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Plate girder

RCPE - Belle Fourche River Bridge (Butte County, South Dakota)
Built 1916, Approaches Replaced 2007
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Belle Fourche River on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCPE - Big Prairie Dog Creek Bridge (Jones County, South Dakota)
Built by Clinton Bridge Works. 1931
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Big Prairie Dog Creek on RCP&E Railroad
Open to traffic

RCPE - Fort Pierre Bridge (Hughes County, South Dakota)
(Main design: Pennsylvania through truss)
Built 1907, Approaches Rebuilt 1928
Through truss swing bridge over Missouri River on Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCPE - James River Bridge (Beadle County, South Dakota)
Built 1904
Deck plate girder bridge over James River on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCPE - Medicine Creek Bridge #1 (Hughes County, South Dakota)
Built 1914
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Medicine Creek on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCPE - Pierre Street Bridge (Hughes County, South Dakota)
Built 1907
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Pierre Street on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCPE - Plum Creek Bridge (Stanley County, South Dakota)
Built 1931
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Plum Creek on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

RCPE - Redwater River Bridge (Butte County, South Dakota)
Built 1910
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Redwater River on Abandoned Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

RCPE - Redwood River Bridge (Lyon County, Minnesota)
(Main design: Double-intersection Warren deck truss)
Built 1902 for Chicago & North western Railroad
Deck truss bridge over Redwood River on railroad
Open to traffic

Reading - Cameron Street Overpass (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1922
Deck plate girder bridge over Cameron Street on RDGRR


Reading - Chillisquaque Creek Bridge (Northumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1911 as per date cast on bridge; abandoned ca. 1976 around formation of Conrail
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Chillisquaque Creek on former Reading Railroad Catawissa Branch
Abandoned

Reading - Cocalico Creek Bridge (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Abandoned deck plate bridge over Cocalico Creek on Abandoned Reading Railroad
Abandoned

Reading - Lehigh River Bridge (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Lehigh River on RDGRR
Derelict/abandoned

Reading - Monocacy Creek Bridge (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1921
Deck plate girder bridge over Monocacy on RDGRR
Intact but closed to all traffic

Reading - North 12th Street Overpass (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over North 12th Street on Railroad
Abandoned

Reading - Pennsylvania Canal Bridge (Columbia County, Pennsylvania)
Closed deck plate girder over Pennsylvania Canal on Railroad
Closed to all traffic

Reading - Pennypack Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Pennypack Creek on Former Reading Railroad Newtown Branch
Abandoned and rusting

Reading - Pigeon Point Ferry (New Castle County, Delaware)
(Main design: Ferry)
Built 1922; Removed from service 1976
Ferry across Delaware River on Reading Railroad
No longer in service; Transfer bridge (Delaware Side) and an industrial dock (New Jersey side.) remain as abandoned remnants

Reading - Sunbury Bridge (Northumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1917; closed 1989; removed 1991
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Susquehanna River on Reading Railroad
Removed but not replaced

Reading - White Deer Creek Bridge (Union County, Pennsylvania)
Collapsed in 1996 flood, rebuilt 2013
Deck plate girder bridge over White Deer Creek on Former Reading Railroad (preserved for freight service)
Open to traffic

Red Bank Road Bridge (Hamilton County, Ohio)
Built 1916
Girder bridge with Phoenix Column bents over Chessie System on Red Bank Road
Removed but not replaced

Red Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built 1891; One truss span lost due to collision with a shifted flatcar load 1944; Abandoned in 1995; Converted to trail use in 2006; Raised 2016-17
Pratt Through Truss Bridge over Des Moines River on Principal Riverwalk
Open to pedestrian traffic

Red Cedar State Trail - Dunnville Bottoms Bridge (Dunn County, Wisconsin)
(Main design: Whipple through truss)
Large Span built Ca. 1880, Pratt Span Built Ca. 1885; assembled here in 1906
Through truss bridge over Chippewa River on Red Cedar State Trail
Open to pedestrians

Red Jacket Trestle (Blue Earth County, Minnesota)
Built 1901; Pier damaged and replaced 2010
Girder bridge over MN Hwy. 66 and Le Sueur River on Minnesota Valley Railroad (now a bike trail)
Bridge open as of 11/11/11

Red Wolf Crossing (Asotin County, Washington)
Built 1979
Deck plate girder bridge over Snake River on 128
Open

Redbank Valley Trail - Redbank Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Pennsylvania)
Deck plate girder bridge over Redbank Creek on Redbank Valley Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Redmond Central Connector - Redmond Way Overpass (King County, Washington)
Built 1972; Converted to trail use 2016-17
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Redmond Way/WA 908 on Redmond Central Connector
Open to pedestrians only

Redmond Central Connector - Sammamish River Trestle (King County, Washington)
Built 1921; Abandoned ?; Converted to trail use 2016-17
Deck plate girder bridge over Sammamish River on Redmond Central Connector
Open to pedestrians only

Redundant Entry (Doddridge County, West Virginia)
(Main design: Warren deck truss)
Built 1907
Warren deck truss bridge over WV 18 & Middle Island Creek on North Bend Rails-Trail
Open to pedestrians

Reedy Fork Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge (Guilford County, North Carolina)
Deck plate girder bridge over Reedy Fork on NSRR
Open to traffic

Reevesville Railroad Bridge #4 (Pope County, Illinois)
Built 1885, moved here Ca. 1902; rail line discontinued 1983
Abandoned plate girder bridge over Sugar Creek on Illinois Central Rosiclare Branch
Derelict/abandoned

Rehoboth Avenue Bridge (Old) (Sussex County, Delaware)
Lost Deck plate girder bascule bridge over Lewes-Rehoboth Canal on Rehoboth Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Reith turntable (Umatilla County, Oregon)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge
No longer exists

Relief Bridge (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
(Main design: Pennsylvania through truss)
Built 1893
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Allegheny River on Central Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - 25th Street NW Overpass (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Destroyed 1974
Lost pony plate girder bridge over 25th Street NW on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Destroyed by collision

RI - 3rd Street Overpass (East Davenport Yard Spur) (Scott County, Iowa)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over 3rd Street on Removed Railroad (RI)
Removed, abutment remains

RI - 47th Street Overpass (Jackson County, Missouri)
The Rock Island line reached Raytown just south of this location in 1904.
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over E. 47th Street on Inactive Rock Island RR
Rail line inactive

RI - 4th Street Overpass (East Davenport Yard Spur) (Scott County, Iowa)
Lost Pair of Pony plate girder bridges over 4th Street on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed; Abutments Remain

RI - 6th Avenue Overpass (Potter County, Texas)
Built 1937
Pony/through plate girder bridge over W. 6th Ave. (Old US 66) on abandoned Rock Island Railroad in Amarillo.
Closed to all traffic

RI - 8th Street Southwest Overpass (E) (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1955
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over 8th Street Southwest on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed

RI - Big Bend Bridge (Fayette County, Iowa)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Otter Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed

RI - Big Piney Creek Bridge (Yell County, Arkansas)
Bridge over Piney Creek on abandoned Rock Island Railroad


RI - Big Slough Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Pony plate girder bridge over Big Slough on Railroad (RI)
Replaced by a new pedestrian bridge

RI - Blue Ridge Cut-Off Overpass (Jackson County, Missouri)
Unused since 1980 with the bankruptcy of the Rock Island Railroad
Abandoned pony plate girder bridge over Blue Ridge Cut-Off on the Rock Island Railroad
Bypassed and currently preserved

RI - Branch of Russel Branch Bridge (Yell County, Arkansas)
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Russell Branch on Rock Island Railroad
Abandoned/ Partially Demolished

RI - Cache River Bridge (Prairie County, Arkansas)
Abandoned Deck plate girder bridge over Cache River on
Deck and swing span removed

RI - Cedar Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Iowa)
(Main design: Warren deck truss with sub-panels)
Built 1945, abandoned and removed 1983, abutments reused in new trail bridge 2002
Lost Warren Deck Truss over Cedar Creek on former Rock Island RR
Demolished with piers and abutments remaining. Abutments re-used in construction of new rail trail bridge.

RI - Cedar River Bridge (Cedar County, Iowa)
Built 1912; Removed 1940
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Cedar River on Railroad
Removed

RI - Cedar River Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
(Main design: Through truss)
Built 1903; Strengthened 1931; Abandoned 1937 due to line washout; Removed 1938
Lost Through truss bridge over Cedar River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed, but piers still visible on aerial imagery

RI - Chippewa Creek Bridge (Wapello County, Iowa)
Abandoned 1980
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Chippewa Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Derelict/abandoned

RI - Columbus Junction Railroad Bridge (Old) (Louisa County, Iowa)
(Main design: Quadrangular lattice through truss)
Built 1895; Replaced 1910
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by new bridge

RI - Coon Creek Bridge (Tama County, Iowa)
Abandoned 1980
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Coon Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Derelict/abandoned

RI - Coppers Creek Bridge (Van Buren County, Iowa)
Abandoned 1980
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Coppers Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Derelict/abandoned

RI - County Road W55/Wayland Road Overpass (Washington County, Iowa)
Built 1945, abandoned and removed 1983
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over County Road W55/Wayland Road on former Rock Island RR
Demolished with one abutment remaining

RI - CRX17 Overpass (Louisa County, Iowa)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over County Road X17 (As it is now named) on Railroad (RI)
Replaced by a new bridge OVER the tracks

RI - Deep Creek Bridge (Riley County, Kansas)
Through plate girder over Deep Creek on Abandoned Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Abandoned

RI - Dows Bridge (N) (Franklin County, Iowa)
Lost Bridge over Iowa River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed

RI - Dows Bridge (S, Old) (Franklin County, Iowa)
(Main design: Pony/through plate girder)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Iowa River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Dry Branch Creek Bridge #2 (Des Moines County, Iowa)
Built 1898
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Dry Branch Creek on Private Pedestrian Path
Open to pedestrians

RI - Dry Branch Creek Bridge #3 (Des Moines County, Iowa)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Dry Branch Creek on Abandoned Rock Island Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

RI - Dry Branch Creek Bridge #4 (Des Moines County, Iowa)
Abandoned 1980
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Dry Branch Creek on former Rock Island RR
Derelict/abandoned

RI - Dry Branch Creek Bridge #6 (Des Moines County, Iowa)
Abandoned 1980
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Dry Branch Creek on former Rock Island RR
Derelict/abandoned

RI - Dry Run Bridge (Fayette County, Iowa)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Turkey River on Railroad (RI)
Destroyed by flooding

RI - E. 67th Street Overpass (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built between 1964 and 1970 when 67th was extended
Deck plate girder bridge over E 67th Street on Rock Island Trail (former CRI&P RR and siding)
Open to pedestrians

RI - East Branch Blue Creek Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Abandoned and removed ca 1976
Lost Bridge over East Branch Blue Creek on Railroad (RI)
Removed

RI - East Branch Wapsinonoc Creek Bridge (Old) (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Built 1899-1900; Replaced 1953
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over East Branch Wapsinonoc Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - East Lost Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
(Main design: Pony/through plate girder)
Built 1904
Deck plate girder bridge over East Lost Creek and old Katy RoW on Rock Island Trail
Open to trail traffic.

RI - Eldon Rail Bridge (Wapello County, Iowa)
Built 1916, abandoned and removed 1983
Lost deck plate girder bridge over Des Moines River/ CR J12 (River Road) on former Rock Island RR
Demolished with piers and abutments remaining

RI - Elm Branch Bridge (Pettis County, Missouri)
(Main design: Deck plate girder)
Three span deck plate girder bridge over Elm Branch on the Rock Island Railroad, near Windsor
Intact but closed to all traffic

RI - Flood Creek Bridge (Old) (Butler County, Iowa)
Replaced 1929
Deck plate girder bridge over Flood Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Fourmile Creek Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1900; abandoned ca. 1980
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Fourmile Creek
Abandoned

RI - Fox River Bridge (Davis County, Iowa)
Built 1945, abandoned and removed 1983
Lost DPG bridge over Center Branch Fox River on former Rock Island Railroad
Bridge removed, piers and abutments remaining

RI - Gasconade River Bridge (Osage County, Missouri)
(Main design: Pratt deck truss)
Built 1902 by A.J. Tullock; out of service since 1980.
Pratt deck truss over Gasconade River on the Rock Island Railroad between Freeburg and Belle
Abandoned; Burned November 2017

RI - Grants Creek Bridge (Van Buren County, Iowa)
Abandoned and removed ca. 1980
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Grants Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Demolished

RI - Haw Creek Bridge (Morgan County, Missouri)
(Main design: Warren deck truss)
Deck truss bridge over Haw Creek on former Rock Island RR
Line currently out of service

RI - Hazelton Creek Bridge (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Removed ca. 1976 following abandonment of Rock Island RR line
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Hazelton Creek on former Rock Island RR
Demolished with abutments and pier remaining

RI - Henley/Hoecker Bridge (Miller County, Missouri)
(Main design: Pennsylvania through truss)
Bridge built at Hoecker/Henley, MO in 1903 for Chicago, Rock Island, & Pacific Railroad; out of service since 1980.
Through truss bridge over the Osage River on the Rock Island Railroad
Rail line currently out of service

RI - Hockey's Slough Tributary Girder Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Tributary of Hockey's Slough on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed; Superstructure sliding into waterway

RI - I&M Canal Swing Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Swing Bridge built in 1887 to move rail cars across I&M Canal
Pony Plate Girder Swing bridge over I&M Canal on abandoned railroad in Marseilles
Derelict/abandoned

RI - IA1 Overpass (Jefferson County, Iowa)
Built 1945, abandoned and removed 1983
Lost through plate girder bridge over IA 1 on former Rock Island RR
Removed

RI - Independence Deck Girder (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Buitl 1935; Removed 1976?
Lost DPG Bridge with timber stringer approaches over Wapsipinicon River on former Rock Island RR
Removed but not replaced

RI - Indian Creek Bridge (Pottawattamie County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1899
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Indian Creek on RI Railroad
Abandoned

RI - Indian Creek Bridge #2 (Pottawattamie County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1899
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Indian Creek on abandoned Rock Island Railroad
Abandoned

RI - Lick Creek Bridge (Croton) (Lee County, Iowa)
Abandoned 1980
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Lick Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Derelict/abandoned

RI - Lingle Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Iowa)
Raised 1956 due to the construction of the Coralville Resevoir; Abandoned and demolished ca. 1980
Lost deck plate girder bridge over Lingel Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
No longer exists; Support remains

RI - Little Blue River Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
(Main design: Deck plate girder)
Built 1903; Converted to trail use 2019
Deck plate girder bridge over Little Blue River on former Rock Island Trail
Open to pedestrians only

RI - Little Delaware River Bridge (Brown County, Kansas)
Most likely built circa 1910 at birth of Rock Island Railroad operations in Horton, KS
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Little Delaware River on Rock Island Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

RI - Little Rock River Bridge (Lyon County, Iowa)
Abandoned and removed ca. 1977
Lost Deck Plate Girder Bridge over Little Rock River on former Rock Island Railroad
Demolished and removed with piers remaining

RI - Mad Creek Bridge #4 (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Built 1908; Removed 1934
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Mad Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed but not replaced

RI - Maiden Lane Overpass (Johnson County, Iowa)
Built 1945; Replaced 1971
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Maiden Lane/Gilbert Street on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Manchester Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on Rock Island RR
Intact but closed to all traffic

RI - Manchester Trafficway Overpass (Jackson County, Missouri)
(Main design: Deck plate girder)
Built between 1935 and 1957, which is when Manchester Trafficway was created.
Deck plate girder bridge over Manchester Trafficway on Abandoned Rock Island RR
Intact but closed to all traffic

RI - Middle Sugar Creek Bridge (Miller County, Missouri)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built ca 1903 by the CRI&P RR
Pratt through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on CRI&P RR
Intact but closed to all traffic

RI - Millrace Bridge (W) (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Lost 1970
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Millrace on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Filled in

RI - Minnehaha Creek Bridge (Grundy County, Iowa)
Built 1905, Using Spans Built 1902
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Minnehaha Creek on Abandoned Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway
Abandoned

RI - MO 350 Overpass (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1934 when US 50 was increased to four lanes, abandoned by railroad 1980, converted to trail 2021
Deck Plate Girder bridge over MO 350 on the Rock Island Trail (former CRI&P)
Open to pedestrians

RI - Monks Creek Bridge (Lee County, Iowa)
Abandoned 1980
Abandoned TPG bridge over Monks Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Derelict/abandoned

RI - Mosquito Creek Bridge (Grundy County, Iowa)
Built 1904
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Mosquito Creek on Abandoned Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway
Derelict/abandoned

RI - Nabisco Bridge (3) (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Marseilles Power Canal on Abandoned Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway
Derelict/abandoned

RI - North Fork Long Creek Bridge (Washington County, Iowa)
Built 1948; Abandoned 1983
Abandoned Deck Plate Girder over North Fork Long Creek on railroad
Derelict/abandoned with rails removed