David Backlin

About Me 

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

Recent Updates 

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
Pomme De Terre River Bridge (Polk County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Pomme De Terre River on Route PP
February 5, 2019: New Street View added
Medicine Creek Route PP Bridge (Sullivan County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over East Fork Medicine Creek on Route PP
February 4, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Closed
Newtown Branch Bridge (Sullivan County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Newtown Branch on Mo 139 S
February 4, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to doomed
Newtown Branch Bridge (Sullivan County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Newtown Branch on Mo 139 S
February 4, 2019: New Street View added
Dale Bend Bridge (Yell County, Arkansas)
Through truss bridge over Petit Jean River on Dale Bend Road (CR 49)
January 30, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost/Destroyed
N Fork Mid Fabius Rv Bridge (Schuyler County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over N Fork Mid Fabius Rv on Us 63 S
January 29, 2019: New Street View added
N Fork Mid Fabius Rv Bridge (Schuyler County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over N Fork Mid Fabius Rv on Us 63 S
January 29, 2019: Added
Mid Fork Chariton Rv Bridge (Chariton County, Missouri)
Slab bridge over Mid Fork Chariton River Overflow on Us 24 E
January 29, 2019: New Street View added
Mid Fork Chariton Rv Bridge (Chariton County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Mid Fork Chariton Rv on Us 24 E
January 29, 2019: New Street View added
Mid Fork Chariton Rv Bridge (Chariton County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Mid Fork Chariton Rv on Us 24 E
January 29, 2019: Added
Third Fork US 169 Bridge (DeKalb County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over 3rd Fork Platte River on US 169
January 29, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Doomed
Third Fork US 169 Bridge (DeKalb County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over 3rd Fork Platte River on US 169
January 29, 2019: New Street View added
Horse Creek Bridge (Ottawa County, Oklahoma)
Steel stringer bridge over Horse Creek on US 60/69 in Afton
January 29, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost/Replaced
Lee Creek Bridge (Washington County, Arkansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Lee Creek on SH 170
January 15, 2019: New Street View added
AR 282 Couch Branch Bridge (Crawford County, Arkansas)
Stringer bridge with stone abutments over Couch Branch of Clear Creek on AR 282
January 4, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Revised description
Reciprocity Stone Bridge (National Road/ US 40) (Muskingum County, Ohio)
Abandoned stone arch bridge over an unnamed creek on an old alignment of theHopewell National Road/ US 40/ CR 415
December 28, 2018: New photo
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

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.