Cliff Darby

About Me 

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

College student / retail manager / dirt bike rider

Recent Updates 

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
Chest Creek Bridge (Clearfield County, Pennsylvania)
Steel stringer bridge over Chest Creek on Sr 3014
January 8, 2011: New Street View added
Old 190 Bridge (St. Landry Parish, Louisiana)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Half Moon Bayou on Old US 190
January 8, 2011: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added Description
Old 190 Bridge (St. Landry Parish, Louisiana)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Half Moon Bayou on Old US 190
January 8, 2011: Added
Old Victory Bridge (Gadsden County, Florida)
Open-spandrel arch bridge over the Apalachicola River on an old alignment of US 90
January 5, 2011: New Street View added
Hillman Bridge (Madison County, Florida)
Abandoned truss bridge over Suwannee River on Old US-90 (Abandoned Alignment)
January 3, 2011: Updated by Cliff Darby: Date of Abandonment
O.K. Allen Bridge (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
K-Parker through truss bridge over Red River on US 71
January 2, 2011: New video
Obion River Bridge (Dyer County, Tennessee)
Through truss bridge over Obion River on TN 104
January 2, 2011: New Street View added
Hatchie River TN 76 Bridge (Haywood County, Tennessee)
Through truss bridge over Hatchie River on TN 76
January 2, 2011: New Street View added
Red River Moncla Bridge (Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana)
Lost vertical lift thru truss bridge over Red River at Moncla on LA 107
December 30, 2010: Updated by Cliff Darby: Refined Info
Black River US 84 Bridge (Concordia Parish, Louisiana)
Swing bridge over Black River on US 84 at Jonesville
December 30, 2010: New Street View added
UP - Melville Bridge (St. Landry Parish, Louisiana)
Warren through truss bridge over Atchafalaya River on Union Pacific Railroad at Melville
December 29, 2010: Added
Old Arch Bridge (Mifflin County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge over Jack's Creek in Lewistown
December 25, 2010: New Street View added
Bypassed Historic Bridge (Cheshire County, New Hampshire)
Stone arch bridge over Ashuelot River on Bypassed Historic in Keene
December 19, 2010: New Street View added
Bayou Grosse Tete LA 77 Bridge (Iberville Parish, Louisiana)
Swing bridge over Bayou Grosse Tete on LA 77
December 8, 2010: New Street View added
BNSF - Chambers Bay Bridge (Pierce County, Washington)
Vertical lift bridge over Chambers Bay on BNSF Railroad
December 3, 2010: New Street View added

Recent Comments 

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?

Audubon Bridge (Louisiana)
Posted May 25, 2011

According to the TIMED page, it is cable-stayed and not wire suspension. It is, however, the longest cable-stayed in the western hemisphere.

Audubon Bridge (Louisiana)
Posted May 6, 2011

The flooding of the Mississippi brought an early end to ferry traffic, and now this bridge is open. There are still minor things that need to be finished but it is now carrying traffic.

http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20110506/NEWS01/105060330...

Posted April 17, 2011

Yeah, the History program pointed out several flaws of the bridge but failed to ignore the COST of building a new bridge compared to fixing this one.

More crock and yawn from History Channel programming.

Bridges in the news
Posted March 31, 2011

Lots of bridge news (relatively) for us here in Louisiana recently.

Article about the progress of the OK Allen replacement

http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20110330/NEWS01/103300320...

Great picture, too.

And a local timber stringer was torched last weekend. Its been rebuilt at least twice, so this will be number three. I hate to say it but I pray they build a UCEB here.

http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20110330/NEWS01/103300321...

Posted March 30, 2011

I guess when you cross it on a regular basis (and its not a truss) one doesn't think of the history :)

Posted March 26, 2011

Ehh... I drive over this bridge every day that ends in Y, and I wouldn't consider it historic. The bridge/tunnel under the railroad on Fulton/Overton street, maybe.

Posted March 17, 2011

Such an attractive bridge. I hope it can be preserved.