Kelly McClanahan

Recent Updates 

Bowerston Tunnel (Harrison County, Ohio)
Abandoned tunnel on Former PPR
January 17, 2017: Added
Highway 19 Bridge (Gasconade County, Missouri)
Bridge over Abandoned line of Rock Island Railroad on State Highway 19
January 8, 2017: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Added category "MO Rock Island Rail Trail"
Highway 19 Bridge (Gasconade County, Missouri)
Bridge over Abandoned line of Rock Island Railroad on State Highway 19
January 8, 2017: New Street View added
Lost SW 700th Rd Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Old Rock Island Line on SW 700th Rd, SW 1601st Rd
January 8, 2017: New photo
Locust Creek Railroad Bridge (Chariton County, Missouri)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Locust Creek on Former railroad
January 1, 2017: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Added category "Wabash Railroad"
Elk Creek Bridge (Chariton County, Missouri)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Elk Creek on Former railroad
January 1, 2017: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Added category "Wabash Railroad"
Yellow Creek Bridge (Chariton County, Missouri)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Yellow Creek on Former railroad
January 1, 2017: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Added category "Wabash Railroad"
Peppers Tunnel (Pulaski County, Virginia)
Tunnel on NS Railroad
December 30, 2016: Added
RI - Big Creek Bridge #3 (Cass County, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over Big Creek on Former CRI&P MO subdivision (currently CMR)
November 28, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Added categories "MO Rock Island Rail Trail", "Rail-to-trail"
RI - Big Creek Bridge #3 (Cass County, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over Big Creek on Former CRI&P MO subdivision (currently CMR)
November 27, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Updated info
RI - Big Creek Bridge #3 (Cass County, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over Big Creek on Former CRI&P MO subdivision (currently CMR)
November 27, 2016: New photos
Devils Promenade Bridge (Ottawa County, Oklahoma)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Spring River on E 57 Road
November 23, 2016: Added
Great Crossings Bridge (Old US 40/National Road) (Somerset County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge over Youghiogheny River Lake (or, to state it more accurately, the Youghiogheny River Lake crosses the Great Crossings Bridge) on an old alignment of US 40/National Road
October 28, 2016: New video
RI - East Lost Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over East Lost Creek and old Katy RoW on Former CRI&P, Central Mo RR RoW (never used), but now converted to Missouri Rock Island Rail Trail.
October 18, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Updated info
Lost SW 700th Rd Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Old Rock Island Line on SW 700th Rd, SW 1601st Rd
October 15, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Added category "MO Rock Island Rail Trail"
RI - East Lost Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over East Lost Creek and old Katy RoW on Former CRI&P, Central Mo RR RoW (never used), but now converted to Missouri Rock Island Rail Trail.
October 15, 2016: New photos
Lost SW 700th Rd Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Old Rock Island Line on SW 700th Rd, SW 1601st Rd
October 15, 2016: Added
Lost SW 1101st Road Overpass (Johnson County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge over Old railline on SW 1101st Rd
October 15, 2016: New photos
Midland Valley Railroad Bridge (Sedgwick County, Kansas)
Lost Bridge over Wichita Valleycenter Floodway
October 9, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Added category "Midland Valley Railroad"
Midland Valley Railroad Bridge (Sedgwick County, Kansas)
Lost Bridge over Wichita Valleycenter Floodway
October 8, 2016: New Street View added
Midland Valley Railroad Bridge (Sedgwick County, Kansas)
Lost Bridge over Wichita Valleycenter Floodway
October 8, 2016: Added
Avery Bridge (Benton County, Missouri)
Lost suspension bridge over Pomme de Terre River, southwest of Fristoe
September 3, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Added map point, using old quad map.
Abandoned RI - Chipman Road Tunnel (Jackson County, Missouri)
Unused closed-spandrel arch bridge over Chipman Road on Inactive Rock Island RR
August 19, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Added category "MO Rock Island Rail Trail"
Rock Island - Bridge #2106 (Benton County, Missouri)
Abandoned DPG Bridge over Flat Creek on inactive railroad
August 4, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Added category "Rock Island Rail Trail"
Nichols Ford Bridge (St. Clair County, Missouri)
Lost through truss bridge over Sac River on SW 1050th Road, beyond the end of Route W
August 4, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: moved pin
Little Clear Creek Bridge (St. Clair County, Missouri)
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Little Clear Creek on Route O
August 4, 2016: New Street View added
Osceola Bridge (St. Clair County, Missouri)
Lost two-span through truss bridge over Osage River at Osceola
August 4, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: moved pin, Quad map has a bridge here, and pictures seem to fit location
Pape Bridge (St. Clair County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Little Clear Creek on CR SW 400
August 4, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: moved pin
Pape Bridge (St. Clair County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Little Clear Creek on CR SW 400
August 4, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: moved pin
Surprise School Bridge (Henry County, Missouri)
Lost through truss bridge over South Grand River near Gaines, probably beyond the end of Route W
August 2, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Added pin using Quad map
Frisco Weaubleau Creek Bridge (St. Clair County, Missouri)
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Weaubleau Creek on Former railroad
July 31, 2016: Added
County Line Bridge (Henry County, Missouri)
Lost suspension bridge over Osage River
July 31, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: moved a few hundred yds to correct location
Monegaw Springs Bridge (St. Clair County, Missouri)
Lost swinging bridge over Osage River (now Truman Reservoir) at the town of Monegaw Springs
July 30, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: moved pin
County Line Bridge (Henry County, Missouri)
Lost suspension bridge over Osage River
July 30, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Placed in on map, but off by a few hundred yards.
Chouteau Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Lost three-span Whipple truss bridge over the Missouri River in Kansas City
July 23, 2016: New photos
E. Atherton Sibley Road (Jackson County, Missouri)
Lost pony truss bridge over BNSF Railway on E. Atherton Sibley Road
June 22, 2016: Added
Woods Chapel Road East Fork Little Blue River Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Bridge over East Fork Little Blue River on Southwest Woods Chapel Road
June 22, 2016: New photo
Jack's Creek Covered Bridge 46-68-02 (Patrick County, Virginia)
Through truss bridge over Smith River
June 22, 2016: New photo
Bob White Covered Bridge 46-68-01 (Patrick County, Virginia)
Through truss bridge over Smith River
June 22, 2016: New photos
Post Oak Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Post Oak Creek on NW 21 Road (Old MO 13)
June 17, 2016: New Street View added
Katy Trail - Wainscott Creek Bridge (Callaway County, Missouri)
Wooden trestle over Wainscott Creek on the Katy Trail (former MKT Railroad) just west of the junction of MO 94 and Route AA
June 15, 2016: New Street View added
US-40 Salt Creek Bridge (Howard County, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over Salt Creek and the Katy Trail on US 40
June 15, 2016: New Street View added
Katy State Trail - US 50 Overpass (Pettis County, Missouri)
Lost deck plate girder bridge over US 50 (E Broadway Blvd) on Katy State Trail (former MKT Rwy)
May 28, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Reported to me that bridge was removed.
Fairfield Covered Bridge 25-08-01x (Benton County, Missouri)
Lost three-span covered bridge over Pomme de Terre River south of Warsaw
May 22, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Made a guess using quad mad and Google Earth, to move to correct approximate location. Rt 83 was north of the new road, according to the quad map.
Fairfield Truss Bridge (Benton County, Missouri)
Lost two-span pony truss bridge over Pomme de Terre River south of Warsaw
May 22, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Using Quad map, and Google Earth, made an approximate guess, should be fairly close.
Rock Island over Big Creek (Jackson County, Missouri)
Lost Steel stringer bridge over East Brach on Rock Island Railroad
May 13, 2016: Added
RI - East branch of Round Grove Creek Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Tunnel under east branch of Round Grove Creek on old Rock Island Railroad
April 30, 2016: Added
Katy Trail /Rock Island Overpass (Henry County, Missouri)
Bridge over Central Mo RR (former CRI&P) on Katy Trail (former MKT RR)
April 27, 2016: New photos
Norwack Rd/Old Motel Rd Rock Island Bridge (Gasconade County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge over Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
April 26, 2016: Added
Lost SW 1101st Road Overpass (Johnson County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge over Old railline on SW 1101st Rd
April 26, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Corrected location.

Recent Comments 

Posted January 17, 2017

At one time, I had confused this with the Copeland Tunnel. One of my [many] railroad videos, one of them covering the Pennsey (Pennsylvania Railroad)had a part where they where showing the progress of the railroad, one being bypassing tunnels. I have been "researching" on and off for this tunnel. and I finally found it.

Posted December 30, 2016

Was playing around with my quad maps, and found this one.

Posted November 27, 2016

I took other locations into account, when I was looking for the location. However, by looking at the Quadrangle maps, Route 32 is in the same spot, where it crosses over the river, which is north of the dam. That is why I determined it to be in this location.

Posted November 23, 2016

Had a little "fun" with this one. I was looking around on the USGS site, at old Quad Maps. I saw this bridge on one of the maps. I looked it up, and it appears that the sight is haunted with "spook lights".

Posted October 18, 2016

Went back on my road trip, and visited the bridge again. Much on the trail has changed in the past six months, including now a paved deck on the bridge. On this side was gravel, however on the east side , all the way to Route T, nothing yet (perhaps they poured it from this side). There are also railings (which are stacked on the west side of the bridge) which will soon be going up. A lot has been done, and there is still a lot to be done in the next coming weeks. No idea if and when I will get out again, but I did get a lot of pictures, just as the leaves are beginning to turn (then again, being color blind, I cannot really tell).

Posted October 15, 2016

I went back out on October 13, to retrace my route that I took. A lot has changed, including now a ramp that brings the trail up to the grade of the road. I was able to talk to a guy who lives near this. A lot of stories, including the confirmation that it was a wooden bridge, and that it was removed in the mid-late 1980's. I would say it was much like this bridge -- https://bridgehunter.com/mo/miller/abbott-road/.

Posted October 4, 2016

The bridge is being dismantled, moved and reused as a pedestrian Bridge, along the Presidential Trail, In Jackson County. The new two land bridge should be completed in 2017.

Posted September 10, 2016

Bridge is in it's final days. The new bridge is almost complete, with the final deck pour in September. Once the new bridge is "completed", it will open to two lane traffic. The Platte Purchase Bridge then will be removed, and the other lanes completed.

Posted August 19, 2016

The line is now owned by Jackson County. Work is slated to begin next year to convert it into a trail. Here is a Youtube of want they want to do https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNv9iphvRoQ. This bridge is at about the 2 minute mark. It continues all the way to 59th Street.

Posted August 17, 2016

People will never learn... this happened the next day.

Posted August 15, 2016

The Independence TEB strikes again.

Posted August 7, 2016

Possible location, consulting a 1937 quad map. No other bridges in area, and road in this area has changed. Terrain also hints at possible location as well.

Posted August 6, 2016

Road does not seem to exist. I have hunted for NW 1331 RD, over the North Fork Blackwater River. The closest I have come is perhaps NW 1251st RD.

Posted August 4, 2016

Soon to be at least in the future, the line will be the MORIT, Missouri Rock Island Rail Trail.

Posted August 4, 2016

Added Street View -- this was taken shortly before it was replaced, so this is the "old" bridge.