Clark Vance

About Me 

Email: cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

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

Favorite Photos 

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West lattice

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

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NW corner of main span

Blackwater River Bridge (Saline County, Missouri)

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Overview

Fishing Bridge (Park County, Wyoming)

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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 

ND&C - Webatuck Creek Tributary Culvert (Dutchess County, New York)
Abandoned stone culvert carrying a Tributary of Webatuck Creek on Newburgh, Dutchess, & Connecticut Railroad
November 25, 2020: Added
ND&C - Webatuck Creek Tributary Culvert (Dutchess County, New York)
Abandoned stone culvert carrying a Tributary of Webatuck Creek on Newburgh, Dutchess, & Connecticut Railroad
November 25, 2020: New photo
River Road Bridge (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Concrete arch bridge over Tohickon Creek on River Road (PA. Rt. 32) Pt. Pleasant, PA
November 10, 2020: Updated by Clark Vance: Replaced 2016
Buck Creek Culvert (Gibson County, Indiana)
Wooden culvert bridge beneath Wabash and Erie Canal on Buck Creek
November 5, 2020: Added
Overton Park Footbridge (Shelby County, Tennessee)
Bridge over drainage ditch on park trail
October 25, 2020: New Street View added
Mill Street Bridge (Shelby County, Tennessee)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Bayou Gayoso on Mill Street (Avenue)
October 25, 2020: Added
Hindman Ferry Bridge (Shelby County, Tennessee)
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Wolf River on Hindman Ferry Road
October 25, 2020: Added
Blackjack Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Blackjack Creek on NE 501st Rd
October 22, 2020: Added
Copperas Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Copperas Creek on SE 650th Rd
October 22, 2020: Added
Clear Fork-Blackwater River Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Lost Through truss bridge over Clear Fork-Blackwater River on SE 550th Rd
October 21, 2020: Added
Tributary of Spring Branch Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Tributary of Spring Branch on E. Truman Road
October 14, 2020: New Street View added
Tributary of Spring Branch Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Tributary of Spring Branch on E. Truman Road
October 13, 2020: Added
Peter Creek CR 88 Bridge (Bates County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Peter Creek on CR 88 (Mingo Road)
October 12, 2020: Updated by Clark Vance: Replaced
Branch of Grand River Bridge (Cass County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Branch of Grand River on Cantrell Rd
October 12, 2020: Added
233 Street Bridge (Cass County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Massey Creek on 233 Street
October 12, 2020: New Street View added
K&W - Nodaway River Bridge (Page County, Iowa)
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Nodaway River on Keokuk & Western Railroad
September 28, 2020: Updated by Clark Vance: Updated location
Brummett Bridge (Page County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over W Nodaway River on 210th Street (Business US 71)
September 27, 2020: Updated by Clark Vance: Replaced
BN - South Wyaconda River Bridge (Scotland County, Missouri)
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over South Wyaconda River on former Burlington Northern Railroad
September 26, 2020: Updated by Clark Vance: Elevation and RR from 1903 Edina 15' quad.
BN - South Wyaconda River Bridge (Scotland County, Missouri)
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over South Wyaconda River on former Burlington Northern Railroad
September 26, 2020: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Keokuk & Western Railroad"
Elce Creek Bridge (Turner County, South Dakota)
Stone arch bridge over Elce Creek on 271st Street, 4 mi. north and 2.9 mi. east of Parker in Brothersfield Township
September 18, 2020: Updated by Clark Vance: Replaced
MILW - IA210 Overpass (Story County, Iowa)
Lost Slab bridge over Main Street/IA 210 on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
September 12, 2020: New Street View added
Brighton and Lansing Sevenmile Creek Bridge (Leavenworth County, Kansas)
Lost Bridge over Sevenmile Creek on Brighton and Lansing Railroad
September 12, 2020: Added
ATSF - Maple Avenue Overpass (Leavenworth County, Kansas)
Lost Bridge over Maple Avenue on AT&SF RW
September 12, 2020: New Street View added
Keim Stone Arch Bridge (Johnson County, Nebraska)
Stone arch bridge over Tributary of Spring Creek on 624th Avenue (Fas 3635)
September 6, 2020: Document added
MP - Blackwater Bridge (Saline County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge over Blackwater River on Missouri Pacific Railroad
August 29, 2020: Added
KCS - 63rd Street Trestle (Jackson County, Missouri)
Steel trestle over E. 63rd Street Trafficway on Kansas City Southern Railway
August 26, 2020: New photos
Holmes-Larabee Low Water Crossing (Humboldt County, California)
Timber stringer bridge over Eel River on Holmes Flat Road
August 25, 2020: New Street View added
Robb Creek Bridge (Gibson County, Indiana)
Bridge over Robb Creek on Steelman Chapel Road
August 23, 2020: Added
Sugar Creek Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Sugar Creek on Private drive
August 22, 2020: New photos
Sugar Creek Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Sugar Creek on Private drive
August 21, 2020: Added
Westphalia Bridge (Osage County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Maries River on CR 611 near Westphalia
August 17, 2020: New Street View added
Route O Thrailkill Creek Bridge (Saline County, Missouri)
Beam bridge over Thrailkill Creek on Route O
August 15, 2020: Updated by Clark Vance: Replaced
BO McMahon Creek Bridge (Belmont County, Ohio)
Abandoned bridge over McMahon Creek on B&O
August 13, 2020: Added
Farm Road Bridge (Morgan County, Indiana)
Abandoned concrete culvert bridge over Tributary of Lake Ditch on Abandoned 600 Road
August 7, 2020: Added
MNCW - Nellie Hill Road Bridge (Dutchess County, New York)
Stone arch bridge over N Nellie Hill Rd on Metro-North Commuter Railroad
August 4, 2020: Added
Old Narrows Bridge (Bedford County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Bridge over Raystown Branch Juniata River on Road
August 3, 2020: Added
11th Street Bridge (Franklin County, Massachusetts)
Triple-barreled through truss bridge over Utility Canal on Eleventh Street in Montague
July 30, 2020: New Street View added
Little Blue Road Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge over Unnamed tributary of Little Blue River on Little Blue Road
July 28, 2020: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Jefferson Highway"
Wornall Road-Indian Creek Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Indian Creek on Wornall Road
July 27, 2020: New photo
Blue River Road Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Lost Concrete stringer bridge over Hart Grove Creek on Blue River Road
July 27, 2020: Added
Blue River Road Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Lost Concrete stringer bridge over Hart Grove Creek on Blue River Road
July 27, 2020: New photo
Little Blue Road Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge over Unnamed tributary of Little Blue River on Little Blue Road
June 29, 2020: New photo
BO - I-90 Bridge (Erie County, New York)
Steel stringer bridge over Interstate 90 on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
May 18, 2020: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad", "Baltimore & Ohio Railroad", "Toll"
INRD - Beanblossom Creek Trevlac (Brown County, Indiana)
Pony plate girder bridge over Bean Blossom Creek on INRD
May 18, 2020: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Illinois Central Railroad"
Delaware River Composite Truss Bridge (Jefferson County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Delaware River on Coal Creek Road at Valley Falls
May 18, 2020: Updated by Clark Vance: Confirmed closure
Frisco - Current River Bridge (Randolph County, Arkansas)
Lost swing bridge over Current River on St. Louis-San Francisco Railway
May 15, 2020: Added
BNSF - Fishing River Bridge (Clay County, Missouri)
Deck truss bridge over Fishing River on BNSF Railway
May 15, 2020: New photos
Stockdale Road Bridge (Clay County, Missouri)
Girder bridge over Canadian Pacific Railway on Stockdale Road
May 15, 2020: New photo
NE 116th Street Bridge (Clay County, Missouri)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Canadian Pacific Railway on NE 116th Street
May 14, 2020: New photos
Old 3rd Street bridge (Clay County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge over Fishing River
May 14, 2020: New photo

Recent Comments 

Posted November 29, 2020

Doing some cleanup and noticed the category "New York State Fence" which applies only to this bridge. Can anyone tell me what it indicates?

Posted November 19, 2020

This is a new development, not on maps 60 years ago, so probably relocated. Probably built when the golf course was developed.

Posted October 25, 2020

I suspect someone can identify the portal and plaque in the photograph.

Posted October 23, 2020

The 1960 Bartlett 15' quad shows the road intact but the bridge is missing and marked "Bridge Out".

https://prd-tnm.s3.amazonaws.com/StagedProducts/Maps/Histori...

The bridge was the scene of a murder and lynching but other than marking the location it was not directly involved in either. There is a marker memorializing the lynching:

https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=103638

A very detailed account of the events near the bridge in 1917:

https://lynchingsitesmem.org/files/attachments/post/vandiver...

Posted October 16, 2020
Posted October 9, 2020

Picture says Alvin....

Posted October 5, 2020

Street view doesn't go far enough to view the signs at the 610-611 junction. If posted as described then there really is no excuse for taking a loaded truck down the road.

Any news on what is going to happen to the driver, the trucking company, and the bridge?

Posted September 28, 2020

The link to the photo has gone dead.

I moved the location based on maps including this one:

http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/1261573/East+River+an...

There was another crossing of the other channel of the Nodaway east of here and I can't be sure if this bridge was here or to the east.

Posted September 27, 2020

Some history in an article about the 2018 replacement:

https://clarindaherald.com/news/local/clarinda-bridge-has-a-...

Posted September 12, 2020

Took a second look but that's a wrecking ball behind him.

Posted September 12, 2020

Easy enough to look for next time I'm up there. Can anyone contribute knowledge on the two mile long RR? It seems to get a lot of mentions in the Leavenworth newspaper 120 years ago but I don't find any other information easily.

Posted August 26, 2020

One piece is up and one staged below. Next time I pass I'll see if there's someone who knows. Just a clean-up guy on an excavator when I visited yesterday.

Posted August 23, 2020

Swinging perhaps, in reference to the nearby frankenbridge.

Posted August 23, 2020

We don't know how it spends its weekend nights....

I suspect this culvert is mixed with info from the larger culvert to the west.

Posted August 18, 2020

IIRC (I was young then) the term turnpike came about when private firms would build improved roads along popular but rough routes. Toll was paid at a point blocked by a long pole, a pike, that was turned aside to allow passage. The term usually connoted a better than average road with a toll.