehabilitated 1844, 1928, 1990 ca
  15. Washington Bridge (Older) 39-04-01x (Providence County, Rhode Island)
    Lost Covered Through truss bridge over Seekonk on I-195
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1793; Damaged in storm 1867; Replaced 1885
  16. Fisher's Lane Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Tacony Creek on Fisher's Lane in Philadelphia
    Open to traffic
    Built 1796; rehabilitated 1801
  17. Millstone River Bridge - Kingston (Mercer County, New Jersey)
    Stone arch bridge over Millstone River on Old alignment of the King's Highway - Lincoln Highway - Rt. 27
    Open to traffic
    Built 1798
  18. Perkiomen Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
    Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Perkiomen Creek on Ridge Pike in Collegeville, Pennsylvania
    Open to traffic
    Built in 1799 and a major rebuilding in 1928. One ofthe oldest stone arched bridges in the country. Originally a toll bridge.
  19. Stony Brook Bridge - Princeton Pike (Mercer County, New Jersey)
    Stone arch bridge over Stony Brook on CR 583
    Open to traffic
    Built 1900; rehabilitated 1979
  20. Military Road Bridge (Jefferson County, New York)
    Concrete arch bridge over Mill Creek on Military Road in Sackets Harbor
    Open to traffic
    Built 1800; rehabilitated 2003
  21. Royal Springs Bridge (Scott County, Kentucky)
    Stone arch bridge over Royal Spring Creek on Main St. (US 460)
    Open to traffic
    Built 1800 (some sources claim 1789) by Elijah Craig. For a more detailed history see above in Description.
  22. Cayuga Long Bridge (Cayuga County, New York)
    Lost Bridge over Cayuga Lake on trail
    Removed but not replaced
    Built 1800
  23. Willow Avenue Bridge (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
    Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River / Old River on Willow Avenue
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1800's
  24. Dock Street Bridge (Schenectady County, New York)
    Lost Bridge over Erie Canal/Mohawk River on 890 Dock Street
    No longer exists
    Built 1800's
  25. Old "Old" Taylorsville Road Bridge (Jefferson County, Kentucky)
    Abandoned stone arch bridge over Branch of Chenoweth Run on Former Old Tayolorsville Road
    Opened to Pedestrians
    Built 1800's(?)
  26. "Old" River Road/Goose Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Kentucky)
    Stone arch bridge over Goose Creek on old alignment of River Road
    Open to pedestrians
    Bridge probably built sometime in the early-mid 1800's and still exists. The new bridge was built alongside in 1935.
  27. Old Town Bridge (Williamson County, Tennessee)
    Lost Bridge over Brown Creek on Old Natchez Trace
    Replaced by a new bridge; Limestone abutments remain
    Built 1801
  28. Goose Creek Bridge (Loudoun County, Virginia)
    Stone arch bridge over Goose Creek on Old US 50/Ashby Gap Turnpike
    Open to pedestrians
    Built 1802, was centered in the Battle of Upperville in 1863, Closed 1957
  29. Ahler's Bridge in Nockamixon Township (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Nockamixon Creek on Old Easton Road btwn Ferndale & Kinntnrtsville, PA
    Open to traffic
    Built 1804. Rebuilt by Bucks County 2001
  30. Schuylkill Road Bridge (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Pigeon Creek on Schuylkill Road
    Open to traffic
    Built 1804
  31. Eight Arch Bridge (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Neshaminy Creek on York Road
    Open to pedestrians
    Started in 1801 and completed in 1804 at a cost of $15,561.40 (which included board for workers). Replaced the old rotting stone and timber bridge. Consists of eight arches and was the longest stone arch bridge in Pensylvania built at that time.
  32. Union Bridge (Old) (Saratoga County, New York)
    Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Hudson River on Broad Street
    Destroyed by fire
    Built 1804; Burned 1909
  33. Trenton Bridge 30-11-05X / 38-09-48X (Mercer County, New Jersey)
    Lost Bridge over Delaware River
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1804-1806; widened and railroad tracks added 1839;
  34. Old Lincoln Highway Bridge (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
    Closed two-span stone arch bridge over Poquessing Creek on Old Lincoln Highway in Philadelphia
    Open to pedestrians only.
    Built 1805; widened in 1917
  35. Byberry-Bensalem Turnpike Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Poquessing Creek on Byberry-Bensalem Turnpike, Lincoln Highway in Philadelphia
    Built 1805; Strengthened 1917; Bypassed 1921
  36. Copes Bridge (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over East Branch Brandywine Creek on Strasburg Road
    Open to traffic
    Built 1807; rehabilitated 1927
  37. Old National Road Monacacy River Bridge (Frederick County, Maryland)
    Lost Bridge over Monocacy River on former National Road
    Replaced by new bridge
  38. Cynthiana Covered Bridge 17-49-05x (Harrison County, Kentucky)
    Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over South Fork Licking River on Bridge Street
    Removed
    Built 1808; Played important role in the raid on Cynthiana during Civil War; Removed 1948
  39. Old York Road Bridge (Baltimore County, Maryland)
    Stone arch bridge over Little Falls on Old York Road (Md. 463)
    Open to traffic
    Built 1809; believed to be oldest bridge on Maryland road system
  40. Burr Bridge (Schenectady County, New York)
    Lost Covered Burr arch-cable suspension bridge over Mohawk River on Washington Avenue
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1809; Replace 1871
  41. St. Davids Road Bridge (Delaware County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Darby Creek on St. Davids Road in Radnor Township
    Open to traffic
    Built 1810 by Thomas Welch; rehabilitated ca. 1960
  42. Limekiln Pike Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Sandy Run on Limekiln Pike in Fort Washington
    Open to traffic
    Built 1810
  43. Sherman Creek Bridge (Perry County, Pennsylvania)
    Steel stringer bridge over Sherman Creek on Pine Hill Road
    Open to traffic
    Built 1810
  44. Cambridge Street Bridge (Old) (Middlesex County, Massachusetts)
    Lost Timber stringer bridge over Charles River on Cambridge Road/River Street
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1810; Replaced 1925
  45. Heister's Bridge (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Stone arch bridge over W.Br.of Conococheaque Creek on Pa 16; Sr 0016 (Buchanan Trail W)
    Replaced by new bridge
    Built 1811; Replaced 1941
  46. Scull Shoals Arch Bridge (Greene County, Georgia)
    Abandoned brick arch bridge over Millrace on Mill Road
    Abandoned
    Built ca. 1811; Abandoned in the 1880s
  47. Glen Okono Bridge (Carbon County, Pennsylvania)
    Steel stringer bridge over Lehigh River on D&L Trail
    Open to traffic
    Built 1812
  48. Camelback Covered Bridge 38-21-34x / 38-22-22x (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Susquahana River on Market Street
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built between 1812 and 1817. Eastern half removed 1902, Western half removed 1903
  49. Old Arch Bridge (Mifflin County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Jack's Creek in Lewistown
    Open to pedestrians
    Built 1813; rehabilitated 2006
  50. Casselman Bridge (Garrett County, Maryland)
    Stone arch bridge over Casselman River on Old US 40, east of Grantsville
    Closed To All But Pedestrians in Casselman River Bridge State Park
    Built 1813 by David Shriver, Jr.
  51. Y Bridge (1st) (Muskingum County, Ohio)
    Lost Through truss bridge over Muskingum River & Licking River on National Road
    Collapsed
    Built 1814, Collapsed 1819
  52. Hamilton Street Bridge (1st) (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Eyebar suspension bridge over Lehigh River on Hamilton Street
    Destroyed by flooding & replaced
    Built 1814; Destroyed by flooding 1841
  53. Back Creek Bridge (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Stone arch bridge over Back Creek on Us 30; Sr 0030
    Replaced by new bridge
    Built 1814 ca; Replaced 1937
  54. Detters Mill Bridge 38-67-01x (York County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Conewago Creek on SR 4014 (Harmony Grove Road)
    Replaced by new bridge
    Built 1815; replaced 1965
  55. Old Black Bridge (Covered) (Lawrence County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Through truss bridge over Shenango River on Road
    Destroyed by flooding
    Built 1815; destroyed by flood 1913
  56. Connecticut River Covered Bridge (Hampden County, Massachusetts)
    Lost Covered Burr arch-truss bridge over Connecticut River on West Street
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1816; reconstructed 1919; replaced 1922
  57. Conococheague Creek Bridge (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Stone arch bridge over Conococheague Creek on Pa 16, Sr 0016 (Buchanan Trail W)
    Replaced by new bridge
    Built 1816 ca; Replaced 1941
  58. Steigers Run Bridge (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Stone arch bridge over Steigers Run on Pa 16; Sr 0016 (Buchanan Trail W)
    Replaced by new bridge
    Built 1814 ca; Replaced 1941
  59. Elm Grove Stone Bridge (Ohio County, West Virginia)
    Stone arch bridge over Little Wheeling Creek on US 40 in Wheeling
    Open to traffic
    Built 1817; altered 1931 and 1950s
  60. Grassy Creek Bridge (Upshur County, West Virginia)
    Arch bridge over Grassy Creek on CR 11/4
    Open to traffic
    Built 1817
  61. Ninth Street Bridge (Lynchburg, Virginia)
    Lost Through truss bridge over James River on Ninth Street
    Destroyed by flood in 1870 and 1877
    Built 1817
  62. S Bridge (Washington County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over a branch of Buffalo Creek on the old alignment of the National Road
    Open to pedestrians
    Built 1818
  63. Great Crossings Bridge (Old US 40/National Road) (Somerset County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Youghiogheny River Lake (or, to state it more accurately, the Youghiogheny River Lake crosses the Great Crossings Bridge) on an old alignment of US 40/National Road
    Open to pedestrians
    Built 1818 as part of the National Road. Bridge submerged along with Somerfield when Youghiogheny River was dammed downstream to create Youghiogheny River Lake.
  64. Juniata Crossing Covered Bridge 38-05-28x (Bedford County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Raystown Br.Juniata River on US 30
    Replaced by new bridge
    Built in 1818 as a 2-lane covered bridge; Lost in St. Patty's Day Storm of 1936
  65. Durham Bridge (Older) (Androscoggin County, Maine)
    Lost Through truss bridge over Androscoggin River on Route 9
    Replaced by a new bridge
  66. Fish House Covered Bridge (Fulton County, New York)
    Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Sacandaga River on Road
    Destroyed April 23, 1930 by filling Sacandaga Reservoir
    Built 1818; Lost 1930
  67. Lewisburg Susquehanna River Covered Bridge (Union County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over West Branch Susquehanna River on road
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1818 for Lewisburg Bridge Co. by Reuben Fields; washed away March 17, 1865
  68. Hartford Covered Bridge (Hartford County, Connecticut)
    Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Connecticut River on US-84 & Consolidated Railway
    Destroyed by fire
    Built 1818; Destroyed by fire 1895
  69. Wilson's Bridge (Washington County, Maryland)
    Stone arch bridge over Conococheague Creek on National Pike
    Open to pedestrians
    Built 1819 by Silas Harry; closed to traffic June 1972 after suffering damage from Hurricane Agnes
  70. Y Bridge (2nd) (Muskingum County, Ohio)
    Lost Through truss bridge over Muskingum River & Licking River on Road
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1819; Replaced 1832
  71. Yadkin River Bridge (Rowan County, North Carolina)
    Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Yadkin River on Road to Salem
    Replaced by a new bridge
    First bridge project outside New England for Ithiel Town. It may have exhibited an early, experimental form of the lattice truss structure.
  72. Hays Bridge (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over West Branch Conocoheague Creek on Anderson Road
    Open to traffic
    Built 1820; rebuilt 1928; rehabilitated 1974
  73. Bells Mill Road Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Wissahickon Creek on Bells Mill Road in Philadelphia
    Open to traffic
    Built 1820
  74. Hibbs Bridge (Loudoun County, Virginia)
    Stone arch bridge over Beaverdam Creek on Snickersville Road
    Open to traffic
    Built 1820
  75. Poinsett Bridge (Greenville County, South Carolina)
    Gothic stone arch bridge over Little Gap Creek near Tigerville
    Open to pedestrians only
    Built 1820 by Joel Poinsett
  76. Cripple Deer Creek Covered Bridge 01-17-02x (Colbert County, Alabama)
    Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Cripple Deer Creek on Allsboro Rd
    No longer exists
    Built ca.1820
  77. Conowingo Bridge (First) (Harford County, Maryland)
    Lost Covered through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Highway 1
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1820; All but two spans destroyed by flooding 1846
  78. Clarendon Bridge 33-26-01#2x (Cumberland County, North Carolina)
    Lost Town lattice through truss bridge over Cape Fear River on Person St
    Destroyed by fire
    This was the second of three major bridges built in North Carolina by Town. This was the first offical use of the Town lattice truss as it was developed at this time and pat. during this year.
  79. Highbridge (Hillsborough County, New Hampshire)
    Stone arch bridge over Souhegan River on Turnpike Road/Route 124
    Open to traffic
    Stone arch bridge built in 1820. New Steel bridge sits on top of original stone arch.
  80. Amsterdam Bridge (1st) (Montgomery County, New York)
    Lost Bridge over Mohawk River on Road
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1821; Replaced 1839
  81. Assonet River Bridge (Bristol County, Massachusetts)
    Stone arch bridge over Assonet River on MA 79 (Elm Street) in Freetown
    Open to traffic
    Built 1822
  82. Mill Pond Road Bridge (Somerset County, New Jersey)
    Stone arch bridge over Pike Run on Mill Pond Road
    Open to traffic
    Built 1822; rehabilitated 2000
  83. Opossum Road Bridge (Somerset County, New Jersey)
    Stone arch bridge over Bedens Brook on Opossum Road
    Open to traffic
    Built 1822; rehabilitated 2002
  84. Funkstown Bridge (Washington County, Maryland)
    Stone arch bridge over Antietam Creek on US 40 ALT
    Open to traffic
    Built 1823; widened 1931 by H.O. Williar Jr. (Chief Engineer); W.C. Hopkins (Bridge Engineer)
  85. Falling Creek Bridge (Chesterfield County, Virginia)
    Stone arch bridge over Falling Creek on Old US 1
    Intact but closed to all traffic
    Built 1823
  86. Hyde Hall Covered Bridge 32-39-01 (Otsego County, New York)
    Burr arch-truss bridge over Shadow Brook on Old East Lake Road
    Open to pedestrians
    Built 1823 by George Clark
  87. Holy Cross Catholic Church Cemetery Bridge #1 (Marion County, Kentucky)
    Stone arch bridge over Pottinger's Creek on a pedestrian path
    Open to pedestrians only
    Built 1823
  88. Holy Cross Catholic Church Cemetery Bridge #2 (Marion County, Kentucky)
    Stone arch bridge over Pottinger's Creek on an old driveway
    Open to pedestrians only
    Built 1823
  89. Beaver Creek Bridge (Washington County, Maryland)
    Stone arch bridge over Beaver Creek on MD 68
    Open to traffic
    Built 1824
  90. Roxbury Mills Bridge (Washington County, Maryland)
    Stone arch bridge over Antietam Creek on Roxbury Road in Boonsboro
    Open to traffic
    Built 1824; rehabilitated 2002
  91. Reading Road Bridge (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Cedar Creek on Reading Road in Allentown
    Open to traffic
    Built 1824; rehabilitated ca. 1980
  92. Little River Turnpike Bridge (Loudoun County, Virginia)
    Stone arch bridge over Little River on John S. Mosby Highway
    Open to traffic
    Built 1824; rehabilitated 2001
  93. Devil's Backbone Bridge (Washington County, Maryland)
    Stone arch bridge over Beaver Creek on "Route 68/ just West of Alt Route 40/ The Old National Pike"
    Open to traffic
    Built 1824
  94. Spade Farm Covered Bridge 45-01-02 (Addison County, Vermont)
    Covered Town lattice through truss bridge on pedestrian walkway
    Open to pedestrians
    Built 1824 by Justin Miller; Relocated to private farm 1958
  95. Halpin Covered Bridge 45-01-03 (Addison County, Vermont)
    Covered Town lattice through truss bridge over Muddy Branch of the New Haven River
    Open to traffic
    Built 1824; Rehabilitated 1994
  96. Quigleys Twin Bridges #1 (west) 38-21-16x (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Conodoquinet Creek on Pa 641;Sr 0641 (Newville Road)
    Replaced by new bridge
    Built in 1824 by Jacob Bishop
  97. Quigleys Twin Bridges #1 (east) (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Conodoquinet Creek on 641 Grn Springs Rd
    Replaced by new bridge
    Replaced 1948
  98. Allegheny Aqueduct (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Allegheny Creek on Aqueduct
    Partial collapse under the eastern most span. Appears to still hold storm water / aqueduct trough not affected.
    Built 1824. Operated for commerce until 1919. Abandoned in 1931. Restored in 1989.
  99. Leeds Bridge (Greene County, New York)
    Concrete arch bridge over Catskill Creek on CR 23B in Leeds
    Open to traffic
    Built 1825; rehabilitated 1937
  100. Elders Bridge (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over West Branch Conococheague Creek on Hill Road
    Open to traffic
    Built 1825 by Silas Harry; rehabilitated 1983