Currently showing all bridges · Only show bridges with photos
Page: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · >>

Destroyed by fire

View Exhibit map

"The General" Bridge (Lane County, Oregon)
Built & Demolished in July 23, 1926 as part of the filming of the Buster Keaton silent film "The General"
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Rock River on Film Railroad; built to be destroyed.
Collapsed

101st Street Covered Bridge (Rensselaer County, New York)
Built 1885; Burned July 14, 1963
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Boston & Maine Railroad on 101st Street
Destroyed by fire

160th Street Bridge (Page County, Iowa)
Built 1935; rehabilitated 1984; destroyed by fire June 18, 2008
Lost wooden bridge over an unnamed branch of East Nishnabotna River on 160th Street
Destroyed by fire

3 Mile Covered Bridge 45-01-15x (Addison County, Vermont)
Built 1836; Arches added c.1860; Closed & Burned 1952
Lost Town lattice truss covered bridge over Otter Creek on 3 Mile Bridge Road
Destroyed by fire

8th Street Covered Bridge (Original Structure) (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1837; Burned in 1863 and replaced with a 4 span Town Lattice Truss unhoused bridge
Lost Bridge over Allegheny River
Destroyed by fire and replaced in 1863

Ada Covered Bridge (Original) (Kent County, Michigan)
Lost Brown through truss bridge over Thornapple River
Arsoned in 1979

Alexander's Covered Bridge (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Burned 1952; Replaced 1954
Lost Burr arch through truss bridge over Conodoguinet Creek on Long's Gap Road
Destroyed by fire

Backbone Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Built 1878; Burned July 8th, 1914
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Middle River on Road
Destroyed by fire

Bagby Bridge (Older) (Mariposa County, California)
Burned ca. 1922
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Merced River
Destroyed by fire

Barrett Mill Bridge 35-36-11x (Highland County, Ohio)
Built 1866; arsoned on October 14, 1980.
Lost Long through truss bridge over Rocky Fork
Destroyed by fire

BCRN - Cedar River Bridge (1872) (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Built 1872; Replaced 1882
Howe through truss bridge over Cedar River on Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railroad
Partially destroyed by fire and replaced by a new bridge

BCRN - Cedar River Bridge (1882) (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Built 1882; Burned 1902; Replaced 1902/1903
Lost Through truss bridge over Cedar River on Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway
Destroyed by fire

Beaver Creek Bridge (Weston County, Wyoming)
Built 1933; burned May 20, 2020 by an abandoned campfire
Pony truss bridge over Beaver Creek on CR 1A (Old US 85)
Destroyed by fire

Beech Fork Covered Bridge 17-115-01 (Washington County, Kentucky)
Built 1865 by Cornelius Barnes; made obsolete by new bridge in 1977; rehabilitated 1982 & 2017
Two-span covered bridge over Beech Fork River on KY 458
Destroyed by arson at 11:00-11:30 p.m. March 9, 2021

Bellbank Covered Bridge 38-15-21-2x (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1861; Arsoned in 1979; Remains were altered and remains in place
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over East Branch of Octoraro Creek
Destroyed by fire (was altered in place and remains but not a covered bridge)

Belle Isle Bridge (1888) (Wayne County, Michigan)
Destroyed by fire and replaced
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Detroit River on East Grand Boulevard
Destroyed by fire April 27, 1915

Big Eagle Creek Covered Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Built in 1882 by Archibald M. Kennedy & Sons; Burned and lost in 1925
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Big Eagle Creek on Tenth Street
Destroyed by fire

Billings Covered Bridge 45-11-45x (Rutland County, Vermont)
Built 1831
Lost Town lattice truss covered bridge over Otter Creek on Park Street
Destroyed by fire

Birdsboro Covered Bridge 38-06-24-2x (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1850; Lost to arson in 1926 and replaced; See Bridgehunter #30389 for replacement bridge.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Route 345
Destroyed by fire (arson) and replaced

Black Fork Creek Covered Bridge (Richland County, Ohio)
Lost Smith through truss covered bridge over Black Fork Creek on Rome South Road
Destroyed by arson in 1971, replaced by a new bridge

Black Rock Covered Bridge (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1859; Burned in 1926; Replaced in 1927
Lost Kingpost through truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Black Rock Road (RT. 113)
Destroyed by fire and Replaced in 1927

Blaine Road Covered Bridge 35-04-02x (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Built 1862; Destroyed by fire 1962
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Ashtabula River on Blaine Road (Green Hill Road)
Destroyed by fire

Blair Road Covered Bridge 35-43-01x (Lake County, Ohio)
Built 1866; Replaced 1951
Lost Covered Howe through truss bridge over Grand River on Blair Road
Destroyed by arson fire

BM - Bennington Covered Bridge 29-06-03x (Hillsborough County, New Hampshire)
Built 1877
Lost Through truss covered bridge over Contoocook River on Boston & Maine Hillsborough Branch
Destroyed by fire

BM - Goffstown Covered Bridge 29-06-06x (Hillsborough County, New Hampshire)
Built 1901, Burned 1976
Lost Through truss bridge over Piscataquog River on Boston & Maine Railroad
Destroyed by fire

BM - Hillsborough Covered Bridge (Hillsborough County, New Hampshire)
Built 1903; Pier washed out 1938; Abandoned 1979; Destroyed 1985.
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Contoocook River on Boston & Maine RR
Destroyed by arsonists in 1985

BM - Souhegan River Covered Deck Truss (Hillsborough County, New Hampshire)
Built 1851; Burned 1907; Replaced 1908
Lost Deck truss bridge over Souhegan River on Boston & Maine railroad
Destroyed by fire

BNSF - Spring Creek Trestle (Mercer County, North Dakota)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Spring Creek on BNSF Rwy
Destroyed by fire

BNSF - W 325th St Bridge (Osage County, Kansas)
Built 1930; Lost 2018
Timber stringer bridge over BNSF Railroad on Minor Col 171 (W 325th St)
Destroyed by fire

Boy Scout Camp Covered Bridge (Oldham County, Kentucky)
Covered Bridge replaced (in a different location) with a concrete bridge
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Herrods Creek on Abandoned portion of RT 329
Destroyed by fire and replaced in a different location

Braceville Covered Bridge (Trumbull County, Ohio)
Lost Through truss bridge over Mahoning River on SR 82
Replaced by a new bridge

Brandt's Covered Bridge (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1840 by Joseph Latshaw; Burned and Replaced in 1932
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Yellow Breeches Creek on York Road (SR 0074)
Destroyed by fire and replaced

Brewster Bridge (Okanogan County, Washington)
Built 1928; Accidentally Burned During Rehab 1968; Replaced by a new bridge 1971
Cantilevered Warren through truss bridge over Columbia River on WA 173
Destroyed by fire

Bridgeport Railroad Bridge (Jackson County, Alabama)
Built ca 1851; Arson planned, but never attemped due to being well-guarded November 8th, 1861; Partially blown up by Confederate General Danville Leadbetter; Remaining spans burned by Union General Ormsby M. Mitchell
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Tennessee River on Nashville & Chattanooga Railway


Brinton's Covered Bridge 38-15-33x (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1854 by Robert Russell; new roof in 1890; major repairs in 1918; roof blew off in 1954; Arsoned in 1957
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Brandywine Creek on Abandoned LR 15199
Destroyed by fire - Arsoned

Broad River Crossing Covered Bridge (Richland County, South Carolina)
Built in 1868; Burned in 1925; Site abandoned.
Lost Through truss bridge over Broad River on Abandoned Roadway
Destroyed by fire (site abandoned)

Brookwood Covered Bridge (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama)
Built ca. 1850; destroyed by fire 1961
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Hurricane Creek on Co Rd 59
Destroyed by fire

Brunswick Covered Bridge 20-10-10x / 46-53-01x (Frederick County, Maryland)
Built in 1857; Burned in 1861; Replaced with a Ferry System.
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Potomac River on Burkittsville Road
Destroyed by fire (Replaced by a ferry system and later bridges)

Bucknell Covered Bridge (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Town lattice truss covered bridge over Little Swatara Creek on S Lancaster Street
Replaced by a new bridge in 1950

Bunker Hill Covered Bridge #2 (Baltimore County, Maryland)
Built 1963
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Gunpowder Falls on Bunker Hill Road
Destroyed by fire on August 8, 1971

Bushong's Covered Bridge 38-06-37x (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1857 by Jonathan Bitner; Lost to an arsonist in 1959 and not replaced.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Tulpehocken Creek and Union Canal on Abandoned Roadway
Destroyed by fire (arsoned and not replaced)

Buzzard Roost Covered Bridge 01-17-01x (Colbert County, Alabama)
Built ca 1860; destroyed by fire July 15, 1972
Lost Through truss bridge over Buzzard Roost Creek on Co Rd 15
Destroyed by fire

C&MV - Scioto River Bridge (1882) (Pickaway County, Ohio)
Built 1882 to replace a previous covered bridge; burned July 30, 1897
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Scioto River on Cincinnati & Muskingum Valley Railroad
Destroyed by fire

Calhoun Street Bridge (covered) 38-09-48x / 30-11-05x (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Delaware River on Calhoun Street
Destroyed by fire

California & Oregon - Chetco River Bridge (Curry County, Oregon)
Built 1916
Lost Deck truss bridge over Chetco River on California & Oregon RR
Destroyed by fire

Callender Road Covered Bridge 35-04-24x (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Built 1870; Burned by owners December 1966
Lost Covered Town lattice truss bridge over Rock Creek (Now Lake Roaming Rock) on Callender Road
Destroyed by fire

Canajoharie-Palatine Bridge (1826) 32-39-03x (Montgomery County, New York)
Built 1826; Burned 1901
Lost covered through truss bridge over Mohawk River
Destroyed by fire

Carman Covered Bridge 38-25-05x (Erie County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1870 by William Sherman
Lost covered bridge over Conneaut Creek on TR 338 (Carman's Bridge Road)
Destroyed by fire after being struck by lightning Apr 19,1996

Carman Railroad Covered Bridge (Elk County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1890
Lost Bridge over Toby Creek on Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railroad
Destroyed by fire and replaced

Cedar Covered Bridge (1883) (Madison County, Iowa)
Built 1883; Moved 1921 ; Destroyed by arson Sept. 3, 2002. Destroyed by arson again 4/15/2017
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Cedar Covered Bridge Road
Rebuilt June 2019

Cedar Covered Bridge (2004) (Madison County, Iowa)
Built 2004; Burned 2017
Reconstructed covered bridge over Cedar Creek on Cedar Bridge Road
Destroyed by fire on April 15, 2017

Cedar Swamp Bridge 45-01-01x (Addison County, Vermont)
Built 1865, pier added 1969, rehabilitated 1992, 2008; Destroyed by fire 2016
Covered Town lattice through truss bridge over Otter Creek on C2001 in Salisbury
Destroyed by fire 2016

Chaplin or Sutherland Tunnel Mill Covered Bridge (Washington County, Kentucky)
Built in 1862 by Corneilus Barnes. Destroyed by arsonists in 1971
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Chaplin River on KY 458
Burned by arsonists, March 13, 1971

Chapman's Bridge 40-39-01x / 40-37-02x (Pickens County, South Carolina)
Built 1917 on Route 288 near Jocasee, relocated to Keowee-Toxaway State Nature Area 1969, Struck by lightning & burned June 4th, 1974
Modified Howe through truss bridge over Clearwater Creek (Orignally built across the Keowee River) on Route 133 (Originally Route 288)
Destroyed by fire sparked by lightning.

Charles Moyer Covered Bridge 35-23-35x (Fairfield County, Ohio)
Bridge over Rush Creek on Moyer Road
Destroyed by arson in 1970

Chunn Ford Covered Bridge 14-83-01x (Vermillion County, Indiana)
Built 1870, Burned 1967
Lost Burr Arch truss covered bridge over Brouilletts Creek on Universal Ave.
Replaced by a new bridge

Clarendon Bridge 33-26-01#2x (Cumberland County, North Carolina)
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.
Lost Town lattice through truss bridge over Cape Fear River on Person St
Destroyed by fire

Clark Street Bridge (1866) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in 1866 by Thomas Mackin; Lost in the Great Chicago Fire in 1871.
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Chicago River on Clark Street
Destroyed by fire (Lost in the Great Chicago Fire in 1871)

Claylick Covered Bridge (Licking County, Ohio)
Built 1876; destroyed by fire in 1932.
Lost Howe through truss covered bridge over Licking River on Brownsville Road/Brushy Fork Road
Destroyed by fire

Claysville Covered Bridge (Harrison County, Kentucky)
Built by Jacob Bower in 1874; Burned in a brush fire in 1953
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Licking River on US 62
Destroyed by fire and replaced in a different location

Clifty Covered Bridge (Bartholomew County, Indiana)
was originally on south Gladstone Ave and crossed Clifty Creek
Lost Howe through truss bridge on Carl Miske Drive
Destroyed by fire

Coal Covered Bridge (Kanawha County, West Virginia)
Built in 1830 by Solomon Skouton; Burned in 1861 during Civil War; eventually replaced
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Coal River on Main Street
Destroyed by fire during Civil War; replaced

Coal Creek Covered Bridge 14-61-30x (Parke County, Indiana)
Built 1869, rebuilt 1897, rehabilitated 1977, destroyed by arson on June 28, 1992
Lost covered bridge over Coal Creek on CR1240N in Lodi
Destroyed by arson

Cochran Street-Great Northern RR Overpass (Spokane County, Washington)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Great Northern Railroad on Cochran Street
Heavily damaged by fire in 1969 and later removed.

College Street Covered Bridge (Warren County, Kentucky)
Built in 1864; Lost in a fire 1915.
Lost Through truss bridge over Barren River on Road Closed used for pedestrians.
Destroyed by fire and replaced.1864

Colossus Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1812; destroyed by fire 1838
Lost Covered through truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Spring Garden Street
Destroyed by fire

Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge (1832) (York County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1832-1834 by James Moore and John Evans; opened July 8, 1834; burned by Union troops on June 28, 1863 as part of the Gettysburg campaign
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Bridge Street
Destroyed by fire

Conesville Covered Bridge 35-16-06x (Coshocton County, Ohio)
Built 1875, Closed & abandoned 1955, Demolished via controlled burn 1958
Lost Smith Truss Covered Bridge over Muskingum River on Road
Destroyed in a controlled fire.

Conewago Chapel Covered Bridge (Adams County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1899 by J. F. Sachs; Destroyed by arson in 1985 and not replaced or rebuilt; Road is also abandoned in this area.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over South Branch of Conewago Creek on An abandoned portion of Edgegrove Road
Destroyed by fire (arson) and not replaced (abandoned along with the Road)

Conkeytown Covered Bridge 13-92-01x (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built 1867, destroyed by arson in 1956
Lost Covered Bridge over Salt Fork Vermilion River on 1530N Road
Destroyed by fire

County Farm Covered Bridge 29-09-01#2x (Strafford County, New Hampshire)
Built 1870
Lost Howe through truss covered bridge over Cocheco River on County Farm Road
Destroyed by fire in 1981

Cove Creek Bridge (Crawford County, Arkansas)
Built 1937; damaged by fire 1999; replaced 2000
Lost stringer bridge with stone piers over Cove Creek on Cove Creek Crossing
Destroyed by fire

Cover Covered Bridge 14-90-01x (Wells County, Indiana)
Named for nearby family, lost by Arson in late May 1966. 300 West bridge is nearby to the East, and probably why bridge was not replaced.
Lost Through truss bridge over Wabash River on Former County Road at or about 325 West
Destroyed by fire on May 28, 1966

Covington Covered Bridge 14-23-06x / 14-86-02x (Fountain County, Indiana)
Built 1852; Destroyed by fire 1914
Lost Through truss bridge over Wabash River on Pearl Street
Destroyed by fire on October 11, 1914

Cowlesville Covered Bridge (Wyoming County, New York)
Built 1874
Lost Town lattice truss covered bridge over Cayuga Creek on Reilein Road
Destroyed by arson in 1966

Crane Flat Road Bridge #2 (Mariposa County, California)
Steel stringer bridge over Little Crane Creek on Crane Flat Road
Destroyed by fire

CSP - Bridge 21-3 (Lewis County, Idaho)
Built 1908; destroyed by wildfire 2011
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Unnamed canyon on Camas Prairie Railroad
Destroyed by fire. As of 2021 one rail still spans the canyon.

CV - West Hartford Bridge (Older) (Windsor County, Vermont)
Built for the Central Vermont Railway; Destroyed by derailment/fire 1887
Lost Town Lattice deck truss bridge over White River on Central Vermont Railway
Destroyed by derailment/fire

CVRR - Susquehanna River Covered Bridge (1839) (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1839; destroyed by fire 1844
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Cumberland Valley Railroad
Destroyed by fire

Dardanelles Bridge (Tuolumne County, California)
Built in 1933 by the firm of M. A. Jenkins and J. W. Hoopes of Sacramento, CA.
Lost Timber Scissors deck truss bridge over Middle Fork Stanislaus River on California Route 108
Destroyed by the Donnell Wildfire on Aug. 6, 2018

Dean Covered Bridge 45-11-01x (Rutland County, Vermont)
Built 1840
Lost Town lattice truss covered bridge over Otter Creek on Union Street
Destroyed by fire

DeKalb Street Covered Bridge 38-46-33x (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1830 (1929) by Lawrence Corson; Lost in 1924 when burned and replaced
Lost Through truss covered bridge over Schuylkill River on DeKalb Street
Destroyed by fire in 1924 and replaced; For replacement bridge information please see BH #41690

Delancey Covered Bridge (Delaware County, New York)
Lost through truss covered bridge over West Branch Delaware River on Andes-Delancey Road
Destroyed by fire

Dellville Covered Bridge 38-50-16 (Perry County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1889; Rebuilt Oct. 1973 after Agnes Flood June 1972; Arson Nov. 2014
Covered bridge over Shermans Creek on Dellville Road (PA 2002)
Destroyed by fire

Delta Covered Bridge (Keokuk County, Iowa)
Built 1867; Rebuilt 1982, Destroyed by arson in 2003
Lost Covered Burr Arch Bridge over South Skunk River
Destroyed by arson in 2003

Diehl Bridge (Trumbull County, Ohio)
Built 1878 by Robert Stewart; destroyed by fire March 31, 1959 and not replaced
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Mahoning River on Park Road
Destroyed by fire

DME - Rock Creek Bridge (Clinton County, Iowa)
Built ?; Burned 2017
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Rock Creek/Schricker Slough on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Destroyed by fire

Dora Covered Bridge 14-85-03x (Wabash County, Indiana)
In 1967 construction of the Salamonie Reservoir necessitated removal. Large pontoons were fastened to each end of the bridge and it was floated to a new home near Dora Pike Road crossing Foster Pond.
Lost Smith through truss bridge over Salamonie River
Destroyed by fire

Duck Springs Covered Bridge 01-28-01x (Etowah County, Alabama)
Built 1879; Lost to Arson in 1972
Lost Through truss covered bridge over Big Wills Creek on Stephens Road
Destroyed by arson in 1972

Dunlapsville Bridge 14-81-02x (Union County, Indiana)
Built 1870 by Archibald Kennedy. Burned 1971 while planning was underway to move the bridge as Brookville Dam was nearing completion and would flood the bridge.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over East Fork Whitewater River on Roseburg Rd
Destroyed by fire and site flooded by Brookville Lake

E. & T. Fairbanks & Company Two-Story Covered Bridge (Caledonia County, Vermont)
Built c. 1876; Destroyed by fire 1972
Lost Two-Story Covered Town lattice truss with arches bridge over Sleepers River on Factory crossing
Destroyed by Fire

Eagle Creek Suspension Bridge (Multnomah County, Oregon)
Built 2000, replacing an earlier suspension bridge from 1936 that had been destroyed by flooding
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Eagle Creek on Gorge Trail #400
Destroyed by Eagle Creek Fire in Sept. 2017

Eller-Heady Covered Bridge (Hamilton County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1870's
Lost Howe through truss bridge over West Fork White River on 116th Street
Destroyed by arson fire

Ellicott City Covered Bridge 20-03-09#3x/20-13-06#2x (Howard County, Maryland)
Built 1868; Burned 1914
Lost Through truss bridge over Patapsco River on Main Street
Destroyed by fire

Emmetsville Covered Bridge (Randolph County, Indiana)
Built in 1883 by A.M. Kennedy & Sons; heavily damaged by fire in May of 1973 and removed several years later.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Mississinewa River on County Road 700 West
Destroyed by fire

ERIE - Portage Viaduct (1852) (Wyoming County, New York)
Built 1852, destroyed by fire on May 6, 1875
Lost Wooden bridge over Genesee River on Erie Railroad
Destroyed by fire

ET&G - Hiwassee River Bridge (Bradley County, Tennessee)
Burned by Unionists November 8th, 1861
Lost Through truss bridge over Hiwassee River on Hiwassee River Railroad
Arsoned by Unionists November 8th, 1861

ET&G - Loudon Bridge (Loudon County, Tennessee)
Built ca 1850; Arson planned, but never attemped due to being well-guarded November 8th, 1861; Burned by retreating Confederates September 1st, 1863
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Tennessee River on East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad
Arsoned by retreating Confederates September 1st, 1863

Fairfax Covered Bridge (Monroe County, Indiana)
Built in 1879 by the Smith Bridge Company; Destroyed by fire Nov 8, 1963.
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Salt Creek on Fairfax Road
Destroyed by fire prior to being removed for Lake Monroe.

Fairfield Covered Bridge 14-24-01x (Franklin County, Indiana)
Built in 1866 by J.L.Kennedy; destroyed by an arsonist in 1973
Lost covered bridge over East fork Whitewater River
Destroyed in an arson fire