David Backlin

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

Recent Updates 

Old US 69 Little River Bridge (Decatur County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Little River on Old 69 Highway
September 20, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Closed
Piney Creek Bridge (Cleburne County, Arkansas)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Piney Creek on Sh 25
September 19, 2017: New Street View added
Piney Creek Bridge (Cleburne County, Arkansas)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Piney Creek on Sh 25
September 19, 2017: Added
Mill Creek AR 25 Bridge (Cleburne County, Arkansas)
Concrete arch bridge over Mill Creek on AR 25 in Quitman
September 19, 2017: New Street View added
Mill Creek AR 25 Bridge (Cleburne County, Arkansas)
Concrete arch bridge over Mill Creek on AR 25 in Quitman
September 19, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Doomed
US 67 Pine Creek Bridge (Nevada County, Arkansas)
Slab bridge over Pine Creek on Us 67
September 18, 2017: New Street View added
US 67 Pine Creek Bridge (Nevada County, Arkansas)
Slab bridge over Pine Creek on Us 67
September 18, 2017: Added
Pine Creek Bridge (Nevada County, Arkansas)
Concrete culvert bridge over Pine Creek on Missouri Pacific Railroad
September 18, 2017: New Street View added
Pine Creek Bridge (Nevada County, Arkansas)
Concrete culvert bridge over Pine Creek on Missouri Pacific Railroad
September 18, 2017: Added
US 67 Steel Creek Bridge (Nevada County, Arkansas)
Slab bridge over Steel Creek on Us 67
September 18, 2017: New Street View added
US 67 Steel Creek Bridge (Nevada County, Arkansas)
Slab bridge over Steel Creek on Us 67
September 18, 2017: Added
Steel Creek Bridge (Nevada County, Arkansas)
Concrete culvert bridge over Steel Creek on Missouri Pacific Railroad
September 18, 2017: New Street View added
Steel Creek Bridge (Nevada County, Arkansas)
Concrete culvert bridge over Steel Creek on Missouri Pacific Railroad
September 18, 2017: Added
Robinson Road Bridge (Washington County, Arkansas)
Two-span concrete arch bridge over Illinois River on CR 848 (Robinson Road)
September 16, 2017: New Street View added
Hess Creek Bridge (Washington County, Arkansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Hess Creek on I 49 SB Approx 1 mile south of AR 74
September 16, 2017: New Street View added
I-49 Bullard Rd Bridge (Washington County, Arkansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Bullard Rd on I-49
September 16, 2017: New Street View added
Muddy Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Tennessee)
Steel stringer bridge over Muddy Creek on TN 92
September 14, 2017: New Street View added
Muddy Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Tennessee)
Steel stringer bridge over Muddy Creek on TN 92
September 14, 2017: Added
Clear Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Tennessee)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Clear Creek on TN 92
September 14, 2017: New Street View added
Clear Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Tennessee)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Clear Creek on TN 92
September 14, 2017: Added
Little Richland Creek Bridge (Rhea County, Tennessee)
Lost Concrete tee beam bridge over Little Richland Creek on TN 378 (old US 27)
September 14, 2017: New Street View added
Little Richland Creek Bridge (Rhea County, Tennessee)
Lost Concrete tee beam bridge over Little Richland Creek on TN 378 (old US 27)
September 14, 2017: Added
Maryville Pike (TN 33) Bridge (Knox County, Tennessee)
Bridge over Maryville Pike (TN 33) on Governor John Sevier Hwy (TN 168)
September 14, 2017: New Street View added
Maryville Pike (TN 33) Bridge (Knox County, Tennessee)
Bridge over Maryville Pike (TN 33) on Governor John Sevier Hwy (TN 168)
September 14, 2017: Added
Springview Rd CSX Railroad Bridge (Blount County, Tennessee)
Timber stringer bridge over CSX Railroad on N Springview, Rd
September 14, 2017: Added
Hendrix Creek Bridge (McNairy County, Tennessee)
Stringer bridge over Hendrix Creek on Peach St (Old US 45)
September 13, 2017: Added
Branch of Sugar Creek Bridge (Haywood County, Tennessee)
Concrete culvert bridge over Branch of Sugar Creek on S. Grand Ave (Old US 70)
September 11, 2017: New Street View added
Branch of Sugar Creek Bridge (Haywood County, Tennessee)
Concrete culvert bridge over Branch of Sugar Creek on S. Grand Ave (Old US 70)
September 11, 2017: Added
Little Berger Creek Bridge (Gasconade County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Little Berger Creek on MO 100 southeast of Hermann
September 1, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Lost/Replaced
South Dry Sac River Route H Bridge (Greene County, Missouri)
Concrete bridge over South Dry Sac River on Route H/North Glenstone (formerly US 65)
September 1, 2017: New Street View added
South Dry Sac River Route H Bridge (Greene County, Missouri)
Concrete bridge over South Dry Sac River on Route H/North Glenstone (formerly US 65)
September 1, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Lost/Replaced
Lost Bridge (Benton County, Arkansas)
Lost Bridge over White River on AR 127
August 23, 2017: Added
Turkey Creek Bridge (Cass County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Turkey Creek on Hamburg Rd in Wiota
August 22, 2017: New photos
Nymore Bridge (Beltrami County, Minnesota)
Concrete arch bridge over Mississippi River on Midway Dr (old US 71/US 2) Bemidji
August 19, 2017: New Street View added
Nymore Bridge (Beltrami County, Minnesota)
Concrete arch bridge over Mississippi River on Midway Dr (old US 71/US 2) Bemidji
August 19, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Revised description (pedestrian/bike bridge)
Nymore Bridge (Beltrami County, Minnesota)
Concrete arch bridge over Mississippi River on Midway Dr (old US 71/US 2) Bemidji
August 19, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Revised description (pedestrian/bike bridge)
Muddy Creek US 136 Bridge (Mercer County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Muddy Creek on US 136
August 17, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated status to doomed
Kiamichi River Bridge (Le Flore County, Oklahoma)
Steel stringer bridge over Kiamichi River on US 259
July 16, 2017: New Street View added
Kiamichi River Bridge (Le Flore County, Oklahoma)
Steel stringer bridge over Kiamichi River on US 259
July 15, 2017: Added
Cedar Creek Bridge (Le Flore County, Oklahoma)
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Cedar Creek on US 59 / US 270
July 15, 2017: Added
E Branch of Richland Creek Bridge (Washington County, Arkansas)
Lost Slab bridge over E Branch of Richland Creek on Blue Springs Road
June 29, 2017: Added
North Boggy Creek Bridge (Atoka County, Oklahoma)
Concrete stringer bridge over North Boggy Creek on Tellico Rd (old US 69)
June 26, 2017: Added
Chuckwa Creek Bridge (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Chuckwa Creek on S.H. 78 (old US 69)
June 24, 2017: Added
Old 69 Limestone Creek Bridge (Atoka County, Oklahoma)
Steel stringer bridge over Limestone Creek on Chockie Mountain Rd (Old Us 69)
June 24, 2017: New photos
Old 69 Dancing Rabbit Creek Bridge (Pittsburg County, Oklahoma)
Concrete stringer bridge over Dancing Rabbit Creek on Old US 69
June 24, 2017: New photos
Rolling Fork Creek Bridge (Sevier County, Arkansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Rolling Fork Creek on CR 12 ( Johnson Bridge Rd)
June 23, 2017: Added
Luksukla Creek Bridge (McCurtain County, Oklahoma)
Lost Stringer bridge over Luksukla Creek on US 70
June 22, 2017: Added
Little River Bridge (McCurtain County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Little River on EB US 70/ NB US 259
June 22, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost/Replaced
Old 69 Dancing Rabbit Creek Bridge (Pittsburg County, Oklahoma)
Concrete stringer bridge over Dancing Rabbit Creek on Old US 69
June 20, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Destroyed by flooding
Old 69 Limestone Creek Bridge (Atoka County, Oklahoma)
Steel stringer bridge over Limestone Creek on Chockie Mountain Rd (Old Us 69)
June 18, 2017: New Street View added

Recent Comments 

Posted September 20, 2017

I visited this bridge August 2017 and it is closed to all traffic.

Posted September 14, 2017

This bridge is still drivable, but the road is in rough shape.

Posted September 14, 2017

I visited this bridge September 15th, 2017. Construction is well underway on the new bridge, though I don't anticipate completion until 2018

Posted September 12, 2017

The original bridge was built circa 1890

Lost Bridge (Arkansas)
Posted August 23, 2017

The bridge was completed in the summer of 1929 to make a passage way between the town of Garfield and Eureka Springs. The "Great Depression" came that winter, and there was no money to complete the connecting road to the new bridge. For five years a fine concrete bridge spanned the river, but there were no approaches to it, and there was no road to get to it. Consequently, it became known as the "Lost Bridge." The bridge stood isolated until 1934, when the approaches were built and the road was completed. On 7 May, 1943 a flood destroyed the bridge and later a concrete low-water crossing was built near the wrecked bridge. In March 1964, as Beaver Dam was completed and the lake filled, the low-water crossing and the remains of the Lost Bridge were flooded, never again to be used. Today they are under approximately 190 feet of water.

Posted August 19, 2017

There is a second bridge just to the north of here of similar design

Posted June 23, 2017

Bridge has been replaced by UCEB. As of 6-22-2017, paving of the new road is still underway

Posted June 16, 2017

Formerly Frisco, now BNSF

Bridge (Indiana)
Posted June 10, 2017

I see no bridge, so it must be lost?

Posted June 9, 2017

Per MODOT, the bridge is scheduled to close June 12, 2017 for replacement

Posted June 4, 2017

NBI says replacement bridge was built 1938.

Posted May 30, 2017

No NBI info available. Bridge dates have been obliterated

Posted May 30, 2017

Date is uncertain. The original listing had this along modern-day US 69. Although I corrected the coordinates, the NBIseems to have no info on this bridge.

Posted May 12, 2017

I checked this on ACME Mapper : it's on an abandoned railroad alignment on a predecessor to Conrail Railroad.

Posted May 12, 2017

My 2 Pfennigs: people aren't paying attention. They are talking on their phones or otherwise distracted. Or they simply don't care.