David Backlin

About Me 

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

Recent Updates 

Spring River Swinging Bridge (Randolph County, Arkansas)
Lost swinging bridge over Spring River next to AR 361 between Black Rock and Old Davidsonville
October 9, 2019: New photo
Arkadelphia Bridge (old) (Clark County, Arkansas)
Lost Bridge over Ouachita River on SR 51 , SR 8, SR 7
October 8, 2019: New photo
Duck Creek Bridge (Delaware County, Oklahoma)
Steel stringer bridge over Duck Creek on S.H. 85
October 6, 2019: New Street View added
Duck Creek Bridge (Delaware County, Oklahoma)
Steel stringer bridge over Duck Creek on S.H. 85
October 6, 2019: Added
Hoffman Creek Bridge (Fayette County, Illinois)
Concrete deck girder bridge over Hoffman Creek on Old US 51
October 3, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Closed
Mill Creek MO 111 Bridge (Atchison County, Missouri)
Plate girder bridge over Mill Creek on MO 111
September 30, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost/Replaced
Wickham Creek Bridge (Union County, Arkansas)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Wickham Creek on SR 57
September 30, 2019: Added
Wolf Pen Creek Bridge (Allen County, Kansas)
Two span stone arch bridge over Wolf Pen Creek, 3.4 mi. east and 1.0 mi. south of Elsmore
September 27, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Scheduled for replacement
Branch Limestone Creek Bridge (Mitchell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Limestone Creek, 1.4 mi. west and 4.5 mi. north of Glen Elder
September 27, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Scheduled for replacement
Stouts Creek Arch Bridge (Iron County, Missouri)
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Stouts Creek on MO 72 above Lake Killarney
September 19, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Scheduled for replacement
Stouts Creek Arch Bridge (Iron County, Missouri)
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Stouts Creek on MO 72 above Lake Killarney
September 19, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Scheduled for replacement
Timber Lane Bridge (Scott County, Illinois)
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Lewis Creek on Timber Ln (old US 36)
September 4, 2019: Added
Bayou Deview River Bridge (old) (Monroe County, Arkansas)
Abandoned concrete stringer bridge over Bayou Deview River on old US 70
August 16, 2019: New photos
Bayou Deview River Bridge (old) (Monroe County, Arkansas)
Abandoned concrete stringer bridge over Bayou Deview River on old US 70
August 16, 2019: New Street View added
Bayou Deview River Bridge (old) (Monroe County, Arkansas)
Abandoned concrete stringer bridge over Bayou Deview River on old US 70
August 16, 2019: Added
Center Creek Route D Bridge (Jasper County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge with stone piers over Center Creek on Route D southeast of Oronogo in Oronogo
August 15, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost
Cripple Creek Bridge (Jasper County, Missouri)
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Cripple Creek on S. Main St
August 11, 2019: New photos
Cripple Creek Bridge (Jasper County, Missouri)
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Cripple Creek on S. Main St
August 10, 2019: New Street View added
Cripple Creek Bridge (Jasper County, Missouri)
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Cripple Creek on S. Main St
August 10, 2019: Added
Long Creek Bridge (Taney County, Missouri)
Cantilevered through truss bridge on MO 86 over Long Creek (Table Rock Lake)
August 5, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Scheduled for replacement
Clarendon Bridge (Monroe County, Arkansas)
Cantilevered through truss bridge over White River on US 79 in Clarendon
July 26, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Scheduled for demolition
S F Solomon Riv Drain Bridge (Rooks County, Kansas)
Concrete tee beam bridge over S F Solomon Riv Drain on Rs1760, Co Rd West
July 1, 2019: New photos
Kansas City Southern Rr Bridge (McDonald County, Missouri)
Bridge over Kansas City Southern Rr on MO 59 (old US 71)
May 23, 2019: New Street View added
Kansas City Southern Rr Bridge (McDonald County, Missouri)
Bridge over Kansas City Southern Rr on MO 59 (old US 71)
May 23, 2019: Added
Indian Creek Bridge (Benton County, Missouri)
Slab bridge over Indian Creek on Route B
May 9, 2019: New Street View added
Indian Creek Bridge (Benton County, Missouri)
Slab bridge over Indian Creek on Route B
May 9, 2019: Added
Sparrow Lane Bridge (Grant Parish, Louisiana)
Concrete deck girder bridge over Bayou Rigolette on Sparrow Lane
May 3, 2019: New photos
Sparrow Lane Bridge (Grant Parish, Louisiana)
Concrete deck girder bridge over Bayou Rigolette on Sparrow Lane
April 29, 2019: New photos
Fourteenth Street Bridge (Pulaski County, Arkansas)
Wooden bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad on W. 14th Street in North Little Rock
April 14, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Pending demolition
Washington Bridge (Franklin County, Missouri)
Cantilevered through truss bridge over the Missouri River on MO 47 at Washington
April 12, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Imploded April 11, 2019
Center Creek Route D Bridge (Jasper County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge with stone piers over Center Creek on Route D southeast of Oronogo in Oronogo
March 25, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: closed for replacement
Baron Fork Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Baron Fork Creek on OK 51 near Eldon
March 16, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Doomed
Castile Creek Bridge (Clinton County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Castile Creek on Us 169 S
March 16, 2019: New Street View added
Red River Bridge (Robertson County, Tennessee)
Bridge over Red River on Highland Road
March 15, 2019: New Street View added
Grindstone Creek Bridge (Boone County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Grindstone Creek on Mo 124 E
March 8, 2019: New Street View added
Grindstone Creek Bridge (Boone County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Grindstone Creek on Mo 124 E
March 8, 2019: Added
Intracoastal Waterway Bridge (Matagorda County, Texas)
Swing bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on FM 457
March 1, 2019: New Street View added
Intracoastal Waterway Bridge (Matagorda County, Texas)
Swing bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on FM 457
March 1, 2019: New Street View added
Intracoastal Waterway Bridge (Matagorda County, Texas)
Swing bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on FM 457
February 27, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to doomed
Winn Branch Bridge (Macon County, Missouri)
Beam bridge over Winn Branch on Route PP
February 10, 2019: New Street View added
Hickory Creek Bridge (Old US 78) (Itawamba County, Mississippi)
Steel stringer bridge over Hickory Creek on Sr 178
February 6, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost/Replaced
Johns Creek Bridge (Old US 78) (Itawamba County, Mississippi)
Steel stringer bridge over Johns Creek on Sr 178
February 6, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost/Replaced
Cypress Creek Bridge (Old US 78) (Itawamba County, Mississippi)
Steel stringer bridge over Cypress Creek on Sr 178
February 6, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost/Replaced
Bull Mountain Creek Bridge (Old US 78) (Itawamba County, Mississippi)
Steel stringer bridge over Bull Mountain Creek on Sr 178
February 6, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost/Replaced
Gum Creek Bridge (Old US 78) (Itawamba County, Mississippi)
Steel stringer bridge over Gum Creek on Sr 178
February 6, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost/Replaced
Lick Skillet Creek Bridge (Old US 78) (Itawamba County, Mississippi)
Steel stringer bridge over Lick Skillet Creek on Sr 178
February 6, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost/Replaced
Kings Creek Bridge (Prentiss County, Mississippi)
Steel stringer bridge over Kings Creek on MS-145
February 6, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Doomed
Osborne Creek Bridge (Prentiss County, Mississippi)
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Osborne Creek on Sr 145 (old US 45)
February 6, 2019: New Street View added
Wolf Creek Bridge (Prentiss County, Mississippi)
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Wolf Creek on Sr 145
February 6, 2019: New Street View added
Twentymile Creek Bridge (Prentiss County, Mississippi)
Steel stringer bridge over Twentymile Creek on Sr 145 (old US 45)
February 6, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost/Replaced

Recent Comments 

Posted October 9, 2019
Posted October 3, 2019

I visited this bridge August of 2019. It is currently closed to all traffic

Posted August 4, 2019

Bridge was likely built in 1961 using trusses taken from a 1920's bridge over Big River in St. Francois County

Posted July 26, 2019

Bridge is scheduled for demolition in August of 2019

Posted April 21, 2019

This also the original alignment for US 71, pre-1930

Posted April 14, 2019

The City of North Little Rock has signed over ownership of the bridge to the railroad who intends to demolish it.

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