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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Looking SE

Hot Springs Bridge (Fall River County, South Dakota)
Modern replacements in the background

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West lattice

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

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Recent Updates 

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)
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
North Branch Elm Creek Bridge (Allen County, Kansas)
Concrete rigid frame bridge over North Branch Elm Creek on RS 7 2200 St
April 4, 2017: Added
Sherwin underpass (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Steel stringer bridge over NW 60th St and Tributary of Cherry Creek on South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad (former MoPac)
April 3, 2017: Added
Branch Lake Creek Bridge (Labette County, Kansas)
Concrete arch bridge over a branch of Lake Creek, 2.0 mi. west and 2.6 mi. south of Bartlett
April 3, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Location update
Frisco - East Creek Tributary Trestle (Cass County, Missouri)
Abandoned stringer bridge over Tributary to East Creek on Frisco RR
April 2, 2017: New Street View added
Old Highway 1 Bridge (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
Abandoned concrete deck girder bridge over Bayou Jean de Jean on former LA 1
March 31, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Branch North Cottonwood River Bridge (Marion County, Kansas)
Bridge over a branch of North Cottonwood River on the abandoned Pawnee Road
March 31, 2017: New Street View added
Weedsport Bridge (Cayuga County, New York)
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Erie Canal on Brutus Street
March 29, 2017: Added
Mineral Creek MO 2 Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Mineral Creek on MO 2
March 23, 2017: New Street View added
Black Jack Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Black Jack Creek on Route E
March 23, 2017: New Street View added
Buffalo Creek Retreat Bridge (Medina County, Ohio)
Through truss bridge over Hubbard Creek on Pedestrian trail
March 22, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Relocated"
Frisco Cherry Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Deck plate girder bridge over Cherry Creek on South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad (Former Frisco)
March 22, 2017: New Street View added
Trib. To Four Mile Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Stringer bridge over Trib. To Four Mile Creek on Rd. 23-J.4 (SW Star Rd)
March 22, 2017: New Street View added
Hallowell Road Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Bridge over Tributary of Cherry Creek on SW Hallowell Rd
March 22, 2017: New Street View added
Cow Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Cow Creek on NE Stat Valley Rd
March 22, 2017: New Street View added
Cow Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Cow Creek on NE Stat Valley Rd
March 21, 2017: Added
Hallowell Road Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Bridge over Tributary of Cherry Creek on SW Hallowell Rd
March 21, 2017: Added
Cherry Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Lost pony truss bridge over Cherry Creek, 2.6 mi. south and 0.7 mi. west of Hallowell
March 21, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Bridge has been replaced
Frisco Cherry Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Deck plate girder bridge over Cherry Creek on South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad (Former Frisco)
March 21, 2017: Added
Denny Branch Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Arch bridge over Denny Branch
March 21, 2017: New Street View added
Trib. To Cherry Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Slab bridge over Trib. To Cherry Creek on Rd. 11-H.7 (NW Bethlehem Rd)
March 21, 2017: Added
Trib. To Four Mile Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Stringer bridge over Trib. To Four Mile Creek on Rd. 23-J.4 (SW Star Rd)
March 21, 2017: Added
Branch Cow Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Cow Creek, 3.0 mi. north and 1.0 mi. west of Lawton
March 21, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Bridge has been replaced
KCS Poney Creek Bridge (Cass County, Missouri)
Bridge over Poney Creek on Kansas City Southern Railway
March 20, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "railroad", "Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad"
Old Hwy 3 (Yazoo County, Mississippi)
Bridge over McGraw Rd and Railroad
March 19, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Illinois Central Railroad", "Canadian National Railway"
Old Highway 3 Short Creek Bridge (Yazoo County, Mississippi)
Bridge over Short Creek on Old Highway 3
March 19, 2017: Added
South Fork Ninnescah River Bridge (Pratt County, Kansas)
Lost concrete tee beam bridge over South Fork Ninnescah River on US 54 Hwy
March 14, 2017: Added
Ninnescah River Bridge (Pratt County, Kansas)
Lost Concrete tee beam bridge over Ninnescah River on US 54 Hwy
March 14, 2017: Added
North Branch Elm Creek Bridge (Pratt County, Kansas)
Concrete tee beam bridge over North Branch Elm Creek on Coats Cutoff Road (RS 5016)
March 14, 2017: Added
ATSF Springdale bridge (Pratt County, Kansas)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Tributary of Turkey Creek and road on Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad (originally AT&SF)
March 14, 2017: Added
Santa Fe Turkey Creek Bridge (Pratt County, Kansas)
Bridge over Turkey Creek on ATSF RR (Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad)
March 14, 2017: Added
Main Street Bridge (McDonald County, Missouri)
Concrete slab bridge over Beaver Branch on Main Street in Anderson
March 6, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Frisco - Marmaton Bridge (Bourbon County, Kansas)
Bridge over Marmaton River on BNSF (former Frisco)
March 6, 2017: Added
Blue Star Highway Bridge (Sussex County, Virginia)
Pony truss bridge over Nottoway River on Blue Star Highway
March 5, 2017: New Street View added
Blue Star Highway Bridge (Sussex County, Virginia)
Pony truss bridge over Nottoway River on Blue Star Highway
March 5, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Unnamed Stream Bridge (Nemaha County, Nebraska)
Pony truss bridge over an unnamed stream on a county road, 4.5 mi. east and 9.7 mi. south of Johnson
March 5, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Pinned location
Little Muddy Creek Bridge (Nemaha County, Nebraska)
Pony truss bridge over Little Muddy Creek on a county road
March 5, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Location pinned

Recent Comments 

Posted April 27, 2017

Hard to see in the photos. Are the stringers wood?

Posted April 20, 2017
Unknown Bridge (Tennessee)
Posted April 17, 2017

There are no maps showing anything there other than an earlier alignment of the road that preceded the current US highway.

Posted April 16, 2017

It's significant that this didn't simply result in a fine.

Let's hope driving schools start making it a point to warn students about possible penalties for carelessly damaging infrastructure.

Posted April 15, 2017
Eckert Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted April 13, 2017

Just a great view of what the bridge is like now--trailhead parking. The rule is, when available, use the street view with puppies!

Posted April 12, 2017

The bents appear to carry the ends of the trusses and the floor beams carry the long girders. My thought is they added the girders at the lower chord to lengthen the span, probably as part of a relocation. The truss is still in a position to carry part of the load. Another story we may never know.

Posted April 8, 2017

Zooming in and clicking into the google maps page for the "subway" allows access to some recent photos. It appears he trestle overhead has been built up into an embankment.

Posted April 5, 2017

The 1951 topo shows a rail spur running north from here to join the MoPac line running along the river.

Posted April 2, 2017

This is in the NBI through 2004 where it's first shown as closed.

Posted March 29, 2017

Here is a picture of the church building I believe is visible in the photo:

http://weedsportumc.org/history/

Posted March 27, 2017
Posted March 23, 2017

OK railfans--what is the purpose of the cribbing around the pilings? Is the assumption that debris will only be a problem when the river is higher?

Posted March 22, 2017
Posted March 15, 2017

The street view on 15 Mar 17 shows the MO side gated and posted as closed. Seems like a good idea.