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 

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"
Bronx River Parkway Bridge (Bronx County, New York)
Concrete arch bridge over Bronx River on Bronx River Parkway in New York
November 4, 2017: New Street View added
Patoka River Bridge CR 650 E (Pike County, Indiana)
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Patoka River on CR 650 East
October 29, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Cruciform Outriggers"
Avis Overhead Bridge (Summers County, West Virginia)
Through arch bridge over Grace Street and CSX Railroad on Old WV 107
October 20, 2017: New Street View added
Elder Road Bridge (Franklin County, Missouri)
Steel beam bridge over Elder Road on Missouri Central Railroad
October 19, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad"
BNSF Yokom Road Overpass (Crawford County, Missouri)
Bridge
October 18, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "St. Louis-San Francisco Railway"
Finney Creek Bridge (Clay County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over Finney Creek in Clay Center
October 17, 2017: New Street View added
Deer Creek Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Lost pony truss bridge over Deer Creek, 1.0 mi. north and 3.5 mi. west of Phillipsburg
October 10, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Location and status adjustment
Chicago & Alton Blue Branch Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over Tributary of Blue Branch on Kansas City Southern RW (former Chicago & Alton)
October 8, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Chicago & Alton Railroad", "Illinois Central Railroad", "railroad", "Kansas City Southern Railway"
Pensacola RR Bridge (Mayes County, Oklahoma)
Lost Bridge over Neosho River on KO&G Railroad
October 2, 2017: Added
Gates Mills Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Steel arch bridge over Chagrin River on Old Mill Road
September 26, 2017: New Street View added
NYC - Rocky River Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Rocky River on New York Central Railroad
September 26, 2017: New Street View added
Memphis Road Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Cntrmans Creek on Memphis Road (CR 119) in Cleveland
September 26, 2017: New Street View added
Brookside Park Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Big Creek on Pedestrian Walkway
September 26, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "First of its kind"
Dellwood Park Upper Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Fraction Run on Trail
September 19, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Ambursen Construction Co."
SKOL - Oxford Branch Bridge (Cowley County, Kansas)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Unnamed Creek on SK & O Railroad
September 15, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway"
Dexter Bridge (Cowley County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over a branch of Grouse Creek on a local road just north of Dexter in Dexter
September 9, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Dexter Bridge (Cowley County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over a branch of Grouse Creek on a local road just north of Dexter in Dexter
September 9, 2017: New Street View added
Bald River Bridge at Falls (Monroe County, Tennessee)
Concrete stringer bridge over Bald River on FDR 210/River Road
September 7, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Bull Creek Bridge (Miami County, Kansas)
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Bull Creek on (Old) Kansas City Road
September 7, 2017: Added
Thomas Bridge (Sullivan County, Tennessee)
Pratt through truss bridge over Beaver Creek
September 5, 2017: New Street View added
Pecan Bayou Bridge (Coleman County, Texas)
Through truss bridge over Pecan Bayou on CR 170
September 3, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Unnamed creek Bridge (Lyon County, Kansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Unnamed creek on Rd 260 929.5-502.0
September 3, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Buckhorn Creek Bridge (Taylor County, Kentucky)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Buckhorn Creek on West Main Street
August 31, 2017: New Street View added
KY-355 over Mill Creek (Owen County, Kentucky)
Concrete culvert bridge over Mill Creek on ky-355
August 29, 2017: New Street View added
UP - Idaho Falls Bridge (Bonneville County, Idaho)
Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge over Snake River on Union Pacific Railroad
August 25, 2017: New Street View added
Oakland Bridge (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Concrete arch bridge over Pascoag River on Victory Highway in Burrillville
August 23, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Victory Highway"
Oakland Bridge (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Concrete arch bridge over Pascoag River on Victory Highway in Burrillville
August 23, 2017: New Street View added
Douglas Branch Bridge (Vernon County, Missouri)
Bridge over Douglas Branch on S 1300 Rd
August 17, 2017: Added
Pumphouse Road Bridge (Vernon County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge over Marmaton River on Pumphouse Rd
August 17, 2017: Added
Medigener Creek Bridge (Vernon County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Medigener Creek on Route W (N. Ash Street)
August 17, 2017: New Street View added
Halley Road Marmaton Bridge (Vernon County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge on Halley Road
August 17, 2017: Added
Sand Lake Slough Bridge (Vernon County, Missouri)
Abandoned bridge over Sand Lake on Halley Road
August 17, 2017: Added
Halley Road Bridge (Vernon County, Missouri)
Bridge over Tributary of Marmaton River on E Halley Rd
August 17, 2017: Added
Bryan Ford Bridge (Miami County, Kansas)
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Middle Creek on Plum Creek Road
August 15, 2017: Added
Central Canal Illinois Street Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over I.W.C. Canal on Illinois Street in Indianapolis
August 13, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Luten arch"
KY 120 over Mill Creek (Webster County, Kentucky)
Concrete culvert bridge over Mill Creek on KY-120
August 9, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Lebanon Road Stone Arch Bridge (Davidson County, Tennessee)
Stone arch bridge over Brown's Creek on Lebanon Pike
August 9, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Noted continued use for water main and removed US 70.

Recent Comments 

One must not forget
Posted November 19, 2017

Not all who post comments have edit privileges. Their comments can be helpful to other editors.

Posted November 15, 2017

The fire is unfortunate but not devastating. It's almost certain the surface would have been replaced anyway as a part of the trail conversion. It's unlikely the heat was enough to reduce the strength enough to matter for bikes and walkers.

With luck access to the deck will be reduced and there will be fewer 1D10T errors.

Posted November 13, 2017

Based on the Cherokee County GIS, this RoW from road access to road access is owned by the Ozark Regional Land Trust, https://orlt.org/protected-lands/

I haven't checked their policies on access but this is not locally owned land.

Posted November 8, 2017

Bing aerial shows a gap (until you zoom in and get trees). It looks like it's gone.

Posted November 8, 2017

I found a BNSF track list showing this short line. It looks like it was used for ten years, 1917-1927, with the last section abandoned in 1928.

Does anyone know the history of this project with at least two large bridges, and why it was abandoned so quickly?

Posted November 8, 2017

There's nothing wrong with a bridge that is made in a way that it resembles a classic Luten. Good looks are ageless. It just needs to be noted as modern and the purists may point out that it in neither historic nor noteworthy.

Posted November 5, 2017

Probably never movable. The highway 515 bridge nearby is very close to the water and also appears to be fixed rather than movable. I doubt this bayou was navigable.

Posted November 4, 2017

Do the locals call this a trestle or was the name applied by someone who hadn't seen the bridge?

Posted November 2, 2017

Does that plaque in photo 7 say 1908?

Posted November 1, 2017

Someone added the category "recycled turntable" so I'm going to assume it probably is. In which case it was originally designed to be supported from the center rather than the ends.

Copyright
Posted October 25, 2017

If the bridge is on a public highway this is hard to understand. I don't know the details of your situation but in my experience railroad companies consider some of their bridges to be national security assets and potential targets for sabotage. They do not want photos for that reason, besides the usual trespassing liability concerns.

Posted October 18, 2017

Dummyline Road running through Asa follows the alignment of the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad according to the 1932 Sledge, MS quadrangle.

Posted October 18, 2017

Dummy line was a term for some steam streetcars and interurbans.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_dummy

And the old song:

https://blog.jimgrey.net/2008/12/12/on-the-dummy-line/

Posted October 8, 2017

This looks like the bridge I remember in this location. Jackson County built other open spandrel concrete arches bridges.

1917 http://bridgehunter.com/mo/jackson/gregory-blvd/

1917 http://bridgehunter.com/mo/jackson/troost-avenue/

Longview farm was built between 1913 and 1914.

Posted October 8, 2017

Is there a source on the added build date?