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 

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
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

Recent Comments 

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

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/