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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West lattice

CP - 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 

NS - Askew Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge over 6th Street on Philadelphia & Reading Railroad
July 22, 2017: New Street View added
West Chapman Creek Bridge (Clay County, Kansas)
Lost pony truss bridge over West Chapman Creek on a local road, 2.0 mi. north and 1.0 mi. west of Longford
July 21, 2017: New Street View added
Harry W. Kelly Memorial Bridge (Worcester County, Maryland)
Bascule bridge over Sinepuxent Bay on US 50 in Ocean City
July 21, 2017: New Street View added
BNSF - Eagle Avenue Overpass (Carroll County, Iowa)
Concrete Slab Bridge over Eagle Avenue on BNSF Railway
July 21, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Ransome rebar"
Geysers Road Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Pratt Through truss bridge over Big Sulphur Creek on Geysers Road
July 21, 2017: New Street View added
Greenwood School Tunnel (Jackson County, Missouri)
Abandoned pedestrian tunnel under 27th and Cleveland Avenue
July 20, 2017: New photos
Blue Star Highway Bridge (Sussex County, Virginia)
Pony truss bridge over Nottoway River on Blue Star Highway
July 18, 2017: New Street View added
Mountain Road -I78 Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge
July 18, 2017: New Street View added
Erie Canal Clinton Square Bridge Syracuse (Onondaga County, New York)
Lost Bridge over Erie canal on Street
July 13, 2017: New Street View added
Greenwood School Tunnel (Jackson County, Missouri)
Abandoned pedestrian tunnel under 27th and Cleveland Avenue
July 12, 2017: New Street View added
SKOL - Big Hill Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Kansas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Big Hill Creek on South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad.
July 11, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway"
Bear Creek Railroad Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over Bear Creek on MO Rock Island Rail Trail (Former CRI&P MO Division)
July 8, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "MO Rock Island Rail Trail"
RI - Gasconade River Bridge (Osage County, Missouri)
Pratt deck truss over Gasconade River on the Rock Island Railroad between Freeburg and Belle
July 7, 2017: New video
Greenwood School Tunnel (Jackson County, Missouri)
Abandoned pedestrian tunnel under 27th and Cleveland Avenue
July 7, 2017: Added
Branch Black Vermillion River-Utah Rd. Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Black Vermillion River, 1.5 mi. south and 0.5 mi. east of Vermillion
July 6, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Pin-connected"
Severn's Bridge (Gibson County, Indiana)
Through truss bridge over Patoka River on Old IN 65
July 5, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Topo info
Stinking Creek Bridge No. 2 (Campbell County, Tennessee)
Concrete arch bridge over Stinking Creek on Laurel Branch Road
June 28, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Moreau Tunnel (Cole County, Missouri)
Abandoned tunnel on Missouri Pacific Railroad
June 26, 2017: Added
North Boggy Creek Bridge (Atoka County, Oklahoma)
Concrete stringer bridge over North Boggy Creek on Tellico Rd (old US 69)
June 26, 2017: New Street View added
Memorial Bridge (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
Concrete tee beam bridge over W.Br. Little Antietam Creek on Pa 16; Sr 0016
June 20, 2017: New Street View added
Business Park Road Bridge (Camden County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over North Fork Linn Creek on Business Park Road (Old US 54)
June 9, 2017: New Street View added
Waddell "A" Truss Bridge (Platte County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge originally spanning Linn Branch Creek in Clinton County near Trimble, but relocated to English Landing Park in Parkville spanning Rush Creek
June 5, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Quincy, Omaha & Kansas City Railroad"
Lincoln Highway Yankee Creek Bridge (Cedar County, Iowa)
Lost Bridge over Yankee Run on Lincoln Highway
June 4, 2017: Added
91st Street Overpass (Jackson County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over E. 91st Street on Kansas City Southern Railway
June 3, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Concrete encased steel stringer"
Tributary of Little Tavern Creek Bridge (Miller County, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over Tributary of Little Tavern Creek on Rock Island Railroad
May 30, 2017: Added
Wyomissing Creek Bridge at Museum Road (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Deck arch bridge over Wyomissing Creek on Museum Road
May 28, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Concrete balustrade"
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)
Pratt 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

Recent Comments 

Posted July 22, 2017

The alternate name of "Cotton Belt Flat Creek Bridge" mystifies me. Cotton Belt? Anyone?

Posted July 22, 2017

Page 422 the antepenultimate and penultimate paragraphs of the article seem to suggest that Tulloch and Missouri Valley worked separately from ABC.

Is it possible that people published contradictory information BEFORE the internet?

Posted July 21, 2017

The 1992 NBI lists a truss. 1996 NBI shows the current crossing built 1994. The county maps are ambiguous, early ones showing the E/W road going straight west while the later ones show the jog to the north before the intersection with the current Buffalo Road. None show a bridge other the one on Buffalo Road which is marked on the 2008 map as a low water crossing.

Posted July 20, 2017

The 2010 county highway map shows it present but closed.

Posted July 20, 2017

Old NBI shows it a mile to the north with a pony visible in the aerial pix.

Posted July 17, 2017

Bridge was officially rededicated on 17 Jul 2017 in accordance with this resolution:

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=&Sessio...

Posted July 14, 2017

Army.mil story about the removal:

https://www.army.mil/article/164874

Posted July 12, 2017

After talking with a local and looking at maps I suspect the concrete here does not represent a lost bridge and should be considered for deletion. Any thoughts?

Posted July 10, 2017

Katherine and Hubert S. were indeed his wife and son. Alonzo J. Tulloch died in 1904. I posted a link to his obituary on his category page. He worked with a lot of firms other than his own company.

Holley, NY bridge
Posted July 9, 2017

There are only three crossings near Holley and this is probably the one closest to town since you can see a bit of a house in it. Old maps might show other crossings from which this bridge was removed and not replaced.

It may have been replaced by this one built in 1911:

http://bridgehunter.com/ny/orleans/4445020

Posted July 9, 2017

Thanks Luke, I was looking for this. I used this or a similar article as the source for adding ABC as the builder for the bridges on this line.

The exact reference is found on page 465, middle column, third paragraph, "Contractors".

Posted July 7, 2017
Posted July 5, 2017

Severns was an early settler who for a time lived in caves near the present day Patoka.

http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/severn/54/

Categories
Posted June 29, 2017

Robert is correct in noting some redundant categories. I think careful cleanup by individuals can reduce the obvious ones, e.g. XXX Railway, XXX Railroad can be combined and the incorrect name retired.

Anything that might have a subjective component can be brought up here for community input, with James having the final decision making role if he chooses to exercise it. For example I have a fairly strict definition of a concrete balustrade that requires the verticals to be round to imitate turned wooden pieces in a true balustrade. This is probably too picky to worry about....

"Destroyed by stupidity" category
Posted June 29, 2017

Other than the occasional loss to natural forces, most losses of historic bridges here fit this category. It's not too different from having a category "Used to go over something".

Perhaps "Due to overload" or "Driver error" if we don't already have something.