Built 1855

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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 (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, Replaced 1912
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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Point Pleasant Delaware River Bridge (Covered) (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

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

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

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

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 Through truss bridge over Great Miami River on Liberty Fairfield Road
Replaced by a new bridge