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 

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
Al's Tavern Bridge (Ralls County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Marble Creek on Ilasco Trail (CR 279)
May 20, 2017: New Street View added
Shampain Ranch Stone Arch Bridge (Calhoun County, Illinois)
Stone arch bridge over Unnamed creek on Private drive
May 19, 2017: Added
NS Railway over 380th Street Bridge (Pike County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over 380th Street (CR 2900E/TR 298) on Norfolk Southern Railway Co.
May 14, 2017: New Street View added
NS Railway over 380th Street Bridge (Pike County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over 380th Street (CR 2900E/TR 298) on Norfolk Southern Railway Co.
May 14, 2017: Added
Dexter School Bridge (Pike County, Illinois)
Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Tributary of Middle Fork McKee Creek Bridge on 400th Street (TR 332)
May 14, 2017: New Street View added
Dexter School Bridge (Pike County, Illinois)
Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Tributary of Middle Fork McKee Creek Bridge on 400th Street (TR 332)
May 14, 2017: Added
Cooper Branch Bridge (Lewis County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Cooper Branch on CR 387
May 14, 2017: Added
Rock Creek Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Rock Creek on N. 60th Street (CR 1000E/TR 118)
May 14, 2017: Added
Chester Bridge (Randolph County, Illinois)
Through and deck truss bridge over the Mississippi River on MO 51/IL 150 at Chester
May 14, 2017: New photos
Hammond Bridge (Ozark County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over North Fork White River on Route CC
May 2, 2017: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge was destroyed by flash flooding
Henry Lay Center Sculpture Park Drawbridge (Pike County, Missouri)
Lost replica bascule bridge at Henry Lay Center Sculpture Park (St. Louis University)
April 29, 2017: Added
Little Grassy Lake Spillway Bridge (Williamson County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Little Grassy Lake Spillway on Grassy Road
April 29, 2017: New Street View added
Little Grassy Lake Spillway Bridge (Williamson County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Little Grassy Lake Spillway on Grassy Road
April 29, 2017: Added
Moscow Mills Bridge (Lincoln County, Missouri)
Abandoned through truss bridge over the Cuivre River at Moscow Mills
April 25, 2017: New photos
Jeremiah Morrow Bridge (Warren County, Ohio)
Lost pair of deck truss bridges over Little Miami River on I-71
April 25, 2017: Updated by James Baughn: Added photos
Grand River Bridge (Gentry County, Missouri)
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Grand River on Ball Ford Trail (CR 182)
April 23, 2017: Added
Chilocco Creek Bridge (Kay County, Oklahoma)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Chilocco Creek on N3390 (Enterprise Road)
April 20, 2017: Added
GA 13 over Armour Drive Overpass (Fulton County, Georgia)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Armour Drive on GA 13 (former Interstate 85)
April 1, 2017: New Street View added
GA 13 over Armour Drive Overpass (Fulton County, Georgia)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Armour Drive on GA 13 (former Interstate 85)
April 1, 2017: Added
Jones Avenue Underpass (Fulton County, Georgia)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Jones Avenue on CSX Railroad
April 1, 2017: New Street View added
Jones Avenue Underpass (Fulton County, Georgia)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Jones Avenue on CSX Railroad
April 1, 2017: Added
Patsy Johnson Bridge (Cape Girardeau County, Missouri)
Double-intersection Warren pony truss bridge over a table on the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway at the Cape Girardeau Co. History Center
April 1, 2017: Added
Warsaw Upper Bridge (Benton County, Missouri)
Swinging bridge over Osage River on MO 7 (formerly Route A) in Warsaw
March 26, 2017: New photos
Vulcan Creek MO 49 Bridge (Iron County, Missouri)
Pony truss on MO 49 over Vulcan Creek at the intersection with Route BB at Vulcan
March 26, 2017: New photos
Stouts Creek Arch Bridge (Iron County, Missouri)
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Stouts Creek on MO 72 above Lake Killarney
March 26, 2017: New photos
Little Niangua Swinging Bridge (Camden County, Missouri)
Self-anchored suspension bridge over Little Niangua River on Route J between MO 7 and US 54
March 26, 2017: New photos
St. Laurent Creek Bridge (Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over St. Laurent Creek on Second Street (unmarked) in St. Mary just south of US 61 and just north of the Perry County line
March 25, 2017: New photos
Brushy Creek Route H Bridge (Saline County, Missouri)
Culvert over Brushy Creek on Route H
March 25, 2017: New photo
Blackwater River Overflow Old US 65 Bridge (Saline County, Missouri)
Slab bridge over Blackwater River Overflow on Jewell Avenue/CR 339 (Old US 65)
March 25, 2017: New photos
Sloan Creek Railroad Bridge (Cape Girardeau County, Missouri)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Sloan Creek on BNSF Railway
March 25, 2017: New photos
Brushy Creek Route H Bridge (Saline County, Missouri)
Culvert over Brushy Creek on Route H
March 25, 2017: New Street View added
Brushy Creek Route H Bridge (Saline County, Missouri)
Culvert over Brushy Creek on Route H
March 25, 2017: Added
Branch Dry Creek Bridge (Saline County, Missouri)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Branch of Dry Creek on former Marshall-Sedalia road
March 25, 2017: New photo
Swope Road Bridge (Pettis County, Missouri)
Slab bridge over Cedar Creek on Swope Road (Old US 65)
March 25, 2017: New photos
Taney Road Bridge (Pettis County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Tributary of Sewer Branch on Taney Road (Old US 65)
March 25, 2017: New photos
Dry Creek Old US 65 Bridge (Saline County, Missouri)
Slab bridge over Dry Creek on Jasmine Avenue (Old US 65)
March 25, 2017: New photos
Branch Dry Creek Bridge (Saline County, Missouri)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Branch of Dry Creek on former Marshall-Sedalia road
March 25, 2017: Added
Old East Walnut Street Bridge (Boone County, Missouri)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Hinkson Creek on Old East Walnut Street
March 25, 2017: New photos
UP - Blackwater River Bridge (W) (Cooper County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Blackwater River on Union Pacific Railroad
March 25, 2017: New photo
Brushy Creek Route HH Bridge (Cooper County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Brushy Creek on Route HH
March 25, 2017: New photos
Trigg Street Bridge (Cooper County, Missouri)
Stone arch bridge over Branch of Blackwater River on Trigg Street/Wildcliff Road
March 25, 2017: New photos

Recent Comments 

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

Posted March 25, 2017

I tracked down the coordinates for this bridge from the 1996 NBI, and it appears that this is the same bridge as this:

http://bridgehunter.com/in/brown/elkinsville-youno/

Posted March 14, 2017

Somehow I completely missed the existence of this large Parker through truss even though I've driven through the area many times.

I'm hearing that the bridge has collapsed and there's an urgent need to clear it from the river. But it's unclear who owns the bridge and would be responsible.

If anybody would like to try salvaging a nice 1906-vintage pin-connected truss, here's your chance.

I haven't been able to locate any photos other than the attached Bird's Eye View from Bing.

Posted March 13, 2017

It looks like YouTube has changed their embed code in such a way that it doesn't work on this site. It may take awhile to fix this.

Posted March 11, 2017

Yes, that postcard certainly matches the railroad bridge and the old road bridge behind.

Posted March 3, 2017

This bridge is currently being rehabilitated.

Speaking of precarious bridges
Posted February 27, 2017

I think the only thing holding up this bridge is inertia:

http://bridgehunter.com/mo/saline/bh51346/

Posted February 27, 2017

Nathan,

I'm not overly concerned, as the bridge looks the exact same as it did when I first visited in 2004.