Cliff Darby

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Email: clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com
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College student / retail manager / dirt bike rider

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Fulton Street Bridge

Fulton Street Bridge (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
In the background behind the former KCS / L&A depot.

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Recent Updates 

Lena Overhead Crossing (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
Lost Bridge on Old Louisiana Highway 20
November 24, 2020: New Street View added
LA 729 Underpass (Lafayette Parish, Louisiana)
Girder bridge over LA 729 on BNSF Railway
November 24, 2020: New Street View added
LA 729 Underpass (Lafayette Parish, Louisiana)
Girder bridge over LA 729 on BNSF Railway
November 24, 2020: Added
Old US 167 Underpass (Winn Parish, Louisiana)
Girder bridge over Old US 167 on KCS Railroad
November 23, 2020: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added categories "US 167", "Kansas City Southern Railway", "Louisiana and Arkansas Railway"
Old US 167 Underpass (Winn Parish, Louisiana)
Girder bridge over Old US 167 on KCS Railroad
November 23, 2020: New Street View added
Old US 167 Underpass (Winn Parish, Louisiana)
Girder bridge over Old US 167 on KCS Railroad
November 23, 2020: Added
Military Highway Railroad Overpass (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
Steel stringer bridge over KCS Railway on US 165 BUS (Military Highway)
November 23, 2020: Updated by Cliff Darby: Bridge has been removed
Fulton Street Bridge (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
Lost Through truss lift bridge over Red River on US167
July 31, 2020: New photo
Ouachita River LA 8 Bridge (Catahoula Parish, Louisiana)
Lost Swing bridge over Ouachita River on LA 8 near Harrisonburg
July 31, 2020: New Street View added
UP - Vermilion River Bridge (Lafayette Parish, Louisiana)
Deck plate girder bridge over Vermilion River on BNSF
July 31, 2020: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added category "BNSF Railway"
SP - Calcasieu River Bridge (Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana)
Pratt through truss bridge over the Calcasieu River on Union Pacific Railroad (formerly Southern Pacific)
July 30, 2020: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added category "Union Pacific Railroad"
Horse Shoe Bayou Bridge (Caddo Parish, Louisiana)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Horse Shoe Bayou on Caddo St.
July 4, 2020: Updated by Cliff Darby: Bridge is closed circa 2002
Hermitage Bayou Bridge (Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana)
Pony truss bridge over Hermitage Bayou on Lake Hermitage Road
April 27, 2020: Updated by Cliff Darby: Bridge was replaced in 2013
Hermitage Bayou Bridge (Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana)
Pony truss bridge over Hermitage Bayou on Lake Hermitage Road
April 27, 2020: Updated by Cliff Darby: Bridge was replaced in 2013
Lorrain Bridge (Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana)
Wooden bridge over Bayou Lacassine on Lorrain Road
April 23, 2020: New photos
Bayou Lacassine LA 14 Bridge (Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana)
Swing bridge over Bayou Lacassine on LA 14
April 22, 2020: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added year of replacement
Old Spanish Trail Bridge (Lafayette Parish, Louisiana)
Slab bridge over Coulee le des Cannes on Old Spanish Trail
February 29, 2020: New photos
Military Highway Railroad Overpass (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
Steel stringer bridge over KCS Railway on US 165 BUS (Military Highway)
February 14, 2020: Updated by Cliff Darby: Updated status: Bridge is now closed
Vida Shaw Bridge (Iberia Parish, Louisiana)
Through truss swing bridge over Bayou Teche on Vida Shaw Road
February 7, 2020: New Street View added
Charenton Canal Bridge (St. Mary Parish, Louisiana)
Through truss bridge over Charenton Canal on LA182
February 5, 2020: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added category "US 90"
Old Spanish Trail Bridge (Lafayette Parish, Louisiana)
Slab bridge over Coulee le des Cannes on Old Spanish Trail
January 30, 2020: New Street View added
Old Spanish Trail Bridge (Lafayette Parish, Louisiana)
Slab bridge over Coulee le des Cannes on Old Spanish Trail
January 30, 2020: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added categories "US 90", "Old Spanish Trail"
Old Spanish Trail Bridge (Lafayette Parish, Louisiana)
Slab bridge over Coulee le des Cannes on Old Spanish Trail
January 30, 2020: Added
Indian Creek Bridge (Grant Parish, Louisiana)
Steel stringer bridge over Indian Creek on LA 472 / Original US 167
January 21, 2020: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added category "US 167"
Horse Shoe Bayou Bridge (Caddo Parish, Louisiana)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Horse Shoe Bayou on Caddo St.
January 21, 2020: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added category "US 71"
Irish Bayou Bridge (Caddo Parish, Louisiana)
Slab bridge over Irish Bayou on LA-3049 / Old US 71
January 21, 2020: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added category "US 71"
Dixie Shreveport Road Bridge (Caddo Parish, Louisiana)
Slab bridge over Unnamed creek on Dixie Shreveport Road (LA-3049) / Old US 71
January 21, 2020: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added category "US 71"
Kiamichi - Clear Creek Bridge (Choctaw County, Oklahoma)
Warren deck truss bridge over Clear Creek on Kiamichi Railroad , parallel to US 70
January 15, 2020: New Street View added
Half Moon Bayou Bridge (St. Landry Parish, Louisiana)
Slab bridge over Half Moon Bayou on Old US-190
January 13, 2020: New Street View added
Vida Shaw Bridge (Iberia Parish, Louisiana)
Through truss swing bridge over Bayou Teche on Vida Shaw Road
January 4, 2020: Updated by Cliff Darby: Bridge is closed
Half Moon Bayou Bridge (St. Landry Parish, Louisiana)
Slab bridge over Half Moon Bayou on Old US-190
January 4, 2020: New photos
Branch of Little State Canal Bridge (St. Landry Parish, Louisiana)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Branch of Little State Canal on Old Us 190
January 4, 2020: New photo
Serpent Bayou Bridge (Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Serpent Bayou on US-165 NB
December 20, 2019: Updated by Cliff Darby: Bridge has been replaced
LDRR - Delcambre Canal Bridge (Iberia Parish, Louisiana)
Draw bridge over Delcambre Canal on the Louisiana & Delta Railroad
December 17, 2019: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added category "Southern Pacific Railroad"
BNSF/UP - Atchafalaya River Lift Bridge (St. Mary Parish, Louisiana)
Lift bridge over Atchafalaya River (Berwick Bay) on the BNSF/UP Railroads between Berwick and Morgan City
December 17, 2019: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added category "Swing"
Surrey Street Bridge (Lafayette Parish, Louisiana)
Steel stringer bridge over Vermilion River on Surry St.
December 17, 2019: New Street View added
Surrey Street Bridge (Lafayette Parish, Louisiana)
Steel stringer bridge over Vermilion River on Surry St.
December 17, 2019: Added
Camellia Blvd Bridge (Lafayette Parish, Louisiana)
Bridge over Vermilion River
December 17, 2019: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added NBI data
MP - Yancopin Bridge (Desha County, Arkansas)
Vertical lift through truss bridge over Arkansas River on Missouri Pacific Railroad
November 21, 2019: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added category "Swing"
DSRR - Ouachita River Bridge (Union Parish, Louisiana)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Ouachita River on Railroad
November 18, 2019: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added category "Memphis, Helena & Louisiana Railway"
Ouachita River LA 8 Bridge (Catahoula Parish, Louisiana)
Lost Swing bridge over Ouachita River on LA 8 near Harrisonburg
August 5, 2019: Updated by Cliff Darby: Bridge has been demolished
Old Little River Bridge (Catahoula Parish, Louisiana)
Pony truss bridge over Little River
August 2, 2019: Updated by Cliff Darby: Updated design: Bridge is a 3-span Warren Pony truss
White Oak Creek Bridge (Hinds County, Mississippi)
Pony truss bridge over White Oak Creek on MS 18
June 25, 2018: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added category "MS 18"
MS 18 Bayou Pierre Bridge (Copiah County, Mississippi)
Through truss bridge over Bayou Pierre on MS 18
June 25, 2018: New photos
Tioga Bridge (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
Steel stringer bridge over Union Pacific (formerly Missouri Pacific) at Tioga on US 71
May 27, 2018: Updated by Cliff Darby: Bridge is being replaced.
1st Red River Moncla Bridge (Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana)
Lost Bridge over Red River
May 8, 2018: Updated by Cliff Darby: Bridge was destroyed by flooding
Intracoastal Canal Bridge (St. Mary Parish, Louisiana)
Bascule bridge over Intracoastal Canal on LA 319
March 21, 2018: New photo
Long-Allen Bridge (St. Mary Parish, Louisiana)
Through truss bridge over Atchafalaya River on LA 182 (old US 90) between Berwick and Morgan City
February 24, 2018: New photos
E.J. "Lionel" Grizzaffi Bridge (St. Mary Parish, Louisiana)
Through truss bridge over Atchafalaya River on US 90 between Berwick and Morgan City
February 24, 2018: New photos
BNSF/UP - Atchafalaya River Lift Bridge (St. Mary Parish, Louisiana)
Lift bridge over Atchafalaya River (Berwick Bay) on the BNSF/UP Railroads between Berwick and Morgan City
February 24, 2018: New video

Recent Comments 

Posted July 30, 2020

The Southern Pacific railroad merged with the Union Pacific railroad in the mid 1990s; I've adjusted the description of the bridge to reflect this. However, I left the name as the SP bridge to reflect the name by which it might be more commonly referred.

Posted May 11, 2020

Sure would be nice if they'd finish the Interstate we already have (I-49 to New Orleans) before they start working on another one! I'm pretty sure I'll go to my grave before they build the Lafayette Connector. I'm 32.

Posted April 22, 2020

Street View definitely shows a crew removing the deck from the old bridge. No doubt its getting dismantled :(

Posted April 7, 2020

Such a shame we've lost almost all of our K-Truss bridges.

Posted February 7, 2020

I sure hope they don't remove the truss. Seems awful wasteful to erect a trail setup with parking, etc, just to tear it down. From the news article, it sounds like the wooden trestle is what's hurting the water flow during floods, by collecting debris.

Posted January 4, 2020

One lane of the bridge is “open” in that the dirt pile doesn’t totally block the bridge. I wasn’t able to explore around the bridge as a hunter was parked in front of it, and I didn’t wanna get shot!

Posted December 17, 2019

Always interesting to see bridges which are both "Swing" and "Vertical Lift"... there's one up in Arkansas that was changed due to the river channel shifting.

Posted December 10, 2019

Thank you for all of these contributions, Brian! Interesting to imagine a movable span at this location. Back then the area was buzzing with the logging industry, and I can see how bold innovators imagined making the Little River navigable to the Black and Mississippi rivers.

Posted December 6, 2019

Another great photo, Brian! When / who removed the bridges here and at Archie?

Posted December 6, 2019

Great photos, Brian! Thank you so much for sharing.

Posted September 5, 2019

It appears the old US 71 continued on this alignment and crossed the next creek at a now-lost bridge.

Posted May 20, 2019

Bridge doesn’t appear to be open to traffic. There are street signs indicating “bridge out” and satellite view shows the bridge left in the open position.

Posted April 25, 2019

The newly posted photo looks like the Fulton Street bridge not the Moncla Bridge.

Posted December 6, 2018

Awful lot of money spent on repeatedly updating that stretch of highway, that’s for sure.

Posted November 16, 2018

Excelllent. Thanks for the photo! We’ll have to dig into the inventory to see when the current bridge was built, as that will give us an idea of when this one was replaced. Probably in the 60s when Highway 1 was improved from here and to the south.