Zach Elliott

About Me 

Website: http://www.weatherstorm.net

I have been a bridge enthusiast since I was about 6 years old, where I called Truss Bridges "Double Bridges" and always pointed them out on family road trips. I discovered this site in 2011 and it rekindled my interest, I had no idea such a site existed where bridge-geeks could come together! So I went out on a few short expeditions in KS and OK and have started to take pictures of bridges, primarily truss bridges.

Bridges Photographed 

(In no particular order)


Baker Bridge

Recent Updates 

US77 South Canadian River Bridge (Cleveland County, Oklahoma)
Thirty-four span deck truss bridge over South Canadian River on US 77 in Purcell
January 31, 2014: Updated by Zach Elliott: As of 1/31/14, this bridge is closed indefinitely.
Newcastle Bridge (McClain County, Oklahoma)
Lost through truss bridge over S. Canadian River on old US 62/277
May 22, 2013: New photo
Perry Bridge (Jefferson County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Delaware River on Bridge Street (Old US 24) just west of Perry
April 28, 2013: Updated by Zach Elliott: Recent Inspections have forced KDOT to close this bridge http://www.jeffcountynews.com/2013/04/kdot-forces-county-to-shut-down-two-bridges/
Big Slough Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Big Slough Creek on CR 90, 0.3 mi. south and 2.2 mi. west of Oskaloosa
April 28, 2013: Updated by Zach Elliott: Bridge failed inspection and has been closed via KDOT http://www.jeffcountynews.com/2013/04/kdot-forces-county-to-shut-down-two-bridges/
Criner Creek Bridge (McClain County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Criner Creek on E1440
July 12, 2012: Updated by Zach Elliott: Bridge has been replaced with UCEB per Google Maps
Baker Bridge (Jefferson County, Kansas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Delaware River on abandoned alignment of Kansas State Highway 4 and 16
June 14, 2012: New photo
Slover Bridge (Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over North Canadian River on Clearpond Road in Shawnee.
May 20, 2012: New photos
Walnut Creek Bridge (McClain County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Walnut Creek on N3070 in Cole
May 13, 2012: New photos
Baker Bridge (Jefferson County, Kansas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Delaware River on abandoned alignment of Kansas State Highway 4 and 16
May 13, 2012: New photos

Recent Comments 

Posted May 24, 2014

Bridge has been replaced by UCEB per Google Earth.

Posted January 31, 2014

Bridge has been closed indefinitely due to structural concerns. http://kfor.com/2014/01/21/popular-bridge-deemed-structurall...

Posted May 22, 2013

Something else I got to thinking about today, is that it looks like in a few images i've seen that the old bridge was essentially thrown against the new bridge. Makes me wonder if the new bridge wasn't there, if the old one would have literally been picked up and tossed around in the tornado. It was shown to displace huge items and that last thing you need is a bridge span swirling around.....

Posted May 22, 2013

I may take a trip out this weekend Nathan. I'm trying to avoid being a lookie-loo with the damage from this, especially since i'm a meteorologist, but I could get away with taking photos of the bridge and leaving it at that.

Posted May 22, 2013

I live in Norman and kept telling myself this last year on lazy weekends I needed to go take photos of this bridge, now i'm kicking myself for not doing it....

Posted April 28, 2013

Looks like recent inspections have forced KDOT to close the bridge. I have updated the description to reflect that. Story here: http://www.jeffcountynews.com/2013/04/kdot-forces-county-to-...

Posted December 4, 2012

According to the Atchison Globe, traffic is now flowing across the new bridge.