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 

Avis Overhead Bridge (Summers County, West Virginia)
Through arch bridge over Grace Street and CSX Railroad on Old WV 107
October 20, 2017: New Street View added
Elder Road Bridge (Franklin County, Missouri)
Steel beam bridge over Elder Road on Missouri Central Railroad
October 19, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad"
BNSF Yokom Road Overpass (Crawford County, Missouri)
Bridge
October 18, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "St. Louis-San Francisco Railway"
Finney Creek Bridge (Clay County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over Finney Creek in Clay Center
October 17, 2017: New Street View added
Deer Creek Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Lost pony truss bridge over Deer Creek, 1.0 mi. north and 3.5 mi. west of Phillipsburg
October 10, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Location and status adjustment
Chicago & Alton Blue Branch Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over Tributary of Blue Branch on Kansas City Southern RW (former Chicago & Alton)
October 8, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Chicago & Alton Railroad", "Illinois Central Railroad", "railroad", "Kansas City Southern Railway"
Pensacola RR Bridge (Mayes County, Oklahoma)
Lost Bridge over Neosho River on KO&G Railroad
October 2, 2017: Added
Gates Mills Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Steel arch bridge over Chagrin River on Old Mill Road
September 26, 2017: New Street View added
NYC - Rocky River Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Rocky River on New York Central Railroad
September 26, 2017: New Street View added
Memphis Road Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Cntrmans Creek on Memphis Road (CR 119) in Cleveland
September 26, 2017: New Street View added
Brookside Park Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Big Creek on Pedestrian Walkway
September 26, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "First of its kind"
Dellwood Park Upper Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Fraction Run on Trail
September 19, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Ambursen Construction Co."
SK & O Oxford Branch Bridge (Cowley County, Kansas)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Unnamed Creek on SK & O Railroad
September 15, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway"
Dexter Bridge (Cowley County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over a branch of Grouse Creek on a local road just north of Dexter in Dexter
September 9, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Dexter Bridge (Cowley County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over a branch of Grouse Creek on a local road just north of Dexter in Dexter
September 9, 2017: New Street View added
Bald River Bridge at Falls (Monroe County, Tennessee)
Concrete stringer bridge over Bald River on FDR 210/River Road
September 7, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Bull Creek Bridge (Miami County, Kansas)
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Bull Creek on (Old) Kansas City Road
September 7, 2017: Added
Thomas Bridge (Sullivan County, Tennessee)
Pratt through truss bridge over Beaver Creek
September 5, 2017: New Street View added
Pecan Bayou Bridge (Coleman County, Texas)
Through truss bridge over Pecan Bayou on CR 170
September 3, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Unnamed creek Bridge (Lyon County, Kansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Unnamed creek on Rd 260 929.5-502.0
September 3, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Buckhorn Creek Bridge (Taylor County, Kentucky)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Buckhorn Creek on West Main Street
August 31, 2017: New Street View added
KY-355 over Mill Creek (Owen County, Kentucky)
Concrete culvert bridge over Mill Creek on ky-355
August 29, 2017: New Street View added
UP - Idaho Falls Bridge (Bonneville County, Idaho)
Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge over Snake River on Union Pacific Railroad
August 25, 2017: New Street View added
Oakland Bridge (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Concrete arch bridge over Pascoag River on Victory Highway in Burrillville
August 23, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Victory Highway"
Oakland Bridge (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Concrete arch bridge over Pascoag River on Victory Highway in Burrillville
August 23, 2017: New Street View added
Douglas Branch Bridge (Vernon County, Missouri)
Bridge over Douglas Branch on S 1300 Rd
August 17, 2017: Added
Pumphouse Road Bridge (Vernon County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge over Marmaton River on Pumphouse Rd
August 17, 2017: Added
Medigener Creek Bridge (Vernon County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Medigener Creek on Route W (N. Ash Street)
August 17, 2017: New Street View added
Halley Road Marmaton Bridge (Vernon County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge on Halley Road
August 17, 2017: Added
Sand Lake Slough Bridge (Vernon County, Missouri)
Abandoned bridge over Sand Lake on Halley Road
August 17, 2017: Added
Halley Road Bridge (Vernon County, Missouri)
Bridge over Tributary of Marmaton River on E Halley Rd
August 17, 2017: Added
Bryan Ford Bridge (Miami County, Kansas)
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Middle Creek on Plum Creek Road
August 15, 2017: Added
Central Canal Illinois Street Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Concrete arch bridge over I.W.C. Canal on Illinois Street in Indianapolis
August 13, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Luten arch"
KY 120 over Mill Creek (Webster County, Kentucky)
Concrete culvert bridge over Mill Creek on KY-120
August 9, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Lebanon Road Stone Arch Bridge (Davidson County, Tennessee)
Stone arch bridge over Brown's Creek on Lebanon Pike
August 9, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Noted continued use for water main and removed US 70.
Silver Creek Bridge (Madison County, Illinois)
Bridge over Silver Creek on Lebanon Road (County 32)
August 9, 2017: Added
Forrest Crossing Bridge (Williamson County, Tennessee)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Harpeth River on a pedestrian/golf cart trail in the Forrest Crossing Golf Course
August 8, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Laced endposts", "Pin-connected"
Litup Creek Bridge (Labette County, Kansas)
Concrete arch bridge over Litup Creek, 1.4 mi. south of Strauss
August 8, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Marked location
Branch Neosho River Bridge (Labette County, Kansas)
Concrete arch bridge over a branch of Neosho River, 5.9 mi. east of Labette
August 6, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Lost 1980.
Bachelor Creek Bridge (Labette County, Kansas)
Lost concrete arch bridge over Bachelor Creek, 2.0 mi. south and 3.0 mi. west of Parsons
August 6, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Location
BLM 144 Bridge (Grand County, Utah)
Concrete stringer bridge over Intermitent was on BLM 144
August 6, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
Independence Street Bridge (Cass County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Town Creek on Independence Street in Harrisonville
August 6, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Ransome rebar"
Springfield Bridge (current location) (Faulkner County, Arkansas)
Relocated bowstring through truss bridge over Beaverfork Lake on Beaverfork Park Trailway
August 1, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Cruciform Outriggers"
Camp Branch Bridge (Cass County, Missouri)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Camp Branch on private lane
August 1, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Cruciform Outriggers"
Branch West Branch Mill Creek Bridge (Wabaunsee County, Kansas)
Queenpost pony truss bridge over Trib West Branch Mill Creek, 2.7 mi. west of Volland
August 1, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Cruciform Outriggers"
Cut-Off Bridge (Neosho County, Kansas)
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Neosho River on 40th Road (Abandoned)
July 25, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Concrete balustrade"
Walnut Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Lost steel stringer bridge over Walnut Creek on Route B
July 24, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Noted replacement
NS - Askew Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge over 6th Street on Philadelphia & Reading Railroad
July 22, 2017: New Street View added
West Chapman Creek Bridge (Clay County, Kansas)
Lost pony truss bridge over West Chapman Creek on a local road, 2.0 mi. north and 1.0 mi. west of Longford
July 21, 2017: New Street View added
Harry W. Kelly Memorial Bridge (Worcester County, Maryland)
Bascule bridge over Sinepuxent Bay on US 50 in Ocean City
July 21, 2017: New Street View added

Recent Comments 

Posted October 18, 2017

Dummyline Road running through Asa follows the alignment of the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad according to the 1932 Sledge, MS quadrangle.

Posted October 18, 2017

Dummy line was a term for some steam streetcars and interurbans.

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

And the old song:

https://blog.jimgrey.net/2008/12/12/on-the-dummy-line/

Posted October 8, 2017

This looks like the bridge I remember in this location. Jackson County built other open spandrel concrete arches bridges.

1917 http://bridgehunter.com/mo/jackson/gregory-blvd/

1917 http://bridgehunter.com/mo/jackson/troost-avenue/

Longview farm was built between 1913 and 1914.

Posted October 8, 2017

Is there a source on the added build date?

Posted October 3, 2017

As residential neighborhoods move south toward this area, there may be some interest in rehabbing into a park/trail feature. Johnson County certainly has the money but they tore out a nice pony and replaced it with a MOB here:

http://bridgehunter.com/ks/johnson/515450460000001

so they may not have anyone advocating for saving the old ones.

Posted October 3, 2017

Feet on the ground usually beats camera in the air. From the looks of the concrete fence post it's not a new replacement. So we're back to figuring out what the NBI is talking about.

Posted October 1, 2017

No road or bridge on the 1957 quad, so probably relocated by private party.

Posted October 1, 2017

Nice to see Sheldon active again.

Posted October 1, 2017

Main span lowered to a barge in July 2017:

https://ny.curbed.com/2017/7/27/16049828/kosciuszko-bridge-d...

One of many videos of explosion 1 Oct 17:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kFgLk5lCAc

Posted September 26, 2017

From the lack of road in the older topo it looks like someone is using a culvert for a creek as a passage for vehicles.

Posted September 26, 2017

For discussion: This bridge has pins on the counters but a solid riveted lower. Does this count as a pin connected or riveted? Since the major joints seem to be rigid, I opine riveted but whats the consensus?

Posted September 24, 2017

"Historic and NOTABLE bridges of the U.S."

Says so right on the label....

I would notice a bridge that lit up the florescent tube I carry on my head.

Bailey Bridge Cameo Appearance
Posted September 24, 2017

About an hour into the movie SHE (1982). The bridge is an actual Bailey with nice medium and long shots showing it clearly. If you find and attend a showing don't take your normal friends....

Posted September 11, 2017

Is there a reason to think this bridge ever carried the Jefferson Highway?

Posted September 11, 2017

http://untappedcities.com/2011/10/05/centralia-pennsylvania-...

What clueless person let that number become official?