David Backlin

About Me 

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

Recent Updates 

Medicine Creek Route PP Bridge (Sullivan County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over East Fork Medicine Creek on Route PP
April 23, 2021: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost/Replaced
Anderson Creek Bridge (Bowie County, Texas)
Stringer bridge over Anderson Creek on Sh 98
April 21, 2021: New Street View added
Gaines Creek Bridge (Randolph County, Arkansas)
Bridge over Gaines Creek on AR 166
April 5, 2021: Added
Moniteau Creek Bridge (Howard County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Moniteau Creek on Spur 240
March 11, 2021: Added
Lamine River Old US 40 Bridge (Cooper County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Lamine River on Route M (Old US 40) just north of I-70
February 3, 2021: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost
Old Route 66 Little Beaver Creek Bridge (Phelps County, Missouri)
Slab bridge over Little Beaver Creek on CR 7100
January 16, 2021: Updated by David Backlin: Closed for Replacement
Bayou Fifi Bridge #2 (Bossier Parish, Louisiana)
Slab bridge over Bayou Fifi on US 80 WB
December 22, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost
Bayou Fifi Bridge #1 (Bossier Parish, Louisiana)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Bayou Fifi on US-80 EB
December 22, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost
Ellington Branch Bridge (Tishomingo County, Mississippi)
Steel stringer bridge over Ellington Branch on Sr 172 (old US 72)
December 20, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost/Replaced
Little Yellow Creek Bridge (Tishomingo County, Mississippi)
Steel stringer bridge over Little Yellow Creek on Sr 172 (old US 72)
December 20, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost/Replaced
Bridgeport Bridge (Canadian County, Oklahoma)
38-span pony truss bridge over South Canadian River on US 281
December 16, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Added to National Register December 2020
US41 Pigeon Creek Bridge (Vanderburgh County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Pigeon Creek on Southbound US 41 in Evansville
December 1, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Available for adaptive reuse
Ervens Branch Bridge (DeKalb County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Ervens Branch on Route D
December 1, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost/Replaced
Tater Hill Creek Bridge (Carroll County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Tater Hill Creek on Route Z
November 16, 2020: New Street View added
Branch of Turkey Creek Bridge (Carroll County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Branch of Turkey Creek on Route C
October 16, 2020: New Street View added
Okatibbee Creek Bridge (Lauderdale County, Mississippi)
Pony truss bridge over Okatibbee Creek on Old US 80 in Meridian
October 15, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Doomed
Indian Creek Bridge (St. Francois County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Indian Creek on Route NN
October 13, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Update to Doomed
Bear Creek AR 7 Bridge (Perry County, Arkansas)
Two-span pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on AR 7
September 27, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost
Sulphur River Bridge (Bowie County, Texas)
Steel stringer bridge over Sulphur River on SH 8
September 16, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to doomed
Silver Bridge (Franklin County, Arkansas)
Three-span through truss bridge over Mulberry River on CR 67 (Wire Road) just north of I-40 in Mulberry
August 19, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Doomed
Westphalia Bridge (Osage County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Maries River on CR 611 near Westphalia
August 17, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost
Center Creek Bridge (Jasper County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Center Creek on MO 37
June 30, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost
La Plata Viaduct (Macon County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over BNSF Railway on Route D (N. Brown Street) Formally US highway 63
June 26, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Doomed
Oaklimeter Creek Bridge (Benton County, Mississippi)
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Oaklimeter Creek on Sr 178 (old US 78)
June 9, 2020: New Street View added
Black Bayou Bridge (Tallahatchie County, Mississippi)
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Black Bayou on Us 49e
June 9, 2020: New Street View added
Black Bayou Bridge (Tallahatchie County, Mississippi)
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Black Bayou on Us 49e
June 9, 2020: Added
Jackson Creek Bridge (Grenada County, Mississippi)
Steel stringer bridge over Jackson Creek on US 51
June 9, 2020: New Street View added
Jackson Creek Bridge (Grenada County, Mississippi)
Steel stringer bridge over Jackson Creek on US 51
June 9, 2020: Added
Duck Creek Bridge (Delaware County, Oklahoma)
Steel stringer bridge over Duck Creek on S.H. 85
May 21, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost/Replaced
Pickerel Branch Bridge (Greene County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Pickerel Branch on MO 266
May 14, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to doomed
Mussel Fork River Bridge (Chariton County, Missouri)
Lost Slab bridge over Mussel Fork River on Us 24 E
May 10, 2020: New Street View added
Hulmeville Avenue Overpass (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Conrail/Septa West Trenton Branch on Hulmeville Avenue
May 1, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Doomed
Osage Creek Bridge (Benton County, Arkansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Osage Creek on Old Highway 68
April 25, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Scheduled for Replacement
Lick Creek Bridge (Ozark County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Lick Creek on Route J
April 12, 2020: New Street View added
Arkoma Bridge (Le Flore County, Oklahoma)
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Poteau River on OK 9A in Arkoma
April 7, 2020: New photo
Railey Creek Bridge (Stone County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Railey Creek on MO 413 / MO 248 (formerly MO 13)
April 2, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost
Railey Creek Bridge (Stone County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Railey Creek on MO 413 / MO 248 (formerly MO 13)
April 2, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost
Railey Creek Bridge (Stone County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Railey Creek on MO 413 / MO 248 (formerly MO 13)
April 2, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost
Wolf Creek Bridge (Benton County, Arkansas)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Wolf Creek on Sh 59
March 26, 2020: New Street View added
Wolf Creek Bridge (Benton County, Arkansas)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Wolf Creek on Sh 59
March 26, 2020: Added
Iowa River Bridge (old) (Hardin County, Iowa)
Lost Arch bridge over Iowa River on US 65
February 28, 2020: New photo
North Fork Lost Creek Route A Bridge (DeKalb County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over North Fork Lost Creek on Route A
February 25, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Doomed
US59 Davis Creek Bridge (Holt County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Davis Creek on US 59
February 21, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost
Fourche-A-Renault Bridge (Washington County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Fourche-A-Renault on Route AA
February 9, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Doomed
Mistaken Creek Bridge (Osage County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Mistaken Creek on Route D
February 7, 2020: New Street View added
Third Creek Bridge (Gasconade County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Third Creek on Route A
February 7, 2020: New Street View added
Maumelle River AR 300 Bridge (Pulaski County, Arkansas)
Through truss bridge over Maumelle River on AR 300
February 5, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Added build date
Maumelle River AR 300 Bridge (Pulaski County, Arkansas)
Through truss bridge over Maumelle River on AR 300
February 5, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Added build date
Camp Creek MO 41 Bridge (Saline County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Camp Creek on MO 41
January 24, 2020: Updated by David Backlin: Doomed
Peno Creek Bridge (Pike County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Peno Creek on Route U
January 24, 2020: New Street View added

Recent Comments 

Posted February 19, 2021

ARDOT has announced the bridge is available for reuse.

http://www.magnoliareporter.com/news_and_business/regional_n...

Posted January 24, 2021

I never knew him personally, though we occasionally exchanged info on bridges

Posted July 27, 2020

Bridge has been officially nominated for the National Register of Historic Places.

https://www.newstribune.com/news/local/story/2020/jul/27/mil...

Posted February 14, 2020

MODOT has let bids for replacement of this bridge sometime in 2020

Posted December 5, 2019

May be an old alignment of US 64

Posted November 4, 2019
Sims Creek Bridge (North Dakota)
Posted October 28, 2019
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