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4th Street Bridge (1866) (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Built 1866; Damaged multiple times by flooding until it was replaced in 1872
Lost Queenpost pony truss bridge over Cedar River on 4th Street
Destroyed by flooding

Adam Ebaugh's Mill Covered Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
First Covered Bridge on site built in 1857 by Adam Ebaugh; Replaced in 1873; Second Covered Bridge built in 1873 by P. Ilgenfritz; Replaced in 1939.
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Ebaughs Creek on Stewartstown Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Amsterdam Bridge (1843) 32-29-02x (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

Avon Bridge (1804) 32-26-05x (Livingston County, New York)
Built 1804; replaced 1871
Lost wooden covered through truss bridge over Genesee River on Avon-Caledonia Road
No longer exists

B&P - Parker Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1870; Replaced 1876
Lost Truss bridge over South Street on Boston & Providence Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Bairdstown Covered Bridge (Indiana County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1822 by James Moore; Collapsed in 1874; Replaced in 1875
Lost Bridge over Conemaugh River on Market Street
Collapsed and replaced in 1874

Barlow's Covered Bridge 38-01-54x (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

Baronett Bridge (Park County, Wyoming)
Built 1871; Burned in Nez Perce War 1877; replaced 1878
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Yellowstone River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Biddle Island Bridge (North) Covered Bridge (Cass County, Indiana)
Built 1838; Replaced in 1870
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Wabash River (North Channel) on Third Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Biddle Island Bridge (South) Covered Bridge (Cass County, Indiana)
Built 1838; replaced 1870
Lost covered Town lattice through truss bridge over Wabash River (South Channel) on Third Street
Replaced by a new bridge

BO - Sandusky River Bridge (1868) (Seneca County, Ohio)
Built 1868; replaced 1870
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Sandusky River on Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Bridge Street Bridge (Cumberland County, Maine)
Built 1870; proved defective and replaced 1871.
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Presumpscot River on Bridge Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Broad Street Bridge (1832) 35-25-17x (Franklin County, Ohio)
Built ca. 1832; Replaced 1870
Lost Covered through truss bridge over Scioto River on Broad 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

Burr Bridge (Schenectady County, New York)
Built 1809; Replace 1871
Lost Covered Burr arch-cable suspension bridge over Mohawk River on Washington Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Butler Street Bridge (Washington County, Ohio)
Built 1856-1859; replaced 1873
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Muskingum River on Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
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

Carrollton Covered Bridge (Carroll County, Indiana)
Built 1838-39; Destroyed by a storm in 1873.
Lost Through truss bridge over Wabash River on Carrollton Road
Destroyed by severe weather

Catawissa Bridge (1833) 38-19-77x (Columbia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1833; repaired 1837 after 5 spans washed out by flood; destroyed by flooding 1875
Lost Through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Main Street
Destroyed by flooding

Center Covered Bridge 19-01-11#3x (Androscoggin County, Maine)
This is the third bridge on this site built in 1868; Lost in 1876 due to a cyclone.
Lost Through truss bridge over Androscoggin River on Center Bridge Road
Replaced by a new bridge

CH&D - Scioto River Bridge (Old) (Ross County, Ohio)
Built 1877, Replaced ?
Howe through truss bridge over Scioto River on Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Dayton Railroad
Destroyed by fire and replaced by a new iron truss bridge

Chain Bridge (Sixth) (Washington, District of Columbia)
Lost to flooding 1870
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Potomac River and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal on Chain Bridge Road
Destroyed by flooding

Clark Street Bridge (1866) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in 1866 by Thomas Mackin; Lost in the Great Chicago Fire in 1871.
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Chicago River on Clark Street
Destroyed by fire (Lost in the Great Chicago Fire in 1871)

CMV&C - Big Walnut Creek Bridge (Delaware County, Ohio)
Built 1873; collapsed 1878 while train was crossing
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Big Walnut Creek on Cleveland, Mount Vernon & Columbus Railroad
Collapsed

CNJ/Bel-Del/LV - Delaware River Double-Decker Bridge (Northampton County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1854; Supllemental Spans added 1866; Replaced 1876
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Delaware River on Central Railroad of New Jersey/Lehigh Valley Railway (Upper Deck) & Belvidere Delaware Railroad (Lower Deck)
Replaced by a new bridge

Colbert Bridge (1873) (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Built and detroyed 1873
Lost Bridge over Red River of the South on Colbert Ferry Road
Destroyed by flooding

Coopers Falls Bowstring Bridge (St. Lawrence County, New York)
Built in 1870 by the King Bridge Company; collapsed in 1872
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Oswegatchie River on Lost road in De Kalb.
Collapsed 2 years after it was built and was never replaced

CP&I - Great Miami River Bridge (1866) (Miami County, Ohio)
Built 1866; covered top removed 1876; replaced 1877-78
Lost covered through truss bridge over Great Miami River on Columbus, Piqua & Indiana Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CPRR - Secret Town Trestle (Placer County, California)
Built 1862 as original part of Transcontinental Railroad; Filled-in in-place in 1877 to protect against fire from passing trains.
Lost Bridge over Secret Town Ravine on Central Pacific Railroad
Filled in

Cumberland Mills Falls Covered Bridge 19-03-14x (Cumberland County, Maine)
Built in 1858-64; Lost in 1870
Lost Bridge over Presumpscot River South Channel on Cumberland Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Cutler Covered Bridge (first) (Carroll County, Indiana)
Built 1872
Lost Bridge over Wildcat Creek on W 500 S
Destroyed by flooding

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

Danville Covered Bridge (Original) 38-47-05x/38-49-68x (Northumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1829; collapsed March 17, 1875
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Mill Street
Collapsed and replaced by new Covered Bridge

Dayton Bridge (Old) (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Built ca.1837 by John Green and William Stadden; destroyed by ice jam in 1857 and replaced; destroyed by flooding in 1875
Lost Bridge over Fox River on Dayton Road
Destroyed by flooding

Dixon Truesdell Bridge (Lee County, Illinois)
Built in 1869, collapsed 1873 May 4 during a baptism in the river. Spectators were on the bridge when it collapsed, killing about 45 people.
Lost Truesdell pony truss bridge over Rock River
Collapsed in 1873

ERIE - Delaware River Bridge (Pike County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1854; destroyed March 1870 by windstorm; piers reused for iron railroad bridge in 1898
Lost covered through truss bridge over Delaware River on Erie Railroad and Road
Destroyed by severe weather

ERIE - Mill Rift Bridge (Pre-1875) (Pike County, Pennsylvania)
Destroyed 1875 by flooding; spans floated downstream and partially wrecked the Barrett suspension bridge
Lost Truss bridge over Delaware River on Erie Railroad
Destroyed by flooding

ERIE - Portage Viaduct (1852) (Wyoming County, New York)
Built 1852, destroyed by fire on May 6, 1875
Lost Wooden bridge over Genesee River on Erie Railroad
Destroyed by fire

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

Fremont Bridge (1865) (Waupaca County, Wisconsin)
Built about 1865 and replace about 1874. This bridge replaced the ferry that was established here on November 13, 1855.
Lost Bridge over Wolf River
Replaced by a new bridge

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

Green Street Bridge (Wapello County, Iowa)
Built 1870; Washed out 1872
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Des Moines River on Green Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Hallowell - Chelsea Bridge (Kennebec County, Maine)
Built in 1860; Destroyed by an ice flow in 1870 and never replaced.
Lost Haupt through truss bridge over Kennebec River on Abandoned Roadway
Destroyed by flooding and never replaced.

Haverhill Covered Bridge (Essex County, Massachusetts)
Dismantled 1873
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Merrimack River
No longer exists

Headless Horseman Bridge (Older) (Westchester County, New York)
Built 1840; Replaced 1872
Lost Kingpost pony truss bridge over Pocantico River on Albany Post Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Hedenberg Coal Yard Railroad Covered Bridge 38-49-22x (Northumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built Unknown
Lost Bridge over Limestone Run on Rail Spur off Sunbury Division of Pennsylvania Railroad
Removed but not replaced

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

Highlands Bridge (1872) (Monmouth County, New Jersey)
Built 1872; Struck 1875
Lost Kingpost pony truss bridge over Shrewsbury River on Road
Destroyed by collision

Hopkinton Mill Kingpost Bridge (Delaware County, Iowa)
Built 18XX; Destroyed 1874
Lost Kingpost through truss bridge over Maquoketa River on Road
Collapsed

James River Kanawha Canal Covered Bridge (Rockbridge County, Virginia)
Unknown date of construction; Lost in flooding in 1877 and not replaced.
Lost Through truss bridge over Maury River on Abandoned Roadway
Removed but not replaced (Site abandoned)

K&P - Kennebec River Bridge (1857) 19-06-03x (Kennebec County, Maine)
Built 1857; destroyed by flood February 1870
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Kennebec River on Kennebec & Portland Railroad in Augusta.
Destroyed by flooding

Kilbourn Bridge (1856) (Sauk County, Wisconsin)
Built 1856; Replaced 1877
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Wisconsin River on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Kilgore's Ford Bridge 35-71-26x (Ross County, Ohio)
Built ca. 1867-1869; burned ca. 1877-1878 and replaced by metal truss bridge
Lost Long through truss bridge over Scioto River on Road
Arsoned

Laurel Hill Covered Railroad Bridge (New London County, Connecticut)
Covered railroad bridge over Shetucket River in Norwich
No longer exists

Lewiston Road Bridge (1st) (Mifflin County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1874 failed after a little more than a year due to poor substructure
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Juniata River on Market Street
No longer exists

Lewistown Covered Bridge 38-44-01x (Mifflin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1849 as road bridge; tracks laid across for Mifflin & Centre County RR ca. 1866; completely rebuilt with four Howe truss spans by Pennsylvania RR 1871.
Lost Bridge over Juniata River
Destroyed by severe weather

Lockport Covered Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1858 by Samuel Stouffer; Lost in 1879 due to flooding. never replaced
Howe through truss bridge over Susquehanna & Tidewater Canal on Abandoned Roadway (now underwater)
Inundated

Lower Trenton Bridge (1806) (Mercer County, New Jersey)
Built 1804-1806; widened and railroad tracks added 1839 (some info says 1835)
Lost Tied Arch Covered Bridge over Delaware River
Replaced by a new bridge

Main Street Bridge (1835) (Montgomery County, Ohio)
built in 1835, opened in 1836 replaced in 1870
Lost Covered Bridge over Miami River on Main Street
No longer exists

Main Street Bridge (1850) (Hancock County, Ohio)
Built 1850 by Jesse Wheeler, William Klamroth, and Edwin B. Vail; replaced 1873 and sold; some beams reused to build the Hancock County Fairgrounds grandstand
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Blanchard River on Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Main Street Covered Bridge (1864) (Allen County, Indiana)
Built 1864; Replaced by an iron bridge in 1878
Lost Through truss bridge over St Mary's River on Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Market Street Bridge (1850) (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Rebuild/reconfiguration of High Street (Middle Ferry) bridge done in 1850, lost to fire November 20, 1875
Lost Bridge over Schuylkill River on Market Street
No longer exists

Mead Avenue Covered Bridge (Crawford County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1828; Replaced in 1871.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over French Creek on Mead Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

MEC - Tin Bridge (Penobscot County, Maine)
Built 1853, Collapsed 1871
Lost Covered deck truss bridge over Penobscot River on Maine Central Railroad
Collapsed due to wood rot

Mercer & Somerset - Scotch Rd Bridge (Mercer County, New Jersey)
Built 1871
Lost Bridge over Scotch Road on Mercer & Somerset RR
No longer exists

Mercer & Somerset - Stony Brook Bridge (Mercer County, New Jersey)
Built 1871
Lost Bridge over Stony Brook on Mercer & Somerset RR
No longer exists

Mulberry Street Bridge (Hampshire County, Massachusetts)
Lost Truesdell pony truss bridge over Mill River on Mulberry Street in Leeds.
Replaced by a new bridge

National Road Little Wabash River Covered Bridge (Effingham County, Illinois)
Built 1850; Replaced 1873
Lost Through truss bridge over Little Wabash River on National Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Newville Covered Bridge 14-17-05x (De Kalb County, Indiana)
Built 1867 by William Valleau; destroyed ca. 1875.
Lost Haupt through truss bridge over St. Joseph River on Road
Destroyed by disaster

Ninth Street Bridge (Lynchburg, Virginia)
Built 1817
Lost Through truss bridge over James River on Ninth Street
Destroyed by flood in 1870 and 1877

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

North Weare Branch Railroad Bridge (Hillsborough County, New Hampshire)
Built 1849
Lost Covered deck truss bridge over Merrimack River on
Destroyed by fire

North Wells Viaduct (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in 1862 lost in the fire of 1871
Lost Truesdell pony truss bridge on North Wells
No longer exists

Northumberland-Sunbury East Channel Bridge (1846) 38-49-46#2x (Northumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1846; destroyed by flood March 17, 1875
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over East Branch Susquehanna River (East Channel) on PA-147
Destroyed by flooding

Norwich & Worcester Railroad Swing Bridge (New London County, Connecticut)
A hinged bridge to allow access to freight house and dock in Norwich
No longer exists

NP - Brainerd Bridge (1871) (Crow Wing County, Minnesota)
Built 1871; Collapsed under weight of a train July 27th 1875; Replaced 1876
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Northern Pacific Railroad
Collapsed

NY&NH - Devon Bridge (1848) 07-01-22x/07-05-24x (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1848; Replaced 1872
Lost Covered Swing Howe through truss bridge over Housatonic River on New York & New Haven Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NYC - Upper Bridge (1866) (Rensselaer County, New York)
Built 1866, Replaced 1870
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Hudson River on New York Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Pecatonica Bridge (Winnebago County, Illinois)
built in the 1860s, replaced in 1877
Lost Truesdell pony truss bridge over Pecatonica River on Pecatonica Road / Main Street
No longer exists

Pittston Ferry Bridge (Luzerne County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1864 by Amos Smith to replace an 1850 structure; destroyed by flood March 17, 1875 and replaced by bowstring truss bridge
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over North Branch Susquehanna River on Exeter Avenue
Destroyed by flooding

Port Trevorton Railroad Bridge (Snyder County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1853-55 to connect coal mines on east side of river with Pennsylvania Canal on west side; abandoned August 1870 and later demolished
Lost Long through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Trevorton, Mahanoy & Susquehanna Railroad
Removed

Preston Covered Bridge (New London County, Connecticut)
Built 1817
Lost covered bridge over Shetucket River on Main Street
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

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 - Rockville Bridge (First) (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Rockville Bridge completed over Susquehanna River north of Harrisburg; 3,681-foot timber Howe deck truss of 23 spans reinforced with Burr trusses on the outside faces; built by Daniel Stone at a cost of $170,000.
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Pennsylvania RR
Replaced by a new bridge

Pulp Mill Covered Bridge 19-03-P05x / 19-12-P1x (Sagadahoc County, Maine)
Built in 1842; Destroyed when Burned in 1877.
Lost Other pony truss bridge over Androscoggin River on RT 201
Destroyed by fire

Raccoon River Covered Bridge (1st) (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1862, Carried away in an ice jam in 1865; Replaced 1871
Lost Bridge over Raccoon River on Front Street
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Iowa River Bridge (1860) (Johnson County, Iowa)
Built 1860, Replaced 1873
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Iowa River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (Nee Mississippi & Missouri Railroad)
Replaced by a new bridge

River Street Bridge (1867) (Hardin County, Iowa)
Built 1867; Replaced 1878
Bridge over Iowa River on River Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Rockbottom Bridge (1862) (Broome County, New York)
Built 1862 as a toll bridge; tolls removed in 1869; bridge replaced in 1874
Lost Bridge over Susquehanna River on South Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Rockford Bridge (1868) (Floyd County, Iowa)
Built 1868; Replaced 1875
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Shell Rock River on Main Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Romney Covered Bridge (Original Bridge on Site) 48-14-02x (Hampshire County, West Virginia)
Built in 1837 by Lewis Wernwag; Replaced by a Whipple/Murphy Truss Bridge in 1874.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over South Branch of Potomac River on Route 50
Replaced by a new bridge

Ruffner/Moore Covered Bridge 35-64-84 (Perry County, Ohio)
Moved to current location in 1986
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over pond


Second Bridge (1866) (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Built 1866; Damaged by a Tornado in 1868; Replaced 1872
Lost McCallum through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad & Fort Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Severn's Covered Bridge (Gibson County, Indiana)
Built in 1837 by A. B. Lockhart; Replaced in 1876.
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Patoka River
Replaced by a new bridge

Spy Run Avenue Covered Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Built in 1840 by the Ft. Wayne & St. Mary's Bridge Company; Replaced in 1875
Lost Through truss bridge over St. Mary's River on Spy Run Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

State Street Bridge (1841) 35-72-03x (Sandusky County, Ohio)
Built 1841 or 1843 by Cyrus Williams using material from the Ohio Railroad Bridge nearby; replaced 1877
Lost covered through truss bridge over Sandusky River on State Street
Replaced by a new bridge

State Street Swing Bridge (1864) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1864, destroyed 1871 in Great Chicago Fire
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Chicago River on State Street
Destroyed by fire

Summit Covered Bridge 08-02-23x (New Castle County, Delaware)
Lost through truss covered bridge over Chesapeake and Delaware Canal on road
Replaced by a new bridge

Theresa Bridge (1851) (Dodge County, Wisconsin)
Built 1851; Replaced 1874
Lost bridge over E Br Rock River on Fond du Lac Road
Replaced by a new bridge