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Plate girder

Potomac Eagle Scenic RR over Rte 28 Bridge (Hampshire County, West Virginia)
Built 1931
Deck plate girder bridge over VA Rte 28 on Potomac Eagle Scenic RR
Open to traffic

POVA - Pend Oreille River bridge (Bonner County, Idaho)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built 1909
Pratt through truss bridge over Pend Oreille River on POVA RR
Open to traffic

POVA - Priest River bridge (Bonner County, Idaho)
(Main design: Warren through truss with all verticals)
Built by Great Northern. To Burlington Northern in 1970 merger. To BNSF in 1996 merger. Sold to POVA in 1998.
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Priest River on POVA RR
Open to traffic

Powell River Trail - Appalachia Bridge (Wise County, Virginia)
(Main design: Warren through truss)
Once carried tons of coal, now part of Appalachia Virginia's Powell River Trail
Warren through truss bridge over Powell River, North Fork in Appalachia, VA
Open to pedestrians only, a Rails to Trails project

PPU - Farm Creek Bridge (Tazewell County, Illinois)
(Main design: Warren through truss)
Warren through truss bridge over Farm Creek on Peoria & Pekin Union Railway in East Peoria
Open to traffic

PPU - Illinois River Bridge (Peoria County, Illinois)
(Main design: Warren through truss)
Built 1985
Vertical lift through truss bridge over Illinois River on Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad in Peoria
Open to traffic

Prairie du Sac High Bridge (Sauk County, Wisconsin)
(Main design: Deck plate girder)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Wisconsin River on SR 60
Replaced by a new bridge

Prairie Spirit Rail Trail - Branch Pottawotomie Creek Bridge (Anderson County, Kansas)
Built 1900
Deck Plate Girder bridge over Branch of Pottawatomie Creek on Prairie Spirit Rail Trail


Prairie Spirit Rail Trail - Deer Creek Bridge (Allen County, Kansas)
Built 1898, Substructures Rebuilt 1947
Deck plate girder bridge over Deer Creek on Prairie Spirit Rail Trail
Open to pedestrians

Prairie Spirit Rail Trail - Middle Creek Bridge (Franklin County, Kansas)
Built 1897
Deck Plate Girder bridge over Middle Creek on Prairie Spirit Rail Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Prairie Spirit Rail Trail - Pottawatomie Creek Bridge (Anderson County, Kansas)
(Main design: Steel stringer)
Built 1898; Center spans damaged by flooding in 2007, replaced in 2009 by steel beams
Steel stringer bridge over Pottawatomie Creek on Prairie Spirit Rail Trail
Open to pedestrians only

PRCo - McKinley Park Viaduct (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1929;
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Bausman Street on Pittsburgh Railways
Replaced by a new bridge

PRCo - Warrington Avenue Trestle (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1928; Replaced ?
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Warrington Avenue on Pittsburgh Railways
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR - 1st Street Overpass (Henry County, Indiana)
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over 1st Street on Pennsylvania Railroad corridor
Abandoned

PRR - Broadway Overpass (Wood County, Ohio)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Broadway Street on Railroad


PRR - Cedar Creek Bridge (De Kalb County, Indiana)
Abandoned since 1956
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Cedar Creek on Pennsylvania Railroad Butler Branch
Abandoned

PRR - Chartiers Creek Bridge #3 (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Railroad branch abandoned 1942
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Chartiers Creek on PRR Bridgeville & McDonald Branch
Derelict/abandoned

PRR - Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge (1st) (New Castle County, Delaware)
(Main design: Deck plate girder)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Original Alignment C&D Canal on Pennsylvania RR
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR - Choptank River Railroad Drawbridge (Caroline County, Maryland)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Choptank River on state-owned RR right of way
Abandoned

PRR - Conestoga River Bridge (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Line abandoned after 1972 flood
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Conestoga River on PRR Quarryville Branch
Derelict/abandoned

PRR - D&R Canal Swing Bridge (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Built as grade crossings eliminated in New Brunswick; replaced with current stone arch bridge across Raritan River
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over D&R Canal on Pennsylvania Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR - Kankakee River Bridge (Starke County, Indiana)
Part of the PRR's Chicago to Logansport main line, and formerly double tracked. Line abandoned about 1980 and tracks pulled shortley thereafter. C&O Railroad bridge immediately to it's East.
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Kankakee River on former Conrail (ex- Panhandle, Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central) in English Lake
Abandoned

PRR - Kelly Street Overpass (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Pony through plate girder bridge over Kelly Street on Pennsylvania Railroad
Open to traffic

PRR - Keuka Lake Outlet Bridge (Yates County, New York)
Deck plate girder bridge over Keuka Lake Outlet on PRR Sodus Bay Secondary
Open to traffic

PRR - L&T Little Juniata River Bridge (Blair County, Pennsylvania)
(Main design: Pratt deck truss)
Line from Stover (Tyrone Jct.) to Fairbrook built 1881 by PRR subsidiary Lewisburg & Tyrone, but never connected to orig. L&T line Lewisburg-Bellefonte. Line acquired by Bellefonte Central RR 1929, operation discontinued 2-1-1933, track lifted 1942.
Abandoned bridge over Little Juniata on former PRR/Lewisburg and Tyrone Railroad
Abandoned

PRR - Little Juniata River Bridge (Blair County, Pennsylvania)
(Main design: Pony/through plate girder)
Deck plate/pony through plate girder bridge over Little Juniata River on PRR
Derelict/abandoned

PRR - Main Street Bridge (Champaign County, Ohio)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Pennsylvania RR on Main Street
Removed but not replaced

PRR - Market Street Overpass #1 (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Abandoned pony girder bridge over Market Street on former PRR / CVRR
Abandoned

PRR - Marsh Creek Bridge (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Part of PRR New Holland Branch
Abandoned metal through girder bridge over Marsh Creek Tributary
Derelict/abandoned

PRR - Miami & Erie Canal Bridge (Allen County, Ohio)
Built 1901
Lost Deck plate girder Rall Bascule Lift bridge over Miami & Erie Canal on Pennsylvania Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR - Octoraro Creek Bridge (Cecil County, Maryland)
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Octoraro Creek on Former Pennsylvania RR
Derelict/abandoned

PRR - Penns Creek bridge (Centre County, Pennsylvania)
Deck plate girder bridge over Penns Creek on former Pennsylvania Railroad
Open to pedestrians only

PRR - Phoenixville Bridge (Old) (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
(Main design: Pratt deck truss)
Built 1884; Replaced 1915
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR - Quarry Spur Bridge (Hunterdon County, New Jersey)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over D&R Canal on abandoned Pennsylvania RR spur
Derelict/abandoned

PRR - Route 61 Bridge (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over PA 61 on Pennsylvania Railroad
Removed but not replaced

PRR - Schuylkill River Bridge (Royersford) (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Connected Pennsylvania Railroad's Schuylkill Dvision (now abandoned - soon to be a trail) with former Reading Railroad's (now Norfolk Southern) in service main line from Philadelphia to Reading, PA
Abandoned pony plate girder bridge over Schuylkill River on abandoned (former PRR Schuylkill Division)rail line
Abandoned

PRR - Thomson Run Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1898
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Thomson Run on Pennsylvania Railroad/Monongahela Street Railway
No longer exists

PRR - Turkey Creek Bridge (Tipton County, Indiana)
This particular structure built to carry trains on the Richmond Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad from Cincinnatti to Chicago(Via Anoka and Logansport). Many passenger trains traversed this bridge. Line abandoned by Penn Central in early 1970's.
Abandoned bridge over Turkey Creek on former Pennsylvania Railroad, Chicago Great Eastern, New Castle and Richmond
Abandoned

PRR - West Fork Duck Creek Bridge (Noble County, Ohio)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over West Fork Duck Creek on Abandoned Pennsylvania Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

PRR - Wildcat Creek Bridge (Howard County, Indiana)
Most don't know about this bridge which is bordered on it's North by Omnisource(Mervis scrap yard) and an old factory on the South side. No railroad traffic over this bridge in long time. Remote, and unseen except from creek.
Abandoned pony plate girder bridge over Wildcat Creek on abandoned Pennsylvania Railroad
Abandoned and on private property

PRR Anderson Creek Bridge (Champaign County, Ohio)
Deck plate girder bridge over Anderson Creek on house (former Conrail/PRR right of way)
Intact but closed to all traffic

PRR K&T Branch - Frankford Creek Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Pony plate girder swing bridge over Original Channel Frankford Creek on Pennsylvania Railroad K&T Branch
Closed to navigation traffic and abandoned

PRR PSI Track - Kokomo Creek Bridge (Howard County, Indiana)
Built on a stub off of the Kokomo Belt's line into Continental Steel, this track went to the former Public Service Indiana(now DUKE) site on Defenbaugh Street. Tracks were pulled a few years ago. Sits on Highland Parks West side.
Deck plate girder bridge over Kokomo Creek on Kokomo Belt Railroad, part of Pennsylvania RR(later PC, Conrail) with trackage rights by Nickel Plate, N&W. in Kokomo
Closed to all traffic

PRR-Mahantago Creek Bridge (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Deck girded Bridge over Mahantago Creek on former Pennsylvania Railroad
Open to traffic

PRRL&P - Puente Caño de San Antonio (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Caño de San Antonio on Porto Rico Railway, Light & Power Co.
Removed

PRRL&P - Puente Caño Martín Peña (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Caño Martín Peña on Porto Rico Railway, Light & Power Co.
Removed

PRRT - Androscoggin River Bridge (Coos County, New Hampshire)
(Main design: Pratt deck truss)
Built by Boston & Maine RR; line taken over by New Hampshire & Vermont RR, bridge abandoned ca. 1996 and converted to snowmobile trail
Pratt deck truss bridge with trestle over Androscoggin River, NH16, & Railroad (SLR)
Open to pedestrians only

PRRT - BMS Railway Overpass (Coos County, New Hampshire)
Built 1902 by Baltimore Bridge Co.; Abandoned 1996 and converted to rail trail
Plate Girder Bridge over Berlin Mills Railway on PRRT
Open to pedestrians only

PRSL - Corson's Inlet Drawbridge (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Corson's Inlet on former West Jersey & Seashore RR
Removed but not replaced

PRSL - Grassy Sound Bridge (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Built 1913 (railroad records say 1912); Abandoned 1974; demolition started but aborted by private property owner
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Grassy Sound on former Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines
Partially but incompletely demolished

PRSL - Grassy Sound Bridge (Old) (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Replaced 1913
Movable A-frame deck plate girder over Grassy Sound on Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines
Replaced by a new bridge

PRSL - Townsends Inlet Bridge (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Townsends Inlet on former West Jersey & Seashore RR
Removed but not replaced

PSAP - Cloquallum Creek Bridge (Grays Harbor County, Washington)
Built or relocated here 1937
Deck plate girder bridge over Cloquallum Creek on Puget Sound and Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

PSAP - Porter Creek Bridge (Grays Harbor County, Washington)
Built 1909
Through plate girder Bridge over Porter Creek on Puget Sound and Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

PSAP - Wildcat Creek Bridge (West) (Grays Harbor County, Washington)
Built or relocated here 1943
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Wildcat Creek on Puget Sound and Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

PSCO/RI Overpass (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad on St. Louis Public Service Co.
Removed

PSE - 155th Street Overpass (King County, Washington)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over 155th Street on Puget Sound Electric Railway
Removed

PSN - Stony Brook Glen Bridge (Steuben County, New York)
Built 1907, abandoned in 1947
Lost Deck girder bridge over Stony Brook Glen on former Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern Railroad south of Dansville
Demolished

PSR- Sprankle Mills Trestle (Jefferson County, Pennsylvania)
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Big Run and Mottern Road on former Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

PTRA - Brays Bayou Bridge (Harris County, Texas)
Deck plate girder bridge over Brays Bayou on Port Terminal Railroad Association
Open to traffic

PTRA - Clinton Drive Overpass (Harris County, Texas)
Built 1927
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Clinton Drive on Railroad
Open to traffic

PTRA - Greens Bayou Lift Bridge (Harris County, Texas)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Greens Bayou on Railroad (Port Terminal Railroad Association)
Open to traffic

PTRA - Red Bluff Road Overpass (Harris County, Texas)
Built 1948
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Red Bluff Road on Port Terminal Rr
Open to traffic

PTRA - Richey Street Overpass (Harris County, Texas)
Built 1966
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Richey Street on Railroad (PTRA)
Open to traffic

PTRA - Shaver Street Overpasses (Harris County, Texas)
Built 1960
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Shaver Street & Little Vince Bayou on Port Terminal RR
Open to traffic

Puente Caño de San Antonio (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Built 1894; Replaced 1927
Lost Iron deck plate girder bridge over Caño de San Antonio on Road (PR 1?)
Replaced by a new bridge

Puente Largo Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
(Main design: Closed-spandrel arch)
Build 1907; 4 spans destoryed by the Great Flood of 1938; Rebabilitated 1987
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over San Gabriel River on Bicycle & Pedestrian Path in Duarte
Open to Pedestrians & Bicyclists & Equestrians

Puente Río Matón (Cayey, Puerto Rico)
Built 1886
Deck girder bridge over Río Matón on PR 14
Open to traffic

Pumpkinvine Creek Trestle (Paulding County, Georgia)
Built 1901 on railroad, abandoned c. 1990 and converted to pedestrian use on Silver Comet Trail
Deck plate girder bridge over Pumpkinvine Creek on Silver Comet Trail
Open to pedestrians on the Silver Comet Trail

PVRR - Chapel Street Overpass (Hampden County, Massachusetts)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Chapel Street on Pioneer Valley RR (former NH Canal Line)
Derelict/abandoned

PVRR - East Silver Street Overpass (Hampden County, Massachusetts)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over East Silver Street on Pioneer Valley RR (former NH Canal Line)
Removed; will eventually be replaced with a trail bridge

PVRR - Main Street Overpass (Hampden County, Massachusetts)
Built 1892, main span replaced post-1941 with 1907 girders, removed 2010
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Main Street on Pioneer Valley RR (former NH Canal Line)
Removed; will eventually be replaced with a trail bridge

PVRR - Orange Street Overpass (Hampden County, Massachusetts)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Orange Street on Pioneer Valley RR (former NH Canal Line)
Derelict/abandoned

PVRR - Thomas Street Overpass (Hampden County, Massachusetts)
Lost 2020
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Thomas Street on Pioneer Valley RR (former NH Canal Line)
Derelict/abandoned

PW - Blackstone River (Woonsocket Middle) (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Deck plate girder bridge over Blackstone River on P&W RR
Open to traffic

PW - Blackstone River Bridge (Valley Falls) (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Deck plate girder bridge over Blackstone River on Providence & Worcester Railroad
Open to traffic

PW - Ellen Doyle Brook Bridge (Middlesex County, Connecticut)
Built 1898
Deck plate girder bridge over CT 147 & Ellen Doyle Brook on Connecticut Central Railroad
Open to traffic

PW - Goff Brook Bridge (Hartford County, Connecticut)
Built 1909
Deck plate girder bridge over Goff Brook on Providence & Worcester Railroad in Rocky Hill
Open to traffic

PW - Middletown Swing Bridge (Middlesex County, Connecticut)
(Main design: Double-intersection Warren through truss)
Replaced an earlier bridge at this location built in 1872.
Swing through truss bridge over the Connecticut River on the Connecticut Central Railroad in Middletown
Open to traffic

PW - St. Paul Street Bridge (Worcester County, Massachusetts)
Built 1913
Pony/through plate girder bridge over St. Paul Street on Providence & Worcester Railroad
Open to traffic

PW - Ten Mile River Bridge (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Built 1884
Deck plate girder and stone/brick arch bridge over Tenmile River & Roger Williams Ave on Providence & Worcester Railroad
Open to traffic

PW - Woonsocket Viaduct (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Built 1915
Deck plate girder bridge over Blackstone River, Truman Drive, Clinton Street, and Main Street on P&W Providence Main
Open to traffic

Quechee Gorge Bridge (Windsor County, Vermont)
(Main design: Steel arch)
Built 1911; Abandoned & converted to roadway use 1933; Rehabilitated 1989
Steel arch bridge over Ottauquechee River on US 4 in Hartford
Open to traffic

Queen Anne Railroad Overpass (Queen Anne's County, Maryland)
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Old Queen Anne Highway (Business Md. 404) and Norwich Creek on former Maryland & Delaware Easton Branch (ex-Pennsylvania RR)
Derelict/abandoned

Quinsippi Island Bridge (1899) (Adams County, Illinois)
Built 1899 using 1867 Arches; Replaced on a new alignment 1961; Used by Narrow Gauge tourist trains until 1984, Coverted to road used after 1984; Repaired 2015-16
Plate girder swing bridge over Quincy Bay providing access to Quinsippi Island Park in Quincy
Open

R&CB - Richmond Viaduct (Richmond, Virginia)
(Main design: Concrete deck girder)
Built 1905; Removed completely 1965
Lost Concrete deck girder bridge on Richmond & Chesapeake Bay Railway
Removed

R&S - Lyons Bridge (Wayne County, New York)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Erie Canal on Rochester & Syracuse Railroad
Removed but not replaced

R. W. and O.R.R.Bridge at Waterport N.Y. (Orleans County, New York)
Dismantled in September 1995
Deck plate girder bridge on Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroad.
Removed but not replaced

Ragged Mountain Highway Bridge (Merrimack County, New Hampshire)
Built 1940, rehabilitated 1991
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Smith River on NH 104
Open to traffic

Raging River Bridge (King County, Washington)
Built 1937, replaced 1998
Lost Pony plate girder bridge over Raging River on Preston-Fall City Road
Replaced by new bridge

Rail Bridge Trail - Paper Jack Creek Bridge (St. Croix County, Wisconsin)
Deck plate girder bridge over Paper Jack Creek on Rail Bridge Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Railroad Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Built Pre 1938
Deck plate girder bridge over Spy Run Creek on New York Central Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

Railroad W Sutherland Cemetery Road Overpass (Lincoln County, Nebraska)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over W Sutherland Cemetery Road on Railroad


Ramp No. 1 Road Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1945
Pony/through plate girder bridge over CSX Railroad on Ramp No. 1 Road
Open to traffic

Rams Drive Winston-Salem Southbound Railway Bridge (Forsyth County, North Carolina)
Built 1910
1910 Deck plate girder bridge over Rams Drive on WSSRR
Open to traffic

Ramsey Creek MO 79 Bridge (Pike County, Missouri)
Built 1936
Plate girder bridge over Ramsey Creek on MO 79
Open to traffic

Raritan River Swing Bridge (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Raritan River/ Delaware & Raritan Canal on Route 1
No longer exists

Raymond Street-White River Bridge (Old) (Marion County, Indiana)
(Main design: Baltimore through truss)
Replaced ca. 1958
Lost Baltimore through truss Bridge over White River on Raymond Street
Replaced by a new bridge ca 1958

RBMN - Route 222 Overpass (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Route 222 on Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad
Open to traffic

RBMN - Schuylkill River Bridge (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Schuylkill River on Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad & Appalachian Trail
Open to traffic