David Backlin

About Me 

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

Recent Updates 

Kentucky Creek Bridge (Nowata County, Oklahoma)
Steel stringer bridge over Kentucky Creek on US 60
December 14, 2018: New Street View added
Verdigris River Bridge (Nowata County, Oklahoma)
K-Parker through truss bridge over Verdigris River on US 60
December 14, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: updated to closed, pending replacement
Perry Branch Bridge (Shelby County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Perry Branch on State Route 151
December 13, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: updated Lost/Replaced
Washington Bridge (Franklin County, Missouri)
Cantilevered through truss bridge over the Missouri River on MO 47 at Washington
December 7, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: updated to closed/ pending demolition
Rt VV / Little Flat Creek Bridge (Barry County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Little Flat Creek on Route VV
December 6, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost/Replaced
Old War Eagle Creek Bridge (Madison County, Arkansas)
Lost Through truss bridge over War Eagle Creek on AR 23
December 4, 2018: New photo
US71 Willmar Yard Overpass (Old) (Kandiyohi County, Minnesota)
Warren through truss bridge over US 12 & Burlington Northern Railroad on Business US 71
December 3, 2018: New photo
US71 Willmar Yard Overpass (Old) (Kandiyohi County, Minnesota)
Warren through truss bridge over US 12 & Burlington Northern Railroad on Business US 71
December 3, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Revised description
West Fork Crooked Creek Bridge (Boone County, Arkansas)
Concrete tee beam bridge over West Fork Crooked Creek on Sh 7
November 28, 2018: New Street View added
Burke Creek Bridge (Sevier County, Arkansas)
Bridge over Burke Creek on US 71 / US 59/ US 70
November 27, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost/Replaced
E. Washington St (US 40) Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Concrete deck girder bridge over Washington St (US 40) & College Ave on CSX RR
November 24, 2018: New photos
AR 25 Bridge (Faulkner County, Arkansas)
Steel stringer bridge over I 40 on AR 25 in Conway
November 18, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Revised description
Ellis Creek Bridge (Washington County, Arkansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Ellis Creek on SH 220
November 18, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost/Replaced
Interstate 70 Bridge (Lafayette County, Missouri)
Bridge over Interstate 70 on Route H
November 8, 2018: New Street View added
Route E Bridge (Lafayette County, Missouri)
Lost Slab bridge over Is 70 on Route E
November 8, 2018: New Street View added
Lake Texoma Bridge (Grayson County, Texas)
Steel stringer bridge over Lake Texoma on US 377
November 6, 2018: New Street View added
Lake Texoma Bridge (Grayson County, Texas)
Steel stringer bridge over Lake Texoma on US 377
November 6, 2018: Added
Buck Creek Bridge (Clark County, Ohio)
Pony truss bridge over Buck Creek on Snyder Street
November 5, 2018: New photos
Sherman Avenue Bridge (Clark County, Ohio)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Buck Creek on Sherman Avenue in Springfield
November 3, 2018: New Street View added
Norfolk Southern Bridge (Wayne County, Indiana)
Steel stringer bridge over Us 40 on Pennsylvania Railroad (now Norfolk Southern Railway)
November 1, 2018: New photos
Norfolk Southern Bridge (Wayne County, Indiana)
Steel stringer bridge over Us 40 on Pennsylvania Railroad (now Norfolk Southern Railway)
October 31, 2018: New Street View added
Norfolk Southern Bridge (Wayne County, Indiana)
Steel stringer bridge over Us 40 on Pennsylvania Railroad (now Norfolk Southern Railway)
October 31, 2018: Added
MO YY Middle Fork Grand River Bridge (Worth County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Middle Fork Grand River on Route YY (formerly MO 29)
October 28, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Closed
Locust Creek (West Fork) Bridge (Putnam County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Locust Creek (West Fork) on US 136
October 28, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost/Replaced
Landis Spring Branch Bridge (Washington County, Maryland)
Stone arch bridge over Landis Spring Branch on US 40 ALT
October 28, 2018: New Street View added
US40 Wills Creek Bridge (Guernsey County, Ohio)
Beam bridge over Wills Creek & Ohio Central Railroad on US 40
October 23, 2018: New Street View added
IC - Railroad Bridge (Ford County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Illinois Central Railroad on Pells St/Ms 1600
October 23, 2018: New Street View added
IC - Railroad Bridge (Ford County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Illinois Central Railroad on Pells St/Ms 1600
October 23, 2018: Added
IC - Railroad Bridge (Ford County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Illinois Central Railroad on Il 9/Fap 697
October 23, 2018: New Street View added
IC - Railroad Bridge (Ford County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Illinois Central Railroad on Il 9/Fap 697
October 23, 2018: Added
W. Washington St (US 40) Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Deck plate girder bridge over W. Washington St (US 40) on CSX RR
October 22, 2018: New photos
Consolidated Rr Bridge (Fayette County, Illinois)
Bridge over Consolidated Rr on 4th Street 8400
October 21, 2018: New photos
Valley Run Bridge (Licking County, Ohio)
Stone arch bridge over Valley Run on Main St
October 21, 2018: New Street View added
Valley Run Bridge (Licking County, Ohio)
Stone arch bridge over Valley Run on Main St
October 21, 2018: Added
E Livingston Ave (US 33) Bridge (Franklin County, Ohio)
Concrete stringer bridge over E Livingston Ave (US 33) on Norfolk Southern Railway
October 20, 2018: New Street View added
E Livingston Ave (US 33) Bridge (Franklin County, Ohio)
Concrete stringer bridge over E Livingston Ave (US 33) on Norfolk Southern Railway
October 20, 2018: Added
W Maiden St Bridge (Washington County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over W Maiden St on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
October 19, 2018: New photo
US20 Vermilion River Bridge (Huron County, Ohio)
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Vermilion River on US 20 in Wakeman
October 19, 2018: New photo
US 20 Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Deck plate girder bridge over US 20 on Cleveland Short Line Railroad
October 18, 2018: New Street View added
US 20 Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Deck plate girder bridge over US 20 on Cleveland Short Line Railroad
October 18, 2018: Added
Bruce L. Chapman Bridge (Huron County, Ohio)
Stone arch bridge over Vermilion River on former Toledo, Norwalk and Cleveland Railroad in Wakeman
October 18, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Open to pedestrians
W Maiden St Bridge (Washington County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over W Maiden St on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
October 18, 2018: New Street View added
W Maiden St Bridge (Washington County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over W Maiden St on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
October 18, 2018: Added
N. Hanover St Bridge (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over N. Hanover St on Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad
October 17, 2018: Added
Camino Road Bridge (Ohio County, West Virginia)

October 14, 2018: Added
South 9th Street Bridge (Guernsey County, Ohio)
Pony truss bridge on South 9th Street over Leatherwood Creek
October 13, 2018: New photo
Zane Gray Bridge (Muskingum County, Ohio)
Pony truss bridge on the grounds of the National Road/Zane Gray Museum, east of Zanesville
October 12, 2018: New photos
National Road Heritage Trail - Old National Road Overpass (Henry County, Indiana)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Old National Road on Old National Road Heritage Trail
October 11, 2018: New photos
Meadow Run Bridge (Garrett County, Maryland)
Bridge over Meadow Run on National Pike (ALT US40)
October 10, 2018: New photo
Snyder Park Road Bridge (Clark County, Ohio)
Steel arch bridge over Buck Creek on Snyder Park Road N. in Springfield
October 9, 2018: New photos

Recent Comments 

Posted November 4, 2018

Having just driven the National Road last month, there are at least 4 S bridges: one in Maryland, one in Pennsylvania, and two in Ohio.

Posted October 16, 2018

Fortunately, the bridge appears to have suffered no damage according to ARDOT, but the bus driver needs to fined at the very least

Google Street View
Posted September 6, 2018

Anyone else having problems with Google Street View? It's not letting me aim the view, just adds a random shot.

Posted August 24, 2018

Not everyone understands, friend Anonymous. There are many bridges I'd love to visit if I had a TARDIS.

Posted August 18, 2018

Someone goofed, most likely. I've corrected it

Posted August 18, 2018

If you're going to stir the shit pot, Anonymous, don't forget to lick the spoon

Posted August 6, 2018

Thank you for your work

Posted July 21, 2018

Better an MOB than a UCEB

Posted July 19, 2018
Posted July 17, 2018

Bridge has recently been rehabilitated

Posted June 29, 2018

Bridge is currently under refurbishment one lane at a time: new pavement, new railings

Posted June 19, 2018

I attempted to visit this bridge, but it no longer exists. NBI shows it was removed between 2008 and 2012.

Posted June 19, 2018

There is now a Facebook page dedicated to saving this bridge: https://www.facebook.com/Bigwhiteriverbridge/

According to the latest update, the group was given an additional 45 days on May 24th to save the bridge.

Posted June 19, 2018

I visited this bridge 6-16-18. It is now barricaded and posted as Bridge Closed.

Posted June 8, 2018

NBI suggests this was likely abandoned circa 1962.