Historic Bridge Marketing Pages

One way in which historic bridges may be preserved is when a bridge slated for replacement is given to a new owner for relocation and restoration/rehabilitation. Similarly, abandoned bridges may be available for relocation and reuse. This is referred to a historic bridge marketing. Need a bridge for a bike path, nature trail, or golf course? Instead of spending money on a nondescript pre-fabricated truss bridge, consider instead reusing a historic bridge that will be a beautiful historic landmark, while also promoting the values of sustainability. Some states have made the bridges they are currently marketing available on a website. The links to those websites appear below.

Individually Listed Bridges

Iowa: UPRR bridge over the East Boyer River in Crawford County
Note: Only portion of bridge available
Available until June 17, 2021

Built 1902; widened 1910
Design: Main span: Lattice/Quadrangular Warren (Quadruple Intersection Warren) through truss.
Length of largest span: 120 ft.

Portions of the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) bridge over the East Boyer River in Crawford County, Iowa for reuse elsewhere, conservation, or curation. The historic rail bridge is on the Boone Subdivision at milepost 286.55 in Denison, Iowa. The quadrangular lattice through truss bridge includes a primary double-track bridge structure that was built in 1902 and an attached single-track bridge structure that was built in 1910. The historic bridge is being replaced and due to the construction process, only the truss from the 1910 single-track structure is available for reuse as an intact bridge. Nameplates and other elements may also be available. These portions of the bridge are offered gratis with the condition that the removal of the bridge components from UPRR property shall be at the sole expense and responsibility of the recipient of the bridge. If interested in a portion of this bridge, including one truss, nameplates, or other elements thereof, for reuse elsewhere, conservation, curation or other preservation-related uses, please contact Kelsey Kuehn with Jacobs Engineering, 414-847-0242 or kelsey.kuehn@jacobs.com

Idaho: Cherry Lane Bridge

Built 1919; rehabilitated 1978
Design: Main span: Pennsylvania through truss. Other primary spans: Parker through truss. All are pin-connected.
Dimensions:
Length of largest span: 242.1 ft.
Total length: 788.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.

Click here to download the official bridge marketing package.

Minnesota: Riveted Warren Pony Truss Bridge (Two 80 Foot Spans)

The Brown County Highway Department is selling a steel truss bridge for $1. Built in 1918, Bridge 2110 carries a gravel road over the Minnesota River in rural Brown & Renville Counties. It is a six-span bridge whose two main spans are 80-foot riveted steel Warren pony truss spans.  The truss spans are in fair condition and a good candidate for relocation.  They are 18 feet wide.

Because the bridge has a visually-low profile (being a pony truss rather than a through-truss), and because there is flexibility to omit approach spans as needed, the bridge could fit well into any number of urban or rural settings. The bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places but needs to be replaced with a wider structure.  The county hopes to find a new owner who can reuse the bridge on a trail, in a park, or in a similar setting.

Please see the attached document, and feel free to share it with anyone you believe may be interested.

Brown County is accepting Letters of Interest until June 30, 2021, at 4pm.

View Bridge Information Packet

Additional Information On the MNDOT Website

Texas: Riveted Warren Pony Truss:

Bridge Information

Owner:                                 RPC Oak, LLC
Type:                                     Warren (with verticals) pony truss bridge
Length:                                 Approximately 70 feet
Width:                                  Approximately 10 feet
Year Built:                            1920
Builder:                                Kansas City Bridge Company
Current Location:             3310 Oakwell Court, San Antonio, TX

Narrative Description

The Oakwell Farms Truss Bridge was constructed in 1920 by Kansas City Bridge Company under county engineer R.A. Nichols and state highway engineer Rollen J. Windrow.  The bridge was a result of the Federal-Aid Road Act in 1916.

The Kansas City Bridge Company was a prolific bridge builder building thousands of bridges across the United States until 1940.  Bridges with this specific design are being lost at an alarming rate due to road widening and increased standards for weight on bridges.

RECIPIENT SHALL ACQUIRE THE BRIDGE ON AN “AS IS, WHERE IS” BASIS, WITH ALL FAULTS. ROSEWOOD PROPERTY COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES (COLLECTIVELY “RPC”) MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY (EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED) WITH RESPECT TO: (A) THE NATURE, QUALITY OR CONDITION OF THE BRIDGE; (B) THE SUITABILITY OF THE BRIDGE FOR ANY AND ALL ACTIVITIES AND USES WHICH RECIPIENT MAY CONDUCT; (C) THE COMPLIANCE OF OR BY THE BRIDGE WITH ANY LAWS; (D) THE HABITABILITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE BRIDGE; (E) THE OPERATION OF THE BRIDGE; or (F) ANY OTHER MATTER WITH RESPECT TO THE BRIDGE.

Kay Adkins, Development Manager
2101 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 1600, Dallas, TX 75201
Direct: 214-849-9015
Cell: 214-632-9434
kadkins@rosewd.com

California: Pin-connected 160 foot Baltimore through truss, fully disassembled and ready to be shipped. Additional Information: This bridge is a rare pin-connected Baltimore highway truss. Known as the Ash Creek Bridge, the bridge originally crossed the Klamath River on Klamath River Road in Siskiyou County, California. The bridge was carefully dismantled and put in storage by Stewart Engineering Inc, who is offering this bridge for sale at a negotiable price (buyer also pays for trucking). Please click here to view photos of the bridge including its condition in storage. Please contact Joe Savage, Stewart Engineering Inc. Phone: 530-244-8464 and Email: jsavage@sebinc.net with any questions or interest regarding this bridge.

Bridge Marketing Websites By State

Note that states without an available link do not currently have a historic bridge marketing page. Please contact the DOT directly for inquiries on available bridges. A list of DOT websites is available here.

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado – Information and Contacts Only
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan (Unofficial List of Potentially Available Abandoned Bridges)
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana – Information and Contacts Only
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee – Information and Contacts Only
Texas
          Denton County, Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Nationwide Listings of Unconfirmed But Potentially Available Bridges Only

United States Nationwide – Unconfirmed potentially available bridges on BridgeHunter.