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Built during 1870s

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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

Portage Lake Swing Bridge (Older) (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-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
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Patoka River


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 - 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 - 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

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

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 (3rd bridge at this site) (Pulaski County, Indiana)
Built in 1875 by D.H. & C.C. Morrison (Columbia Bridge Works) for about $6,500
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Tippecanoe River on County Rd. 560S
No longer exists

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

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 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

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

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 - 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


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

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 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 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 (Old) (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

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

Rockland Road Bridge (Rockland County, New York)
Built 1874
Stone arch bridge over Sparkill Creek on Rockland Road in Piermont
Open to one lane of traffic

Rockport Suspension Bridge (Mendocino County, California)
Built 1877, abandoned 1900, shore end destroyed by fire 1925
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Pacific Ocean on Logging railroad
Abandoned 1900, shore end destroyed by fire 1925

Rocky Fork Bridge (Highland County, Ohio)
Built ca.1872
Abandoned bowstring pony truss bridge over Ohio Brush Creek
Abandoned

Rodrick Bridge (Licking County, Ohio)
Built 1872 by the Coshocton Iron Works using a design patented in 1841 by Squire Whipple. Relocated in 1998.
Bowstring through truss bridge originally located over Wills Creek on TR 144 in Coshocton County and relocated to Ohio State University-Newark Campus grounds
Open to pedestrians only

Root Covered Bridge 35-84-08 (Washington County, Ohio)
Built 1878 by Rolla Merydith; rehabilitated 2001
Covered bridge over South Branch Wolf Creek on CR 6
Open to pedestrians only

Root River Trail - Lanesboro Bridge (E) (Fillmore County, Minnesota)
Built 1911 using relocated pieces
Pratt Pony Truss Bridge over Root River on Root River Trail
Open to pedestrians

Rose Creek Bridge (Republic County, Kansas)
Lost pony truss bridge over Rose Creek, 2.0 mi. north and 4.7 mi. west of Munden
Appears to have been replaced with a culvert

Rose's Ferry Bridge (1879) (Boone County, Iowa)
Built 1879; Removed 1931
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Rose-Dunmire Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Built 1871; Replaced 1912
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over North River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Royal Gorge - Hanging Bridge (Fremont County, Colorado)
Built 1879
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Edge of Arkansas River on Rock & Rail LLC/Cañon City & Royal Gorge Railroad
Open to traffic

Ruggles' Ford Bridge (Floyd County, Iowa)
Built 1874; Replaced 1925?
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Winnebago River on Road
No longer exists

Ruhle Road Stone Arch Bridge (Saratoga County, New York)
Built 1873; Collapsed 1993
Lost Stone arch bridge over Ballston Creek on Ruhle Road
Collapsed

Rumsey Street Bridge (Seneca County, New York)
Built in the 1870s, replaced 1959
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Senca River on Rumsey Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Rush Street Swing Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1872, removed 1920 upon completion of Michigan Avenue bridge
Lost Through truss bridge over Chicago River on Rush Street
Removed but not replaced

RUT - Baldwin Dry Bridge (Addison County, Vermont)
Built 1871 as a pony truss, rebuilt sometime after 1890 as a stringer; demolished 1963
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Richville Road & branch of Sawmill brook on Rutland Railroad (Addison Division)
Removed but not replaced

RUT - Burleigh Trestle (Addison Branch) (Addison County, Vermont)
Built 1874; Rehabilitated 1904; Abandoned & Removed 1920's
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Lake Champlain on Rutland Railroad
No longer exists

RUT - Lake Champlain Drawbridge (Addison Branch) (Addison County, Vermont)
Built 1871; Pontoon span rebuilt 1888 & 1902; Closed 1920; Abandoned 1923; Removed 1929
Lost Pontoon swing bridge over Lake Champlain on Rutland Railroad
No longer exists

Rutland Bridge (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Built 1874; Collapsed August 1, 1913
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
Collapsed

S Hill Covered Bridge 14-83-02 (Vermillion County, Indiana)
Built 1879, disassembled in 1994
Dismantled Covered bridge originally over Brouillettes Creek on Brouillettes Road
In storage at Skinner Farm Museum and will hopefully be reassembled in the near future.

Saint Croix-Vanceboro Railroad Bridge (Old) (Washington County, Maine)
Built 1871 by Passaic Rolling Mill Co.; damaged by German saboteur in February, 1915; replaced mid-1900s
Lost Through truss bridge over Saint Croix River on European & North American Railway
Replaced by new bridge

Salado Creek US 167 Bridge (Independence County, Arkansas)
Built 1870, collapsed in 1928 flood
Lost two-span stone arch bridge over Salado Creek on US 167
No longer exists

Salisbury Covered Bridge 32-22-01 (Herkimer County, New York)
Built circa 1850
Covered Bridge over Spruce Creek on Fairview Road in Salisbury Center.
Open to traffic

Salmond Covered Bridge 45-14-05 (Windsor County, Vermont)
Built 1875 by James F. Tasker; Removed and used for storage 1959; Restored and put in current location 1986
Covered Multiple Kingspost through truss bridge over Sherman Brook on Henry Gould Road
Open to traffic