James Baughn

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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 

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
Blackwater River Route K Bridge (Cooper County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Blackwater River on Route K
March 25, 2017: New photos
Union Lane Bridge (Cooper County, Missouri)
Wooden bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad on Union Lane
March 25, 2017: New photos
Blackwater McAllister Springs Bridge (Saline County, Missouri)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Blackwater River on Unknown Road near McAllister Springs Conservation Area
March 25, 2017: New photos
Rockford Beach Bridge (Jefferson County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge over Big River on Old Route W
March 25, 2017: New photos
Leeper Bridge (Wayne County, Missouri)
Four-span through truss bridge over Black River on MO 34 near Leeper
March 25, 2017: New photos
Rockford Beach Bridge (Jefferson County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge over Big River on Old Route W
March 25, 2017: Added
McKenzie Creek Bridge (Wayne County, Missouri)
Concrete slab bridge over McKenzie Creek on Route CC
March 25, 2017: New photos
McKenzie Creek MO 49 Bridge (Wayne County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over McKenzie Creek on MO 49 south of Gads Hill
March 25, 2017: New photos
South Main Street Bridge (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Blanchette Creek on South Main Street
March 25, 2017: Added
Brushy Creek CR 442 Bridge (Wayne County, Missouri)
Slab bridge over Brushy Creek on CR 442
March 24, 2017: Added
McKee Creek Bridge (Pike County, Illinois)
Pony truss bridge over McKee Creek on TR 47, 1.25 mi. east of Perry
March 20, 2017: Bridge has been bypassed but left in place, per tip from Ross Smith
Village Creek Railroad Bridge (Madison County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge over Village Creek on Missouri Pacific Railroad (Belmont Branch)
March 19, 2017: Added
Saline Creek Railroad Bridge (Madison County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge over Saline Creek on Missouri Pacific Railroad (Belmont Branch)
March 19, 2017: Added
Castor River Railroad Bridge (Madison County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge over Castor River on Missouri Pacific Railroad (Belmont Branch)
March 19, 2017: Added
Little Black River Railroad Bridge (Ripley County, Missouri)
Abandoned bridge over Little Black River on Former railroad
March 15, 2017: Added
Mill Spring Bridge (Wayne County, Missouri)
Collapsed through truss bridge over Black River south of Mill Spring
March 13, 2017: Added
DeGray Creek Bridge (Clark County, Arkansas)
Pony truss bridge over DeGray Creek on CR 50 (Terrell Road)
March 5, 2017: HAER photos posted
South Fork Big Nemaha River Bridge (Nemaha County, Kansas)
Lost through truss bridge over South Fork Big Nemaha River on a local road
March 5, 2017: Added photo from Joe Strathman
Brandenburger Road Bridge (Gasconade County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Hamby Branch on Brandenburger Road (CR 627)
March 5, 2017: Added
Loeb Road Bridge (Gasconade County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Brush Creek on Loeb Road (CR 607)
March 5, 2017: Added
Kattleman Road Bridge (Gasconade County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Berger Creek on Kattleman Road (CR 318)
March 5, 2017: Added
Block Branch Road Bridge (Gasconade County, Missouri)
Slab bridge over Dry Fork Creek on Block Branch Road
March 5, 2017: Added

Recent Comments 

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.

Posted February 14, 2017

The Fort Scott Tribune of March 28, 1969, mentioned that a bridge over Mill Creek had been closed to traffic. This might be the same bridge:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1906&dat=19690328&id=a...

Hugo Bridge (Missouri)
Posted January 4, 2017

This bridge is gated off at one end, but that didn't stop the Google Street View car from crossing it.

Re: Bridge Predicctions
Posted December 31, 2016

I predict somebody will find a Whipple truss at 38.19791, -94.58064

Posted December 24, 2016

Clark,

Yes, I hope the county commissioners don't sprain their shoulders patting themselves on the back for this.

The new railing doesn't look like anything else I've seen in Missouri. Illinois used a style like this in the 1940s but that's about the closest I can find.

I guess this is better than Jersey barriers but that's not saying much.