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Tall Bridges

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Tall Steel, Wood, or Concrete Bridges that cross deep valleys or rivers or fjords. This can also include structures set deep in mud and silt but sits just on water surfaces.

CSX - Cedar Creek Bridge (Franklin County, North Carolina)
Deck plate girder bridge over Cedar Creek on CSX RR
open to traffic

CSX - Copper Creek Viaduct (Scott County, Virginia)
Completed September 1908
Deck Plate Girder bridge over Copper Creek on former Clinchfield Railroad
Open to traffic

CSX - Laughery Creek Viaduct (Ripley County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1901 by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, major repair work in 1958 or 1959 with some girders replaced.
Deck plate girder bridge over Laughery Creek on CSX Railroad (former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad)
Open to traffic

CSX - Running Water Trestle (Marion County, Tennessee)
Built 1968
Massive steel plate girder trestle over Running Water Creek and I-24 on CSX Railroad, west of Chattanooga
Open to rail traffic

CSX - The Arches (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built 1905
Concrete arch bridge over Salt Fork Vermilion River on CSX Transportation southwest of Danville
Open to traffic

CSX - Wilbur Bridge (Ulster County, New York)
Built 1903; replaced an 1882 structure
Parker through truss bridge over Rondout Creek on CSX RR
Open to traffic

CSX - Wildcat Creek Trestle (Carroll County, Indiana)
Built 1893; abandoned in 1992; main span damaged by high water in 2004; removed in 2013
Abandoned Deck girder over Wildcat Creek on former Monon Railroad north of Owasco
Removed

CWR - Jackson Forest Trestle (Mendocino County, California)
Built in late 1800's for logging railroad, last elements removed during 1980's
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Tributary gulch South Fork Noyo River on California Western Railroad
Removed

Devils Lake Fork Bridge (Tillamook County, Oregon)
Built 1940
Steel stringer bridge over Devils Lake Fork on OR 6
Open to traffic

DH - Hadley Bridge (1943) (Saratoga County, New York)
Built 1943 to replace earlier 1894 truss bridge; coincides with building of Tahawus Extension and ore shipments
Deck truss bridge over Sacandaga River on Delaware & Hudson RR
Open to traffic

DME - Foster Viaduct #1 (Monroe County, Iowa)
Built 1937-38
Deck plate girder bridge over Kinser Creek and 672 Avenue on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railway
Open to traffic

DME - Foster Viaduct #2 (Monroe County, Iowa)
Built 1937-38
Deck plate girder bridge over Soap Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railway
Open to traffic

DME - Foster Viaduct #3 (Monroe County, Iowa)
Built 1937-38
Deck plate girder bridge over Boyd Branch on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railway
Open to traffic

DODX - Temporal Road Trestle (Pulaski County, Missouri)
Built 1941 as part of a railroad spur to Fort Leonard Wood
Massive wooden trestle on the US Army Railroad over Temporal Road and a branch of Big Piney River
Open to railroad traffic

Enola Low Grade Trail - Safe Harbor Bridge (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1904-06, abandoned to rail service Dec. 1988; reopened to trail traffic June 2022
Repurposed former railroad bridge on former PRR low-grade freight line, it crosses over the Conestoga Creek and passes by the Safe Harbor Powerplant
Open to pedestrians only

ERIE - Genesee River Viaduct (Allegany County, New York)
Built 1906-07; demolished 1981
Lost Deck girder bridge over Genesee River on former Erie Railroad north of Belfast
Lost

ERIE - Jessup Branch Bridge (Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania)
Abandoned warren deck truss with alternating verticals bridge over Roaring Brook & DL&W main on Erie Jessup Branch
Derelict/abandoned

ERIE - Portage Viaduct (1875) (Wyoming County, New York)
Built 1875; Replaced 1903
Pratt deck truss bridge over Genesee River on Erie Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

ERIE - Rush Creek Bridge (Allegany County, New York)
Built 1906, demolished 1981
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Rush Creek on Erie River Line
Removed but not replaced

FDDM - Bass Point Creek Trestle (Boone County, Iowa)
Built 1903; Partially destroyed by flooding in 1912; Replaced in 1913
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Bass Point Creek on Railroad
Destroyed by flooding

FIMX - Berks Creek Trestle (Cumberland County, Tennessee)
Timber stringer bridge over Berks Creek on Franklin Industrial Minerals Railroad
Open to traffic

FIMX - Flatrock Creek Trestle (Cumberland County, Tennessee)
Timber stringer bridge over Flatrock Creek on Franklin Industrial Minerals Railroad
Open to traffic

FIMX - Mammys Creek Trestle (Cumberland County, Tennessee)
Timber stringer bridge over Mammys Creek on Franklin Industrial Minerals Railroad
Open to traffic

FIMX - Millstone Creek Trestle (Cumberland County, Tennessee)
Timber stringer bridge over Millstone Creek on Franklin Industrial Minerals Railroad
Open to traffic

FIMX - Piney Creek Trestle (Cumberland County, Tennessee)
Deck plate girder bridge over Piney Creek on Norfolk Southern Railroad Spur
Open to traffic

FIMX - Trestle #4 (Cumberland County, Tennessee)
Timber stringer bridge over Ravine on Franklin Industrial Minerals Railroad
Open to traffic

FIMX - Trestle #6 (Cumberland County, Tennessee)
Timber stringer bridge over Ravine on Franklin Industrial Minerals Railroad
Open to traffic

FIMX - Trestle #9 (Roane County, Tennessee)
Deck plate girder bridge over Ravine on Franklin Industrial Minerals Railroad
Open to traffic

FIMX - Unnamed Tributary Berks Creek Trestle (Cumberland County, Tennessee)
Bridge over Unnamed stream on Franklin Industrial Minerals/Lhoist line
Open to traffic

Fitzpatrick Bridge (Elmore County, Alabama)
Built 1940
Warren deck truss bridge over Tallapoosa River on Al 14 in Tallassee
Open to traffic

Fort Dodge High Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Built 1902 by the Mason City and Fort Dodge Railway, later Chicago Great Western
Deck truss bridge over Des Moines River on railroad
Open to traffic

Fort Snelling Bridge (1st) (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Built 1880, Replaced 1909
Lost Deck truss bridge over Mississippi River on Fort Snelling Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Fort Snelling Bridge (2nd) (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Built 1909, Replaced 1961
Lost Steel arch bridge over Mississippi River on Fort Snelling Road
Replaced by a new bridge

French King Bridge (Franklin County, Massachusetts)
Built 1931; rehabilitated 1992
Steel arch bridge over Connecticut River on MA 2 in Millers Falls
Open to traffic

Garfield Bridge (Lorain County, Ohio)
Built 1936; Replaced 2001; Demolished 2003
Lost Haunched deck plate girder bridge over Black River on OH 254
Replaced by a new bridge

Georgetown Loop - Devil's Gate Trestle (Clear Creek County, Colorado)
Built 1877 by the Colorado Central Railroad. Dismantled 1939, but rebuilt 1984 and again in 2002
Rebuilt trestle on the Georgetown Loop Railroad
Open to tourist railroad

Gilbert Street Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built 1893 by the Chicago Bridge Co., replaced in 1921-22
Lost Deck truss bridge over Vermilion River on Gilbert Street in Danville
Replaced by new bridge

Glade Creek Bridge (Raleigh County, West Virginia)
Built 1988
Deck truss bridge over Glade Creek on I-64
Open to traffic

Glen Canyon Bridge (Coconino County, Arizona)
Built 1958
Steel arch bridge over Glen Canyon on US 89
Open to traffic

GN - Corbin Trestle (Jefferson County, Montana)
Built 1902
Abandoned Deck plate girder trestle over Corbin Road/Trestle Lane on Great Northern Railway
Derelict/abandoned

Hawaii Belt Road Hakalau Stream Bridge (Hawaii County, Hawaii)
Built 1911; Converted to road 1951-3
Steel stringer bridge over Hakalau Stream on Hawaii Belt Road
Open to traffic

Hawkeye Highway Center Grove Viaduct (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Catfish Creek &Railroad (IC) on Hawkeye Highway
Replaced by a new bridge in 1985

HCR - Maulua Stream Viaduct (Hawaii County, Hawaii)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Maulua Stream on Hawaii Consolidated Railroad
Removed

High Steel Bridge (Mason County, Washington)
Built 1929, coverted to road use in 1950
Massive steel arch bridge over South Fork Skokomish River
Open to traffic

High Trestle Trail Bridge (2010) (Boone County, Iowa)
Built 2010
Precast concete girder bridge over Des Moines River on High Trestle Trail
Open to pedestrians, with new deck built on original bridge piers

Hocking Hills Valley Crossing (Hocking County, Ohio)
Suspension bridge over Buckeye Trail
Open to pedestrians

Hulett Street Viaduct (Schenectady County, New York)
Built 1904; Converted to allow for general use 1913; Converted to road sometime after 1930; Replaced 1981
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Interstate 890 on Hulett Street (Originally Schenectady Railway Co.)
Replaced by a new bridge

IA175 Eldora Viaduct (Hardin County, Iowa)
Built 1913, Rehabilitated 1964, Replaced 1984
Deck plate girder bridge over Iowa River on IA 175
Replaced by a new bridge

IAIS - McPherson Avenue Overpass (Pottawattamie County, Iowa)
Built 1901, Approaches Replaced 2013/2014
Deck plate girder bridge over McPherson Avenue & Little Mosquito Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

INRD - Shuffle Creek Bridge (Monroe County, Indiana)
Built 1906
Deck girder bridge over Shuffle Creek and Shuffle Creek Road on Indiana Rail Road
Open to traffic

INRD - Tulip Trestle (Greene County, Indiana)
Built 1906 for the Indiana Southern Railroad
Deck plate girder bridge over Richland Creek on Indiana Rail Road
Open to traffic

Intercity Bridge (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Built 1927
Open spandrel concrete arch bridge over Mississippi River on Ford Parkway (CSAH 42) in St. Paul
Open to traffic

IORY - Quincy High Bridge (Logan County, Ohio)
Built 1911
Warren deck truss with alternating verticals bridge over Cr73 and Great Miami River on Dt&I Railroad
Open to traffic

IV - Spring Valley Viaduct (Bureau County, Illinois)
Built 1904
Pratt deck truss and deck plate girder bridge over Chicago & North Western Railway & Spring Creek on Chicago, Ottawa & Peoria Railway
Removed

Joyce Island Bridge (Solano County, California)
Built ?
Deck plate girder bridge over Cutoff Slough on Joyce Island Rd
Open to private traffic, has gate

Kates Creek Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge (Bedford County, Virginia)
Deck plate girder bridge over Kates Creek on NSRR
Open to traffic

KCS - 63rd Street Trestle (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1928
Steel trestle over E. 63rd Street Trafficway on Kansas City Southern Railway
Open to railroad traffic above and four lanes of traffic below

KCS - Auxvasse Creek Bridge (Callaway County, Missouri)
Built 1923-24
Massive steel trestle over Auxvasse Creek on Ozark Valley Railroad, north of Kingdom City
Open to railroad traffic

KCS - Hurricane Creek Bridge (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama)
Built ca.1913; heavily damaged by an F4 tornado on April 27, 2011; reconstructed 2011 with 3 original piers remaining
Steel stringer bridge over Hurricane Creek on L&N Railroad
Multiple spans destroyed by severe weather, those spans rebuilt

KCS - Moniteau Bridge (Randolph County, Missouri)
Built 1901
Deck plate girder bridge over Moniteau Creek on KCS Railroad
Open to traffic

Kestler's Bridge (Iredell County, North Carolina)
Deck plate girder bridge over Third Creek on Abandoned Southern Railway
Closed to all traffic

Kickapoo Rail Trail - Possum Trot Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built 1921 for the Peoria and Eastern Railroad, abandoned ca. 1990s, opened to pedestrian traffic 2021
Deck girder bridge over Middle Fork Vermilion River on Kickapoo Rail Trail west of Danville
Open to pedestrian traffic

Kings Creek Trestle (Cherokee County, South Carolina)
Timber stringer bridge over Kings Creek on Railroad
Abandoned

KKRR - Kinzua Bridge (1900) (McKean County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1900; closed 1959; reopened for tourist trains 1987-2002; mostly destroyed by a tornado on July 21, 2003; remaining spans rehabilitated and reopened to pedestrians in 2011
Deck girder bridge over Kinzua Creek on former Knox and Kane Railroad at Kinzua Bridge State Park
Remaining spans open to pedestrians

LN - Newfound Creek Trestle (Jefferson County, Alabama)
Built 1904; Burned on May 23, 2006
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Newfound Creek on formerly L&N Railroad
Destroyed by fire

LSI - Morgan Creek Trestle (Marquette County, Michigan)
Deck plate girder bridge over Morgan Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

LSI - Presque Isle Ore Dock (Marquette County, Michigan)
Built 1911
Deck plate girder bridge over Lake Shore Blvd. on Railroad
Open to traffic

LWV - Black River Bridge (Lorain County, Ohio)
Built 1906; Abandoned 1969
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Black River on Railroad
Abandoned

Maroon Creek Bridge (Pitkin County, Colorado)
Built 1888; converted to vehicular use ca. 1929. Bypassed in 2005.
Trestle over Maroon Creek on CO 82 at Aspen
Bypassed by a replacement bridge and left in place for pedstrian use.

MCR - Lake Britton Bridge (Shasta County, California)
Built 1955
Deck plate girder bridge over Lake Britton on McCloud River Railroad
Closed to traffic

MEC - Gulf Stream Trestle (Somerset County, Maine)
Built 1904, RR abandoned 1933, removed 1976
Lost Bridge over Gulf Stream on Maine Central Railroad
Removed but not replaced

Mill Hollow Road Bridge (Boone County, Arkansas)
Built 1904
Steel stringer bridge over Mill Hollow Road (CR 34) on the Missouri Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

MILW - Black Bridge (Jackson County, Minnesota)
Built 1899-1900; Removed 1981
Lost deck plate girder bridge over Des Moines River on Chicago-Milwaukee and Pacific RR in Jackson
Removed

MILW - Eagle's Nest Trestle (Gallatin County, Montana)
Built 1908
Deck plate girder bridge over Sixteenmile Creek on Francis Road (formerly Milwaukee Road)
Open to private traffic only.

MILW - Granger High Bridge (1881) (Dallas County, Iowa)
Built 1881; Replaced ca 1893
Pratt deck truss bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad (MILW)
Removed

MILW - Jenkins Ford High Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1906 for the Chicago Southern Railway; removed in 1987
Lost Deck girder bridge over Vermilion River on former CMStP&P Railroad
Removed

MILW - Latah Creek Viaduct (Whitman County, Washington)
Built 1908
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over WA 27. Railroad Avenue, & Hangman Creek on Railroad (MILW)
Abandoned

MILW - Little Pipestone Creek Tributary Trestle (Jefferson County, Montana)
Lost Bridge over Little Pipestone Creek Tributary on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Removed

Milwaukee Road Trestle (Carver County, Minnesota)
Built 1899 for the Milwaukee Road, removed after a snowmobile accident
Lost deck plate girder bridge over Spring Creek, Broadway Street (CSAH 147) on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Removed but not replaced

Milwaukee Trail - Blacktail Trestle (Silver Bow County, Montana)
Built 1908
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Blacktail Creek/Roosevelt Drive on Railroad (MILW)
Abandoned

MMID - Little Pipe Creek Trestle (Frederick County, Maryland)
Deck plate girder bridge over Little Pipe Creek and Keymar Road on MMID (former PRR)


MNA - Barren Fork Trestle (Boone County, Arkansas)
Built 1904
Steel stringer bridge over Barren Fork on Missouri and Northern Arkansas (former UP and MoPac) Railroad
Open to traffic

MNA - Bear Creek Trestle (Boone County, Arkansas)
Built 1934
Steel stringer bridge over Walnut Creek on Missouri and Northern Arkansas (former UP and MoPac) Railroad
Open to traffic

MNA - Georges Creek Bridge (Marion County, Arkansas)
Built 1904
Plate girder bridge over CR 1092 (Old US 62) and George Creek on the Missouri & North Arkansas Railroad
Open to traffic

MNA - Hopewell Road Overpass (Boone County, Arkansas)
Built 1904
Steel stringer bridge over Hopewell Road (CR 33) on the Missouri and Northern Arkansas Railroad
Open to traffic

MNA - Ralstin Trestle (Taney County, Missouri)
Built in 1903 by the White River Railway; rehabilitated in 1930
Steel trestle over East Fork of Roark Creek and Ralstin Road on the Missouri and Northern Arkansas Railway
Open to railroad traffic

MNCW - Moodna Viaduct (Orange County, New York)
Built 1906-08 for the Erie Railroad
Deck girder bridge over Moodna Creek, Orrs Mills Road and Otterkill Road on Metro-North's Port Jervis commuter line and Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

MON - Deer Creek High Bridge (Carroll County, Indiana)
Built 1891 or 1892; abandoned in 1987
Abandoned deck girder bridge over Deer Creek on Delphi Historic Trail/Monon High Bridge Trail
Open to pedestrians only

MON - Paoli Viaduct (Orange County, Indiana)
Built 1904, removed in 1982
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Lost River on former Monon Railroad in Paoli
Removed

MRL - Fish Creek Trestle (1914) (Mineral County, Montana)
Built 1914
Deck plate girder bridge over Fish Creek on Montana Rail Link
Open to traffic

Murmur Trestle (Clarke County, Georgia)
Built 1883, abandoned 1984. This trestle is featured on the back sleeve of the R.E.M. album "Murmur"
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Creek on former CSX Transportation trackage
Abandoned

New River Gorge Bridge (Fayette County, West Virginia)
Opened on October 22, 1977
Massive steel arch bridge over New River on US 19 east of Fayette
Open to traffic

NH - Conway High Bridge (Franklin County, Massachusetts)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over South River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad in Conway
Demolished

NH - Lyman Viaduct (New London County, Connecticut)
Built 1871-73, buried by fill in 1912-13, railroad abandoned in 1965
Buried Deck truss bridge over Dickinson Creek on former New Haven, Middletown and Willimantic Railroad in Colchester
Filled in

North Fork Feather River Bridge (Butte County, California)
Built 1932
Steel arch bridge over North Fork Feather River on CA 70
Open to traffic

North Fork Quartz Creek Bridge (Clatsop County, Oregon)
Built 1939
Steel stringer bridge over North Fork Quartz Creek on U.S. 26
Open to traffic

NS - Ashtabula River Bridge (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Built 1902, rehabilitated 1944
Deck plate girder bridge over Ashtabula River on Norfolk Southern Railway in Ashtabula
Open to traffic

NS - Beartown Fork Tunnel Viaduct (Wyoming County, West Virginia)
Deck plate girder bridge over Gorge on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Beaver Creek Bridge (Campbell County, Virginia)
Built 1907
Deck plate girder bridge over Beaver Creek on NSRR
Open to traffic

NS - Beaverdam Creek Bridge (Bedford County, Virginia)
Deck plate girder bridge over Beaverdam Creek on NSRR
Open to traffic