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

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

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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 

MN22 Minnesota River Bridge (Le Sueur County, Minnesota)
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Minnesota River on Hwy 22 in St. Peter
October 3, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "US 169"
Rabbit Road Bridge (Bridge No. 4846) (Le Sueur County, Minnesota)
Relocated Pratt through truss over MN22 (Old US 169) on Rabbit Road
October 3, 2019: Photo imported
Post Oak Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Post Oak Creek on NW 21 Road (Old MO 13)
October 2, 2019: New photos
Diamond Creek Bridge (Morris County, Kansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Diamond Creek on Diamond Creek Rd (Rs 93 Cc.7 - 2150)
September 30, 2019: New Street View added
Benning Stone Arch (Blue Earth County, Minnesota)
Stone arch bridge over Tributary of Minnesota River on Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail along Abandoned C&NW
September 30, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail", "Rail-to-trail"
Shanaska Creek Bridge (Le Sueur County, Minnesota)
Through truss bridge over Shanaska Creek
September 28, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Relocated"
Rocky River High Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Lost Baltimore deck truss bridge over Rocky River on Lake Shore Electric Railway
September 26, 2019: Photo imported
Rocky River High Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Lost Baltimore deck truss bridge over Rocky River on Lake Shore Electric Railway
September 26, 2019: Added
Baker's Ford Bridge (Fulton County, Arkansas)
Bridge over Myatt Creek on Baker's Ford Road
September 18, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Recycled Railroad Rolling Stock"
Wildlife Road Bridge (Tazewell County, Illinois)
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Little Mackinaw River on N Wildlife Dr
September 12, 2019: Added
Gorman Creek Bridge (Wabasha County, Minnesota)
Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Gorman Creek on Lark Lane (Twp 100)
September 5, 2019: Added
Unnamed Bridge (Chase County, Kansas)
Bridge
September 3, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Possible location but description doesn't match NBI or satellite pic.
Indian Timothy Memorial Bridge (Asotin County, Washington)
Bypassed two-span through arch bridge over Alpowa Creek on US 12
August 29, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Marsh arch"
CSX Center Street Viaduct (Boyd County, Kentucky)
Bridge over Center Street on CSX Railway
August 26, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Chesapeake & Ohio Railway"
Diamond Creek Road bridge (Chase County, Kansas)
Bridge with Lattice Railing over Tributary of Diamond Creek
August 23, 2019: New Street View added
Buck Creek (Chase County, Kansas)
Bridge over Buck Creek on Road 160
August 23, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Mystery"
Tributary to Den Creek Bridge (Chase County, Kansas)
Bridge on Den Creek Road over Tributary to Den Creek
August 23, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Possible location
Tributary to Den Creek Bridge (Chase County, Kansas)
Bridge on Den Creek Road over Tributary to Den Creek
August 23, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Possible location
TP Road Bridge (Chase County, Kansas)
Slab bridge over Tributary of South Fork Cottonwood River on TP Road
August 23, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Location and details
Mickelson Pond Bridge (Hughes County, South Dakota)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Mickelson Pond on a pedestrian trail
August 21, 2019: New Street View added
Shue Creek Bridge (Beadle County, South Dakota)
Pony truss bridge over Shue Creek on 200th Street, 8 mi. north and 0.8 mi. east of Cavour in Liberty Township
August 15, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Noted closure
Westview School Road Bridge (Moniteau County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Smith Creek on Westview School Road
August 13, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Replaced 2016
Smith Creek Road Bridge (Moniteau County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over Smith Creek on Smith Creek Road southwest of California
August 13, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Replaced 2013
Eight Mile Creek Bridge (Franklin County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Eight Mile Creek on Osborne Terrace near Ottawa
August 12, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Added NRHP listing
Pearl Creek Bridge (Beadle County, South Dakota)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Pearl Creek on 213th Street, 5 mi. south and 0.3 mi. west of Cavour in Richland Township
August 9, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Removed 2016
Shue Creek Bridge (Beadle County, South Dakota)
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Shue Creek on 201st Street
August 9, 2019: Added
Middle Pipe Creek Bridge (Cloud County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Middle Pipe Creek, 2.0 mi. north and 7.2 mi. west of Miltonvale
August 8, 2019: New Street View added
Pearl Creek Bridge (Beadle County, South Dakota)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Pearl Creek on 213th Street, 5 mi. south and 0.3 mi. west of Cavour in Richland Township
August 8, 2019: Photos imported
Great Western Viaduct (Buchanan County, Missouri)
Concrete deck girder bridge over abandoned railroad tracks on Northwest Parkway in St. Joseph
August 2, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Chicago & North Western Railway"
Sixth Avenue Underpass (Brookings County, South Dakota)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over 6th Avenue on Dakota Minnesota and Eastern Railroad
July 29, 2019: New Street View added
US 281 Bypass Bridge (Brown County, South Dakota)
Warren through truss bridge over BNSF Railroad on US 281
July 28, 2019: New Street View added
Maple River Bridge (Brown County, South Dakota)
Pony truss bridge over Maple River on 101st Street, 6.3 mi. north and 2.4 mi. east of Frederick
July 28, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Marked as lost
Eckert Mill Bridge (Dubois County, Indiana)
Pratt through truss bridge over Patoka River on 3rd Avenue in Jasper
July 28, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Changed location to vicinity of the dam
UP - 108th Street Bridge (Cass County, Nebraska)
Timber stringer bridge over 108th Street on Union Pacific Railroad
July 27, 2019: New Street View added
Abandoned Union Pacific Railroad Bridge (Cass County, Nebraska)
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over 322nd Street on Union Pacific Railroad (abandoned)
July 27, 2019: New Street View added
North Platte River Bridge (Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska)
Steel stringer bridge over North Platte River on 10th Street
July 27, 2019: New Street View added
Watermill Bridge (Dallas County, Missouri)
Abandoned truss bridge over Niangua River on Treasure Lane/CO RD DD 75
July 21, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Removed "covered" category
Boggy Creek Bridge (Rogers County, Oklahoma)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Boggy Creek on former alignment of Keetonville Rd
July 19, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Added info from 1992 NBI
Boggy Creek Bridge (Rogers County, Oklahoma)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Boggy Creek on former alignment of Keetonville Rd
July 19, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Added data from 1994 NBI
King Hill Main Canal Aquaduct (Elmore County, Idaho)
Truss over Snake River carrying King Hill Main Canal Aquaduct
July 18, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Removed "Mystery" category
Lamar River Bridge (Park County, Wyoming)
Girder bridge over Lamar River on Northeast Entrance Road
July 16, 2019: Added
Lamar River Bridge (Park County, Wyoming)
Girder bridge over Lamar River on Northeast Entrance Road
July 16, 2019: New photos
Yellowstone River Bridge (Park County, Wyoming)
Deck girder bridge over Yellowstone River on Northeast Entrance Road
July 16, 2019: Added
Yellowstone River Bridge (Park County, Wyoming)
Deck girder bridge over Yellowstone River on Northeast Entrance Road
July 16, 2019: New photo
Corkscrew Bridge (1919) (Park County, Wyoming)
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Old East Entrance Road on Old East Entrance Road
July 16, 2019: Photo imported
Eagle Ford Bridge #2 (Dallas County, Texas)
Abandoned slab bridge over Drainage Ditch on Coppell Road/Singleton Blvd
July 15, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Ransome rebar"
Fishing Bridge (Park County, Wyoming)
Timber stringer bridge over Yellowstone River on Entrance Road
July 14, 2019: Photo imported
Pebble Creek Bridge (Park County, Wyoming)
Concrete deck girder bridge over Pebble Creek on Northeast Entrance Road
July 13, 2019: Added
Soda Butte Creek Bridge 2 (Park County, Wyoming)
Steel stringer bridge over Soda Butte Creek on Northeast Entrance
July 13, 2019: New photo
Soda Butte Creek Bridge (Park County, Wyoming)
Concrete girder bridge over Soda Butte Creek on Northeast Entrance Road
July 13, 2019: New Street View added

Recent Comments 

Posted October 11, 2019

My nomination for comment of the year:

"This bridge has taken more hits than Snoop dog"

Posted October 2, 2019
Posted September 30, 2019

Sad to see it coming apart. Perhaps the trail people will restore it.

Posted September 22, 2019

This bridge may have been in existence in 1911.

http://euclidevolution.blogspot.com/2018/05/abandoned-hillan...

Ransome rebar, so probably before 1920.

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-egzSHF2iORg/XIReHQ9JOvI/AAAAAAAAL...

Posted September 18, 2019

FWIW, Bing made the carbs on BMW bikes.

https://bingcarburetor.com/index.html

Posted September 18, 2019

Bridge in the satellite view doesn't match the photos.

Posted September 18, 2019

Looks like the same photos as:

http://bridgehunter.com/ks/morris/bh86711/

Posted September 14, 2019

So the site I cite is in error. I've never seen anything like this before....

Posted September 13, 2019

Looks like the 1949 (original, now northbound) span is in trouble.

https://www.kmbc.com/article/modot-closes-part-of-route-291-...

Posted September 12, 2019

http://www.douglascoulter.com/BridgeSigns/smith_bridge.html shows this as built by Smith Bridge Co of Toledo. Do we have another source showing the Toledo Bridge Co as builder?

Posted September 10, 2019

Per a phone conversation with a city employee 10 Sep 19, the bridge is public right of way and open for vehicles and pedestrians. The signs are possibly placed by owners of commercial property down the dead end road attempting to discourage prowlers.

Knox County near Veterans' Cemetery
Posted September 8, 2019

http://bridgereports.com/1505612/

A steel stringer from the '60s, not listed on this site, probably due to it not being noteworthy in terms of design or history.

Posted September 7, 2019

MO DoT stripes some of their older secondary road bridges to one lane when they are too narrow to meet standards for two lane. Leaving them two lane when they are 18 or 20 feet wide has caused accidents as well, so they mark them with warnings and yield signs and try to get people to cross one direction at a time. Most of these narrower bridges get scheduled for replacement once they are deemed too narrow for two lane traffic.

Morse Mill data
Posted September 6, 2019

The Missouri Historic Bridge Inventory shows it with a state inventory number:

http://epg.modot.mo.gov/documents/Historic_Bridge_Inventory/...

Pencoyd Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted September 5, 2019

From a street view of the west end of the bridge I believe the pieces are from the Pencoyd works which appear to be in the process of disassembly.

https://goo.gl/maps/5NkSjapTCEaQRJeV6