Clark Vance

About Me 

Email: cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Math and Engineering instructor. Long time 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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Looking SE

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

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Recent Updates 

Grouse Creek US 166 Bridge (Cowley County, Kansas)
Lost three-span concrete arch bridge over Grouse Creek and Missouri Pacific RR on US 166
June 16, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Missouri Pacific Railroad"
Silver Creek US 166 Bridge (Cowley County, Kansas)
Lost Bridge over Silver Creek on US Hwy 166
June 16, 2018: Added
Grouse Creek US 166 Bridge (Cowley County, Kansas)
Lost three-span concrete arch bridge over Grouse Creek and Missouri Pacific RR on US 166
June 16, 2018: Essay added
Grouse Creek US 166 Bridge (Cowley County, Kansas)
Lost three-span concrete arch bridge over Grouse Creek and Missouri Pacific RR on US 166
June 16, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Carrothers & Crouch"
Old US 31 Bridge (Jefferson County, Alabama)
Concrete stringer bridge over an abandoned railroad (CSX) right of way on an abandoned section of US 31
June 5, 2018: New photos
NS - Gibralter Road Overpass (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Gibralter Road on Reading Railroad (NS)
June 4, 2018: New Street View added
NS - Gibralter Road Overpass (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Gibralter Road on Reading Railroad (NS)
June 4, 2018: Added
Old Gibralter Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Schuylkill River on Gibralter Road
June 4, 2018: Added
B&O - Teter Creek Bridge (Barbour County, West Virginia)
Lost Bridge over Teter Creek on B&O Grafton and Belington Branch
May 29, 2018: Added
Laurel Creek Bridge (Barbour County, West Virginia)
Girder bridge over Laurel Creek on County Route 12/8
May 29, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added railroad name
Sans Bois Creek Bridge (Haskell County, Oklahoma)
Abandoned truss bridge over Sans Bois Creek on possible former alignment of OK 2
May 28, 2018: Added
Old OK 2 Bridge (Haskell County, Oklahoma)
Concrete stringer bridge over Abandoned Railroad cut. on Old OK 2.
May 28, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Probable location
OK 2 Old Beaver Creek Bridge (Haskell County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over Beaver Creek on OK 2/OK 31 west of Kinta
May 28, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Noted replacement
Old OK 2 Canadian River Bridge (Haskell County, Oklahoma)
Lost Bridge over Canadian River on OK 2
May 28, 2018: Added
Mule Creek Bridge (Haskell County, Oklahoma)
Concrete deck girder bridge over Mule Creek
May 27, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Probably location
BNSF - Yellowstone River Bridge (Yellowstone County, Montana)
Bridge over Yellowstone River on Railroad
May 26, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Northern Pacific Railroad"
BNSF - Yellowstone River Bridge (Yellowstone County, Montana)
Bridge over Yellowstone River on Railroad
May 26, 2018: New Street View added
CN - East Dubuque Rail Tunnel (Jo Daviess County, Illinois)
Tunnel under hill with the north portal serving as the lead to east approach to the Dubuque Rail Bridge on CN (former IC) Railway
May 22, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Curved"
RI - Manchester Trafficway Overpass (Jackson County, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over Manchester Trafficway on Abandoned Rock Island RR
May 21, 2018: New Street View added
ST - Hoosac Tunnel (Berkshire County, Massachusetts)
Tunnel under Hoosac Mountains on Pan Am Railways
May 21, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Haunted"
Richmond Avenue Bridge (Bexar County, Texas)
Pony plate girder bridge over San Antonio River on Richmond Avenue
May 7, 2018: New Street View added
Tenth Street Bridge (Cascade County, Montana)
Eight-span open-spandrel arch bridge over the Missouri River on 10th Street in Great Falls
April 25, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Concrete balustrade"
B&O Bollman Truss over Georges Creek (Mineral County, West Virginia)
Bollman through truss bridge over Georges Creek on B&O RR
April 16, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Possible location
MP Deadman Creek (Montgomery County, Kansas)
Deck truss bridge over Deadman Creek on Former MP Railroad
April 14, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "American Bridge Co."
Canadian Pacific Railway Arch (Scranton) (Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge over drainage on CPRR
April 12, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad"
Old IL 127 Beaver Creek Bridge (Bond County, Illinois)
Abandoned bridge over Beaver Creek on Former State Route 127 in Greenville
April 7, 2018: New Street View added
Stacey Dillard Blvd Bridge (Red River County, Texas)
Slab bridge over Delaware Creek on Stacey Dillard Blvd
April 7, 2018: Added
Houston Street Bridge (Red River County, Texas)
Slab bridge over Delaware Creek on Houston St
April 7, 2018: Added
Main Street Bridge (Red River County, Texas)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Delaware Creek on Main, St (US 82 Business)
April 7, 2018: Added
Delaware Creek Bridge (Red River County, Texas)
Steel stringer bridge over Delaware Creek on Cedar Street and Church St in Clarksville
April 7, 2018: New Street View added
FM 909 Delaware Creek Bridge (Red River County, Texas)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Delaware Creek on S. Walnut St (FM 909) in Clarksville
April 7, 2018: New Street View added
Unnamed creek Bridge (Lyon County, Kansas)
Culvert bridge over Unnamed creek on W. 6th Avenue (old US 50)
April 7, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
CSX - VA601 Overpass (James City County, Virginia)
Arch bridge over Route 601 on C&O Railroad
April 2, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "CSX Railroad"
James Madison Highway Bridge (Fluvanna County, Virginia)
Lost through truss bridge over Rivanna River on James Madison Highway
April 2, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Noted replacement
LA 882 "zig-zag" at Joe's Bayou Bridge (East Carroll Parish, Louisiana)
Slab bridge over Joe'S Bayou on La0882
March 31, 2018: New Street View added
Fairway Pedestrian Underpass (Johnson County, Kansas)
Pedestrian tunnel under Shawnee Mission Pkwy
March 26, 2018: Added
Fairway Pedestrian Underpass (Johnson County, Kansas)
Pedestrian tunnel under Shawnee Mission Pkwy
March 26, 2018: New photos
FIU-Sweetwater University City Bridge (collapsed) (Miami-Dade County, Florida)
Lost concrete truss bridge over US 41 and Tamiami Canal on pedestrian walkway
March 19, 2018: New video
Smoots Creek Old US 54 Bridge (Kingman County, Kansas)
Concrete girder bridge over Smoots Creek on Old US 54, 1.0 mi. south and 0.5 mi. east of Waterloo
March 12, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Old Hwy 65 Bridge (Greene County, Missouri)
Abandoned bridge over Tributary of South Dry Sac River
March 6, 2018: New Street View added
Greene Street-Shawsheen River (Essex County, Massachusetts)
Lost Bridge over Shawsheen River on North Parish Road (Greene Street)
February 27, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Street name per 1944 topo quad
Vulcan Bridge (Mingo County, West Virginia)
Stringer bridge over Tug Fork on Local Road
February 26, 2018: New Street View added
Vulcan Bridge (Mingo County, West Virginia)
Stringer bridge over Tug Fork on Local Road
February 25, 2018: Added
Sand Creek Bridge (Osage County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Sand Creek on Okesa Rd.
February 21, 2018: Photos imported
S Dickerson Rd Bridge (Missaukee County, Michigan)
Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Clam River on S Dickerson Rd
February 18, 2018: Added
Douglas Creek Bridge (Rooks County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Douglas Creek, 0.1 mi. south and 2.9 mi. west of Woodston
February 18, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Removed I-25 category
Carr Creek Bridge (Mitchell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Carr Creek, 1.1 mi. east and 5.0 mi. north of Tipton
February 18, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Changed 1912 build date to 1904 per NBI
Brush Creek pedestrian bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Lost Timber arch bridge over Brush Creek on Walkway
January 18, 2018: Added
26th Street Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over McGee Trafficway on 26th Street
January 17, 2018: Added
Chittenden Bridge (Park County, Wyoming)
Lost Deck arch bridge over Yellowstone River on S Rim Drive
January 14, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Melan arch"

Recent Comments 

Posted June 20, 2018

According to BridgeHunter.com:

Dimensions

Total length: 1,320.0 ft.

Posted June 19, 2018

If you are referring to the bridge to the SW, zoomed street view and from above makes me think strictly modern footbridge.

Oliver R. Smoot
Posted June 17, 2018

He had a very ironic professional position for a while:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_R._Smoot

Posted June 17, 2018

The newspaper story said 1000 bushels of wheat in the trailer. I used to figure 60lb per bushel so 60k, 30T plus trailer and tractor.

Street view shows a sign posting tractor trailer combos max 17T, so probably the driver's insurance and ultimately the price of bread.

One summer years ago I hauled wheat and I remember the sense of urgency to get to the elevator and back, and a feeling of invulnerability when driving the back roads. I think if I had known anyone who had broken through I would have been more cautious.

Posted June 13, 2018

Yep, looked like concrete until I got close and zoomed. They actually look like grey steel I-beams. "Concrete capped steel pilings".

RJ Carr
Posted June 2, 2018

Send pictures!

Have a safe, fun trip.

Road Trip--St. Louis
Posted May 30, 2018

The page for the city of St. Louis (it's a political subdivision equivalent to a county) has several you may want to see.

For up close my favorites are the Eads Bridge, easily accessed by a short walk from the Arch, and the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, which allows you to walk out over the river.

Please check with local police for information on safe access to the Chain of Rocks. The Missouri side is dangerous. Access from the Illinois side is easy and probably safer.

Wikipedia has good info on both.

Posted May 30, 2018
Laurel Creek Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted May 29, 2018

Could the 1940 date be when the county took it on as a road bridge?

Posted May 25, 2018

I don't know if there's a "standard" name for this arrangement. If you "chase the loads" it functions like a stringer. If you place a load on the deck between floor beams you have to decide: do the stringers transfer the load through the floor beams down to the piers or up to the truss members. It looks as if they have tried to transfer at least some of the load down, removing load from the truss. One could probably remove the truss without the bridge coming down. Splitting hairs, really; the truss has been preserved.

Posted May 22, 2018

Some info from Encyclopedia Dubuque:

http://www.encyclopediadubuque.org/index.php?title=DUNLEITH_...

It appears the tunnel was built when the original bridge was with some of the stone mined going into the bridge piers.

Posted May 16, 2018

Continental Divide Race Park, north of Denver near Mead.

http://www.na-motorsports.com/Tracks/CO/ContinentalDivideRP....

Continental Divide Raceways, South of Denver near Castle Rock.

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

Posted May 11, 2018

From the 1902 Wayland, NY 15' quad. The old alignment is visible just to the left of center.

Posted May 11, 2018

It's nice to see that the campground is making use of it, thus helping with preservation.

New BridgeHunter
Posted May 8, 2018

No it isn't....