David Backlin

About Me 

Email: us71 [at] cox [dot] net
Website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/us_71/

Recent Updates 

Coastline Road Bridge (Fayette County, Georgia)
Timber stringer bridge over CSX Transportation on Coastline Road
January 19, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Doomed
Beaver Creek MO 76 Bridge (Taney County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Beaver Creek on MO 76
January 13, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Lost/Replaced
Red River Bridge (Jefferson County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over Red River on OK 79 / TX 79
January 12, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Available for reuse
Monocacy River Bridge (Frederick County, Maryland)
Through truss bridge over Monocacy River on MD 355
January 12, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Bridge has been reopened
Brown Station Way Pedestrian Bridge (Clark County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Brown Station Way (old SR 62) on Pedestrian Trail
January 11, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost/ Destroyed
Pecan Creek Bridge (Bates County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Pecan Creek on Route V
January 11, 2018: New Street View added
Pecan Creek Bridge (Bates County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Pecan Creek on Route V
January 11, 2018: Added
"New" Richards Street-Hickory Creek Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Bridge over Hickory Creek on "new" Richards Street
January 6, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Added NBI info
Old Richards Street- Hickory Creek (Will County, Illinois)
Bridge over Hickory Creek on (old) Richards Street
January 6, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Corrected Name: locally referred to as "old" Richards St
Old Richards Street-Hickory Creek (Older) (Will County, Illinois)
Lost Deck arch bridge over Hickory Creek on Old Richards Street
January 6, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Added lost date
Natural Dam Bridge (Crawford County, Arkansas)
Two-span through truss bridge over Lee Creek on AR 59 near the community of Natural Dam
January 5, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Scheduled for demolition January 2018
College Street Overpass (Los Angeles County, California)
Bridge over Route 110 on Alpine Street in Los Angeles
January 4, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Corrected build date per forum comments
Scatter Creek Bridge (Greene County, Arkansas)
Lost Bridge over Scatter Creek on Cr 125
January 4, 2018: Added
Camp Creek Old 64 Bridge (Sequoyah County, Oklahoma)
Steel stringer bridge over Camp Creek on Sequoyah St (Old US 64) southeast of Muldrow
January 1, 2018: New Street View added
Camp Creek Old 64 Bridge (Sequoyah County, Oklahoma)
Steel stringer bridge over Camp Creek on Sequoyah St (Old US 64) southeast of Muldrow
December 31, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Replaced
Center Creek Bridge (Lawrence County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Center Creek on Mo 97
December 22, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Doomed
Shaw Road Bridge (Jones County, Iowa)
Two-span through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Shaw Road
December 17, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost per Forum Comment
Elk River Bridge (McDonald County, Missouri)
Lost three-span concrete arch bridge over Elk River on MO 59 (formerly US 71) at Noel
December 10, 2017: New photo
Fletcher St Bridge (Jasper County, Texas)
Concrete stringer bridge over Sandy Creek on S Fletcher St
December 10, 2017: New photos
Sandy Creek Bridge (Jasper County, Texas)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Sandy Creek on E. Houston Street
December 10, 2017: Added
Houston St Bridge (Jasper County, Texas)
Concrete stringer bridge over Sandy Creek on E. Houston St
December 10, 2017: New photos
Old Benton-Sardis Road Bridge (Saline County, Arkansas)
Bypassed concrete culvert on the Old Benton-Sardis Road (later AR 183) near Bauxite
December 3, 2017: New photo
Route P Bridge (Stoddard County, Missouri)
Beam bridge over Drain Dtch #34 on Route P
December 1, 2017: Added
English Creek Bridge (Fulton County, Arkansas)
Pratt through truss over English Creek on AR 289, south of Mammoth Spring
November 27, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Doomed
Big Piney Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Arkansas)
Subdivided Warren through truss bridge over Big Piney Creek on AR 123 near Fort Douglas
November 27, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Doomed
Bayou Boeuf Bridge (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
Timber stringer bridge over Bayou Boeuf on Canal St
November 27, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Revised build date
Route CC Lost Creek Bridge (Newton County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Lost Creek on Route CC
November 27, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Added One Lane Traffic to categories.
MO76 Caney Creek Bridge (Taney County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Caney Creek on MO 76
November 26, 2017: New Street View added
3rd Avenue Bridge (Codington County, South Dakota)
Concrete stringer bridge over Big Sioux River at Riverside Park on 3rd Ave N in Watertown
November 26, 2017: New Street View added
3rd Avenue Bridge (Codington County, South Dakota)
Concrete stringer bridge over Big Sioux River at Riverside Park on 3rd Ave N in Watertown
November 26, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Doomed
Bayou Boeuf Bridge (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
Timber stringer bridge over Bayou Boeuf on Canal St
November 26, 2017: New Street View added
Bayou Boeuf Bridge (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
Timber stringer bridge over Bayou Boeuf on Canal St
November 26, 2017: Added
LA-16 Amite River Bridge (Livingston Parish, Louisiana)
Swing bridge over Amite River on LA 16 at French Settlement
November 24, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Doomed
Smith Creek MO 94 Bridge (Warren County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Smith Creek on MO 94
November 23, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Doomed Per Forum Comment
East Fork Little Tarkio Creek Bridge (Atchison County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over East Fork Little Tarkio Creek on US 136
November 23, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Replaced
Route O Platte River Bridge (Andrew County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Platte River on Route O
November 23, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Doomed
Ramsey Creek MO 79 Bridge (Pike County, Missouri)
Plate girder bridge over Ramsey Creek on MO 79
November 23, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Doomed
Davis Creek US 59 Bridge (Holt County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Davis Creek on US 59
November 23, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Doomed
IHB - IN53 Overpass (Lake County, Indiana)
Plate girder bridge over State highway 53 on former Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad
November 23, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost per Forum Comment
Bnsf Railroad Bridge (Jasper County, Texas)
Steel stringer bridge over Bnsf Railroad on US 190
November 23, 2017: New Street View added
Bnsf Railroad Bridge (Jasper County, Texas)
Steel stringer bridge over Bnsf Railroad on US 190
November 23, 2017: Added
S Main St Bridge (Jasper County, Texas)
Culvert bridge over Sandy Creek on S Main St
November 23, 2017: New photos
Sandy Creek Bridge (Jasper County, Texas)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Sandy Creek on US 96
November 22, 2017: New Street View added
S Main St Bridge (Jasper County, Texas)
Culvert bridge over Sandy Creek on S Main St
November 22, 2017: New Street View added
S Main St Bridge (Jasper County, Texas)
Culvert bridge over Sandy Creek on S Main St
November 22, 2017: Added
Fletcher St Bridge (Jasper County, Texas)
Concrete stringer bridge over Sandy Creek on S Fletcher St
November 22, 2017: New Street View added
Fletcher St Bridge (Jasper County, Texas)
Concrete stringer bridge over Sandy Creek on S Fletcher St
November 22, 2017: Added
Houston St Bridge (Jasper County, Texas)
Concrete stringer bridge over Sandy Creek on E. Houston St
November 22, 2017: New Street View added
Houston St Bridge (Jasper County, Texas)
Concrete stringer bridge over Sandy Creek on E. Houston St
November 22, 2017: Added
Little Cossatot River Bridge (Sevier County, Arkansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Little Cossatot River on Us 71
November 22, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Replaced

Recent Comments 

Posted January 19, 2018

Start a petition drive.Get all the locals to sign it and anyone within 100 miles. Cite reasons for saving it.

Posted January 5, 2018

The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority was originally going to reuse this bridge, but has changed their mind. It is now scheduled to be demolished by the end of January 2018.

Posted December 31, 2017

Appears the pages have been merged

Posted December 30, 2017

Does someone have a problem with rail enthusiasts?

Posted December 24, 2017

Yes, I posted an update a couple days ago.

Posted December 23, 2017

Passing thought: could there be a way to flag trolls or spammers?Not that there's a serious problem.

Posted December 22, 2017

New bridge is complete and open to traffic. The sharp bend in the road at US 71 has been removed.

Posted December 18, 2017

Time for the Prez to make good his campaign promise about infrastructure spending.

Posted December 3, 2017

That would explain who so many people voted for Trump.

Posted November 27, 2017

I wondered, but could find no info

Posted November 27, 2017

MODOT announced on 27 November the bridge is being restriped for one-lane traffic due to deteriorating conditions.

Posted November 24, 2017

But what creek does it cross?

Posted November 23, 2017

I hope you don't mind my taking the liberty of adding the lost date.

Posted November 4, 2017

But the media loves to reference this site as if it were official

Just sayin' ;)

Posted November 2, 2017

08 or 09 from what I can see.