Built 1855

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Alter's Covered Bridge (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1855 by Joseph Finley; Removed and replaced in 1961
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Conodoguinet Creek on Graham's Woods Road (T-448)
Replaced by a new bridge

Anderson Railroad Bridge (Madison County, Indiana)
Built 1855
Lost Bridge over White River on Pan Handle Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge (It may have been replaced by a long viaduct)

Arches Trail - Cress Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Illinois)
Built ca 1855; originally Terre Haute & Alton RR, later Big Four RR, later New York Central RR
Stone arch bridge over Cress Creek on Arches Rail Trail (formerly Big Four RR)
Open to pedestrians only

Blenheim Bridge 32-48-01x (Schoharie County, New York)
Built 1855; Approach span added 1869; Approach span rebuilt 1887 & 1895; bypassed 1932; lost 2011
Lost covered bridge over Schoharie Creek on River Road
Destroyed by flooding from Hurricane Irene on Aug 28, 2011

BO - Muskingum River Bollman Bridge (Muskingum County, Ohio)
Built 1855; strengthened by Howe truss addition; west span collapsed 1866 due to overloading
Lost Bollman through truss bridge over Muskingum River on Railroad (B&O)
Replaced by a new bridge

BO - Stone Arch Bridge (Butler County, Ohio)
Built 1855 as an approach to the Great Miami River bridge
Stone arch bridge on CSX Railroad in Hamilton
Open to traffic

Bollman Truss over Erie Canal (Oneida County, New York)
Built 1855
Other pony truss bridge over Erie Canal


Branch River Bridge (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Built 1855
Stone arch bridge over Branch River on RI 5 in North Smithfield
Open to traffic

Camptown Covered Bridge (Bradford County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1855
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Wyalusing Creek on Route 706
Destroyed by flooding and replaced in 1915

Colebrook Toll Covered Bridge 29-04-36x / 45-05-09x (Coos County, New Hampshire)
Built 1855
Lost Paddleford through truss covered bridge over Connecticut River on Bridge Street
Replaced by a new bridge

CVRR - Susquehanna River Covered Bridge (1855) (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1855; destroyed by flood 1877
Lost Deck truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Cumberland Valley Railroad
Destroyed by flooding

Daniel Good's Fording Covered Bridge 38-36-24x (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1855 by Levi Fink; Dismantled in 1961 and relocated; site abandoned.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Pequea Creek on Abandoned portion of Mt. Hope School Road
Bridge Dismantled and Moved

Dunderberg Creek Bridge (Otsego County, New York)
Built 1855; rehabilitated 1966
Stone arch bridge over Dunderberg Creek on Marion Ave (N.Y.S. Rte. 51) in Gilbertsville
Open to traffic

Erie Canal - Butternut Creek Aqueduct (Onondaga County, New York)
Built 1855
Stone arch bridge over Butternut Creek on Erie Canal
Open to pedestrians only

Fall Creek Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Completed October 8, 1855, by Joseph C. Elliott. Made obsolete by new bridge in 1949.
Stone arch bridge over Fall Creek just north of 223rd Lane (Payson Lane)
Open to pedestrians only

Girard Avenue Bridge (1855) (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1855
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Girard Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Glen Iron Covered Bridge 38-60-27x (Union County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1855; Removed in 1955 and Replaced by a bridge in a different location
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Penns Creek
Replaced by a new bridge in a different location

Guilford Covered Bridge 19-11-11x (Piscataquis County, Maine)
Built 1855; replaced 1907
Lost Through truss bridge over Piscataquis River on Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Helena Covered Bridge 32-05-04x (St. Lawrence County, New York)
Built 1855
Lost Multiple Kingpost through truss covered bridge over Deer River on Depot Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Hennepin Avenue Suspension Bridge (1st) (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1854-55 by engineer Thomas Griffith; replaced 1876
Lost suspension bridge over the Mississippi River (West Channel) on Hennepin Avenue at Nicollet Island in Minneapolis
Replaced by the second suspension bridge

Indian Camp Covered Bridge 35-30-04 (Guernsey County, Ohio)
Built 1855; rehabilitated 1999
Covered bridge over Indian Camp Run on Covered Bridge Road (TR 611) just off OH 658
Open to one-lane traffic

K&P - Kennebec River Bridge (1855) 19-06-13x (Kennebec County, Maine)
Built 1855; destroyed by flood 1869
Lost Through truss bridge over Kennebec River on Kennebec & Portland Railroad in Waterville.
Destroyed by flooding

Lower Village Covered Bridge 19-04-08x (Franklin County, Maine)
Built in 1855; Lost in 1869 Flooding
Lost Bridge over Sandy River on Bridge Street RT 149
Destroyed by flooding and replaced in 1869

Metcalf Bridge (Johnson County, Iowa)
Built 1855; Destroyed by a spring flood 18XX
Lost Through truss bridge over Iowa River on Road
Destroyed by flooding

Millmont Covered Bridge 38-60-01 #2 (Union County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1855
Covered bridge over Penns Creek on Covered Bridge Road
Restored and open for traffic.

Milo Toll Covered Bridge 19-11-12x (Piscataquis County, Maine)
Built in 1855; Replaced in 1926.
Lost Long through truss bridge over Piscataquis River on RTS 6/11/16
Replaced by a new bridge

Milton Grove Covered Bridge (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1855 by Nicholas Brown and Levi Fink; Removed and Replaced in 1926.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Little Chickies Creek on Cloverleaf Road (T-334)
Replaced by a new bridge

Moonville Rail Trail - Kings Hollow Tunnel (Athens County, Ohio)
Built 1855
Abandoned tunnel on former CSX(B&O) line
Derelict/abandoned

Moore's Bridge (Carroll County, Georgia)
Built 1855
Lost Bridge over Chattahoochee River on Road
No longer exists

Newry Bridge (1855) (Jackson County, Indiana)
Built 1855; Replaced 1885
Lost Bridge over Vernon Fork Muscatatuck River on US Route 31
Replaced by a new bridge

Niagara Falls Railroad Suspension Bridge (Niagara County, New York)
Begun in 1851, opened to foot traffic in 1854, opened to raill traffic on March 18, 1855. Upgraded in 1886, replaced in 1897.
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Niagara River on Railroad & Road
Replaced by a new bridge while not closing!

North Carolina Railroad - Haw River Bridge (Alamance County, North Carolina)
Built 1855
Lost Deck truss bridge over Haw River on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

North Missouri Railroad Ferry (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Ferry operation succeeded by original Wabash Railroad Bridge #59 (1871)
Lost Ferry across Missouri River on North Missouri Railroad (Wabash Railroad predecessor)
Replaced by a new bridge

NS - New Portage Tunnel (Blair County, Pennsylvania)
Built for New Portage Railroad
Tunnel under Tunnelhill on NS RR
Open to traffic

Orr's Covered Bridge (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Through truss bridge over Conodoguinet Creek on Orrs Bridge Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Park Street Covered Bridge 19-09-29x (Oxford County, Maine)
Built in 1855; Removed and Replaced in 1896.
Lost Paddleford through truss bridge over Little Androscoggin River on Paris Hill Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Pine Iron Works Covered Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1855 by Jonathan Bitner; Lost (Burned) in 1938.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Manatawny Creek on Douglass Drive
Destroyed by fire and replaced

Point Pleasant Delaware River Bridge (Covered) 38-09-41#2x/30-10-05#2x (Hunterdon County, New Jersey)
Built in 1855, partly rebuilt)in 1862 following a freshet which damaged the bridge. Burned in March 29, 1892.
Lost Bridge over Delaware River on Byram Rd.
Destroyed by fire

Point Pleasant-Byram Bridge (First) (Hunterdon County, New Jersey)
Built 1855
Lost Bridge over Delaware River
No longer exists

Puente General Norzagaray (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Built 1855; rehabilitated 1930
Brick arch bridge over Los Frailes on PR 873
Open to traffic

RI - Duck Creek Pile Trestle Bridge (Scott County, Iowa)
Built 1855; Replaced 1858
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Duck Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Destroyed by flooding

Rossville Bridge (1855) (Miami County, Ohio)
Built 1855; replaced 1889
Lost Through truss bridge over Great Miami River on North Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Scott's Covered Bridge (Cecil County, Maryland)
Built in 1855; Some say it disintegrated and fell apart in 1944; Others say it washed away and the road closed in 1946.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Big Elk Creek on Abandoned Scott's Mill Road
Collapsed (may have been flooded)

Shenk's Mill Covered Bridge 38-36-30 (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1855; rehabilitated 1977
Covered bridge over Big Chiques Creek on Erisnan Road
Open to traffic

Skowhegan Covered Bridge (North Channel) 19-13-16x (Somerset County, Maine)
Built 1855 by Enoch L. Childs; repaired 1883 and 1892; trolley tracks added 1894; replaced 1903 by steel pony truss
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Kennebec River on Island Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Spruce Grove Covered Bridge (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1855 by Joseph Russell; In 1950 arsonists burned the bridge; It was not replaced and is now under the waters of Pine Grove Reservoir.
Burr arch-truss bridge over West Branch Octoraro Creek (Site is under water) on Spruce Grove Road
Inundated - the site of the covered bridge is now under the Pine Grove Reservoir

Sunbury & Erie Railroad Canal Covered Bridge (Lycoming County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1855
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Pennsylvania Canal West Branch Division on S & E RR
Destroyed by flooding

Switzer Covered Bridge 17-37-01 #2 (Franklin County, Kentucky)
Built 1855. Rehabilitated in 1906 and again 1990. Bridge placed on National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Bridge was washed off its supports on March 1, 1997, but restored in 1998.
Howe through truss bridge over North Elkhorn Creek on KY 1262
Open to pedestrians

Thomas Mill Covered Bridge 38-51-01 (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1855
Howe through truss bridge over Wissahickon Creek
Open to pedestrians

Towamencin Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1855; reconstructed 1915
Concrete arch bridge overTowamencin Creek on Bustard Road in Towamencin Township
Open to traffic

Tustin's Covered Bridge 38-15-86x (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1855 by Robert Russell; Replaced in 1938
Lost Bridge over Pickering Creek
Replaced by a new steel girder bridge

Wabash - Cowmire Creek Bridge (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Built 1855
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Cowmire Creek on North Missouri Railroad (later Wabash Railroad)
Abandoned and overgrown

Washington Street Bollman Truss Bridge (Monroe County, New York)
Built 1855
Lost Bollman through truss bridge over Erie Canal (Old Alignment) on Washington Street
No longer exists

Wepawaug River Bridge (New Haven County, Connecticut)
Built 1855; rehabilitated 1940
Stone arch bridge over Wepawaug River on CT 34 (Derby Avenue) in Orange
Open to traffic

Woodsdale Covered Bridge 35-09-16x (Butler County, Ohio)
Built 1855; Replaced 1900
Lost Burr Arch truss bridge over Great Miami River on Liberty Fairfield Road
Replaced by a new bridge