David Backlin

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

Recent Updates 

East Fork Fox Creek Bridge (Douglas County, Missouri)
Beam bridge over East Fork Fox Creek Bridge on Route ZZ
November 13, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Corrected Name
West Fork Fox Creek Bridge (Douglas County, Missouri)
Beam bridge over West Fork Fox Creek Bridge on Route ZZ
November 13, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Doomed
Craven Run West Virginia Central and Pittsburg Railway Bridge (Randolph County, West Virginia)
Stone arch bridge on West Virginia Central and Pittsburg Railway over Craven Run
November 7, 2017: New Street View added
Sanitarium Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over West Indian Creek on 8th Street
November 4, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Added approximate build date
Mo 168 E Bridge (Marion County, Missouri)
Lost Slab bridge over US 24 / US 61 on Mo 168
November 2, 2017: New Street View added
Mo 168 E Bridge (Marion County, Missouri)
Lost Slab bridge over US 24 / US 61 on Mo 168
November 2, 2017: Added
Buffalo Creek MO 79 Bridge (Pike County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Buffalo Creek on MO 79 south of Louisiana
November 2, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Replaced
Middle Fabius River MO 16 Bridge (Lewis County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Middle Fabius River on MO 16
November 2, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Replaced
MO 96 Overpass (Jasper County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over BNSF & MNA RR on MO 96 (Historic Route 66) in Carthage
October 31, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Replaced
Burke Creek Bridge (Sevier County, Arkansas)
Bridge over Burke Creek on US 71 / US 59/ US 70
October 30, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Replacement Imminent
Cossatot River Relief Bridge (Sevier County, Arkansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Cossatot River Relief on US 71/US 70
October 30, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Replacement imminent
Little River Bridge (Little River County, Arkansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Little River on Sh 41
October 30, 2017: New Street View added
Little River Bridge (Little River County, Arkansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Little River on Sh 41
October 30, 2017: Added
Burlington N RR-278 Bridge (Monroe County, Mississippi)
Slab bridge over Us 278 on Burlington Northern Railroad
October 25, 2017: New Street View added
Rt 6-Shoaf Creek Bridge (Monroe County, Mississippi)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Shoaf Creek on Sr 6
October 25, 2017: New Street View added
RT 145-Town Creek Bridge (Prentiss County, Mississippi)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Town Creekk on Sr 145 (old US 45)
October 25, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: added stream name
MERR - River Road Overpass (Sagadahoc County, Maine)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over ME 24 (River Road) on Maine Eastern Railroad
October 18, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated Lost
Platte River MO 246 Bridge (Worth County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Platte River on MO 246
October 17, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Lost/Replaced
Illinois Central Railroad Boyer River Bridge (south) (Harrison County, Iowa)
Bridge over Boyer River on Illinois Central Railroad
October 17, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Added railroad name
Illinois Central Railroad Boyer River Bridge (Harrison County, Iowa)
Bridge on Illinois Central Railroad over Boyer River
October 17, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Added railroad name
Tallahatchie River Bridge (Panola County, Mississippi)
Through truss bridge over Tallahatchie River on MS 6 / US 278 west of Batesville
October 17, 2017: New Street View added
CSX - South Charlotte Street Overpass (Dickson County, Tennessee)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over South Charlotte Street Bridge on CSX Railroad
October 15, 2017: New photos
East Nishnabotna River Bridge (Cass County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over East Nishnabotna River on Olive St (CR N16)
October 14, 2017: New Street View added
Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (Monterey County, California)
Beam bridge over Pfeiffer Canyon on State Route 1
October 14, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Replaced
Cane Creek Bridge (Lincoln County, Tennessee)
Bridge over Cane Creek on Boonsville Rd
October 8, 2017: Added
Adamson Creek Bridge (Sebastian County, Arkansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Adamson Creek on S Coker St (old US 71)
October 7, 2017: New Street View added
James River US 65 Northbound Bridge (Greene County, Missouri)
Deck girder bridge over James River and city street on Northbound US 65 in Springfield
October 6, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Lost/Replaced
Union Pacific R/R Bridge (Desha County, Arkansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Union Pacific R/R on US 278
October 5, 2017: New Street View added
Union Pacific R/R Bridge (Desha County, Arkansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Union Pacific R/R on US 278
October 5, 2017: Added
Mary Street Bridge (Bristol, Virginia)
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Norfolk Southern Railway on Mary Street
October 3, 2017: New Street View added
Ramsey Creek Bridge (Pike County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Ramsey Creek on Route W
September 30, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Lost/Replaced
BNSF-Branch of Bob's Creek (Lincoln County, Missouri)
Bridge over Branch of Bob's Creek on BNSF Railroad
September 30, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: added stream name
Big Lead Creek Bridge (Lincoln County, Missouri)
Bridge over Big Lead Creek on Corso Road 288
September 30, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Added NBI info
Butcher Creek Bridge (Lincoln County, Missouri)
Bridge over Butcher Creek on Hwy MM East
September 30, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Added NBI info
North Boggy Creek Bridge (Atoka County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over North Boggy Creek on E1680
September 29, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Lost/Replaced
BNSF-Tributary of Bryants Creek (Lincoln County, Missouri)
Bridge over Tributary of Bryants Creek on BNSF Railroad
September 28, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: added stream name
Bourbeuse River Bridge (Gasconade County, Missouri)
Lost through truss over Bourbeuse River, somewhere near Owensville
September 28, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Added approximate coordinates
Jackson Street Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Spring Creek on Jackson St (US 6)
September 28, 2017: New Street View added
Middle Branch of Squaw Creek Bridge (Holt County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Middle Branch of Squaw Creek on Atchison Holt Rd
September 27, 2017: New Street View added
Old Cedar Creek Bridge (Callaway County, Missouri)
Lost through truss bridge over Cedar Creek on the Columbia-Jefferson City road (later US 63)
September 27, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Added approximate coordinates
Tumbling Shoals Bridge (Cleburne County, Arkansas)
Lost swinging bridge over Little Red River between Heber Springs and Tumbling Shoals
September 26, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Added approximate coordinates
Stahl Creek Bridge (Lawrence County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Stahl Creek on Mo 96 E
September 24, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Lost/Replaced
Kiamichi River Bridge (Le Flore County, Oklahoma)
Steel stringer bridge over Kiamichi River on US 259
September 21, 2017: New photo
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

Recent Comments 

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.

Porter's Bridge (Mississippi)
Posted October 18, 2017

"Unknown status", but nothing there so I would hazard a guess the bridge is lost

Posted October 17, 2017

Might this be part of the old Bankhead Highway?

Posted October 8, 2017

The bridge appears to be maintained by MoDOT, but it straddles the Missouri-Iowa State Line

Posted October 1, 2017

Bridge was imploded October 1, 2017

Posted September 30, 2017

Looking at satellite maps, it looks as if there may be remnants of the bridge footings.

Posted September 28, 2017

Calling Uncle Fester !

Posted September 28, 2017

Satellite view shows this as a grade crossing, no bridge.

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