Flood Leaves Behind Large Logjam At Barrineau Park Bridge

January 8, 2017

Flooding along the Perdido River at Barrineau Park has subsided, but a much larger than normal logjam against the bridge was left behind. We’re told that Escambia County hauled away over a dozen loads of logs on Friday and will return to the bridge on Monday. These photos were taken Saturday from the Barrineau Park Road Bridge on the Florida/Alabama state line. Reader submitted photos by Brian Hall for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


17 Responses to “Flood Leaves Behind Large Logjam At Barrineau Park Bridge”

  1. Georgette Harris on August 9th, 2017 11:41 am

    This is logs from all the clear cutting Ala has been doing for the last 10 years on the land that used to be hunting clubs off of Hwy112. Such a shame. If they would let people pull the logs out and use them like they used to it wouldn’t be near as bad. And yes they really need to let the Corp of Engineers clean up the log jam between the dump and Hwy90 badly. I believe that’s one of the reasons why there is so much extra flooding in the Perdido River drainage areas, like Eleven Mile Creek, Jacks Branch, Eight Mile Creek, etc.

  2. river rat (resident of the north end) on January 11th, 2017 10:30 am

    this is the log jam that was about 1/2 a mile up the river. the one between 3-runs and they ferry makes this look small. If laforesta would let the army core of engineers access the river from the Florida side without taking them to court over the logs in the river then we would not have this problem.

  3. 429SCJ on January 10th, 2017 7:41 am

    Most of the logs had the tops cut out of them.

    From the size of that jam, hopefully the big jam up near Bay Springs is open and we can now hunt the upper river to Dyess Creek?

  4. Kelli Boyett on January 9th, 2017 7:02 pm

    Both Styx river & Perdido river have been blocked since Ivan!
    They need to unblock them both.
    Only few miles north of new ramp on highway 90 (both rivers)
    I was raised on these rivers & have canoed, tubed, boated & ridden PWC on both rivers since moving to Beulah in the early 70’s.
    We’re losing out on fishing & boating on these awesome rivers!
    Also think wildlife preserve (old hunting club on perdido river south of hwy 90 )
    Should be a camping ground, equestrian trails, it even has a boat tamp already there just needs improvement.

    What a waste of space. Jus saying

  5. Rebecca Bankston on January 8th, 2017 6:36 pm

    Wow we was just down there right before Christmas putting flowers out for my mom she has a plack on a tree where the river meets the creek and they had just cleaned the river and took out all the trees looks like they have a lot more work on there hands there’s always a log jam at the train bridge but this is massive

  6. russ on January 8th, 2017 12:41 pm


  7. Me on January 8th, 2017 11:59 am

    Looks like firewood to me! :)

  8. mic crx on January 8th, 2017 11:51 am

    I don’t know why this is such big news when other parts of the river have looked this bad for years. “JS” commented that he/she would like to see an updated Google satellite shot of the river. Look at the shot that is already there to see how bad the whole river is.

  9. anne 1of2 on January 8th, 2017 11:35 am

    Looks like a lot of cut wood to me. Where did those fallen trees get tossed after the tornado’s last spring?

  10. Joe in Gateswood on January 8th, 2017 11:10 am

    This is what You get with clear cutting the Timber. There is nothing to keep the scrap
    wood on the hills. This will happen again and again.

  11. Dennis on January 8th, 2017 10:46 am

    I am not a logger but this doesn’t look like deadwood from the forest. It looks like the left wood from a clear cut. ??

  12. chris in Molino on January 8th, 2017 10:21 am

    @ M in Bratt – Oh no, this isn’t costing taxpayers much. The road prison does the work and the county sells and/or uses the logs.

  13. John lawson on January 8th, 2017 10:16 am

    Glad to see it. With all the boat ramps they have ruined Perdido river for fishing. All you have on the river is trash left by drunks. If you put out catfish lines the tubers steal them or let your fish go. If the jet skis aren’t messing up your fishing the tubers are. This is to small a river for the traffic

  14. js on January 8th, 2017 8:29 am

    Wondering if the logjam just above the newer. Another launch area is now gone or greatly reduced. Would be good to see an update to Google Maps Satellite View for the river. Or if someone with a sky am could post some pictures.

  15. chris in Molino on January 8th, 2017 8:21 am

    This is why ALDCNR will never be able to use those beautiful cabins they built and canoe trail for the intended purpose. They can’t keep the river clear. And the one person contracting to clear the other log jams doesn’t have near the resources to do it. Even if he did, he only removes select logs and lets the trash float to jam up somewhere else. I for one am glad. Way to many people on this river anyway. With the new boat ramps everyone and their granny has discovered this place where once you hardly ever seen a boat. Sad, it used to be great fishing.

  16. M in Bratt on January 8th, 2017 7:48 am

    Seems like the good people of Alabama should be helping with this project since the river is the border between Fl. and Al.

  17. GEO on January 8th, 2017 7:04 am

    WOW!!! That is insane! I’ve lived here all my life and have never seen it that bad.

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