Cliff Darby

About Me 

Email: clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com
Website: http://twitter.com/cliffdarby

College student / retail manager / dirt bike rider

Recent Updates 

Boeuf River LA 132 Bridge (Richland Parish, Louisiana)
Through truss bridge over Boeuf River on LA 132
May 10, 2017: New photos
Boeuf River LA 561 Bridge (Richland Parish, Louisiana)
Through truss bridge over Boeuf River on LA 561 (Old LA 1497)
May 10, 2017: New photos
IC - Bogue Chitto River Bridge (St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Bogue Chitto River on Illinois Central Railroad
April 11, 2017: New Street View added
CSX - Rigolets Pass Bridge (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Through truss bridge over Rigolets Pass on CSX Railroad
April 11, 2017: New Street View added
Little Bayou Pierre Bridge (Claiborne County, Mississippi)
Abandoned parker through truss bridge over Little Bayou Pierre on former US 61
April 11, 2017: New Street View added
Murray Street Bridge (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
Lost Through truss bridge over Red River on Murray St.
April 10, 2017: New Street View added
Murray Street Bridge (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
Lost Through truss bridge over Red River on Murray St.
April 10, 2017: Updated by Cliff Darby: Refined Status
Marteau Bayou Bridge (Grant Parish, Louisiana)
Concrete deck girder bridge over Bayou Rigolette on Sparrow Lane
April 10, 2017: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added category "Jefferson Highway"
Harvey Tunnel (Jefferson Parish, Louisiana)
Tunnel underneath Harvey Canal on Old Business US 90 in New Orleans
April 7, 2017: New Street View added
LOAM - Little River Bridge (Grant Parish, Louisiana)
Pratt through truss bridge over Little River on Abandoned Louisiana Midland Railway
April 4, 2017: New photos
Old Highway 1 Bridge (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
Abandoned concrete deck girder bridge over Bayou Jean de Jean on former LA 1
March 31, 2017: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added category "LA 1"
Old Highway 1 Bridge (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
Abandoned concrete deck girder bridge over Bayou Jean de Jean on former LA 1
March 31, 2017: Added
KCS - Atchafalaya River Bridge (Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana)
Through truss swing bridge over Atchafalaya River on Kansas City Southern Railroad (formerly also carried LA-1)
March 31, 2017: New Street View added
LOAM - Black River Bridge (Catahoula Parish, Louisiana)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Black River on Louisiana & Arkansas RR
March 31, 2017: New Street View added
LOAM - Little River Bridge (Archie) (Catahoula Parish, Louisiana)
Lost Through truss bridge over Little River on Louisiana & Arkansas RR
March 31, 2017: New Street View added
Hudson Creek Bridge (Grant Parish, Louisiana)
Abandoned concrete stringer bridge over Hudson Creek on US 71
March 23, 2012: New photos
Wilders Creek Bridge (Ouachita Parish, Louisiana)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Wilders Creek on LA-546
March 20, 2012: New Street View added
Bayou Black Bridge (Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana)
Warren deck truss bridge over Bayou Black on La0182
January 13, 2012: New Street View added
Gillis Long Bridge (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
Vertical lift bridge over Red River on US 165B in Pineville
January 6, 2012: Updated by Cliff Darby: Reopened after repairs completed
Gillis Long Bridge (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
Vertical lift bridge over Red River on US 165B in Pineville
January 3, 2012: Updated by Cliff Darby: Closed for repairs
Lee Edwards Road Bridge (Grant Parish, Louisiana)
Timber stringer bridge over Indian Creek on Lee Edwards Road
November 23, 2011: Updated by Cliff Darby: Bridge has been replaced
East Shoal Creek Abandoned Bridge (Bond County, Illinois)
Concrete tee beam bridge over East Fork Shoal Creek on Hazel Dell Road
November 18, 2011: New Street View added
Green Valley Creek Bridge (Christian County, Missouri)
Abandoned concrete tee beam bridge over Green Valley Creek on Ghan Road (old Mo 14 E)
November 18, 2011: New Street View added
Summit Bridge (Washington County, Missouri)
Abandoned concrete bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad on Old MO 8, east of Potosi
November 18, 2011: New Street View added
Granite Creek Bridge (Yavapai County, Arizona)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Granite Creek on Old Sr 89a
November 18, 2011: New Street View added
Richfield Canal Bridge (Blaine County, Idaho)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Richfield Canal on Burma Road (Old Highway 93)
November 17, 2011: New Street View added
IR - Fox River Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Pratt deck truss bridge over Fox River on Illinois Railway West of Sheridan
October 25, 2011: New Street View added
MNN - Wild Rice River Bridge (Norman County, Minnesota)
Abandoned deck girder bridge over Wild Rice River on Minnesota Northern Railroad
October 25, 2011: New Street View added
O.K. Allen Bridge (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
K-Parker through truss bridge over Red River on US 71
October 20, 2011: Updated by Cliff Darby: Updated Status
Horace Wilkinson Bridge (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana)
Cantilevered polygonal Warren through truss bridge over Mississippi River on I-10 in Baton Rouge
September 17, 2011: New Street View added
Plaquemine LA 1 Bridge (Iberville Parish, Louisiana)
Vertical lift bridge over Bayou Plaquemine on LA 1 SB at Plaquemine
July 7, 2011: New Street View added
Morganza Spillway Bridge (Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Morganza Spillway on LA 1
May 9, 2011: Added
Audubon Bridge (Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana)
Cable-stayed bridge over Mississippi River on LA 10
May 6, 2011: Updated by Cliff Darby: Forced open due to flooding of the Mississippi
Florida Avenue Bridge (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Bridge over the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (Industrial Canal) on Florida Avenue
May 2, 2011: New Street View added
Fall Creek Service Road Bridge (Madison County, Indiana)
Wrought iron Pratt through truss stored intact on dry ground for future trail use.
April 24, 2011: New Street View added
Old Monocacy River Rt. 40/National Pike Bridge (Frederick County, Maryland)
Abandoned open-spandrel arch bridge over Monocacy River on Abandoned Rt. 40/National Pike segment
April 19, 2011: New Street View added
Bayou Vermilion LA 182 Bridge (Lafayette Parish, Louisiana)
Vertical lift bridge over Bayou Vermilion on LA 182 (Pinhook Rd) in Lafayette
April 11, 2011: New Street View added
Old River Canal LA 15 Bridge (Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana)
Vertical lift bridge over Old River Nav. Canal on LA 15
April 10, 2011: New Street View added
Little Hell Canyon Highway Bridge (Yavapai County, Arizona)
Semi-abandoned Warren deck truss bridge over Little Hell Canyon on US-89 (Abandoned Alignment)
March 10, 2011: New Street View added
Old Little River Bridge (LaSalle Parish, Louisiana)
Abandoned concrete tee beam bridge over Little River on Fullerton Road / Old US 165
February 21, 2011: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added Description
Maxwell Crossing Bridge (Grant Parish, Louisiana)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Unnamed creek on Maxwell Crossing / Old US 165
February 21, 2011: New photos
UP - Little River Bridge (LaSalle Parish, Louisiana)
Warren deck truss bridge over Little River on Union Pacific Railroad
February 16, 2011: New Street View added
Old Little River Bridge (LaSalle Parish, Louisiana)
Abandoned concrete tee beam bridge over Little River on Fullerton Road / Old US 165
February 15, 2011: Updated by Cliff Darby: Updated History
UP - Little River Bridge (LaSalle Parish, Louisiana)
Warren deck truss bridge over Little River on Union Pacific Railroad
February 15, 2011: Added
Old Little River Bridge (LaSalle Parish, Louisiana)
Abandoned concrete tee beam bridge over Little River on Fullerton Road / Old US 165
February 15, 2011: New photos
Natalbany River Bridge (Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana)
Through truss bridge over Natalbany River on La Rock Road
February 8, 2011: New Street View added
Amite River LA 42 Bridge (Livingston Parish, Louisiana)
Swing bridge over Amite River on LA 42 at Port Vincent
February 8, 2011: New Street View added
Bobtown Bridge (Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana)
Swing bridge over Bayou Grand Caillou on a Bobtown Bridge Road
February 5, 2011: New Street View added
Little River Bridge (McCurtain County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Little River on EB US 70/ NB US 259
January 17, 2011: New Street View added
Road 303 Stony Creek Bridge (Glenn County, California)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Stony Creek
January 10, 2011: New Street View added

Recent Comments 

Posted June 5, 2017

Interesting if the date is accurate. State Route 14 was designated in the 20s, which was the predecessor to US 165. Which would mean this bridge predates the state highway, but likely carried the highway once it was designated. Would like to hear from locals on this one (as y'all are aware I'm fascinated with US 165 / SR 14)

Posted April 10, 2017

How is one span "removable"? Curious how this works.

Posted April 6, 2017

Based on historic aerials, I'm thinking this bridge was bypassed in 1955, but remained open for a time later. However I'm hesitant to change the information until a local chimes in.

Posted April 4, 2017

There is at least one and likely two more similar, bypassed bridges a few miles north of this, but both are now blocked by private property or posted signs, at the least. Historic aerials confirms this, and current GE imagery shows that at least one is extant.

Posted March 31, 2017

From reviewing historic aerials, I stand corrected RE: my previous comment. The abandoned bridge here served the Jefferson Highway, and the bridge was built BEFORE highway 71 was straightened in the late 1960s. Historic aerials shows both bridges extant in 1955.

Aloha Bridge (Louisiana)
Posted March 31, 2017

From surveying historical aerials, I believe this bridge predates US 71 and was in fact part of the Jefferson Highway. The 1955 aerial shows the current bridge with a one lane road using this bridge. This would confirm a build date of the mid to late 1910s or very early 1920s.

Posted March 31, 2017

Looking at historic aerials, this bridge was still in use in 1955, but by 1971 US 71 had clearly been rerouted and the old alignment abandoned. If the "new" bridge was built in 1969 I think it is safe to assume this bridge was bypassed and closed around this same time. The road bed had already been torn up in the 1971 aerial.

Posted November 24, 2016

Very neat. Been riding this area a lot lately but didn't know this existed. Curious as to the history of this bridge. Was this an old alignment of US71 or LA8?

Posted November 24, 2016

Bridge no longer exists. Not sure if the major flooding back in April took it out or what, but the only remains are the supports. The entire deck is gone, but the pilots still are full height. Which makes me think the bridge was a victim of the record floods. I have a photo but my silly motorcycle is in the way ;)

Posted April 14, 2015

Yeah I can't remove the incorrect photos (3 and 4) ... I'll try and contact a webmaster to remove them.

Aloha Bridge (Louisiana)
Posted March 23, 2012

Drove by this bridge yesterday. Sagging very heavily in the middle; much more pronounced than in the current photos. I wouldn't walk across it if I stopped. Maybe I'll get pictures next time. Didn't think to snap them as I cruised by, though I did get some of the Hudson Creek bridge.

Posted November 22, 2011

It would be neat to see pics of the even OLDER bridge on those low pilons.

Posted September 18, 2011

I drove to B.R. and back Friday. Sat on top of this bridge in rush hour traffic. To feel it flex and vibrate is awe-inspiring. Engineering marvel.

Posted August 25, 2011

I remember those blue Louisiana signs.

I feel old now.

Posted June 13, 2011

What's that corrogated pipe doing tied to the pier?