Clark Vance

About Me 

Email: cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

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

Favorite Photos 

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West lattice

RCP&E - Cheyenne River Bridge (Pennington County, South Dakota)
A beautiful geometry.

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Looking SE

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

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Recent Updates 

Brush Creek pedestrian bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Lost Timber arch bridge over Brush Creek on Walkway
January 18, 2018: Added
26th Street Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over McGee Trafficway on 26th Street
January 17, 2018: Added
Chittenden Bridge (Park County, Wyoming)
Lost Deck arch bridge over Yellowstone River on S Rim Drive
January 14, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Melan arch"
Sni-a-Bar Creek Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Lost Parker pony truss bridge over West Fork Sni-A-Bar Creek on NE Colbern Road
January 13, 2018: Added
Noland Road Little Blue Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Lost Parker pony truss bridge over Little Blue River on South Noland Road (County V)
January 13, 2018: Added
Unnamed Stream Bridge (Osage County, Kansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Long Creek on E 325th St 66
January 4, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Camp Creek Old 64 Bridge (Sequoyah County, Oklahoma)
Steel stringer bridge over Camp Creek on Sequoyah St (Old US 64) southeast of Muldrow
December 31, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Three Bridges Hike-Bike Trail Platte River bridge (Buffalo County, Nebraska)
Girder bridge over Platte River on Three Bridges Hike-Bike Trail (Former CB&Q)
December 29, 2017: Added
Columbus & Ohio River Railroad Overpass (Coshocton County, Ohio)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Columbus and Ohio River Railroad on Township Road 166
December 29, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Pennsylvania Railroad"
Columbus & Ohio River Railroad Overpass (Coshocton County, Ohio)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Columbus and Ohio River Railroad on Township Road 166
December 29, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Columbus & Ohio River Railroad"
Hominy Creek Bridge (relocated) (Tulsa County, Oklahoma)
K-Parker through truss bridge over Tributary of Bird Creek on Private road
December 28, 2017: Added
Hominy Creek Bridge (Tulsa County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Hominy Creek on OK 11 in Tulsa
December 28, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Noted relocation
White Bridge Road Bridge (Blair County, Pennsylvania)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Frankstown Branch Juniata River on White Bridge Road Bridge (T427)
December 26, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Recycled Turntable"
Selsa Road Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Lost Through truss bridge over Little Blue River on Selsa Road
December 26, 2017: New photo
North Elm Creek Trestle (Pratt County, Kansas)
Open deck pile trestle over North Elm Creek
December 25, 2017: Added
CK - South Fork Solomon River Bridge (Osborne County, Kansas)
Abandoned through truss bridge over South Fork Solomon River on Central Kansas Railroad (abandoned)
December 24, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad"
Denverton Road Bridge (Solano County, California)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Denverton Creek on Denverton Road
December 19, 2017: New Street View added
Marbury Creek Tributary Bridge (Barrow County, Georgia)
Concrete tee beam bridge on SR 11
December 8, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Pruitt Creek Bridge (Hart County, Georgia)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Pruitt Creek on CR 159/Old US 29
December 8, 2017: New Street View added
Old Benton-Sardis Road Bridge (Saline County, Arkansas)
Bypassed concrete culvert on the Old Benton-Sardis Road (later AR 183) near Bauxite
December 4, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: NRHP info
ATSF Threemile Creek Bridge (Leavenworth County, Kansas)
Lost Bridge over Threemile Creek on AT&SF RW
December 3, 2017: Added
Pensylvania Street Overpass (Leavenworth County, Kansas)
Lost Bridge over AT&SF RW on Pennsylvania St
December 3, 2017: Added
ATSF Maple Avenue Overpass (Leavenworth County, Kansas)
Lost Bridge over Maple Avenue on AT&SF RW
December 3, 2017: Added
ATSF Bridge (Leavenworth County, Kansas)
Lost Bridge over Tributary of Sevenmile Creek on AT&SF RR
December 3, 2017: Added
ATSF - Sevenmile Creek Bridge (Leavenworth County, Kansas)
Lost Stringer bridge over Sevenmile Creek on ATSF RR
December 3, 2017: New photos
Frye Bridge (Beaver County, Pennsylvania)
Lost deck truss bridge over Mckinley Run on New York Avenue in Rochester
November 30, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added 2004 NBI info.
Swan Creek Bridge (Christian County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Swan Creek on Mo 125 S
November 27, 2017: New Street View added
Columbia Pike Bridge (Fairfax County, Virginia)
Rainbow arch bridge over Holmes Run on Columbia Pike in Arlington
November 24, 2017: New Street View added
Graham's Forge Footbridge (Wythe County, Virginia)
Pedestrian suspension bridge over Reed Creek
November 24, 2017: Added
South Church Street Bridge (Wythe County, Virginia)
Truss bridge over Reed Creek on South Church Street
November 24, 2017: Added
Crigger Road Bridge (Wythe County, Virginia)
Concrete arch bridge over Cripple Creek on Crigger Road
November 24, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Mayo Bridge (Richmond, Virginia)
Concrete arch bridge over James River on 14th Street in Richmond
November 24, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Melan arch"
Broad Street Richmond African Burial Ground Bridge (Richmond, Virginia)
Concrete encased steel stringer over Richmond African Burial Ground on E Broad St
November 23, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Concrete encased steel stringer"
Danziger Bridge (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Vertical lift bridge over the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (Industrial Canal) on US 90 in New Orleans
November 22, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Orthotropic Deck"
Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco County, California)
Suspension bridge over San Francisco Bay on US 101 at San Francisco
November 22, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Orthotropic Deck"
Mayo Bridge (Richmond, Virginia)
Concrete arch bridge over James River on 14th Street in Richmond
November 21, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Concrete inset railing"
14th Street Bridge (Richmond, Virginia)
Concrete arch bridge over James River on 14th Street in Richmond
November 20, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Concrete inset railing"
Grayhorse Creek Bridge (Osage County, Oklahoma)
Arch bridge over Grayhorse Creek on E0350
November 19, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Concrete balustrade"
MoPac - Chester Arch Bridge (Randolph County, Illinois)
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Unnamed tributary of Mississippi River
November 19, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway"
Hill Avenue Arch Bridge (Knox County, Tennessee)
Concrete open-spandrel arch bridge over First Creek in Knoxville on Hill Ave.
November 15, 2017: New Street View added
KCS Shawnee Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Lost Bridge over Shawnee Creek on Kansas City Southern Railway
November 13, 2017: Added
Vance Creek Viaduct (Mason County, Washington)
Massive steel arch bridge over Vance Creek on Simpson Railroad
November 13, 2017: New Street View added
Lilac Bridge (Merrimack County, New Hampshire)
Bypassed through truss bridge over Merrimack River in Hooksett
November 8, 2017: New video
Calef Highway Bridge (Rockingham County, New Hampshire)
Bridge over Lamprey River on Calef Highway
November 8, 2017: Added
LC - Catawba River Trestle (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
Bridge over Catawba River on Lancaster and Chester Railway
November 5, 2017: New video
CBQ - South 245th Street Overpass (Douglas County, Nebraska)
Lost Bridge over S 245th Street on (CB&Q?) Railroad
November 5, 2017: New Street View added
Huntress Park Footbridge (Clay County, Kansas)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge on footpath
November 5, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Concrete balustrade"
Paul Dresser Bridge (Warren County, Indiana)
Lost concrete arch bridge over Wabash River on US 41 at Attica
November 5, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Concrete balustrade"
CBQ - Platte River Bridge (Douglas County, Nebraska)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Platte River on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
November 5, 2017: Added
CBQ - South 245th Street Overpass (Douglas County, Nebraska)
Lost Bridge over S 245th Street on (CB&Q?) Railroad
November 5, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "railroad", "Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad"

Recent Comments 

Posted January 17, 2018
What3words
Posted January 15, 2018

What3words is probably far too precise for bridges. Each square meter has its own set of words which are random and unrelated, so walking one pace would change all three words. Even a small span could have several dozen potential combinations, none of which would help one locate the bridge without access to the website. Since there is also no correlation to any conventional map, if location at this resolution is required, UTM seems more useful.

It is, however, certainly easier to remember than UTM and a very fun site to play with (try to find a spot with a silly phrase that goes along with the site purpose, e.g. a sewage treatment plant called "smelly mud water").

Posted January 13, 2018

The places with the extra holes seem to have bolts and some welding. It looks like this truss was rebuilt and got a "C" channel welded along the end posts and top chord.

Posted January 11, 2018

This is the first photo I've seen of this bridge. It was possibly the last one of many to be replaced in Jackson County where at one time there were probably at least a dozen of this pattern.

Posted December 28, 2017

Now you're just being silly!

Posted December 28, 2017

Careful, you can get kicked doing it that way....

Posted December 28, 2017

NBI description changes from truss to stringer after 2000 and shows a 2000 rehab date. Either it was incorrectly classified prior to 2000 and corrected when rehabbed, or it was replaced in 2000.

Posted December 27, 2017

Can I borrow your X-ray equipment? I can't seem to find mine in all the holiday clutter....

Posted December 27, 2017

Probably not a T beam. This could be concrete encased steel stringers or a concrete pony girder.

Is it asking too much for people to get X-rays of important structural elements when they go to take photos??

Posted December 26, 2017

The NBI listing pins it here and the location in relation to Cora is correct. Originally it did not list North Branch White Rock Creek as the stream and that stream crosses a N/S road on the county line a bit over a mile to the east. Nothing there except a culvert.

Nathan gave some details about this one. Do we know the source?

Posted December 26, 2017

NBI 2012 shows a pin over Walnut Creek on this road. It disappears from the NBI in 2014.

Posted December 26, 2017

Closest one in the NBI dropped off at 2014. Looks like a box culvert now.

Posted December 26, 2017

Last shown in 2012 NBI at the location of the culvert.

Posted December 24, 2017

Based on the depth at the abutment I'm going to guess there aren't concrete stringers. This could be a concrete encased steel stringer or a concrete girder.

Posted December 24, 2017

If you zoom photo 1 you can see the end post extending down in the shadow.