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 

Springfield Bridge (current location) (Faulkner County, Arkansas)
Relocated bowstring through truss bridge over Beaverfork Lake on Beaverfork Park Trailway
September 24, 2017: Bridge has been dedicated and is open to pedestrians; changed name to make it more clear this is the new location
Mackinac Bridge (Emmet County, Michigan)
Suspension bridge over the Straits of Mackinac on I-75 at Mackinaw City
September 24, 2017: New photos
PR1 Paso a Desnivel (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Concrete rigid frame bridge over PR 39 on PR 1
September 23, 2017: New Street View added
PR1 Paso a Desnivel (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Concrete rigid frame bridge over PR 39 on PR 1
September 23, 2017: Added
Puente Río Yagüez (Mayaguez, Puerto Rico)
Pony truss bridge over Rio Yaguez on a local road
September 23, 2017: Added
South 3rd Avenue Overpass (Story County, Iowa)
Abandoned bridge over Trail on South 3rd Avenue
September 19, 2017: Added photos from Mitch Nicholson
Scipio Road Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Lost bridge over Maumee River on Scipio Road
September 16, 2017: Added
PRR-Cuyahoga River Bridge (Summit County, Ohio)
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Cuyahoga River on Former Pennsylvania Railroad
September 12, 2017: Added photos from Richard Drurey
Herr's Mill Covered Bridge 38-36-21 (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Burr arch-truss covered bridge over Pequea Creek off S. Ronks Road
September 12, 2017: Merged duplicate pages
Vine Street Bridge (York County, Maine)
Steel stringer bridge over Great Works River on Vine Street
September 10, 2017: New Street View added
Vine Street Bridge (York County, Maine)
Steel stringer bridge over Great Works River on Vine Street
September 10, 2017: Added
Snow Hill Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Big Pipe Creek on County Road 700 East
September 4, 2017: Documents added
Cape Girardeau Bridge (Cape Girardeau County, Missouri)
Lost continuous through truss bridge over the Mississippi River on MO 34/IL 146 at Cape Girardeau
September 4, 2017: Document added
Gage Junction Bridge (Randolph County, Illinois)
Through truss railroad bridge over the Kaskaskia River just above the Lock and Dam northwest of Chester
September 4, 2017: New photo
US 60 Clear Creek Bridge (Barry County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Clear Creek and Waldensian Road on Westbound US 60 in Monett
September 3, 2017: New Street View added
Spring Mills Creek Bridge (Allegany County, New York)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Spring Mills Creek on NY 248 (Wildman Avenue)
September 2, 2017: Added
Wyoming County Fairgrounds Bridge (Wyoming County, New York)
Pony truss bridge over Wiscoy Creek on Fairgrounds access road
September 2, 2017: Added
Black River Harbor Bridge (Gogebic County, Michigan)
Wire suspension bridge over Black River on Trail
September 2, 2017: Added
Artman Road Bridge (Adams County, Mississippi)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Fairchilds Creek on Artman Road/Linwood Road
August 29, 2017: New Street View added
Artman Road Bridge (Adams County, Mississippi)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Fairchilds Creek on Artman Road/Linwood Road
August 29, 2017: Added
Brandt Road Bridge (Monroe County, Illinois)
Stone arch bridge over a branch of Maeystown Creek on Brandt Road
August 27, 2017: Added
Prairie du Long Creek Bridge (Monroe County, Illinois)
Pony truss on L Road over Prairie du Long Creek northwest of Red Bud
August 27, 2017: Updated by James Baughn: Downgraded status to abandoned
Spring Creek Bridge (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Lost concrete arch bridge over Spring Creek on 300th Street (CR B20)
August 20, 2017: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge has been replaced
Kaskaskia Bridge (Randolph County, Illinois)
Lost bridge over Kaskaskia River on Kaskaskia-Cahokia Road
August 13, 2017: Added
Wayehutta Road Bridge (Jackson County, North Carolina)
Lost (?) Parker through truss bridge over Tuckasegee River on Wayehutta Road (NC-1731)
August 13, 2017: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge has been replaced, but may possible have been relocated -- status unknown
Meridian Bridge (Sutter County, California)
Cable-stayed swing bridge over Sacramento River on CA 20 at Meridian
August 13, 2017: Added photos from Gene Russell
NM - Missouri River Bridge (St. Charles County, Missouri)
North Missouri Railroad Fink deck truss and Trellis through truss bridge at St. Charles, MO
August 13, 2017: Updated by James Baughn: Tried to assign photos to the correct bridges (either the 1871 original or 1884 reconstruction)
Wisconsin River Bridge (Iowa County, Wisconsin)
Through truss bridge over Wisconsin River on WI 130/WI 133
August 13, 2017: Added photo from Mike Cohen
Glenn Lily Road Bridge (Warren County, Kentucky)
Rigid frame bridge over W.H. Natcher Parkway on Glenn Lily Road
August 12, 2017: New Street View added
Elk Creek CR 536 Bridge (Linn County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Elk Creek on CR 536 (Grant Road)
August 5, 2017: Updated by James Baughn: Moved pin to most likely location
Conrads Mill Bridge (Cape Girardeau County, Missouri)
Lost slab bridge over Whitewater River on CR 477
August 2, 2017: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge has been replaced
Glastetter Branch Bridge (Cape Girardeau County, Missouri)
Lost wooden deck bridge over Glastetter Branch on CR 466
August 2, 2017: Added
Swinging Bridge (Blair County, Pennsylvania)
Lost suspension bridge over Frankstown Branch Juniata River on a footpath off Swinging Bridge Road
August 2, 2017: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge has been demolished
Ford City Drive Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Concrete frame bridge over S. Pulaski Road (Crawford Avenue) on Ford City Drive in Chicago
July 30, 2017: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge is doomed
Peru Hill Bridge (Sweetwater County, Wyoming)
Lost deck plate girder bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on CR 37 (Peru Cutoff Road)
July 25, 2017: Added info and photos from Jacob Kroupa; bridge is in process of being demolished
Beaverkill Covered Bridge 32-53-02 (Sullivan County, New York)
Covered bridge over Beaverkill River on TH 30
July 24, 2017: New photos
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

Recent Comments 

Kent Road Bridge
Posted September 19, 2017
Posted September 10, 2017

This bridge has reportedly been damaged by Hurricane Irma. http://keysweekly.com/42/snake-creek-bridge-reported-as-out/

It's going to be hard to beat this one
Posted August 22, 2017
Obligatory photos of the stellar shrouding
Posted August 22, 2017

Alas, no bridges around, but I had totally clear skies, and I didn't have to leave my front yard.

Re: One lane bridge but where????
Posted August 19, 2017
Re: Solar Eclipse
Posted August 19, 2017

For your last-minute trip planning pleasure:

http://bridgehunter.com/story/1213/

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.