Oldest Listed Bridges

Note: This page only includes bridges listed on this website. We can't guarantee that all U.S. bridges are represented here.

  1. Viking Bridge (Muhlenberg County, Kentucky)
    Abandoned stone arch bridge over Whiskey Run on an old road or street
    Derelict/abandoned
    According to a cashier at the Local Mcdonalds the bridge is so ancient that the Vikings built it.
  2. Somerset Drawbridge (Colleton County, South Carolina)
    Bridge over Scaur Bay on Middle Road
    Open to traffic
    Much Modified Still in use
  3. Frankford Avenue Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
    Three-span stone arch bridge over Pennypack Creek on Frankford Avenue (US 13) in Holmesburg
    Open to traffic
    Built 1697 by the residents of Lower Dublin Township; widened 1893
  4. Cook's Bridge (Middlesex County, Massachusetts)
    Stone arch bridge over Charles River on Elliot Street
    Open to traffic
    Built 1714; Widened 1897
  5. Old Stone Bridge (Somerset County, New Jersey)
    Stone arch bridge over Unnamed creek on Olde York Road
    Filled in
    Planned in 1683, built 1731, site of 1777 Battle of Bound Brook; creek later filled in and bridge buried intact
  6. Mission Espada Aqueduct (Bexar County, Texas)
    Stone arch bridge over Piedras Creek on Acequia Madre
    Still carries water
    Built between 1731 and 1745
  7. Sewall's Bridge (York County, Maine)
    Lost Timber stringer bridge over York River on Organug Road
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1761; replaced 1934
  8. Choate Bridge (Essex County, Massachusetts)
    Two-span stone arch bridge over Ipswich River on MA 1A (Main Street) in Ipswich
    Open to traffic
    Built 1764; widened 1838
  9. Adams Street Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
    Stone bridge over Neponset River on Adams Street
    Open to traffic
    Slab spans built 1765; arch spans added 1847; rehabilitated 2006
  10. Old Bethelehem Road Bridge (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Cooks Creek on Old Bethlehem Road in Pleasant Valley, PA
    Open to traffic
    Built 1777. Widened & Repaired 1902 and Rebuilt 2008
  11. John Seabrook Plantation Bridge (Charleston County, South Carolina)
    Abandoned arch bridge over Branch of Wadmalaw River on Abandoned Road
    Derelict/abandoned
    Built 1782
  12. Uncle Tim's Bridge (Barnstable County, Massachusetts)
    Timber stringer bridge over Duck Creek
    Open to pedestrians only
    Built 1783; Restored 2008
  13. Trinity Lane Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Gulph Mills Creek on Trinity Lane
    Open to traffic
  14. Stony Brook Bridge (Mercer County, New Jersey)
    Stone arch bridge over Stony Brook on US 206
    Open to traffic
    Built 1792
  15. Skippack Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Skippack Creek on Germantown Pike in Evansburg, PA
    Open to traffic
    Built 1792, rehab 1992
  16. Swamp Pike Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Minister Creek on Swamp Pike
    Open to traffic
    Built 1792; rehabilitated 1844, 1928, 1990 ca
  17. Essex-Merrimack Bridge (Oldest) (Essex County, Massachusetts)
    Lost Through truss bridge over Merrimack River
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1792; Newbury side replaced 1810; Salisbury side replaced 1883
  18. Washington Bridge (Older) 39-04-01x (Providence County, Rhode Island)
    Lost Covered Through truss bridge over Seekonk on I-195
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1793; Damaged in storm 1867; Replaced 1885
  19. Fisher's Lane Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Tacony Creek on Fisher's Lane in Philadelphia
    Open to traffic
    Built 1796; rehabilitated 1801
  20. Millstone River Bridge - Kingston (Mercer County, New Jersey)
    Stone arch bridge over Millstone River on Old alignment of the King's Highway - Lincoln Highway - Rt. 27
    Open to traffic
    Built 1798
  21. Perkiomen Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
    Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Perkiomen Creek on Ridge Pike in Collegeville, Pennsylvania
    Open to traffic
    Built in 1799 and a major rebuilding in 1928. One ofthe oldest stone arched bridges in the country. Originally a toll bridge.
  22. Stony Brook Bridge - Princeton Pike (Mercer County, New Jersey)
    Stone arch bridge over Stony Brook on CR 583
    Open to traffic
    Built 1900; rehabilitated 1979
  23. Military Road Bridge (Jefferson County, New York)
    Concrete arch bridge over Mill Creek on Military Road in Sackets Harbor
    Open to traffic
    Built 1800; rehabilitated 2003
  24. Royal Springs Bridge (Scott County, Kentucky)
    Stone arch bridge over Royal Spring Creek on Main St. (US 460)
    Open to traffic
    Built 1800 (some sources claim 1789) by Elijah Craig. For a more detailed history see above in Description.
  25. Cayuga Long Bridge (Cayuga County, New York)
    Lost Bridge over Cayuga Lake on trail
    Removed but not replaced
    Built 1800
  26. Willow Avenue Bridge (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
    Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River / Old River on Willow Avenue
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1800's
  27. Dock Street Bridge (Schenectady County, New York)
    Lost Bridge over Erie Canal/Mohawk River on 890 Dock Street
    No longer exists
    Built 1800's
  28. Old "Old" Taylorsville Road Bridge (Jefferson County, Kentucky)
    Abandoned stone arch bridge over Branch of Chenoweth Run on Former Old Tayolorsville Road
    Opened to Pedestrians
    Built 1800's(?)
  29. "Old" River Road/Goose Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Kentucky)
    Stone arch bridge over Goose Creek on old alignment of River Road
    Open to pedestrians
    Bridge probably built sometime in the early-mid 1800's and still exists. The new bridge was built alongside in 1935.
  30. Old Town Bridge (Williamson County, Tennessee)
    Lost Bridge over Brown Creek on Old Natchez Trace
    Replaced by a new bridge; Limestone abutments remain
    Built 1801
  31. Schuylkill Permanent Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Through truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Market Street
    Replaced
    Built from 1801; "Remodled" 1850
  32. Goose Creek Bridge (Loudoun County, Virginia)
    Stone arch bridge over Goose Creek on Old US 50/Ashby Gap Turnpike
    Open to pedestrians
    Built 1802, was centered in the Battle of Upperville in 1863, Closed 1957
  33. Ahler's Bridge in Nockamixon Township (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Nockamixon Creek on Old Easton Road btwn Ferndale & Kinntnrtsville, PA
    Open to traffic
    Built 1804. Rebuilt by Bucks County 2001
  34. Schuylkill Road Bridge (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Pigeon Creek on Schuylkill Road
    Open to traffic
    Built 1804
  35. Eight Arch Bridge (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Neshaminy Creek on York Road
    Open to pedestrians
    Started in 1801 and completed in 1804 at a cost of $15,561.40 (which included board for workers). Replaced the old rotting stone and timber bridge. Consists of eight arches and was the longest stone arch bridge in Pensylvania built at that time.
  36. Union Bridge (Old) (Saratoga County, New York)
    Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Hudson River on Broad Street
    Destroyed by fire
    Built 1804; Burned 1909
  37. Trenton Bridge 30-11-05X / 38-09-48X (Mercer County, New Jersey)
    Lost Bridge over Delaware River
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1804-1806; widened and railroad tracks added 1839;
  38. Old Lincoln Highway Bridge (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
    Closed two-span stone arch bridge over Poquessing Creek on Old Lincoln Highway in Philadelphia
    Open to pedestrians only.
    Built 1805; widened in 1917
  39. Byberry-Bensalem Turnpike Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Poquessing Creek on Byberry-Bensalem Turnpike, Lincoln Highway in Philadelphia
    Built 1805; Strengthened 1917; Bypassed 1921
  40. Copes Bridge (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over East Branch Brandywine Creek on Strasburg Road
    Open to traffic
    Built 1807; rehabilitated 1927
  41. Old National Road Monacacy River Bridge (Frederick County, Maryland)
    Lost Bridge over Monocacy River on former National Road
    Replaced by new bridge
  42. Cynthiana Covered Bridge 17-49-05x (Harrison County, Kentucky)
    Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over South Fork Licking River on Bridge Street
    Removed
    Built 1808; Played important role in the raid on Cynthiana during Civil War; Removed 1948
  43. Washington Bridge (Older) (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
    Lost Pony truss bridge over Housatonic on Rt1
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1808
  44. Falls of Schuylkill Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Chain suspension bridge over Schuylkill River on Road
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1808; collapsed 1816
  45. Old York Road Bridge (Baltimore County, Maryland)
    Stone arch bridge over Little Falls on Old York Road (Md. 463)
    Open to traffic
    Built 1809; believed to be oldest bridge on Maryland road system
  46. Burr Bridge (Schenectady County, New York)
    Lost Covered Burr arch-cable suspension bridge over Mohawk River on Washington Avenue
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1809; Replace 1871
  47. St. Davids Road Bridge (Delaware County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Darby Creek on St. Davids Road in Radnor Township
    Open to traffic
    Built 1810 by Thomas Welch; rehabilitated ca. 1960
  48. Limekiln Pike Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Sandy Run on Limekiln Pike in Fort Washington
    Open to traffic
    Built 1810
  49. Sherman Creek Bridge (Perry County, Pennsylvania)
    Steel stringer bridge over Sherman Creek on Pine Hill Road
    Open to traffic
    Built 1810
  50. Cambridge Street Bridge (Old) (Middlesex County, Massachusetts)
    Lost Timber stringer bridge over Charles River on Cambridge Road/River Street
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1810; Replaced 1925
  51. Chain Bridge (Old) (Essex County, Massachusetts)
    Lost Wire suspension bridge over Merrimack River on Main Street/Trolley
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1810; replaced 1909
  52. Heister's Bridge (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Stone arch bridge over W.Br.of Conococheaque Creek on Pa 16; Sr 0016 (Buchanan Trail W)
    Replaced by new bridge
    Built 1811; Replaced 1941
  53. Scull Shoals Arch Bridge (Greene County, Georgia)
    Abandoned brick arch bridge over Millrace on Mill Road
    Abandoned
    Built ca. 1811; Abandoned in the 1880s
  54. Glen Okono Bridge (Carbon County, Pennsylvania)
    Steel stringer bridge over Lehigh River on D&L Trail
    Open to traffic
    Built 1812
  55. Colossus Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Covered through truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Spring Garden Street
    Destroyed by fire
    Built 1812; destroyed by fire 1838
  56. Camelback Covered Bridge 38-21-34x / 38-22-22x (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Susquahana River on Market Street
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built between 1812 and 1817. Eastern half removed 1902, Western half removed 1903
  57. Old Arch Bridge (Mifflin County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Jack's Creek in Lewistown
    Open to pedestrians
    Built 1813; rehabilitated 2006
  58. Casselman Bridge (Garrett County, Maryland)
    Stone arch bridge over Casselman River on Old US 40, east of Grantsville
    Closed To All But Pedestrians in Casselman River Bridge State Park
    Built 1813 by David Shriver, Jr.
  59. Y Bridge (1st) (Muskingum County, Ohio)
    Lost Through truss bridge over Muskingum River & Licking River on National Road
    Collapsed
    Built 1814, Collapsed 1819
  60. Hamilton Street Bridge (1st) (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Eyebar suspension bridge over Lehigh River on Hamilton Street
    Destroyed by flooding & replaced
    Built 1814; Destroyed by flooding 1841
  61. Back Creek Bridge (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Stone arch bridge over Back Creek on Us 30; Sr 0030
    Replaced by new bridge
    Built 1814 ca; Replaced 1937
  62. Detters Mill Bridge 38-67-01x (York County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Conewago Creek on SR 4014 (Harmony Grove Road)
    Replaced by new bridge
    Built 1815; replaced 1965
  63. Old Black Bridge (Covered) (Lawrence County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Through truss bridge over Shenango River on Road
    Destroyed by flooding
    Built 1815; destroyed by flood 1913
  64. Connecticut River Covered Bridge (Hampden County, Massachusetts)
    Lost Covered Burr arch-truss bridge over Connecticut River on West Street
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1816; reconstructed 1919; replaced 1922
  65. Conococheague Creek Bridge (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Stone arch bridge over Conococheague Creek on Pa 16, Sr 0016 (Buchanan Trail W)
    Replaced by new bridge
    Built 1816 ca; Replaced 1941
  66. Steigers Run Bridge (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Stone arch bridge over Steigers Run on Pa 16; Sr 0016 (Buchanan Trail W)
    Replaced by new bridge
    Built 1814 ca; Replaced 1941
  67. Elm Grove Stone Bridge (Ohio County, West Virginia)
    Stone arch bridge over Little Wheeling Creek on US 40 in Wheeling
    Open to traffic
    Built 1817; altered 1931 and 1950s
  68. Grassy Creek Bridge (Upshur County, West Virginia)
    Arch bridge over Grassy Creek on CR 11/4
    Open to traffic
    Built 1817
  69. Ninth Street Bridge (Lynchburg, Virginia)
    Lost Through truss bridge over James River on Ninth Street
    Destroyed by flood in 1870 and 1877
    Built 1817
  70. S Bridge (Washington County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over a branch of Buffalo Creek on the old alignment of the National Road
    Open to pedestrians
    Built 1818
  71. Great Crossings Bridge (Old US 40/National Road) (Somerset County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Youghiogheny River Lake (or, to state it more accurately, the Youghiogheny River Lake crosses the Great Crossings Bridge) on an old alignment of US 40/National Road
    Open to pedestrians
    Built 1818 as part of the National Road. Bridge submerged along with Somerfield when Youghiogheny River was dammed downstream to create Youghiogheny River Lake.
  72. Juniata Crossing Covered Bridge 38-05-28x (Bedford County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Raystown Br.Juniata River on US 30
    Replaced by new bridge
    Built in 1818 as a 2-lane covered bridge; Lost in St. Patty's Day Storm of 1936
  73. Durham Bridge (Older) (Androscoggin County, Maine)
    Lost Through truss bridge over Androscoggin River on Route 9
    Replaced by a new bridge
  74. Fish House Covered Bridge (Fulton County, New York)
    Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Sacandaga River on Road
    Destroyed April 23, 1930 by filling Sacandaga Reservoir
    Built 1818; Lost 1930
  75. Lewisburg Susquehanna River Covered Bridge (Union County, Pennsylvania)
    Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over West Branch Susquehanna River on road
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1818 for Lewisburg Bridge Co. by Reuben Fields; washed away March 17, 1865
  76. Hartford Covered Bridge (Hartford County, Connecticut)
    Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Connecticut River on US-84 & Consolidated Railway
    Destroyed by fire
    Built 1818; Destroyed by fire 1895
  77. Wilson's Bridge (Washington County, Maryland)
    Stone arch bridge over Conococheague Creek on National Pike
    Open to pedestrians
    Built 1819 by Silas Harry; closed to traffic June 1972 after suffering damage from Hurricane Agnes
  78. Y Bridge (2nd) (Muskingum County, Ohio)
    Lost Through truss bridge over Muskingum River & Licking River on Road
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1819; Replaced 1832
  79. Yadkin River Bridge (Rowan County, North Carolina)
    Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Yadkin River on Road to Salem
    Replaced by a new bridge
    First bridge project outside New England for Ithiel Town. It may have exhibited an early, experimental form of the lattice truss structure.
  80. Hays Bridge (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over West Branch Conocoheague Creek on Anderson Road
    Open to traffic
    Built 1820; rebuilt 1928; rehabilitated 1974
  81. Bells Mill Road Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Wissahickon Creek on Bells Mill Road in Philadelphia
    Open to traffic
    Built 1820
  82. Hibbs Bridge (Loudoun County, Virginia)
    Stone arch bridge over Beaverdam Creek on Snickersville Road
    Open to traffic
    Built 1820, completed 1829
  83. Poinsett Bridge (Greenville County, South Carolina)
    Gothic stone arch bridge over Little Gap Creek near Tigerville
    Open to pedestrians only
    Built 1820 by Joel Poinsett
  84. Cripple Deer Creek Covered Bridge 01-17-02x (Colbert County, Alabama)
    Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Cripple Deer Creek on Allsboro Rd
    No longer exists
    Built ca.1820
  85. Conowingo Bridge (First) (Harford County, Maryland)
    Lost Covered through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Highway 1
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1820; All but two spans destroyed by flooding 1846
  86. Clarendon Bridge 33-26-01#2x (Cumberland County, North Carolina)
    Lost Town lattice through truss bridge over Cape Fear River on Person St
    Destroyed by fire
    This was the second of three major bridges built in North Carolina by Town. This was the first offical use of the Town lattice truss as it was developed at this time and pat. during this year.
  87. Highbridge (Hillsborough County, New Hampshire)
    Stone arch bridge over Souhegan River on Turnpike Road/Route 124
    Open to traffic
    Stone arch bridge built in 1820. New Steel bridge sits on top of original stone arch.
  88. Amsterdam Bridge (1st) (Montgomery County, New York)
    Lost Bridge over Mohawk River on Road
    Replaced by a new bridge
    Built 1821; Replaced 1839
  89. Assonet River Bridge (Bristol County, Massachusetts)
    Stone arch bridge over Assonet River on MA 79 (Elm Street) in Freetown
    Open to traffic
    Built 1822
  90. Mill Pond Road Bridge (Somerset County, New Jersey)
    Stone arch bridge over Pike Run on Mill Pond Road
    Open to traffic
    Built 1822; rehabilitated 2000
  91. Opossum Road Bridge (Somerset County, New Jersey)
    Stone arch bridge over Bedens Brook on Opossum Road
    Open to traffic
    Built 1822; rehabilitated 2002
  92. Funkstown Bridge (Washington County, Maryland)
    Stone arch bridge over Antietam Creek on US 40 ALT
    Open to traffic
    Built 1823; widened 1931 by H.O. Williar Jr. (Chief Engineer); W.C. Hopkins (Bridge Engineer)
  93. Falling Creek Bridge (Chesterfield County, Virginia)
    Stone arch bridge over Falling Creek on Old US 1
    Derelict/abandoned
    Built 1823
  94. Hyde Hall Covered Bridge 32-39-01 (Otsego County, New York)
    Burr arch-truss bridge over Shadow Brook on Old East Lake Road
    Open to pedestrians
    Built 1823 by George Clark
  95. Holy Cross Catholic Church Cemetery Bridge #1 (Marion County, Kentucky)
    Stone arch bridge over Pottinger's Creek on a pedestrian path
    Open to pedestrians only
    Built 1823
  96. Holy Cross Catholic Church Cemetery Bridge #2 (Marion County, Kentucky)
    Stone arch bridge over Pottinger's Creek on an old driveway
    Open to pedestrians only
    Built 1823
  97. Beaver Creek Bridge (Washington County, Maryland)
    Stone arch bridge over Beaver Creek on MD 68
    Open to traffic
    Built 1824
  98. Roxbury Mills Bridge (Washington County, Maryland)
    Stone arch bridge over Antietam Creek on Roxbury Road in Boonsboro
    Open to traffic
    Built 1824; rehabilitated 2002
  99. Reading Road Bridge (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
    Stone arch bridge over Cedar Creek on Reading Road in Allentown
    Open to traffic
    Built 1824; rehabilitated ca. 1980
  100. Little River Turnpike Bridge (Loudoun County, Virginia)
    Stone arch bridge over Little River on John S. Mosby Highway
    Open to traffic
    Built 1824; rehabilitated 2001