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

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 

MKT - Paris Bridge (Monroe County, Missouri)
Lost Post through truss bridge over Middle Fork Salt River on MK&T RR
December 5, 2018: Added
Power Site Bridge (Texas County, Missouri)
Lost through truss bridge over Piney River near Houston
December 3, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Probable location
Ladder Creek Bridge (Greeley County, Kansas)
Culvert bridge over Ladder Creek on Rs 288
December 2, 2018: Added
Hog Creek Bridge (Leavenworth County, Kansas)
Pony/through girder bridge over Hog Creek on 182nd St. (Parallel Rd.)
December 2, 2018: Added
Hog Creek Bridge (Leavenworth County, Kansas)
Pony/through girder bridge over Hog Creek on 182nd St. (Parallel Rd.)
December 2, 2018: New photos
Hog Creek Bridge (Leavenworth County, Kansas)
Concrete arch bridge over a branch of Little Stranger, 3.4 mi. east and 0.8 mi. north of Jarbalo
December 2, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Noted replacement
3rd Street Rock Island Overpass (Jackson County, Missouri)
Abandoned through plate girder over Southwest 3rd Street, Lee's Summit on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
December 2, 2018: New photos
IC - Murphysboro Bridge (Jackson County, Illinois)
Through truss bridge over Big Muddy River on Railroad
November 26, 2018: New photo
East Branch Railroad Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over East Branch Little Blue River on Kansas City Southern Railway Company
November 24, 2018: Added
East Branch Railroad Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over East Branch Little Blue River on Kansas City Southern Railway Company
November 24, 2018: New photos
East Branch Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge over East Branch Little Blue River on unnamed road (possibly Valley View Rd)
November 24, 2018: New photos
Bee Creek Bridge (Chautauqua County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Bee Creek on Minor Ee.0-10.1, 7.0 mi. north and 2.0 mi. east of Niotaze
November 23, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Pin-connected"
Throckmorton's Bridge (Monmouth County, New Jersey)
Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge
November 23, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Possible location
Fox Creek Bridge (Chase County, Kansas)
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Fox Creek on Old Alignment of K-77 (abandoned)
November 23, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Stone Abutments"
Walnut Creek Bridge (Atchison County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Walnut Creek, 2.5 mi. north of St. Pats
November 23, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Riveted"
Natchez Trace Birdsong Hollow Arch Bridge (Williamson County, Tennessee)
Concrete double-arch segmental bridge on the Natchez Trace Parkway at Birdsong Hollow in Williamson County Tennessee
November 22, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "First of its kind"
Tributary of Long Creek Bridge (Osage County, Kansas)
Culvert bridge over Tributary of Long Creek on E 333rd Rd
November 17, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Willow Creek Bridge (Osage County, Kansas)
Culvert bridge over Willow Creek on E 333rd St
November 17, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Tributary of Long Creek Bridge (Osage County, Kansas)
Culvert bridge over Tributary of Long Creek on E 317th St
November 17, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Wolf Creek Bridge (Osage County, Kansas)
Culvert bridge over Unnamed Stream on S Lewelling 159
November 17, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
MoPac Johnson Fork Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Lost Stringer bridge over Johnson Fork on Missouri Pacific RR
November 12, 2018: Added
Paint Creek Bridge (Carroll County, Indiana)
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Old Wabash & Erie Canal on Delphi Historic Trails in Delphi. Right of way is old Delphi Belt Railroad property and site of former bridge on this long abandoned spur.
November 11, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Cruciform Outriggers"
Lost Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
2-span riveted Pratt through truss bridge over Eel River on CR 100 East
November 11, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: NRHP listing info
Ash Stop Road Bridge (Butler County, Pennsylvania)
Lost truss shown in the original Night of the Living Dead
November 10, 2018: Added
Ash Stop Road Bridge (Butler County, Pennsylvania)
Lost truss shown in the original Night of the Living Dead
November 10, 2018: New photo
Mt. Zion Road Suspension Bridge -Walker Creek (Giles County, Virginia)
Abandoned wire suspension pedestrian bridge over Walker Creek
November 6, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Footbridge"
KO&G Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Abandoned bridge over Tributary of Spring River on Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf RW
October 31, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Concrete Slab"
Limestone Creek Bridge (Jewell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Limestone Creek, 1.5 mi. south and 0.3 mi. east of Ionia
October 31, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Laced endposts"
Porcupine Creek Bridge (Jewell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Porcupine Creek, 5.0 mi. south and 0.9 mi. west of Esbon
October 31, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Laced endposts"
Fairway Pedestrian Underpass (Johnson County, Kansas)
Pedestrian tunnel under Shawnee Mission Pkwy
October 31, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Cut-And-Cover Tunnel"
Buffalo Creek Bridge (Jewell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Buffalo Creek, 1.0 mi. south and 3.4 mi. east of Randall
October 31, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Stone Abutments"
Branch Buffalo Creek Bridge (Jewell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Buffalo Creek, 0.7 mi. south and 3.0 mi. west of Randall
October 31, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Works"
Lyon Creek Bridge (Geary County, Kansas)
Rainbow arch bridge over Lyon Creek on Lyons Creek Road, 3.4 mi. west and 5.3 mi. south of Wreford
October 30, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fred Luttjohann"
Broadway Street Bridge (Replacement) (Harvey County, Kansas)
1986 slab over Sand Creek on Broadway
October 30, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Description
Stranger Creek Bridge (Atchison County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Stranger Creek
October 30, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Riveted"
Indian Creek Bridge (Allen County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Indian Creek, 1.0 mi. west and 0.5 mi. south of Geneva
October 30, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Warren Riveted Pony Truss w/ alternating verticals", "Riveted"
UP - Muddy Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Muddy Creek on Union Pacific Railroad in Grantville
October 27, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "American Bridge Co."
PC - French Creek Bridge (White County, Illinois)
Lost Bridge over French Creek
October 27, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway", "New York Central Railroad", "Penn Central Railroad"
Clear Creek Fittness Trail Tunnel (Bell County, Kentucky)
Tunnel on Clear Creek Fittness Trail (Former L&N RR)
October 24, 2018: Added
FEC RW & Georgia Ave. Bridge (Palm Beach County, Florida)
Steel stringer bridge over Florida East Coast Railway & Georgia Ave. on Us-98 (Sr-80)
October 22, 2018: New Street View added
Hazel Ridge Road Bridge (Gallatin County, Illinois)
Wooden bridge over an abandoned railroad on Hazel Ridge Road (TR 3)
October 18, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway"
Hazel Ridge Road Bridge (Gallatin County, Illinois)
Wooden bridge over an abandoned railroad on Hazel Ridge Road (TR 3)
October 18, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "New York Central Railroad"
MoPac Wilton Springs bridge (Saline County, Missouri)
Bridge over Salt Fork on Union Pacific Railroad (former Missouri Pacific)
October 17, 2018: Added
C&A overpass (Saline County, Missouri)
Bridge over Union Pacific Railroad Company (former MoPac) on Kansas City Southern Railway Company (former Chicago and Alton)
October 17, 2018: Added
UP - Camp Creek Bridge (Saline County, Missouri)
Plate girder bridge over Camp Creek on the Union Pacific Railroad, next to CR 212
October 17, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Missouri Pacific Railroad"
White River MO 76 Bridge (Taney County, Missouri)
Lost five-span through truss bridge over White River (Bull Shoals Lake) on MO 76 near Forsyth
October 16, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Demolished
MP Little Dry Creek Bridge (Vernon County, Missouri)
Abandoned bridge over Little Dry Wood Creek on Missouri Pacific Railroad
October 14, 2018: Added
Moxham Bridge (Cambria County, Pennsylvania)
Concrete arch bridge over Stony Creek River on PA 403 (Central Avenue) in Johnstown
October 14, 2018: New Street View added
Lilly Creek Bridge (Effingham County, Illinois)
Bridge over Lilly Creek on Sbi-11/Fr-918 (old National Road)
October 9, 2018: New Street View added
Lowe Bridge (White County, Illinois)
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Little Wabash River on TR 252
October 7, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: USGS shows this as Lowe Bridge

Recent Comments 

Posted December 8, 2018

Lili von Shtüpp. Also, it's Headly.

Suspension bridge types
Posted December 8, 2018

Seeing the stressed ribbon bridge makes me think we might want to find a consensus about following the naming conventions accepted here:

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

Chelsea
Posted December 8, 2018

Long live Chelsea 2!

Posted December 7, 2018

Someone needs to write a descriptive essay about this cluster of bridges, their origins and flooding.

Posted December 5, 2018

FWIW, The 1890 quad shows it as Mo Pacific.

Posted December 5, 2018

The truss on the new is a Warren while the old bridge looks like a Pratt.

Posted December 4, 2018

Finally found a map showing the mill location and what looks like a pier.

Mason Bridge (Missouri)
Posted December 4, 2018
Posted November 26, 2018

Based on Mr. Sensat's comment I changed the name to reflect the one on the 1948 topo. In addition, the pin is on the border of two parishes, neither of which is Evangeline. Section number is greater than 36 due to the unusual surveying in this area.

Posted November 26, 2018

I moved the pin two blocks north to Spring Street. The 1912 topo shows a bridge there. They probably built the 1919 replacement before tearing the old one down.

Posted November 25, 2018

Maybe a bit of abutment near the SW corner of the new bridge.

Posted November 24, 2018

The Lassig just RR west is 1900 so this one should be as old. This one seems to have suffered from corrosion more than the truss.

Posted November 24, 2018

I moved the pin to a crossing shown on the 1938 topo. Is this a double intersection Warren?

Posted November 23, 2018

According to:

http://www.digifind-it.com/redbank/_1878-1959/1941/1941-12-0...

Throckmorton's bridge is on East Front Street. (See the report on court case right below the word "December" on the front page.) If so, it can't be found using street view, so probably replaced.

FIU bridge collapse update
Posted November 22, 2018

They are leaning toward a design error.

https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Pages/HW...