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Reused Historic Bridges

Below is a list of historic metal truss highway bridges listed on HistoricBridges.org which have been restored and converted for non-motorized use only. These bridges are intended to serve as examples of the feasibility of reusing bridges of this type on non-motorized trail facilities.


Bridges Listed: 49

 Bridge Name Facility Carried / Feature Intersected LocationStructure Type Structure DimensionsConstruction Date / Builder or Contractor DescriptionThumbnail
133rd Avenue Bridge
Bridge Park Trail Over Dickinson Creek Rural: Calhoun County, Michigan Metal Pin-Connected Pratt Half-Hip Pony Truss, Fixed Total Length: 66 ft
Main Span Length: 64 ft
Roadway Width: 14 ft
Main Spans: 1
1897 By: Michigan Bridge Company of Portland, Michigan This impressive half-hip Pratt pony was moved to Historic Bridge Park.Click to visit page.
135th Street Bridge
Romeoville Bridge / Romeo Road Swing Bridge
135th Street Over Des Plaines River Romeoville: Will County, Illinois Metal Pin-Connected Warren Through Truss, Movable: Swing Total Length: 302 ft
Main Span Length: 204 ft
Roadway Width: 18 ft
Main Spans: 1
1899 By: Strobel Steel Construction Company of Chicago, Illinois This magnificent and large swing bridge was relocated and is the last remaining highway swing bridge in the area.Click to visit page.
20 Mile Road Bridge
Bridge Park Trail Over Dickinson Creek Rural: Calhoun County, Michigan Metal Rivet-Connected Pratt Full-Slope Pony Truss, Fixed Total Length: 64 ft
Main Span Length: 64 ft
Roadway Width: 15.4 ft
Main Spans: 1
1906 By: Unknown This riveted pony truss was moved to Historic Bridge Park where it has been preserved.Click to visit page.
Aldrich Change Bridge
Park Path Over Park Land Palmyra: Wayne County, New York Metal Pin-Connected Parker Pony Truss, Fixed Total Length: 72.4 ft
Main Span Length: 72.4 ft
Roadway Width: 13.3 ft
Main Spans: 1
1858 By: Mohawk and Hudson Iron Works of Waterford, New York (G.W. Eddy Foundry) One of the two oldest metal bridges in New York, and also one of two original Erie Canal bridges.Click to visit page.
Bauer Road Bridge
Bridge Park Trail Over Dickinson Creek Rural: Calhoun County, Michigan Metal Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 89 ft
Main Span Length: 89 ft
Roadway Width: 16 ft
Main Spans: 1
1880 By: Penn Bridge Company of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania One of the oldest truss bridges in Michigan, this ornate bridge was moved to Historic Bridge Park.Click to visit page.
Beach Road Bridge
Westerville Bikeway Over Alum Creek Westerville: Franklin County, Ohio Metal Pin-Connected Whipple Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 179 ft
Main Span Length: 173 ft
Roadway Width: 16 ft
Main Spans: 1
1888 By: Columbus Bridge Company of Columbus, Ohio A rare Whipple truss, built by an equally rare local bridge company, this bridge was relocated to a trail.Click to visit page.
Black Bridge
Dehmel Road Bridge
Zehnder Farm Path Over Black Creek Frankenmuth: Saginaw County, Michigan Metal Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 151 ft
Main Span Length: 148.5 ft
Roadway Width: 16 ft
Main Spans: 1
1907 By: Joliet Bridge and Iron Company of Joliet, Illinois This bridge was moved from its original location and preserved next to M-83 for Frankenmuth visitors to easily see.Click to visit page.
Blue Bridge
Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Bridge
Railroad (Converted To Pedestrian Walk) Over Grand River Grand Rapids: Kent County, Michigan Metal Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 575 ft
Main Span Length: 125 ft
Roadway Width: 24 ft
Main Spans: 4
1892 By: Unknown This gorgeous bridge was restored with visually appropriate railings for pedestrian use, and is used frequently today for function and pleasure.Click to visit page.
Bollman Bridge
Railroad (Rail-Trail) Over Scratch Hill Road Glade City (Rural): Somerset County, Pennsylvania Metal Pin-Connected Warren Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 81 ft
Main Span Length: 81 ft
Roadway Width: 13 ft
Main Spans: 1
1871 By: Wendel Bollman of Baltimore, Maryland An extremely rare cast iron bridge and one of the last surviving bridges that were designed by the famous Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Chief Engineer.Click to visit page.
Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge
Railroad (Abandoned Baltimore and Ohio, Rail-Trail) Over Little Patuxent River Savage: Howard County, Maryland Metal Pin-Connected Bollman Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 159 ft
Main Span Length: 79.5 ft
Roadway Width: 25.5 ft
Main Spans: 2
1869 By: Wendel Bollman of Baltimore, Maryland This is the last Bollman truss remaining, and was the first iron bridge design built with frequency by the railroads.Click to visit page.
Bostick Road Bridge
Turner Bridge, Allen County Bridge 268
Bostick Road Over St. Marys River Rural: Allen County, Indiana Metal Pin-Connected Whipple Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 174 ft
Main Span Length: 169 ft
Roadway Width: 15.4 ft
Main Spans: 1
1894 By: Canton Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio This long and intricate bridge is a stunning historic artifact that was bypassed and restored in place for pedestrians!Click to visit page.
Bridgeport Bridge
State Street Bridge
State Street (Fort Road) Over Cass River Bridgeport: Saginaw County, Michigan Metal Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed Total Length: 331.3 ft
Main Span Length: 124 ft
Roadway Width: 14 ft
Main Spans: 2
1906 By: Joliet Bridge and Iron Company of Joliet, Illinois A rare two-span truss, this bridge was saved from a collapsing substructure and preserved in its original location for pedestrians.Click to visit page.
Burroughs Street Bridge
Portland Rail-Trail Over Looking Glass River Portland: Ionia County, Michigan Metal Rivet-Connected Warren Pony Truss, Fixed Total Length: 120 ft
Main Span Length: 57 ft
Roadway Width: 13.5 ft
Main Spans: 2
1905 By: Unknown This extremely rare two-span pony truss was moved from Kent County.Click to visit page.
Carillon Park Bridge
Lower Gratis Road Bridge
Carillon Park Walkway Over Shallow Depression Dayton: Montgomery County, Ohio Metal Pin-Connected Whipple Through Truss, Fixed Main Spans: 1 1881 By: Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio This ornate, extremely old example of a Whipple truss features the highly unusual chords, members, and connections of its builder.Click to visit page.
Charlotte Highway Bridge
Centerline Bridge
Bridge Park Trail Over Bridge Park Drive Rural: Calhoun County, Michigan Metal Pin-Connected Whipple Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 176.8 ft
Main Span Length: 173 ft
Roadway Width: 14.4 ft
Main Spans: 1
1886 By: Buckeye Bridge Works of Cleveland, Ohio This is one of only three Whipple trusses in Michigan and was moved to Historic Bridge Park where it is part of an iconic entrance to the park.Click to visit page.
Chili Mills Bridge
Stuart Road Bridge
Stuart Road Over Black Creek Rural: Monroe County, New York Metal Bowstring Pony Truss, Fixed Total Length: 77 ft
Main Span Length: 74 ft
Roadway Width: 9.5 ft
Main Spans: 1
1877 By: King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio A textbook example of the King Bridge Company's patented bowstring truss bridge design.Click to visit page.
Darden Road Bridge
Four Mile Bridge, St. Joseph County Bridge 213
Darden Road (Water Street) (Old Alignment) Over St. Joseph River South Bend: St. Joseph County, Indiana Metal Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 330 ft
Main Span Length: 129 ft
Roadway Width: 19.4 ft
Main Spans: 2
1884 By: P. E. Lane of Chicago, Illinois The only known truss bridge in the county, this bridge is noted for multi-span length, unusual deck placement, and uncommon builder.Click to visit page.
Faust Street Bridge
Faust Street Over Guadalupe River New Braunfels: Comal County, Texas Metal Pin-Connected Whipple Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 640 ft
Main Span Length: 220 ft
Main Spans: 2
1887 By: King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio A rare multi-span Whipple truss, this is one of the largest and most important bridges remaining from the prolific King Bridge Company.Click to visit page.
Freeport Bridge
Park Trail Over Park Grounds Decorah: Winneshiek County, Iowa Metal Pin-Connected Bowstring Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 160 ft
Main Span Length: 159.6 ft
Roadway Width: 16 ft
Main Spans: 1
1878 By: Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio This well-preserved bridge is the second longest historic bowstring truss span in the United States.Click to visit page.
Fremont Mill Bridge
Central Park Bridge
Central Park Trail Over Park Lake Central Park: Jones County, Iowa Metal Bowstring Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 127 ft
Main Span Length: 127 ft
Roadway Width: 16 ft
Main Spans: 1
1873 By: Massillon Bridge Company of Massillon, Ohio One of the oldest, largest, and most complete examples of its unusual, patented type in the country.Click to visit page.
Gale Road Bridge
Bridge Park Trail Over Dickinson Creek Rural: Calhoun County, Michigan Metal Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 118 ft
Main Span Length: 118 ft
Roadway Width: 14.4 ft
Main Spans: 1
1897 By: Lafayette Bridge Company of Lafayette, Indiana This rare skewed through truss was moved to Historic Bridge Park.Click to visit page.
Gallman Road Bridge
Johnstown, Alexandria, Granville, and Newark Bicycle and Recreational Trail Over Raccoon Creek Newark: Licking County, Ohio Metal Pin-Connected Whipple Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 202 ft
Main Span Length: 152 ft
Roadway Width: 15 ft
Main Spans: 1
1887 By: Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio An extremely rare example of a Whipple truss displaying the unique details of its builder.Click to visit page.
Gugel Bridge
Beyer Road Bridge
Beyer Road Over Cass River Rural (Near Frankenmuth): Saginaw County, Michigan Metal Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Pin-Connected Pratt Full-Slope Pony Truss, Fixed Total Length: 205 ft
Main Span Length: 142 ft
Roadway Width: 16 ft
Main Spans: 1
1904 By: Unknown The only pin-connected through truss in Michigan that features a pony truss approach, this bridge was restored!Click to visit page.
Hale Bridge
Wapsipinicon River Bridge
Park Pathway Over Wapsipinicon River Rural: Jones County, Iowa Metal Pin-Connected Bowstring Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 263 ft
Main Span Length: 100 ft
Main Spans: 3
1879 By: King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio A rare multi-span bowstring, this is the longest bowstring bridge in Iowa and was relocated.Click to visit page.
Henszey's Wrought Iron Bridge
Mosser's Bridge
Pedestrian Walkway Over Dry Land Summerdale: Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Metal Rivet-Connected Bowstring Pony Truss, Fixed Total Length: 92.3 ft
Main Span Length: 92.3 ft
Roadway Width: 18 ft
Main Spans: 1
1869 By: Continental Bridge Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Joseph G. Henszey The last of its design in the country, among the oldest metal bridges in the country, and today a college centerpiece.Click to visit page.
High Street Bridge
High Street Over Little Juniata Creek Duncannon: Perry County, Pennsylvania Metal Pin-Connected Lenticular Pony Truss, Fixed Total Length: 81 ft
Main Span Length: 79 ft
Roadway Width: 14.4 ft
Main Spans: 1
1890 By: Berlin Iron Bridge Company of East Berlin, Connecticut Open to non-motorized traffic, this bridge is the only pony lenticular truss bridge in Pennsylvania.Click to visit page.
Illinois and Michigan Canal Bridge 1
Canal Walkway Over Illinois and Michigan Canal Rural: Grundy County, Illinois Metal Rivet-Connected Pratt Full-Slope Pony Truss, Fixed Main Spans: 1 By: Unknown This attractive truss bridge, now converted for pedestrian use, appears to have been originally built to access canal related facilities.Click to visit page.
Kent Street Bridge
Portland and Danby Bridge
Pedestrian Path Over Grand River Portland: Ionia County, Michigan Metal Pin-Connected Parker Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 224 ft
Main Span Length: 219.2 ft
Roadway Width: 16 ft
Main Spans: 1
1907 By: Wynkoop and McGormley of Toledo, Ohio This large pinned Parker truss is one of only three such highway structures in Michigan.Click to visit page.
King Street Bridge
King Street Over South Branch Thames River London: Middlesex County, Ontario Metal Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed Total Length: 213 ft
Main Spans: 1
1897 By: Central Bridge and Engineering Company of Peterborough, Ontario A rare example of a pin connected through truss in Ontario; carries a storm sewer underneath.Click to visit page.
Lovers Leap Bridge
Falls Bridge
Pumpkin Hill Road / Grove Street (Old Alignment) Over Housatonic River Rural: Litchfield County, Connecticut Metal Pin-Connected Lenticular Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 173 ft
Main Span Length: 173 ft
Roadway Width: 19 ft
Main Spans: 1
1895 By: Berlin Iron Bridge Company of East Berlin, Connecticut This large lenticular truss bridge span is located in a stunningly beautiful setting.Click to visit page.
McCloud Nature Park Bridge
Pulaski County Bridge 15
Park Trail Over Big Walnut Creek Rural: Hendricks County, Indiana Metal Bolt-Connected Warren Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 120 ft
Main Span Length: 116 ft
Roadway Width: 14 ft
Main Spans: 1
1913 By: F. M. Williams Construction Company of Winamac, Indiana This early example of a truss bridge with bolted connections was relocated and preserved!Click to visit page.
Murray Street Bridge
Murray Street Over Millrace Canal (Goshen Hydraulic Canal) Goshen: Elkhart County, Indiana Metal Pin-Connected Pratt Half-Hip Pony Truss, Fixed Total Length: 63.7 ft
Main Span Length: 63.7 ft
Roadway Width: 15.6 ft
Main Spans: 1
1909 By: Elkhart Bridge and Iron Company of Elkhart, Indiana A former IN-25 bridge, this truss connects residences to a walking trail and is historically significant structure.Click to visit page.
Nevius Street Bridge
Nevius Street Over Raritan River Raritan: Somerset County, New Jersey Metal Pin-Connected Whipple Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 300 ft
Main Span Length: 150 ft
Roadway Width: 17 ft
Main Spans: 2
1886 By: Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio An extremely rare, and well-preserved example of a multi-span Whipple truss.Click to visit page.
North Park Street Bridge
Riverside Park Drive Over Grand River Inlet Grand Rapids: Kent County, Michigan Metal Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 116 ft
Main Span Length: 116 ft
Roadway Width: 19 ft
Main Spans: 1
1903 By: New Jersey Bridge Company of Manasquan, New Jersy Part of a bittersweet tale, this was once part of one of a giant multi-span truss bridge north of this park.Click to visit page.
Oakwood Avenue Bridge
Oakwood Avenue Over Shiawassee River Owosso: Shiawassee County, Michigan Metal Pin-Connected Whipple Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 133.5 ft
Main Span Length: 133 ft
Roadway Width: 19.5 ft
Main Spans: 1
By: Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio A rare, ancient Whipple truss is maintained for pedestrian use.Click to visit page.
Old Wells Street Bridge
Allen County Bridge 541
Wells Street (Old Alignment) Over St. Marys River Fort Wayne: Allen County, Indiana Metal Pin-Connected Whipple Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 180 ft
Main Span Length: 180 ft
Roadway Width: 23 ft
Main Spans: 1
1884 By: Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio and William H. Goshorn and Alvin John Stewart One of the most ornate truss bridges in the nation, and also featuring complex truss design, this bridge is an artistic masterpiece without compare!Click to visit page.
Old Zoar Bridge
Old CR-82 Over Tuscarawas River Near Dover: Tuscarawas County, Ohio Metal Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed Main Spans: 3 1883 By: Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio This unusual three span bridge is an extremely rare and early example of a continuous pin-connected truss bridge.Click to visit page.
Ouaquaga Bridge
Dutchtown Road (Doolittle Road) Over Susquehanna River Ouaquaga: Broome County, New York Metal Pin-Connected Lenticular Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 342 ft
Main Span Length: 170 ft
Roadway Width: 14.8 ft
Main Spans: 2
1888 By: Berlin Iron Bridge Company of East Berlin, Connecticut An extremely rare and ornate bridge in a beautiful setting.Click to visit page.
Rush's Mill Bridge
Union Canal Nonmotorized Trail Over Plum Creek Rural: Berks County, Pennsylvania Metal Rivet-Connected Howe Pony Truss, Fixed Total Length: 52.5 ft
Main Span Length: 52.5 ft
Roadway Width: 7.5 ft
Main Spans: 1
1869 By: Simon Dreibelbies An exceedingly rare cast iron Howe truss bridge, relocated onto a non-motorized trail.Click to visit page.
Skiles Athletic Field Bridge
Whitney Avenue Bridge
Pedestrian Walkway Over Black Fork River Shelby: Richland County, Ohio Metal Pin-Connected Pratt Half-Hip Pony Truss, Fixed Total Length: 85 ft
Roadway Width: 12 ft
Main Spans: 1
By: Massillon Bridge Company of Massillon, Ohio This bridge has unusual railings that the Massillon Bridge Company sometimes put on its bridges.Click to visit page.
South County Line Road Bridge
Bricker Road Bridge
Fred Meijer Heartland Trail Over Fish Creek Rural (Near Stanton): Montcalm County, Michigan Metal Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 80.5 ft
Main Span Length: 78 ft
Roadway Width: 11.8 ft
Main Spans: 1
1880 By: Unknown The county's only highway truss, this bridge was relocated onto a rail-trail.Click to visit page.
Sterling Road Bridge
M-156 Sidewalk Over Silver Creek Morenci: Lenawee County, Michigan Metal Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 82 ft
Main Span Length: 80 ft
Roadway Width: 15.4 ft
Main Spans: 1
1897 By: Toledo Bridge Company of Toledo, Ohio (Former Smith Bridge Company of Toledo, Ohio) This small through truss was moved from Hillsdale County to Morenci to serve pedestrian traffic.Click to visit page.
Triple Whipple Bridge
Laughery Creek Bridge
IN-56 (Old Alignment) Over Laughery Creek Buffalo (Rural): Dearborn County, Indiana and Ohio County, Indiana Metal Pin-Connected Triple Intersection Pratt Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 300 ft
Main Span Length: 297.5 ft
Roadway Width: 17 ft
Main Spans: 1
1878 By: Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio The king of Indiana bridges, a nationally significant, ancient 1878 bridge features a unique truss configuration, and has a huge span.Click to visit page.
Vallonia Bridge
Jackson County Bridge 193
CR-375 West (Old Alignment) Over East Fork White River Rural: Jackson County, Indiana Metal Pin-Connected Whipple Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 250 ft
Main Span Length: 123 ft
Roadway Width: 16 ft
Main Spans: 2
1887 By: Indiana Bridge Company of Muncie, Indiana This bridge is a rare, multi-span example of its type with unusual truss details as well.Click to visit page.
Walnut Street Bridge
Pony Bridge / Wagner's Bridge
Pedestrian Walkway Over Saucon Creek Mill Race Hellertown: Northampton County, Pennsylvania Metal Pratt Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 56.2 ft
Main Span Length: 56.2 ft
Roadway Width: 12.2 ft
Main Spans: 1
1860 By: Beckel Iron Foundry and Machine Shop of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Francis C. Lowthrop One of the oldest and most important metal historic bridges in the country, this bridge has numerous unique and amazing details.Click to visit page.
Washington Street Bridge
Washington Street Over Susquehanna River Binghamton: Broome County, New York Metal Pin-Connected Lenticular Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 480 ft
Main Span Length: 160 ft
Main Spans: 3
1886 By: Berlin Iron Bridge Company of East Berlin, Connecticut Nationally significant, this is one of the longest remaining of this extremely rare and beautiful type of bridge.Click to visit page.
Water Street Bridge
Water Street Over West Branch Tioughnioga River Homer: Cortland County, New York Metal Pin-Connected Lenticular Pony Truss, Fixed Main Spans: 2 By: Unknown One of three lenticular truss bridges in Homer, this one comes in a two-span configuration.Click to visit page.
Watkins Glen Iron Foot-Bridge
Watkins Glen State Park Trail Over Glen Creek Watkins Glen: Schuyler County, New York Metal Bowstring Pony Truss, Fixed Total Length: 90 ft
Main Span Length: 90 ft
Roadway Width: 10.6 ft
Main Spans: 1
1870 By: Unknown and John L. Foreman This nationally significant and unique structure is made of cast and wrought iron.Click to visit page.
Zoarville Station Bridge
Camp Tuscazoar Trail Over Conotton Creek Rural: Tuscarawas County, Ohio Metal Pin-Connected Fink Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 111.2 ft
Main Span Length: 111.2 ft
Roadway Width: 17 ft
Main Spans: 1
1868 By: Smith, Latrobe, and Company of Baltimore, Maryland One of the most important bridges in the country, this beautiful bridge with Phoenix Columns is the last Fink truss remaining.Click to visit page.

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