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Built during 1840s

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2nd Street Bridge (1846) (Braxton County, West Virginia)
Built 1846
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Elk River on 2nd Street
Replaced by a new bridge

8th Street Covered Bridge (Bartholomew County, Indiana)
Built in 1849; removed in 1926; Site and roadway are abandoned.
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Flatrock River on 8th Street (Old Indianapolis Road)
No longer exists-Current bridge connects 11th Street to the Old Indianapolis Road

Adam Reigart's Landing Covered Bridge 38-36-83x (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1845; Lost and replaced before 1900.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Conestoga River on Strawberry Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Allen's Lane Covered Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1840
Lost Bridge over Wissahickon Creek on Former Allen's Lane (now a walking trail)
Replaced by a new bridge (a trail bridge)

Alm's House Bridge 38-36-P01x (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1843 by Alm's House Workers; Lost in flood 1902.
Lost Bridge over Conestoga River on Abandoned Road and Bridge
Destroyed by flooding not replaced

Amsterdam Bridge (1843) (Montgomery County, New York)
Built 1843; North span washed away by part of the Caughnawaga Bridge & replaced iwth a bowstring 1865; Washed Away & Replaced 1876
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Mohawk River on Road
Destroyed by flooding

AMTK - Freshwater Brook Arch (Hartford County, Connecticut)
Built ca. 1844 (RR construction date)
Stone arch bridge over Freshwater Brook on Amtrak Springfield Line in Enfield
Open to traffic

Apollo Bridge (1846) (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1846; destroyed by ice jam in January 1881
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Kiskiminetas River on First Street
Destroyed by flooding

Aquaduct Covered Bridge 38-09-59x (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1848
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Hough's Creek on Upper River Road (Abandoned ?)
Replaced by a new bridge in a different location

Aqueduct Bridge (1843) (Washington, District of Columbia)
Built 1833-43, replaced 1868
Lost timber stringer bridge over Potomac on Canal
Replaced by new bridge

Armstrong Covered Bridge 35-30-12 (Guernsey County, Ohio)
Built 1849; relocated 1966
Covered bridge over an unnamed creek at the City Park in Cambridge
Open to pedestrians only

Ash Street Canal Bridge (Miami County, Ohio)
Built 1845; demolished March 1901
Lost Stone arch bridge over Miami & Erie Canal on Ash Street
No longer exists

Ashland Covered Bridge 19-02-03x (Aroostook County, Maine)
Built in 1846; Replaced in 1928
Lost Through truss covered bridge over Aroostook River on Station Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Athens Bridge (1841) (Bradford County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1841; possibly replaced 1914
Lost Burr through truss covered bridge over Susquehanna River on Front Street
No longer exists

B&A - Whistler Bridge #3 (Hampshire County, Massachusetts)
Built 1840, Bypassed/Abandoned 1912
Abandoned stone arch bridge over West Branch Westfield River on Railroad in Becket
Abandoned

B&A - Whistler Bridge #6 (Hampshire County, Massachusetts)
Built 1840, abandoned 1912, lost 1927
Lost Stone arch bridge over West Branch of Westfield River on Original B&A Alignmenr
Demolished

Babb's Bridge 19-03-01x (Cumberland County, Maine)
Built 1843; Destroyed in arson fire, 1973; Replaced by an exact replica, 1976
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Presumpscot River on Hurricane Road in South Windham
Replaced by new bridge

Baker's Mill Covered Bridge 38-36-63x (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1849; Destroyed by flood in 1945 and replaced by 2 span steel bridge
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Little Chickies Creek on Milton Grove Road
Destroyed by flooding and replaced in 1945

Bangor-Brewer Covered Toll Bridge 19-10-06#2x (Penobscot County, Maine)
Built 1847 ; Middle span lost to flooding in 1902 & Replaced, completely demolished 1911
Lost covered Howe truss bridge over Penobscot River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Barlow's Covered Bridge (Adams County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1841 by John Camp; Lost to a flood in 1871; Replaced by another covered bridge built by John M Pittenturf; That bridge replaced in 1937.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Rock Creek on Taneytown Road
Destroyed by flooding and replaced by another covered bridge in 1871

Barneston Covered Bridge 38-15-37x (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1849 by Robert Rigg; Demolished in 1950.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over East Branch Brandywine Creek on North Manor Road
Replaced by a new bridge (different location)

Barronvale Covered Bridge 38-56-03 (Somerset County, Pennsylvania)
Original bridge built 1846; replaced or extensively rebuilt 1902
Burr arch-truss bridge over Laurel Hill Creek on TR501
Open to pedestrians

Batchellerville Covered Bridge (Saratoga County, New York)
Built 1844
Lost Through truss covered bridge over Sacandaga River on Northville Road
Replaced by a new bridge, removed for Sacandaga Reservoir

Beaver Road Bridge (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1841; widened 1918
Concrete arch bridge over Little Sewickley Creek on Beaver Road in Edgeworth
Open to traffic

Bendale Covered Bridge (Lewis County, West Virginia)
Built in 1847; Removed in 1951 to Relocated part of US 10.
Lost Bridge over West Fork River on Abandoned portion of US 19
Replaced by a new bridge (on a new portion of US 19)

Bergey Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1841; rehabilitated 1990
Stone arch bridge over East Branch Perkiomen Creek on Bergey Road
Open to traffic

Bernadotte Covered Bridge (Fulton County, Illinois)
Built 1845 by Joseph Dykes; damaged by flood 1915 and replaced
Lost Covered Town lattice through truss bridge over Spoon River on N Old Bridge Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Big Cambridge Covered Bridge 45-08-49x (Lamoille County, Vermont)
Lost Burr arch covered bridge over Lamoille River on SR 15
Replaced by a new bridge

Birmingham Covered Bridge (Erie County, Ohio)
Built 1841; replaced 1900
Lost covered through truss bridge over Vermilion River on Edison Highway (SR 113)
No longer exists

Bitzer's Mill Covered Bridge 38-36-04 (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1846. Reconstructed 1997. Rebuilt 2017.
Covered bridge over Conestoga Creek on Covered Bridge Road (SR 1013)
Open to traffic

BM - Hussey Brook Arch Bridge (York County, Maine)
Built 1842
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Hussey Brook on B&M Eastern Route (abd)
Derelict/abandoned

Bogert Covered Bridge 38-39-01 (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1841
Burr arch-truss bridge over Little Lehigh River on Pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Boggs Creek Bridge (Martin County, Indiana)
Built 1848; rehabilitated 1913
Warren deck truss bridge over Boggs Creek on CR 490 West
Open to traffic

Boones Ferry (Clackamas County, Oregon)
Lost ferry over Willamette River at Wilsonville
No longer exists

Brandt's Covered Bridge (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1840 by Joseph Latshaw; Burned and Replaced in 1932
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Yellow Breeches Creek on York Road (SR 0074)
Destroyed by fire and replaced

Bridge Street Covered Bridge (Montgomery County, New York)
Built 1841; replaced 1897 with Baltimore through truss
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Mohawk River on Bridge Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Bridge Street East Channel Bridge (1848) (Somerset County, Maine)
Built 1848; destroyed March 1896 by flood and replaced
Lost Through truss bridge over Kennebec River on Bridge Street
Destroyed by flooding and replaced by a new bridge

Bridge Street Middle Channel Bridge (1848) (Somerset County, Maine)
Built 1848; replaced ca.1893-1894 by metal truss bridge
Lost Through truss bridge over Kennebec River on Bridge Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Bridge Street West Channel Bridge (1848) (Somerset County, Maine)
Built ca.1848; replaced 1887 by lenticular truss bridge
Lost Truss bridge over Kennebec River on Bridge Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Broadway Covered Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
Built in 1843 by James Douglas; Replaced in 1879.
Lost Through truss bridge over Wabash River on Broadway (RT 19)
Replaced by a new bridge

Brooks Covered Bridge 32-36-02x (Orange County, New York)
Built 1840
Lost Burr Arch-truss covered bridge over Moodna Creek on Main Street in Washingtonville.
Replaced by a new bridge

Brown Street Covered Bridge (Tippecanoe County, Indiana)
Built 1845-47; Replaced 1903
Lost covered through truss bridge over Wabash River on Brown Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Brownsville Covered Bridge 14-81-01 (Union County, Indiana)
Built 1840
Long through truss bridge over East Fork Whitewater River on Brownsville Road
Relocated to Mill Race Park in Columbus, Bartholomew County where it is still in use.

Brownsville-Mill Race Park Covered Bridge (Bartholomew County, Indiana)
Built 1840; relocated and shortened 1986; rehabilitated 1991
Covered bridge over a branch of Driftwood River in Mill Race Park
Open to traffic

Buck Hill Farm Covered Bridge 38-36-15 (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1844
Burr arch-truss bridge over Private lane on Pond
Open to pedestrians

Bulls Covered Bridge 07-03-01 (Litchfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1842; rehabilitated 1969 and 1994
Covered bridge over Housatonic River on Bulls Bridge Road in Kent
Open to traffic

Burnetts Creek Arch (Carroll County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1840
Stone arch bridge over Burnetts Creek on Towpath Road
Open to traffic

Burr Ferry (Newton County, Texas)
Built 1840; Replaced by bridge 1936
Lost Ferry across Sabine River on TX 63 / LA 8
No longer exists

C&O Canal Evitts Creek Aqueduct (Allegany County, Maryland)
Built 1838-1850
Stone arch bridge over Evitts Creek on C&O Canal Towpath
Open to pedestrians only

C&O Canal Sideling Hill Creek Aqueduct (Washington County, Maryland)
Built 1840
Stone arch bridge over Sideling Hill Creek on C&O Canal
Open to pedestrians only

Canal Covered Bridge 19-09-16x (Oxford County, Maine)
Built in 1846 by Peter Paddleford; Removed and Replaced in 1929.
Lost Paddleford through truss bridge over Saco River on RT 5
Replaced by a new bridge

Carmi Covered Bridge (1841) (White County, Illinois)
First bridge across the Little Wabash River in Carmi. Completed in 1841.
Lost Through truss bridge over Little Wabash River
Replaced by new bridge

Chaumont River Bridge (1849) (Jefferson County, New York)
Built 1849
Bridge over Chaumont River on Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Cheek's Tavern Bridge (Robertson County, Tennessee)
Built ca. 1841 as part of the Louisville to Nashville Turnpike, a toll road for stage coaches.
Stone arch bridge over Red River on Old US 31, (Dixie Highway/Louisville to Nashville Turnpike)
Open to pedestrians

Cheshire - Connecticut River Covered Bridge 45-13-55x / 29-03-23x (Windham County, Vermont)
Built 1849; Replaced 1899
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Connecticut River on Chesire Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Cheshire Rail Trail - Stone Arch Bridge (Cheshire County, New Hampshire)
Built 1847
Stone arch bridge over Branch River on Railroad (Abandoned)
Open to pedestrians

Chicopee River Covered Bridge (Hampden County, Massachusetts)
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Chicopee River on Springfield Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Cisco Covered Bridge (Ritchie County, West Virginia)
Built in 1848 by Lemuel & Eli Chenoweth and Joshua Zinn; Removed and site abandoned when WV 47 was realigned in 1931.
Lost Long through truss bridge over North Fork Hughes River on Abandoned portion of WV 47
Replaced by a new bridge in a realigned location of WV 47 (Original site and roadway abandoned)

Clayton Wenger's Mill Covered Bridge 38-36-77x (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1845 by Joseph Elliott and Robert Russell; Lost in flooding in 1917 and replaced.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Conestoga River on West Farmersville Road
Destroyed by flooding and replaced

Cochituate Aqueduct - Cedar Street Bridge (Norfolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1848
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Cedar Street on Cochituate Aqueduct
Removed but not replaced

Cochituate Aqueduct Bridge (Middlesex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1848
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Charles River on Cochituate Aqueduct
Derelict/abandoned

Colbert Ferry (1849) (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Originally in service from 1849 to 1873 when a bridge replaced int. in service after that bridge was destroyed from 1873-1892 when another bridge was built. In service from 1908 when that bridge was destroyed by a flood until 1915.
Lost Ferry across Red River of the South
"Out Of Service"

Cole Bridge (Peoria County, Illinois)
Built 1848; Repalced 1909
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Illinois River on Bridge Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Columbus Covered Bridge (Lowndes County, Mississippi)
Built 1843
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Tombigee River on 4th Avenue South
No longer exists

Conestoga River Bridge (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1846; replaced 1997
Lost through truss bridge over Conestoga River on PA 1013
Replaced by new bridge

Cooley Covered Bridge 45-11-07 (Rutland County, Vermont)
Built in 1849 by Nichols Powers; rehabilitated 2004
Covered Town lattice through truss bridge over Furnace Brook on C3013 in Pittsford
Open to one lane traffic

Corbin Covered Bridge 29-10-05 (Sullivan County, New Hampshire)
Built 1845; Destroyed by arson 1993; rebuilt 1994
Covered bridge over Croydon Branch Sugar River on Corbin Bridge Road in Newport
Open to traffic

Cordaville Arch Bridge #1 (Middlesex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1840
Stone arch bridge over Sudbury River on old Cedar Street alignment
Open to pedestrians only

Cordaville Arch Bridge #2 (Worcester County, Massachusetts)
Built 1840
Stone arch bridge over mill channel on old Cedar Street alignment in Cordaville.
Open to pedestrians only

Cordaville Arch Bridge #3 (Worcester County, Massachusetts)
Built 1840
Stone arch bridge over Mill Tailrace on pathway in Cordaville
Open to pedestrians only

Croton Aqueduct Archville Bridge (Westchester County, New York)
Lost Stone arch bridge over US Route 9 on Croton Aqueduct
Removed but not replaced

CSX - State Line Tunnel (Columbia County, New York)
Original tunnel built 1840, second bore added 1912, 1840 bore abandoned 1988 with single-tracking
Tunnel under Taconic Range and Tunnel Hill Rd on CSX Berkshire Subdivision
Open to traffic

Curwensville Covered Bridge 38-17-14x (Clearfield County, Pennsylvania)
Lost covered bridge over Anderson Creek on Schofield St.
Replaced by a new bridge

Daniel Diehl's Clover and Plaster Mill Covered Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1841 by Mills and Company; Removed and Replaced Before 1937; Replacement bridge was lost around 1960 when I-83 work was proceeding
Lost Bridge over Mill Creek on North Sherman Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Daniel Pott's Mill Covered Bridge 38-36-97x (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1844 by Joseph Elliott and Robert Russell; Removed and Replaced in 1925
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Mill Creek on Old Strasburg Pike
Replaced by a new bridge

David W. King Ferry (Linn County, Iowa)
Licensed in 1840; Shut down 1857 when all bridges were open
Lost Ferry across Cedar River
Replaced by a bridge

Dean Covered Bridge 45-11-01x (Rutland County, Vermont)
Built 1840
Lost Town lattice truss covered bridge over Otter Creek on Union Street
Destroyed by fire

Delaware Aqueduct (Pike County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1848 by John A. Roebling to carry the Delaware & Hudson Canal; later converted for highway traffic; rehabilitated 1985
Suspension bridge over Delaware River on the former Delaware & Hudson Canal
Open to one-lane traffic

Depot Covered Bridge 45-11-06 (Rutland County, Vermont)
Built 1840; Rehabilitated 1974; Steel stringers added 1985
Covered Town Lattice through truss bridge over Otter Creek on Florence Road
Open to traffic

Dexter Covered Bridge 32-23-06x (Jefferson County, New York)
Lost Town lattice truss covered bridge over Black River
Replaced by a new bridge

Dividing Creek Covered Bridge (Cumberland County, New Jersey)
Built in 1841 by Amos Campbell; Removed in 1908 and temporary replaced with a ferry, until new bridge built.
Lost Bridge over Dividing Creek
Removed in 1908 (Temporary was replaced with a ferry, before new bridge built)

Double Road Covered Bridge 45-11-38x (Rutland County, Vermont)
Built 1840
Lost Through truss covered bridge over Otter Creek on Double Road
Removed but not replaced

Double Track Covered Bridge 38-19-71x (Columbia County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1840 by Elias Hicks; Removed and Replaced in 1921; That bridge was removed in 2011
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Big Fishing Creek on Red Mill Road T809 (Abandoned)
Replaced by a new bridge; The new bridge has been eliminated as of 2011.

Downers Covered Bridge 45-14-08 (Windsor County, Vermont)
Built 1840 by James Tasker; Rebuilt in 2008; Rehabilitated 2011
Covered bridge over Black River on Upper Falls Rd (C3020) in Weathersfield
Open to traffic

Duck Creek Aqueduct Covered Bridge 14-24-11 (Franklin County, Indiana)
Built 1847; rebuilt 1949, repaired 2018
Covered aqueduct carrying Whitewater Canal over Duck Creek at Metamora


East Avenue Gulf Road Bridge (Old) (Orleans County, New York)
Built as one of two demonstrations of this truss concept
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Erie canal on East Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Elmer Zook's Mill Covered Bridge 38-36-79x (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1843
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Conestoga River
Replaced by a new bridge

ERIE - Cascade Bridge (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1848; replaced with fill and culvert in 1860
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Cascade Creek on Erie Railroad
Removed but not replaced

Erie Canal Seneca River Aqueduct (Cayuga County, New York)
Built 1849 ; Majority removed 1917
Lost Stone arch bridge over Seneca River on Erie Canal
Removed

Erskine Covered Bridge 38-63-15 (Washington County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1845
Covered bridge over Middle Wheeling Creek on Erskine Road
Open to traffic

Etowah River Bridge (Bartow County, Georgia)
Built somtime in the 1840's, this was the bridge that The Great Locomotive Chase passed over April 12th 1862 during the Civil War, was burned and rebuilt several times during the war, used until 1954 when the railroad was rerouted over a new bridge
Lost deck truss bridge over Etowah River on Western & Atlantic Railroad, stone piers are all that remains
Removed

Fairmount Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1841; replaced 1875
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Schuylkill River on Spring Garden Street
Removed but not replaced

Farmington Canal Heritage Trail - Lock 12 Bridge (New Haven County, Connecticut)
Built ca. 1846
Stone arch bridge over Farmington Canal on Farmington Canal Heritage Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Ferry Point Covered Bridge 19-15-02x / NB-03-15x (Washington County, Maine)
Built in 1845; Replaced in 1894
Lost Long through truss bridge over St. Croix River on Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

First Bridge (Lee County, Illinois)
Built 1846; Destroyed 1849
Lost Bridge over Rock River on Ottawa Avenue
Destroyed by flooding

FLGK - Flint Creek Bridge (Ontario County, New York)
Stone arch bridge over Flint Creek on Finger Lakes Railway
Open to traffic

Flint Covered Bridge 45-09-11 (Orange County, Vermont)
Built 1845; Rehabilitated 1969
Covered Queenspost through truss bridge over First Branch White River on Bicknell Hill Rd in Tunbridge
Open to traffic

Fort River Covered Bridge (Hampshire County, Massachusetts)
Built 1840
Lost Through truss covered bridge over Fort River on Bay Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Fountain Creek Bridge (Monroe County, Illinois)
Built 1849 by Herman Garleb; made obsolete by new bridge in 1927
Stone arch bridge over Fountain Creek just south of IL 156, west of Waterloo
Open to pedestrians only

Franklinville Covered Bridge (Randolph County, North Carolina)
Built in 1844 by Thomas Rice; Removed on Pleasant Cross Road (perhaps).
Lost Bridge over Deep River on Abandoned portion of Pleasant Cross Road
Replaced by a new bridge - realigned to Andrew Hunter Road