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 

Memorial Bridge (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
Concrete tee beam bridge over W.Br. Little Antietam Creek on Pa 16; Sr 0016
June 20, 2017: New Street View added
Business Park Road Bridge (Camden County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over North Fork Linn Creek on Business Park Road (Old US 54)
June 9, 2017: New Street View added
Waddell "A" Truss Bridge (Platte County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge originally spanning Linn Branch Creek in Clinton County near Trimble, but relocated to English Landing Park in Parkville spanning Rush Creek
June 5, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Quincy, Omaha & Kansas City Railroad"
Lincoln Highway Yankee Creek Bridge (Cedar County, Iowa)
Lost Bridge over Yankee Run on Lincoln Highway
June 4, 2017: Added
91st Street Overpass (Jackson County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over E. 91st Street on Kansas City Southern Railway
June 3, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Concrete encased steel stringer"
Tributary of Little Tavern Creek Bridge (Miller County, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over Tributary of Little Tavern Creek on Rock Island Railroad
May 30, 2017: Added
Wyomissing Creek Bridge at Museum Road (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Deck arch bridge over Wyomissing Creek on Museum Road
May 28, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Concrete balustrade"
Marble Creek Bridge (Ripley County, Indiana)
Stone arch bridge over Marble Creek on G Road
May 24, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: NBI and other facts
Collins Ford Bridge (Ripley County, Indiana)
Stone arch bridge over Big Graham Creek on K Road
May 24, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Located on map
Broadway-Woodswether Viaduct (Jackson County, Missouri)
Beam bridge over Kansas City Southern Railway and other RRs on Woodswether Road
May 22, 2017: New photos
Broadway-Woodswether Viaduct (Jackson County, Missouri)
Beam bridge over Kansas City Southern Railway and other RRs on Woodswether Road
May 19, 2017: Added
Freedom Avenue Bridge (Mifflin County, Pennsylvania)
Concrete arch bridge over Kishacoquillas Creek on PA 2002 (Freedom Avenue) in Burnham
May 16, 2017: New Street View added
Ahoskie Creek Overflow Bridge (Hertford County, North Carolina)
Wooden bridge over Ahoskie Creek Overflow on US 13/NC 42
May 10, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Merged NBI data
Ahoskie Creek Bridge (Hertford County, North Carolina)
Wooden bridge over Ahoskie Creek on US 13
May 10, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Merged NBI info on 1934 timber bridge
SBD - Trent River Bridge (Jones County, North Carolina)
Bridge over Trent River on Seaboard System Railroad
May 9, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Location
Rock Bridge Road Bridge (Independence County, Arkansas)
Abandoned bridge over Ladd Branch on Rock Bridge Road
May 8, 2017: Added
Hammerquist Road Bridge (Pennington County, South Dakota)
Concrete arch bridge over Rapid Creek on Hammerquist Road
May 5, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Ransome rebar"
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)
Pratt 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

Recent Comments 

Posted June 23, 2017

NIB shows a T-beam built here in 1935, a possible replacement date for the lenticular.

Posted June 18, 2017

The little bridge on the road over the creek is hard to see. The railroad bridge has steel stringers.

T-beam vs stringer
Posted June 18, 2017

The distinction to me is that a T beam, has a horizontal component cast as one with the vertical. With stringers the deck is normally separate (although mechanically attached).

RE: UDB&T
Posted June 6, 2017

I thought they had just gotten a bad scan on Pratt!

Nice sleuthing, Luke.

Posted June 6, 2017

I have no idea whether the QO&KC was double track but it seems unlikely except at sidings. Some pics underneath would give an idea of whether the floor beams are original or not.

OK railfans: What was U. D. B & T. R. R.
Posted June 6, 2017

It shows up 100 years ago in Kansas City as one of the electric lines using the ASB Bridge.

Posted June 5, 2017

FWIW, the Quincy, Omaha and Kansas City Railroad ran north of here between Edina and Know. It was closed in the '30s. Railfans...?

Concrete encased stringers
Posted June 3, 2017

So do we need to note these consistently? I think most are categorized here as slabs (I've done that). In reality I think they function like beams. Without having stringers exposed it's impossible to know for sure but perhaps it can be inferred from the span length and loading.

For now I've added the category "Concrete encased steel stringer" and will add it when I have visual evidence of beams within the concrete.

CSX - NC38 Overpass (North Carolina)
Posted June 2, 2017

I've noticed, around western Missouri at least, that some rail bridges were made with steel stringers spanning the abutments, then encased completely in concrete.

It's hard to say whether this would be considered well protected stringers or a heavily reinforced slab.

Busy bridge dorks....
Posted May 21, 2017

The "seven bridges" problem is considered the start of graph theory.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonhard_Euler#Graph_theory

The landscape has changed since WW2.

https://www.google.com/maps/@54.7061815,20.5134966,777m/data...

Posted May 10, 2017

Any reason you visit here on May 10th?

Posted May 10, 2017

This must have been a classy bridge when built. I hate to see the old ones from this era allowed to decay.

Mill Pond Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted May 10, 2017

So, a timber stringer was here from 1963-2008. It looks like David added it and it's shown as related. I see no reason for the UCEB to remain on site.

Mill Pond Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted May 9, 2017

The bridge shown here replaced a 1963 timber stringer bridge.

Posted May 8, 2017

This and the related bridge are the only two in the area actually marked as bridges on the 1891 Batesville topo.