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Built during 1870s

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Poland Beach Covered Bridge (Clay County, Indiana)
Built 1872
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Eel River on Poland Road (Now SR 42)
Replaced by a new bridge

Polk Road - Wilson Creek Bowstring Bridge (Pre 1880) (Clinton County, Ohio)
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Wilson Creek on Polk Road
Replaced by a new bridge in 1955

Pollocks Mill Bridge (Greene County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1878 by the Massillon Bridge Co.; damaged by overweight truck September 28, 2014; repaired and reopened on Feb. 8, 2016
Whipple through truss bridge over Ten Mile Creek on TR 597
Open to traffic

Polo Bridge (Caldwell County, Missouri)
Originally built 1875 over Otter Creek south of Harrison; relocated in Jan. 2002
Relocated bowstring truss bridge in a park in Polo
Open to pedestrians only

Ponakin Bridge (Worcester County, Massachusetts)
Built 1871; closed to traffic 1978
Abandoned post through truss bridge over North Branch Nashua River on Ponakin Road in Lancaster
Derelict/abandoned

Pond Eddy Bridge (1st) (Sullivan County, New York)
Built 1871
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Delaware River on High Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Ponn Humpback Covered Bridge 35-82-06x (Vinton County, Ohio)
Built 1874 by Martin McGrath & Lyman Wells; rehabilitated 1932
Covered bridge over Raccoon Creek on Wilkesville Road (TR 4)
Bridge deliberately burned June 6, 2013, declared total loss

Pool's Mill Bridge (Seneca County, Ohio)
Built 1876; likely lost 1913
Lost covered through truss bridge over Sandusky River on Township Road 143
Replaced by a new bridge

Port Clinton Railroad Covered Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1874
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Schuylkill River
Replaced by a new bridge

Portage Lake Swing Bridge (1875) (Houghton County, Michigan)
Built 1875; Replaced 1891
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Portage Lake on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Porter Covered Bridge (1870) (Oxford County, Maine)
Built 1870; Lost in "Ice Tornado" in November, 1900.
Lost Bridge over Swift River on (Possibly Black Bridge Road) in Hale.
Replaced by a new bridge

Porter's Covered Bridge (Oxford County, Maine)
Built in 1870; Destroyed by a windstorm and never replaced.
Lost Paddleford through truss bridge over Swift River on Abandoned Roadway
Destroyed by severe weather and site abandoned.

Porter-Parsonsfield Bridge 19-09-05 / 19-16-01 (Oxford County, Maine)
Built 1859, bypassed in 1960, restored in 1999
Covered bridge over Ossipee River on a pedestrian trail in Porter
Open to pedestrians

Possum Bottom Covered Bridge 14-83-03 (Vermillion County, Indiana)
Built 1876, relocated in 1972-73
Covered bridge over dry land on a pedestrian path at Emie Pyle Rest Park Park
Open to pedestrians

Postlewaite Covered Bridge (Dubois County, Indiana)
Built 1872; There is not any bridge on this site on the latest Google Earth view
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Patoka River
The latest Google Earth shows there is not any bridge on this site. W 100 S (which at one time took a route to the covered bridge) now dead ends and appears to be access to a land-locked field.

Powder Works Bridge 05-44-03 (Santa Cruz County, California)
Built 1872
Smith through truss bridge over San Lorenzo River on property of Paradise Park Masonic Club


Power House Bridge 45-08-08 (Lamoille County, Vermont)
Built 1870; destroyed March 8, 2000; rebuilt 2002 by Blow & Cote
Queenpost through truss bridge over Gihon River on School Street
Open to traffic

PR14 Puente Padre Iñigo (Coamo, Puerto Rico)
Built 1879; bypassed by new bridge in 1983
Lattice girder bridge over Río Coamo on PR 14
Open to pedestrians

PR14 Puente Río Descalabrado (Coamo, Puerto Rico)
Built 1878
Girder bridge over Río Descalabrado on PR 14
Open to traffic

Prairie Street Bowstring (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Built 1877; Rebuilt ca 1928
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over West Branch Wapsinonoc Creek on Prairie Street/Chesbro Road
Replaced by a new bridge

PRCo - Reflectorville Viaduct (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Built sometime between 1872-1874
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Edgebrook Avenue on Pittsburgh Railways
Replaced by a new bridge

Prentiss Covered Bridge 29-10-07 (Sullivan County, New Hampshire)
Built 1874, bypassed 1954
Covered bridge over Great Brook on NH 12A in Langdon
Closed to all traffic

Preston Bridge (New London County, Connecticut)
Lost double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over Shetucket River on Main Street & Railroad (Norwich & Westerly Railway) in Norwich
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR - Coburn Tunnel (Centre County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1877 by LC&SC, company succeeded by Lewisburg & Tyrone 1879, leased to PRR. PRR successor Penn Central abandoned portion of line with tunnels May 1970.
Bridge on Former Pennsylvania RR/Lewisburg & Tyrone RR
Open to pedestrians only on unofficial basis

PRR - Lewistown Covered Bridge (Mifflin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1871 by Pennsylvania RR to replace original 1849 covered bridge upon which tracks had been laid; Destroyed by tornado July 4, 1874, with loss of three lives.
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Juniata River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Destroyed by severe weather

PRR - Maumee River Bridge (1874) (Lucas County, Ohio)
Temporary timber and iron bridge built 1873; permanent structure built 1874 by Union Bridge Co; replaced 1879-1880?
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Maumee River on Pennsylvania RR
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR - Oil City Bridge (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Allegheny River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR - Rockville Bridge (Old) (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1877; replaced 1902
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR - Shaw Run Trestle (Blair County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1873; Filled In Unknown Date
Lost Bridge over Shaw Run
Filled in

PRR - Susquehanna River Bridge (Selinsgrove, Second) (Snyder County, Pennsylvania)
Built spring 1877 by PRR to replace burned spans of 1871 bridge; opened July 24, 1877; four eastern spans replaced with steel trusses 1888; eight western spans replaced with steel trusses 1889.
Lost Bridge over Susquehanna River on Pennsylvania RR
Replaced by a new bridge

Pryor Road Cedar Creek Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
NB gives build date of 1910; Engineering report suggests that this was built around 1870
Lost pony truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Pryor Road in Lee's Summit
replaced by a new bridge

Puente La Liendre (Cayey, Puerto Rico)
Built 1877; bypassed by new bridge in 1998
Lattice pony truss bridge over Quebrada Beatriz on PR 735
Closed to traffic (?)

Puente Torréns (Hormigueros, Puerto Rico)
Built 1878 (?); bypassed by new bridge in 2003
Lattice bridge over Río Rosario on PR 319
Replaced by new bridge

Pulaski Bridge (1876) (Pulaski County, Indiana)
Commissioned in 1875 by D.H. & C.C. Morrison (Columbia Bridge Works) for about $6,500. Completed in 1876. Replaced in 1967
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Tippecanoe River on County Rd. 560S
No longer exists

Pumping Station Covered Bridge (1870) (Franklin County, Massachusetts)
Built 1870; burned due to arson 1969; rebuilt 1972.
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Green River on Eunice Williams Drive in Greenfield
Destroyed by fire in 1969 and rebuilt.

Pumpkin Vine Railroad Wabash River Bridge (Fountain County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1873, most likely removed around 1880
Lost Through truss bridge over Wabash River on former Chicago, Danville and Vincennes Railroad northwest of Covington
Removed

PVRR - Third Level Canal Outflow Bridge (Hampden County, Massachusetts)
Built 1879 by the Keystone Bridge Co.; steel trestle installed underneath in 1917
Pratt through truss bridge over Third Level Canal Outflow on Pioneer Valley Railroad
Open to traffic but track currently used for storage

PW - Happy Hollow Pond Bridge (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Railroad built 1874; likely the original bridge
Stone arch bridge over Happy Hollow Pond Outflow on P&W East Providence Branch
Open to traffic

PW - Laurel Hill Tunnel (New London County, Connecticut)
Built 1875 by the Norwich & Worcester Railroad
Tunnel under Laurel Hill/CT 2 on Providence & Worcester Railroad in Norwich
Open to traffic

Pyrmont Covered Bridge (Carroll County, Indiana)
Built 1870; Collapsed 1951; Replaced 1952
Lost Smith through truss bridge over Wildcat Creek on County Road 800 West.
Collapsed due to an overweight truck crossing.

Quaker Mill Bridge (Delaware County, Iowa)
Built 1872; Removed 1968
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Maquoketa River on road
Replaced by a new bridge

Quechee Gorge Bridge (1875) (Windsor County, Vermont)
Built 1875
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Ottauquechee River on Woodstock Railroad.
Replaced by a new bridge in 1911

Queens Bridge (Somerset County, New Jersey)
Built 1875; Replaced 1984; Stone piers still in use
Lost Through truss bridge over Raritan River on County Road 527
Replaced by a new bridge using old stone piers

R. F. Baker Covered Bridge 35-23-33 (Fairfield County, Ohio)
Built 1871; relocated 1981
Covered bridge over a pond at Fairfield Union High School
Open to pedestrians only

Rabbit Road Bridge (Bridge No. 4846) (Le Sueur County, Minnesota)
Moved here from south of Vernon Center in 1929, removed 1984 and relocated again.
Relocated Pratt through truss over MN22 (Old US 169) on Rabbit Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Raccoon River Covered Bridge (2nd) (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1872; Replaced 1916
Lost Through truss bridge over Raccoon River on First Street & Streetcar
Replaced by a new bridge

Rahway River Bridge (Union County, New Jersey)
Built 1875; rehabilitated 1935
Stone arch bridge over Rahway River on NJ 82 Morris Avenue
Open to traffic

Randles Canal Covered Bridge (Coshocton County, Ohio)
Built 1876 by J.R. Brown; lost 1913
Lost Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Ohio & Erie Canal on Moore's Crossing Road
Destroyed by flooding

Randles Covered Bridge (Coshocton County, Ohio)
Built 1876; Destroyed when hit by a trestle in the 1913 flood.
Lost Smith through truss bridge over Muskingum River on Moore's Crossing Road
Destroyed by flooding

Rapidan Mills Bridge (Blue Earth County, Minnesota)
Built 1879; Removed 1910-1911
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Blue Earth River on Road
Removed

Rathburn Bridge (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1870; rehabilitated 1963
Stone arch bridge over Little Lehigh Creek on Devonshire Road in Allentown
Open to traffic

Raven Rock Rosemont Road Bridge (Hunterdon County, New Jersey)
Built 1878
Through truss bridge over Lockatong Creek on Raven Rock Road
Restoration complete, bridge open

RDG - Dillinger Tunnel (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1875
Tunnel under hillside and Pennsylvania Turnpike on Reading RR
Open to traffic

RDG - Lebanon Valley Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Replaced bridge burned in 1877 railroad riot
Lost Deck truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Reading Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Reading - Sacony Creek Covered Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1874; Replaced 1909
Lost Through truss bridge over Sacony Creek on Philadelphia & Reading Railroad
Removed but not replaced

Red Bridge (covered) (Christian County, Illinois)
Built 1874; Replaced ?
Lost Through truss bridge over FLAT BRANCH CREEK on Old IL 29
Replaced by a new bridge

Red Bridge Covered Bridge (Wabash County, Indiana)
Built 1874; Replaced 1897
Lost Through truss bridge over Mississinewa River on Mill Creek Pike
Replaced by a new bridge

Red Cedar River Bridge (1877) (Dunn County, Wisconsin)
Built 1877; Replaced ?
Pratt through truss bridge over Red Cedar River on Road


Red Covered Bridge (Henry County, Iowa)
Built 1875; Swept away 1905; Washed away again in either the 30s or the 40s
Lost Through truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Salem Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Red House Bridge (Old) (Cattaraugus County, New York)
Lost Through truss bridge over Allegheny River on State Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Redbank Valley Trail - Brookville Tunnel (Jefferson County, Pennsylvania)
Tunnel on Redbank Valley Trail
Closed, may be rehabbed for trail use

Redbank Valley Trail - Climax Tunnel (Clarion County, Pennsylvania)
Tunnel on Redbank Valley Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Rexford Falls Pedestrian Bridge (Chenango County, New York)
Bowstring through truss bridge over Mad Brook on trail
Open to pedestrians only

Rexleigh Covered Bridge 32-58-03 (Washington County, New York)
Built 1874, major repairs in 2007
Covered bridge over Batten Kill on Rexleigh Road
Open to traffic

Rezner Bowstring Bridge (Jasper County, Indiana)
Originally built in 1871 at one of two possible locations. Relocated to the Gangloff-Sayler Farm ca. 1916 and finally moved and restored in Potawatomi Park in 2012.
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Iroquois River in Rensselaer
Open to pedestrians only

Rhyno's Ford Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Built 1872; Replaced 1934
Town lattice truss bridge over Clanton Creek on road
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - 3rd Street Overpass (1872) (Scott County, Iowa)
Built 1872; Replaced 1896
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over 3rd Street on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Bayfield Arch (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Line construction began 1872; Abandoned 1938
Crumbling Stone arch bridge over Unnamed Stream on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Abandoned

RI - Columbus Junction Thacher Truss (Louisa County, Iowa)
Built 1878; Replaced 1895
Lost Thacher through truss bridge over Iowa River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Crow Creek Arch Bridge (Jefferson County, Iowa)
Built 1871, abandoned 1946
Stone arch bridge over Crow Creek in Fairfield
Abandoned

RI - DeValls Bluff Bridge (Old) (Prairie County, Arkansas)
Built 1871; Replaced 1923
Pratt through truss bridge over White River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Iowa River Bridge (1873) (Johnson County, Iowa)
Built 1873; Replaced 1880
Bridge over Iowa River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Winston Stone Arch Bridge (Daviess County, Missouri)
Abandoned stone arch bridge over a tributary of Dog Creek on former Rock Island Railroad
Very Good Condition

RI&P - Rock River Bridge (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Built 1874
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Rock River on Rock Island & Peoria Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Richland Creek Covered Bridge (Union County, Indiana)
Built in 1872 by A.M. Kennedy & Sons; replaced in 1942
Lost Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Richland Creek on Old Brownsville Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Richville Bridge (St. Lawrence County, New York)
Built in 1879 by the Groton Bridge Company; replaced ca. 1963
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Oswegatchie River on Richville Bridge Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Riegel Covered Bridge 38-19-35 (Columbia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1870; Destroyed by arson May 30, 1979
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Roaring Creek on PA Route 312
Destroyed by fire 1979

Rinard Covered Bridge 35-84-28 (Washington County, Ohio)
Built 1876 by the Smith Bridge Co.; destroyed by flash flood on Sept. 18, 2004. Rebuilt in 2006.
Rebuilt covered bridge over Little Muskingum River.
Destroyed by flooding, rebuilt

Ringos Mill Covered Bridge 17-35-04 (Fleming County, Kentucky)
Built 1870. Bridge bypassed in 1968 by new bridge. Bridge placed on National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
Kingpost through truss bridge over Fox Creek on KY 158
Open to pedestrians

Riparius Bridge (1872) (Warren County, New York)
Built 1872
Lost Suspension bridge over Hudson River on Rt 8
Replaced by a new bridge

Risser's Mill Covered Bridge 38-36-36x (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1872, destroyed by arson July 8, 2002
Lost Covered bridge over T.Lil.Chickies Creek on PA 4010
GONE

River Park Road Bridge (Washington County, Maryland)
Built 1879; rehabilitated 1985
Pony truss bridge over C&O Canal on River Park Road
Open to traffic

River Street Bridge (1878) (Hardin County, Iowa)
Built 1878; Replaced 1888
Howe through truss bridge over Iowa River on River Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Riverside - Delanco Bridge (1st) (Burlington County, New Jersey)
Built 1870 ; replaced
Lost Round Bow through truss bridge over Rancocas Creek on Route 543
Replaced by a new bridge

Riverside Avenue Bridge (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1871 as part of a six-span bridge over the Housatonic River; relocated here 1895; reconstructed 1989
Whipple through truss bridge over Northeast Corridor (Metro North Railroad) on Riverside Avenue
Open to traffic

Riverside Park Bridge (Lynchburg, Virginia)
Built 1870 for Norfolk & Western RR, moved to Old Forest road for car use over N&W Mainline in 1893, then moved to current location in 1985
Fink Deck truss bridge over unknown creek on Trail
Open to pedestrians

Riverwalk Bridge (Buchanan County, Missouri)
Built 1879 by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Works of Leavenworth, Kansas.
Pratt through truss bridge over Missouri River tributary on Riverwalk
Open to pedestrians

Roann Covered Bridge 14-85-01 (Wabash County, Indiana)
Built 1877; rehabilitated 1992
Two-span covered bridge over Eel River on CR 700 West in Roann
Open to traffic

Roaring Run Bowstring Truss Bridge (Bedford County, Virginia)
Reinstalled at the Ironto Rest Area on I-81 in Montgomery County
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Roaring Run on SR 657
Replaced by a new bridge in 1977

Roaring Run Bridge (Montgomery County, Virginia)
Built by the King Bridge Co. in 1878 Over Roaring Creek in Bedford County VA, closed in 1971. Relocated to present location in 1977; Oldest metal bridge in Virginia
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Ditch on Walkway
Open to pedestrians

Robert's Ferry Bridge (1872) (Johnson County, Iowa)
Built 1872; Replaced 1891
Lost Bridge over Iowa River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Robyville Covered Bridge 19-10-02 (Penobscot County, Maine)
Built 1876, rehabilitated in 1984
Long Truss covered bridge over Kenduskeag Stream on Covered Bridge Road
Open to traffic

Rochester Bridge 35-03-02x (Ashland County, Ohio)
Built 1870
Lost Smith through truss bridge over Lake Fork Mohican River
No longer exists

Rock Covered Bridge 38-54-02 (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1870
Single-span Burr arch-truss bridge over Lower Little Swatara Creek on Newswanger Road
Open to traffic

Rock Cut Bridge (1874) (Fayette County, Iowa)
Built 1874; Replaced 1897
Lost Howe pony truss bridge over Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Rock Grove Bridge (Floyd County, Iowa)
Built 1870; Removed ?
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Shell Rock River on Rock Grove Road
Removed but not replaced

Rock Run Viaudct (1872) (Hardin County, Iowa)
Built 1872; Replaced 1914
Lost Stone arch bridge over Rock Run on Rocksylvania Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Rockbottom Bridge (1874) (Broome County, New York)
Built 1874; partially collapsed in 1903; replaced in 1904
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on South Street and trolley line.
Partially collapsed in 1903

Rockford Bridge (1871) (Jackson County, Indiana)
Built 1871; Replaced 1884
Lost Truss bridge over East Fork White River on Reddington Street (CR 725N)
Replaced by new bridge

Rockford Bridge (1875) (Floyd County, Iowa)
Built 1875; Replaced 1884
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Shell Rock River on Main Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge