Clark Vance

About Me 

Email: cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Math and Engineering instructor. Long time seeker of lost bridges. Kansas City metro.

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Looking SE

Hot Springs Bridge (Fall River County, South Dakota)
Modern replacements in the background

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West lattice

CP - Cheyenne River Bridge (Pennington County, South Dakota)
A beautiful geometry.

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Recent Updates 

Marble Creek Bridge (Ripley County, Indiana)
Stone arch bridge over Marble Creek on G Road
May 24, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: NBI and other facts
Collins Ford Bridge (Ripley County, Indiana)
Stone arch bridge over Big Graham Creek on K Road
May 24, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Located on map
Broadway-Woodswether Viaduct (Jackson County, Missouri)
Beam bridge over Kansas City Southern Railway and other RRs on Woodswether Road
May 22, 2017: New photos
Broadway-Woodswether Viaduct (Jackson County, Missouri)
Beam bridge over Kansas City Southern Railway and other RRs on Woodswether Road
May 19, 2017: Added
Freedom Avenue Bridge (Mifflin County, Pennsylvania)
Concrete arch bridge over Kishacoquillas Creek on PA 2002 (Freedom Avenue) in Burnham
May 16, 2017: New Street View added
Ahoskie Creek Overflow Bridge (Hertford County, North Carolina)
Wooden bridge over Ahoskie Creek Overflow on US 13/NC 42
May 10, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Merged NBI data
Ahoskie Creek Bridge (Hertford County, North Carolina)
Wooden bridge over Ahoskie Creek on US 13
May 10, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Merged NBI info on 1934 timber bridge
SBD - Trent River Bridge (Jones County, North Carolina)
Bridge over Trent River on Seaboard System Railroad
May 9, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Location
Rock Bridge Road Bridge (Independence County, Arkansas)
Abandoned bridge over Ladd Branch on Rock Bridge Road
May 8, 2017: Added
Hammerquist Road Bridge (Pennington County, South Dakota)
Concrete arch bridge over Rapid Creek on Hammerquist Road
May 5, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Ransome rebar"
Frisco - Sac River Bridge (Polk County, Missouri)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Sac River on former Frisco Railroad in Aldrich
April 24, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Kansas City, Clinton & Springfield Railway"
CR 201 Bridge (Custer County, Montana)
Timber stringer bridge over Cottonwood Creek 044 on CR 201
April 19, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
CR 201 Bridge Over Clayton Creek (Custer County, Montana)
Timber stringer bridge over Clayton Creek - a branch of Cottonwood Creek on County Road 201
April 19, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Pedestrian Bridge over US Hwy 61 (Lincoln County, Missouri)
Bridge over US Hwy 61 on pedestrian traffic
April 16, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Modern"
Conrail Main Street Bridge (Miami County, Ohio)
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over N Main Street on Abandoned Conrail (Penn Central) RR
April 15, 2017: Added
Conrail - Pearl Street Overpass (Miami County, Ohio)
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Pearl Street on Abandoned Conrail Railroad
April 15, 2017: New Street View added
Breakneck Bridge (Lawrence County, Pennsylvania)
Steel stringer bridge over Cheeseman Run on Breakneck Bridge Rd
April 13, 2017: New Street View added
Salt Creek Bridge (Osage County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Salt Creek, 2.0 mi. east and 0.2 mi. north of Lyndon
April 12, 2017: New Street View added
Brush Creek Bridge (Wilson County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over Brush Creek, 0.9 mi. south of Coyville
April 12, 2017: New Street View added
Eckert Bridge (1954) (Lawrence County, Pennsylvania)
Steel stringer bridge over Slippery Rock Creek on Cheeseman Road
April 12, 2017: New Street View added
Breakneck Bridge (Lawrence County, Pennsylvania)
Steel stringer bridge over Cheeseman Run on Breakneck Bridge Rd
April 12, 2017: Added
Eckert Bridge (1954) (Lawrence County, Pennsylvania)
Steel stringer bridge over Slippery Rock Creek on Cheeseman Road
April 11, 2017: New Street View added
Neosho Falls Bridge (Woodson County, Kansas)
Lost Bridge over Neosho River on 3rd Street
April 9, 2017: Added
ATSF - Neosho Falls Bridge (Woodson County, Kansas)
Lost Bridge over Neosho River on Railroad
April 9, 2017: Added
North Branch Elm Creek Bridge (Allen County, Kansas)
Concrete rigid frame bridge over North Branch Elm Creek on RS 7 2200 St
April 4, 2017: Added
Sherwin underpass (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Steel stringer bridge over NW 60th St and Tributary of Cherry Creek on South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad (former MoPac)
April 3, 2017: Added
Branch Lake Creek Bridge (Labette County, Kansas)
Concrete arch bridge over a branch of Lake Creek, 2.0 mi. west and 2.6 mi. south of Bartlett
April 3, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Location update
Frisco - East Creek Tributary Trestle (Cass County, Missouri)
Abandoned stringer bridge over Tributary to East Creek on Frisco RR
April 2, 2017: New Street View added
Old Highway 1 Bridge (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
Abandoned concrete deck girder bridge over Bayou Jean de Jean on former LA 1
March 31, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Branch North Cottonwood River Bridge (Marion County, Kansas)
Bridge over a branch of North Cottonwood River on the abandoned Pawnee Road
March 31, 2017: New Street View added
Weedsport Bridge (Cayuga County, New York)
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Erie Canal on Brutus Street
March 29, 2017: Added
Mineral Creek MO 2 Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Mineral Creek on MO 2
March 23, 2017: New Street View added
Black Jack Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Black Jack Creek on Route E
March 23, 2017: New Street View added
Buffalo Creek Retreat Bridge (Medina County, Ohio)
Through truss bridge over Hubbard Creek on Pedestrian trail
March 22, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Relocated"
Frisco Cherry Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Deck plate girder bridge over Cherry Creek on South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad (Former Frisco)
March 22, 2017: New Street View added
Trib. To Four Mile Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Stringer bridge over Trib. To Four Mile Creek on Rd. 23-J.4 (SW Star Rd)
March 22, 2017: New Street View added
Hallowell Road Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Bridge over Tributary of Cherry Creek on SW Hallowell Rd
March 22, 2017: New Street View added
Cow Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Cow Creek on NE Stat Valley Rd
March 22, 2017: New Street View added
Cow Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Cow Creek on NE Stat Valley Rd
March 21, 2017: Added
Hallowell Road Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Bridge over Tributary of Cherry Creek on SW Hallowell Rd
March 21, 2017: Added
Cherry Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Lost pony truss bridge over Cherry Creek, 2.6 mi. south and 0.7 mi. west of Hallowell
March 21, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Bridge has been replaced
Frisco Cherry Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Deck plate girder bridge over Cherry Creek on South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad (Former Frisco)
March 21, 2017: Added
Denny Branch Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Arch bridge over Denny Branch
March 21, 2017: New Street View added
Trib. To Cherry Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Slab bridge over Trib. To Cherry Creek on Rd. 11-H.7 (NW Bethlehem Rd)
March 21, 2017: Added
Trib. To Four Mile Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Stringer bridge over Trib. To Four Mile Creek on Rd. 23-J.4 (SW Star Rd)
March 21, 2017: Added
Branch Cow Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Cow Creek, 3.0 mi. north and 1.0 mi. west of Lawton
March 21, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Bridge has been replaced
KCS Poney Creek Bridge (Cass County, Missouri)
Bridge over Poney Creek on Kansas City Southern Railway
March 20, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "railroad", "Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad"
Old Hwy 3 (Yazoo County, Mississippi)
Bridge over McGraw Rd and Railroad
March 19, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Illinois Central Railroad", "Canadian National Railway"
Old Highway 3 Short Creek Bridge (Yazoo County, Mississippi)
Bridge over Short Creek on Old Highway 3
March 19, 2017: Added
South Fork Ninnescah River Bridge (Pratt County, Kansas)
Lost concrete tee beam bridge over South Fork Ninnescah River on US 54 Hwy
March 14, 2017: Added

Recent Comments 

Busy bridge dorks....
Posted May 21, 2017

The "seven bridges" problem is considered the start of graph theory.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonhard_Euler#Graph_theory

The landscape has changed since WW2.

https://www.google.com/maps/@54.7061815,20.5134966,777m/data...

Posted May 10, 2017

Any reason you visit here on May 10th?

Posted May 10, 2017

This must have been a classy bridge when built. I hate to see the old ones from this era allowed to decay.

Mill Pond Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted May 10, 2017

So, a timber stringer was here from 1963-2008. It looks like David added it and it's shown as related. I see no reason for the UCEB to remain on site.

Mill Pond Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted May 9, 2017

The bridge shown here replaced a 1963 timber stringer bridge.

Posted May 8, 2017

This and the related bridge are the only two in the area actually marked as bridges on the 1891 Batesville topo.

Posted May 7, 2017

There's an Irene Bridge about 11 miles SSE of this one on 211.

Bennett's Bridge (South Carolina)
Posted May 7, 2017

A quick search doesn't show any online info specific to this bridge. Someone local may have to provide information.

Posted May 5, 2017

You break it, you buy it. Clearly the monetary penalties for doing this sort of damage are not enough to deter this sort of carelessness.

If someone drove a truck through an historic cemetery no one would brush it off as "The stones were old and needed to be replaced".

Posted May 3, 2017

Builder's plate in photo 2 has 1891. There have probably been repairs to substructure, perhaps even replacement spans, at later times.

Posted May 1, 2017
Posted April 27, 2017

Hard to see in the photos. Are the stringers wood?

Posted April 20, 2017
Unknown Bridge (Tennessee)
Posted April 17, 2017

There are no maps showing anything there other than an earlier alignment of the road that preceded the current US highway.

Posted April 16, 2017

It's significant that this didn't simply result in a fine.

Let's hope driving schools start making it a point to warn students about possible penalties for carelessly damaging infrastructure.