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Pratt truss

The Pratt truss is named after Thomas and Caleb Pratt, Boston railroad engineers who patented the design in 1844. The Pratt and its variations are the most common design of metal truss bridges. On a basic Pratt truss, the diagonals slope toward the center of the bridge, do not cross any verticals, and are approximately parallel. The top chord is straight and parallels the lower chord. The panels can have sub-divisions - or verticals and diagonals that don't reach from the top to bottom chord, though this can be considered a variation of the basic type. There are many variations, or sub-types of the Pratt truss, some of which have their own name including Parker, camelback, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, and others. It is used in bridges as a through truss, pony truss, and deck truss.


Vulcan Creek MO 49 Bridge (Iron County, Missouri)
Built 1924
Pony truss on MO 49 over Vulcan Creek at the intersection with Route BB at Vulcan
Open to two-lane traffic

W&GF - Foundry Branch Bridge (Washington, District of Columbia)
Built 1895 for the The Washington and Great Falls Electric Railway, taken over by successor companies and Capitol Transit, which merged with WMATA; abandoned 1962 or before
Pratt deck truss bridge over Foundry Branch on The Washington and Great Falls Electric Railway
Derelict/abandoned; owned by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

W&LE - Maumee River Swing Bridge (Lucas County, Ohio)
Pin-connected Pratt through truss bridge over Maumee River on Wheeling & Lake Erie RR
Open to traffic

W&LE - Zoar Bridge (Tuscarawas County, Ohio)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Tuscarawas River & Ohio & Erie Canal on Wheeling & Lake Erie (1850-1949)
No longer exists

W. Leopold Circle Road Bridge (Perry County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1900 by the Vincennes Bridge Company of Vincennes, Indiana
Pratt through truss bridge over Oil Creek on W Leopold Circle Road (which is now a private driveway).
Used on a private driveway

Wabash & Erie Canal Bridge CR 1300 S (Clay County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1905;Replaced 1988
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Wabash & Erie Canal on CR 1300 S
Replaced by a new bridge

Wabash - Half Acre Bridge (Old) (Christian County, Illinois)
Built 1888; Replaced 1914
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over S FK SANGAMON RIVER on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Wabash - Horse Creek Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Original 518' pile trestle at this location built 1883-1884; replaced 1903 with this bridge
Pratt Through truss bridge over Horse Creek on Abandoned Wabash Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

Wabash - Meredosia Bridge (Morgan County, Illinois)
Built 1857 (estimated), last train crossed tracks in 1955, dismantled after a new railroad bridge in Valley City opened but one pier still survives
Lost through truss swing bridge over Illinois River on railroad
Was located downstream from the highway bridge.

Wabash - St. Louis Bridge (Old) (Macon County, Illinois)
Lost Pratt Deck truss bridge over Sangamon River on Wabash Railroad
No longer exists; Replaced by new bridge

Wabash - Valley City Bridge (Old) (Scott County, Illinois)
Original bridge at this location built 1880, original spans replaced 1920/21; replaced by a new bridge 1959
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Illinois River on former Wabash Railroad in Valley City
Replaced by new bridge just down stream from the original.

Wabash Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1930
Bascule bridge over Main Branch Chicago River on Wabash Avenue in Chicago
Open to traffic

Wabash Bridge (Marion County, Missouri)
Built 1872; Drawpsan replaced 1883; Replaced in 1993
Same Bridge. Lift span was the only thing replaced in 1993
Swing span replaced around 1993 with current lift span.

Wabash Cannon Ball Bridge (Lawrence County, Illinois)
Built 1906 for the Big Four Railroad, later New York Central RR, abandoned in 1965. In 1968 a local farmer bought it and reopened it as a roadway bridge.
Through truss bridge over Wabash River on TR 257 northeast of St. Francisville
Open to one-lane traffic, with a tollbooth in St. Francisville

Wabash Des Moines River Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Built 1882 for the Wabash Railroad; rehabilitated for vehicular traffic
Three-span through truss bridge over Des Moines River on 216th Place; south approach rebuilt 1943 with I-beam stringers
Open to pedestrians only

Wabash Railroad Bridge #516 (old bridge) (Carroll County, Missouri)
Original bridge at this location built 1868; rebuilt 1903 with this bridge; this bridge replaced at an unknown date
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wakenda Creek on Wabash, later N&W Railway
Replaced by new bridge

Wabash River Branch CR 325E Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1905
Lost Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Branch of Wabash River on County Road 325 East
Replaced by a new bridge

Wabash Road - Big Creek Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)
Built 1905
Through truss bridge over Big Creek on Wabash Road (CR 350 West)
Open to traffic

Wabash Road Bridge (Wabash County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1870, removed sometime around 1990
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Eel River on Wabash Road
Replaced by new bridge

Wabash Trace Nature Trail - Silver Creek Bridge (Mills County, Iowa)
Built 1902; Abandoned 1984; Converted to trail ?
Through truss bridge over Silver Creek on Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Wabash/NS Overpass (Lucas County, Ohio)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Norfolk Southern Railway on Wabash Railroad
Removed

WACR - North Branch Winooski River Bridge (Washington County, Vermont)
Built 1909 by the American Bridge Co.
Pin connected Pratt through truss bridge on Washington County Railroad
Open, but not currently in use

WACR - Winooski River Bridge (Montpelier, East) (Washington County, Vermont)
Built 1902 by the American Bridge Co
Pin connected Pratt through truss bridge on Washington County Railroad
Open, but not currently in use

WACR - Winooski River Bridge (Montpelier, West) (Washington County, Vermont)
Built 1903; one span collapsed into river during 1992 flood and was put back on piers.
Pratt through truss bridge over Winooski River on Washington County Railroad
Open, but not currently in use

Wades Creek NE 1150 road (Henry County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge over Wades Creek on NW 1150 road
Replaced by new bridge

Wagon Ford Bridge (Sangamon County, Illinois)
Built 1900, closed to traffic 2010
Pony truss bridge over Lick Creek on TR 176
Closed to traffic in Summer 2010, now abandoned

Wagon Trail Road Bridge (Amherst County, Virginia)
Built 1915 by the Champion Bridge Co.
Pony truss bridge over Horsleys Creek on Wagon Trail Road
Open to traffic

Wagon Wheel Bridge (Boone County, Iowa)
(Main design: Pennsylvania through truss)
Built 1909; closed to vehicle traffic in 2008 due to flood damage on an approach span; center pier damaged by ice on February 22, 2016 with one span collapsing on March 10, 2016. Remaining spans demolished December 2, 2016.
Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on 200th Street west of Boone
Remaining spans demolished December 2, 2016

Wahoo Creek Bridge (Saunders County, Nebraska)
Built 1945
Pony truss bridge over Wahoo Creek on CR J/School Street, .1 mi. west of Weston
Open to traffic

Wahoo Creek Bridge (Old) (Saunders County, Nebraska)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wahoo Creek on H
Replaced by a new bridge

Wakefield Bridge (Older) (Clay County, Kansas)
Built 1886; Destroyed 1935
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Republican River on Kansas Highway 82
Destroyed by flooding

Wakenda Creek CR 621 Bridge (Carroll County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1920
Pratt pony truss bridge over Wakenda Creek on CR 621
Closed to all traffic

Waldo Road Bridge (Yuba County, California)
Built 1901
Through truss bridge over Dry Creek on Waldo Road in Spenceville Wildlife Area
Open and crossed, May 2010, after temporary closure in February 2009 due to deteriorating condition.

Waldrip Bridge (Coleman County, Texas)
Built 1911
Through truss bridge over Colorado River on CR 220
Rehabilitated in 2011 and now open for traffic.

Walker Bridge (Itawamba County, Mississippi)
Built 1923
Through truss bridge over Tombigbee River on Boat Ramp Road
Open to traffic

Walker Street Bridge (Middlesex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1910; rehabilitated 1994
Pony truss bridge over BMRR on Walker Street in Lowell
Open to traffic

Walkersville Bridge (Shelby County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1930
Pony truss bridge over Salt River on CR 345
Open to traffic

Walkway Bridge (Kane County, Illinois)
Built 1906?
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Main Street on Walkway
Removed but not replaced

Wall Ave. Bridge (Weber County, Utah)
Relocated 1925 from Washington Street. Replaced by a new bridge.
Replaced, unknown year

Wallace McAllister Bridge (Marinette County, Wisconsin)
Appears to have been built for the Wisconsin & Michigan Railway
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Menominee River on CR JJ
Replaced by a new bridge

Wallace Road Bridge (Lawrence County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1892
Pony truss bridge over Little Beaver Creek on Wallace Road in New Beaver
Open to traffic

Wallace Thompson Road Bridge (Marshall County, Tennessee)
Built 1902 by the Champion Bridge Company, Wilmington, Ohio
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Big Rock Creek on Wallace Thompson Road in Northern Marshall County
Replaced by new bridge

Wallings Bridge (Monmouth County, New Jersey)
Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge


Wallkill Valley Rail Trail - Rosendale Trestle (Ulster County, New York)
Built 1895; closed to traffic in 1977; Rehabilitated and reopened to pedestrians 2013
Deck truss bridge over Rondout Creek and Main Street on Railroad
Open to pedestrians

Walns Mill Road Bridge (Monmouth County, New Jersey)
Built 1885; Timber Piles Added 1948
Pony truss with Phoenix Columns over Crosswicks Creek on Walns Mill Road
Open to traffic

Walnut Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Iowa)
Built 1921
Through truss bridge over Walnut Creek on 230 Street
Open to traffic

Walnut Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Iowa)
Built 1954
Through truss bridge over Walnut Creek on 210 Street (210 St)
Open to traffic

Walnut Creek Bridge (McClain County, Oklahoma)
Built 1927; rehabilitated 1941
Through truss bridge over Walnut Creek on N3095 (old OK 24) in Washington
Open to traffic

Walnut Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Iowa)
Built 1951
Through truss bridge over Walnut Creek on 240 Street
Intact but closed to all traffic

Walnut Creek Bridge (Brown County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1930
Pony truss bridge over Walnut Creek, 0.3 mi. south and 4.1 mi. west of Hiawatha
Open to traffic

Walnut Creek Bridge (Knox County, Illinois)
Pony truss bridge over Walnut Creek on CR1700E
Open to traffic

Walnut Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Abandoned bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Walnut Creek on 951 st
Abandoned

Walnut Creek Bridge (Fremont County, Iowa)
Built 1900
Pratt through truss bridge over Walnut Creek on 357 Avenue
Intact but closed to all traffic

Walnut Creek Bridge (Knox County, Illinois)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Walnut Creek


Walnut Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss bridge over Walnut Creek, 5.5 mi. west of Schroyer
Open to traffic

Walnut Fork CR 75S Bridge (Montgomery County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1895
Pratt pony truss bridge over Walnut Fork Creek on County Road 75 South (Abandoned)
Reportedly moved to Koscuisko County

Walnut Fork Creek Branch CR 300S Bridge (Montgomery County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1895
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Branch of Walnut Fork Creek on County Road 300 South
Replaced by a culvert

Walnut Fork Creek CR 1000E Bridge (Montgomery County, Indiana)
Built 1898
Lost Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Walnut Fork Creek on County Road 1000 East
Replaced by a new bridge

Walnut Fork Creek CR 300S Bridge (Montgomery County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1890
Lost Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Walnut Fork Creek on County Road 300 South
Replaced by a new bridge

Walnut Fork Creek CR 50S Bridge (Montgomery County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1902 by the Elkhart Bridge Company; rehabilitated 1981; replaced 1999
Lost through truss bridge over Walnut Fork Creek on County Road 50 South
Replaced by new bridge

Walnut Fork Creek CR 550E Bridge (Montgomery County, Indiana)
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Walnut Fork Creek on County Road 550 East
Reportedly placed into storage in 1998-Current disposition unknown

Walnut Fork Creek-Baseline Rd. Bridge (Montgomery County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1905
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Walnut Fork Creek on Baseline (Traction) Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Walnut Grove Bridge (Yavapai County, Arizona)
(Main design: Camelback through truss)
Built 1924 by the El Paso Bridge & Iron Co.
Through truss bridge over Hassayampa River on Wagoner Road
Open to traffic

Walnut River Bridge (Butler County, Kansas)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Walnut River, 0.7 mi. west and 2.0 mi. south of Douglass
Open to traffic with 6'6" height restriction.

Walnut Road-Potato Creek Bridge (St. Joseph County, Indiana)
Lost Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Potato Creek (Br. of Kankakee River) on Walnut Road
Collapsed by an overweight truck

Walnut Street Bridge (Izard County, Arkansas)
Built 1908 by the Illinois Steel Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 2001
Pony truss bridge over Calico Creek on Walnut Street in Calico Rock
Open to one-lane traffic with a 7 ton weight limit

Walnut Street Bridge (Wabasha County, Minnesota)
Built 1904
Through truss bridge over North Branch Zumbro River at the end of Walnut Street in Mazeppa
Open to pedestrians only

Walnut Street Bridge (Northampton County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1860
Pratt through truss bridge formerly over Saucon Creek on Walnut Street in Hellertown
Open to pedestrians

Walnut Street Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1893; demolished 1988; replaced 1991
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Walnut Street
Replaced by a new bridge; old piers used in the replacement bridge

Walnut Street Bridge (Cole County, Missouri)
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Wears Creek on Walnut Street (now Missouri Blvd.)
Replaced by a new bridge

Walnut Street-Little Flatrock River Bridge (Rush County, Indiana)
Built in 1921 by the Burk Construction Company; rehabilitated 1980; replaced 1997
Lost through truss bridge over Little Flatrock River on Road 125 W
Replaced by new bridge

Walp Road Bridge (Luzerne County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1915; rehabilitated 2004
Pony truss bridge over Nescopeck Creek on TR 342 (Walp Road)
Open to traffic

Waltmire Bridge (Tazewell County, Illinois)
Built 1910
Pratt through truss bridge over Mackinaw River on Locust Rd S of Tremont
Derelict/abandoned

Wampum Avenue Bridge (Lawrence County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1922; rehabilitated 1975
Through truss bridge over CSX Railroad on Wampum Avenue in Chewton
Open to traffic

Wana Bridge (Monongalia County, West Virginia)
Built 1927
Lost through truss bridge over West Fork Dunkard Creek on WV 7
Replaced by a new bridge.

Wapello Bridge (Louisa County, Iowa)
Built 1873, Westernmost span replaced 1884; Easternmost span replaced and additional span added 1885; Middle 2 piers lost to flooding & 3 spans replaced 1903; Condemned 1945 after a truck carrying limestone dust fell through a span; Removed 1948
Lost Through truss bridge over Iowa River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Wappinger Creek Bridge (Dutchess County, New York)
Removed in the 1960s
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Wappinger Creek on Jackson Road
Removed

Wapsi-Great Western Line Trail - Wapsipinicon River Tributary Bridge (Mitchell County, Iowa)
Built in 1887; relocated to this spot in 1993 and has served the bike trail ever since
Pratt through truss bridge over Unnamed Wapsipinicon River Tributary on Wapsi Great Western Bike Trail
Open to traffic

Wapsipinicon 200th Street bridge (Howard County, Iowa)
Built 1904
Pratt pony truss bridge over Wapsipinicion River on 200th Street
Intact but closed to all traffic

Wapsipinicon River Bridge (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Built or relocated here 1945; closed to traffic Oct. 2017
Pratt through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on E. Bennington Road
Closed to all traffic

Waqua Creek Road Bridge (Brunswick County, Virginia)
Built 1918
Pratt Pony truss bridge over Waqua Creek on Waqua Creek Road
Open to traffic

Warbler Avenue Bridge (Union County, Iowa)
Built 1900
Through truss bridge over Thompson River on Warbler Avenue
Intact but closed to all traffic

Wardell Bridge (Pemiscot County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Little River on CR 216 at Wardell
Closed to all traffic

Wards Ferry Road Bridge (Tuolumne County, California)
Built 1915
Pratt Pony truss bridge over Deer Creek on Wards Ferry Road
Open to traffic

Wards Mill Bridge (Blount County, Alabama)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Black Warrior River on Ward Mill Rd
Collapsed

Wardsboro Brook Bridge (Windham County, Vermont)
Built 1936,replaced 2010
Pratt through truss bridge over Wardsboro Brook on C3043 (Easton Road) in Jamaica
replaced by new bridge

Warm River Bridge (Fremont County, Idaho)
Pratt through truss bridge over Warm River on Road
Open to traffic

Warnick Bridge (Whatcom County, Washington)
Built 1931
Through truss bridge over North Fork Nooksack River on WA 542
Open to traffic

Warren Avenue Bridge (Bergen County, New Jersey)
Built 1905; rehabilitated 1921
Pratt through truss bridge over Ho-Ho-Kus Brook on Warren Avenue in Ho-Ho-Kus
Open to traffic

Warren Creek Bridge (Hamilton County, Texas)
Built 1900
Pratt through truss bridge over Warren Creek on CR 103
Closed to all traffic

Warren Road Bridge (Knox County, Ohio)
Rehabilitated 1963
Through truss bridge over Wakatomica Creek on Warren Road (TR 147)
Closed to all traffic

Warrior Kimberly Road Bridge (Jefferson County, Alabama)
Pratt through truss bridge over The Warrior River
As you can tell from the picture, there is no road way on this bridge.

Warrior-Trafford Bridge (Jefferson County, Alabama)
(Main design: Camelback through truss)
Replaced 1952
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Locust Fork-Little Warrior River on Warrior-Trafford Road
Replaced by new bridge

Washboard Road Bridge (Kenton County, Kentucky)
Abandoned Pratt pony truss bridge over Cruises Creek on an abandoned section of Washboard Road
Abandoned

Washington Avenue Bridge (Pettis County, Missouri)
Built 1910-11 by the Midland Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1989 and 2013
Through truss bridge over the railroad tracks on Washington Avenue in Sedalia, three blocks east of MO 765
Open to traffic

Washington Avenue Bridge (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1891
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Washington Ave / Bnsf Rr on Csah 152
Replaced by new bridge, but original truss system is incorporated into it.

Washington Bridge (New Haven County, Connecticut)
Built 1921; rehabilitated 1990
Bascule bridge over Housatonic River on US 1 in Milford
Open to traffic

Washington Creek Bridge (Douglas County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1910 demolished and replaced July 2009
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Washington Creek on E 850 Road, 1.1 mi. east and 0.2 mi. north of Lone Star
Lost

Washington Fields Bridge (Washington County, Utah)
Built ca. 1936; replaced 1976
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Virgin River on South Washington Fields Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Washington Road Bridge (Knox County, Indiana)
Built 1903; rehabilitated 2006 and 2017
Three-span Pratt through truss bridge over White River on Washington Road.
Open to one-lane traffic