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.

https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2019/12/12/an-...

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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 

RI - Blue Ridge Cut-Off Overpass (Jackson County, Missouri)
Abandoned pony plate girder bridge over Blue Ridge Cut-Off on the Rock Island Railroad
February 27, 2021: Updated by Clark Vance: Bypassed and preserved.
RI - 75th Street Overpass (Jackson County, Missouri)
Slab bridge over 75th Street on Rock Island Trail (former CRI&P)
February 27, 2021: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Rail-to-trail"
Rock Island Trail Wildwood Trestle (Jackson County, Missouri)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Tributary of Little Blue River on CRI&P RR
February 27, 2021: New photos
Rock Island Trail Wildwood Trestle (Jackson County, Missouri)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Tributary of Little Blue River on CRI&P RR
February 25, 2021: Added
Rock Island Trail Cattle Pass (Jackson County, Missouri)
Cattle pass culvert beneath the Rock Island Railroad
February 24, 2021: Added
Old US 66 Bridge (Yavapai County, Arizona)
Abandoned concrete culvert bridge on an old alignment of US 66
February 14, 2021: New Street View added
Tuscumbia Bridge (Miller County, Missouri)
Lost through and deck truss bridge over the Osage River on MO 17 at Tuscumbia
January 15, 2021: Document added
Tuscumbia Swinging Bridge (Miller County, Missouri)
Lost swinging bridge over Osage River at Tuscumbia on what is now MO 17
January 15, 2021: Document added
NY 64 Bridge (Monroe County, New York)
Concrete rigid frame bridge over New York State Thruway / I-90 on NY 64
January 15, 2021: New Street View added
Miller School Bridge (Dutchess County, New York)
Slab bridge over Landsman Kill on West Miller Road
January 8, 2021: Added
Pilgrim's Progress Road Bridge (Dutchess County, New York)
Stone arch bridge over Landsman Kill on Miller Road
January 8, 2021: New Street View added
Wappinger Creek Bridge (Dutchess County, New York)
Steel stringer bridge over Wappinger Creek on Salt Point Turnpike (CR 17)
January 8, 2021: New Street View added
Willow Brook Bridge (Dutchess County, New York)
Steel stringer bridge over Willow Brook on Salt Point Turnpike (CR 17)
January 8, 2021: New Street View added
Saw Kill Bridge (Dutchess County, New York)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Saw Kill on Mill Road
January 8, 2021: New Street View added
Davis Place Bridge (Dutchess County, New York)
Concrete arch bridge over Fall Kill Creek on Davis Place in Poughkeepsie
January 4, 2021: New photo
Daheim Estate Stone Bridge (Dutchess County, New York)
Stone arch bridge over Dietrich Pond/Mill Brook on Private Road
January 4, 2021: New photo
Township Road 53 Bridge (Washington County, Ohio)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge on Township Road 53
December 19, 2020: Updated by Clark Vance: Replaced 2010
MoPac Graham Branch Culvert (Lafayette County, Missouri)
Abandoned concrete culvert over Graham Branch on the abandoned Missouri Pacific Lexington Branch
December 9, 2020: Added
MoPac Graham Branch Culvert (Lafayette County, Missouri)
Abandoned concrete culvert over Graham Branch on the abandoned Missouri Pacific Lexington Branch
December 9, 2020: New photos
Rock Island Cedar Creek Tributary Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Concrete culvert bridge over Tributary of Cedar Creek on Rock Island Trail
December 9, 2020: Added
Rock Island Cedar Creek Tributary Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Concrete culvert bridge over Tributary of Cedar Creek on Rock Island Trail
December 9, 2020: New photos
Swartwoutville Bridge (Dutchess County, New York)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Sprout Creek on Rte 82
December 4, 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: 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

Recent Comments 

Posted March 6, 2021
Posted February 23, 2021

i went by a couple of months ago and they are clearing growth and taking up the rails for the new trail. The underpass was still there although still partially filled on the east.

Swift Island Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted February 21, 2021

The America's Great Bridge Test video is great. Well worth 15 minutes of viewing. Documentation of 1920s engineering research on a full sized concrete arch.

Posted February 15, 2021

That book is a fine period piece with a lot of information. Nice find.

Bridge comment
Posted February 10, 2021
Posted February 10, 2021

This is why we have the forum--so we can learn from people who know local history. Do you have further information or links to newspaper stories?

Posted January 24, 2021

Is the new inside "railing" welded to the bridge members? Was that their reinforcement?

Twin Bridges (Kentucky)
Posted January 21, 2021

It sure sounds like they plan on keeping the northbound which is the older of the two. Interesting decision if not an error in reporting. Maybe the newer one becomes a party venue!

Posted January 18, 2021

Several postcards from the era including the ones on this site:

https://www.cardcow.com/296603/topeka-kansas-vinewood-park/

Bridge comment
Posted January 13, 2021

I'm still pretty sad when I visit this site. I hope everyone will refrain from behaving contentiously for a decent interval. If anyone must engage personally with another contributor on the public forum can it be in a positive manner that enhances the site?

Posted January 13, 2021

Toll was removed after 19 years, so around 1968.

https://capital959.com/growing-up-in-augusta-the-memorial-br...

Posted January 11, 2021

Anyone know when this was installed?

Posted January 7, 2021

So, based on Luke's newspaper find about the replacement, was this a wooden pony or did the writer just base the description on a wooden deck?

Glen Okono Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted January 2, 2021

Date probably imported from the NBI which shows 1812 build, 1912 rehab.

Posted December 31, 2020

The house is now known as the Hitchcock House. In the early '60s it was the residence of Timothy Leary and was a meeting place for a number of influential names in psychology at the beginning of the psychedelic movement.