James Baughn

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River traffic passing underneath

MKT - Boonville Railroad Bridge (3rd) (Cooper County, Missouri)

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View from downstream

Burfordville Covered Bridge 25-16-01 (Cape Girardeau County, Missouri)

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View of bridge and the Capitol

Jefferson City Bridge (Cole County, Missouri)

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View from southeast

Bellerive Bridge (St. Louis, Missouri)

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Overview

Pikes Peak Bridge (Pulaski County, Missouri)

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South side

Junction Spur Bridge (Franklin County, Missouri)

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Recent Updates 

Sandy Watkins Park/Old Augusta-Turtle Creek Bridge (Henderson County, Kentucky)
Bowstring pony truss bridge over a canal linking two ponds in Sandy Watkins Park on a pedestrian trail
July 18, 2017: New photos from Mitzi Weber
Day Road Bridge (Greene County, Pennsylvania)
Through truss bridge over Enlow Fork Wheeling Creek on PA 3001
July 15, 2017: Updated by James Baughn: Closed to traffic following damage from overweight truck
Longwood Lane Bridge (Fauquier County, Virginia)
Lost pony truss bridge over Cedar Run on Longwood Lane (private drive)
July 11, 2017: Added
Eisenhower Tunnel (Summit County, Colorado)
Tunnel on I-70 Westbound at Loveland Pass
July 10, 2017: Merged duplicate pages
Salmond Covered Bridge 45-14-05 (Windsor County, Vermont)
Covered Multiple Kingspost through truss bridge over Sherman Brook on Henry Gould Road
July 8, 2017: Merged duplicate pages
Bennettville Road Bridge (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Buncombe Creek on Bennettville Road
July 4, 2017: Added
Bellevue Heights Road Bridge (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Concrete bridge over Granger Creek on Bellevue Heights Road (Old US 52)
July 4, 2017: Added
Kern Bridge (Blue Earth County, Minnesota)
Bowstring through truss bridge over LeSeuer River at border of Mankato and South Bend Townships on Township Rd. 190 and 195th Lane
July 4, 2017: New photos
BNSF Railway over Ball Club River Bridge (Itasca County, Minnesota)
Deck plate girder bridge over Ball Club River on BNSF Railway
July 4, 2017: New Street View added
BNSF Railway over Ball Club River Bridge (Itasca County, Minnesota)
Deck plate girder bridge over Ball Club River on BNSF Railway
July 4, 2017: Added
BNSF Railway over Mississippi River Bridge (Itasca County, Minnesota)
Deck plate girder bridge over Mississippi River on BNSF Railway
July 4, 2017: New Street View added
BNSF Railway over Mississippi River Bridge (Itasca County, Minnesota)
Deck plate girder bridge over Mississippi River on BNSF Railway
July 4, 2017: Added
Kern Bridge (Blue Earth County, Minnesota)
Bowstring through truss bridge over LeSeuer River at border of Mankato and South Bend Townships on Township Rd. 190 and 195th Lane
June 27, 2017: New photos
Chimney Rock Bridge (Winneshiek County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on Chimney Rock Road
June 25, 2017: Updated by James Baughn: Field visit reveals this bridge is closed to traffic
Green River Gorge Bridge (King County, Washington)
Wire suspension bridge over Green River on Pipeline
June 18, 2017: Added
Cloud Creek Bridge (Muskogee County, Oklahoma)
Lost pony truss bridge over Cloud Creek on US 62 south of Boynton
June 18, 2017: Found location
Cloud Creek Bridge (Muskogee County, Oklahoma)
Lost pony truss bridge over Cloud Creek on US 62 west of OK 72
June 18, 2017: Found location
Grafton Stone Arch Bridge (Jersey County, Illinois)
Stone arch bridge over Mason Hollow on Private drive off Mason Hollow Road
June 18, 2017: Added
Adams County Fairgrounds Pony Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Honey Creek at Adams County Fairgrounds
June 18, 2017: Merged duplicate pages
Willmar Pedestrian Bridge (Kandiyohi County, Minnesota)
Steel stringer bridge over BNSF rail yard on Pedestrian trail
June 17, 2017: Added
Beaver Falls County Park Bridge (Renville County, Minnesota)
Bridge over Beaver Creek on Park road
June 17, 2017: Added
Ford Parkway Overpass (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Concrete deck girder bridge over Godfrey Parkway on Ford Parkway
June 17, 2017: New Street View added
Ford Parkway Overpass (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Concrete deck girder bridge over Godfrey Parkway on Ford Parkway
June 17, 2017: Added
Cedar Street Overpass (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over University Avenue on Cedar Street
June 17, 2017: New Street View added
Cedar Street Overpass (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over University Avenue on Cedar Street
June 17, 2017: Added
Kestler's Bridge (Iredell County, North Carolina)
Deck plate girder bridge over Third Creek on Abandoned railroad
June 14, 2017: Added photos from Alisha Baker and Chandan Singh
Dafter Road Overpass (Chippewa County, Michigan)
Steel stringer bridge over I-75 on Dafter Road
June 13, 2017: New Street View added
Dafter Road Overpass (Chippewa County, Michigan)
Steel stringer bridge over I-75 on Dafter Road
June 13, 2017: Added
M-48 South Overpass (Chippewa County, Michigan)
Steel stringer bridge over I-75 on M-48
June 13, 2017: Added
M-48 North Overpass (Chippewa County, Michigan)
Steel stringer bridge over I-75 on M-48
June 13, 2017: New Street View added
M-48 North Overpass (Chippewa County, Michigan)
Steel stringer bridge over I-75 on M-48
June 13, 2017: Added
Okabena Creek Bridge (Jackson County, Minnesota)
Pony truss bridge over Okabena Creek on CR 187
June 7, 2017: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge is available for adaptive reuse
Bergland-Sidnaw Rail Trail - Baltimore River Bridge (Ontonagon County, Michigan)
Deck plate girder bridge over Baltimore River on Bergland-Sidnaw Rail Trail
June 6, 2017: New Street View added
South Fabius River CR 382 Bridge (Knox County, Missouri)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over South Fabius River on CR 382
June 4, 2017: Added
Big Deer Branch Bridge (Knox County, Missouri)
Girder bridge over Big Deer Branch on CR 237
June 4, 2017: Added
Green River US 62 Bridge (Ohio County, Kentucky)
Through truss bridge over Green River on US 62 in Rockport
June 3, 2017: Posted photos from KYTC
Fulton Avenue Bridge (Westchester County, New York)
Through truss bridge over MNRR on N. Fulton Avenue in Mount Vernon
June 3, 2017: Updated by James Baughn: Corrected city
George A. "Tony" Ellis Memorial Bridge (Marshall County, Kentucky)
Modern deck plate girder bridge over Tennessee River on US 62
June 3, 2017: Added page; posted photos from KYTC
Eggner's Ferry Bridge (Marshall County, Kentucky)
Lost through truss bridge over Tennessee River on US 68/KY 80
June 3, 2017: Posted photos from KYTC
Mill Pond Bridge (Caldwell County, North Carolina)
Collapsed steel stringer bridge over Old Millpond Lake on Falls Avenue (SR 1107)
May 31, 2017: Added
Francis Scott Key Bridge (Washington, District of Columbia)
Concrete arch bridge over Whitehurst Freeway, George Washington Memorial Parkway, and Potomac River on Water Street (U.S. 29)
May 30, 2017: Merged duplicate pages
Little Log House Pioneer Village Spiral Bridge (Dakota County, Minnesota)
Through truss bridge over a man made pond on a pedestrian path
May 21, 2017: New Street View added
Lick Creek Bridge (Marion County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Lick Creek on Route C
May 21, 2017: New Street View added
Lick Creek Bridge (Marion County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Lick Creek on Route C
May 21, 2017: Added
Minnow Branch Bridge (Marion County, Missouri)
Slab bridge over Minnow Branch on James Road (Old US 36)
May 21, 2017: New Street View added
Minnow Branch Bridge (Marion County, Missouri)
Slab bridge over Minnow Branch on James Road (Old US 36)
May 21, 2017: Added
Shampain Ranch Stone Arch Bridge (Calhoun County, Illinois)
Stone arch bridge over Unnamed creek on Private drive
May 20, 2017: New photos
Munger Street Bridge (Marion County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on Munger Street in Hannibal
May 20, 2017: New photos
Gailey Branch Bridge (Pike County, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over Gailey Branch on Route U (Old US 61)
May 20, 2017: New photos
Lewis County Road 326 Bridge (Lewis County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Tributary of Middle Fabius River on CR 326 (Ash Street)
May 20, 2017: Added

Recent Comments 

Re: Are pairs one or two bridges?
Posted July 10, 2017

It's a real grey area.

In the case of the Eisenhower tunnels, I thought about merging them into a single page. However, each tunnel does have a separate official name, and those names are clearly etched above the portals. So I left the two pages alone.

Posted July 3, 2017

Field visit July 2, 2017: This pony truss is getting quite grown over. The classic photo of the pony truss with the through truss in the background is not possible anymore, at least in the summer.

Posted July 3, 2017

Field visit July 2, 2017: The deck on this bridge is in poor condition with missing and loose boards. I actually felt more comfortable walking across the nearby Sugar Creek Bridge (which is closed to traffic) compared with this bridge.

Posted June 25, 2017

Field visit 6/24/17: Construction is well underway on the replacement bridge with assembly of the new through arch in progress. Various sections of the arch are sitting on nearby barges.

Kern Bridge (Minnesota)
Posted June 25, 2017

Field visit today: this bridge is on the verge of collapse. Severe erosion is threatening the eastern stone pier. The stones under the southeast bearing shoe are barely hanging on.

Posted June 25, 2017

Field visit today: the pieces are in a big pile on the east side.

Posted June 17, 2017

Does anybody know the latest news on the Gilliece Bridge? I'm going to be in the area next week and may visit the site -- if there's anything left to see.

Posted May 20, 2017

This was a wild goose chase. Information and photos at this link suggested this was a functioning replica Holland-style drawbridge:

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMFG03_Story_Woods_Draw_B...

It, however, has been replaced by a boring non-artistic footbridge.

Posted May 19, 2017

Yes, that floor beam is the only thing keeping this bridge upright. But it could easily fail at any time.

Posted May 18, 2017

Field visit today: I'm not sure how this bridge is still standing. There's almost nothing supporting the southwest endpost.

Posted May 16, 2017

Field check today: the wreckage is still in the water. The river is still high so only a portion is visible. It's hard to imagine how much water it took to push this bridge off the abutments.

Posted April 21, 2017

How many members on this bridge have Carnegie mill marks?

Posted April 16, 2017

This bridge had a sign that said "Notice: This area protected by video surveillance."

However, the Des Moines Register story reported:

"Barnes [county sheriff] says there was no electricity or light source at the bridge and no severe weather or lightning in the area, so the fire will be investigated as arson."

and

"Barnes said there are no security devices surrounding the bridge."

What is a smoot?
Posted April 1, 2017

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoot

Happy April 1st everybody.

Posted April 1, 2017

I'm not sure if we have the right NBI listing for the collapsed bridge. This one seems to fit the dimensions better:

http://uglybridges.com/1096301

Curiously, the Associated Press story about the collapse identifies the wrong bridge. The story says: "Built in 1953 and renovated in 1985, the collapsed span scored a sufficiency rating of 94.6 out of 100 in its last inspection in 2015, said Natalie Dale, a spokeswoman for the Georgia DOT."

The only NBI bridge matching that description is on Highway 13 (Old Interstate 85) some distance away:

http://uglybridges.com/1096020