Daniel Barnes

About Me 

I love to travel. Love living in the Midwest. I love planning the bridgehunts, finding these places, & meeting the people who live there.

Equipment I use for photos: Nikon L310, Sony DSC-H300, & Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Life is an adventure

Recent Updates 

BNSF - Blackwell Branch Bridge (Livingston County, Missouri)
Bridge over Blackwell Branch on BNSF Railway
January 21, 2018: Added
CB&Q - Blackwell Branch Bridge (Livingston County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge over Blackwell Branch on Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy
January 21, 2018: Added
CB&Q - Higgins Ditch Crossing (Linn County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge over Higgins Ditch on Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy
January 21, 2018: Added
BNSF - US36 Overpass (Linn County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over US 36 on BNSF Railway
January 21, 2018: Added
BNSF - Broadway Street Overpass (Linn County, Missouri)
Bridge over Broadway Street on BNSF Railway
January 21, 2018: Added
BNSF - John Roth Road Overpass (Chariton County, Missouri)
Slab bridge over John Roth Road on BNSF Railway
January 21, 2018: Added
BNSF - Slater Branch Bridge (Chariton County, Missouri)
Bridge over Slater Branch on BNSF Railroad
January 21, 2018: Added
BNSF - Turkey Creek Bridge (Linn County, Missouri)
Bridge over Turkey Creek on BNSF Railway
January 21, 2018: Added
RI/DCI Overpass (Polk County, Iowa)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Des Moines & Central Iowa Railway on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
January 20, 2018: New photos
Cline Hall of Science-Fitch Hall Skywalk (Polk County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Pedestrian Pathway on Pedestrian Pathway
January 19, 2018: New photos
UP - Boone River Bridge (near Renwick) (Wright County, Iowa)
Bridge over Boone River on Union Pacific Railroad
January 17, 2018: Added
UP - Otter Creek Bridge (Wright County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Otter Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
January 17, 2018: Added
UP - White Fox Creek Bridge (Clarion) (Wright County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over White Fox Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
January 17, 2018: Added
UP - Iowa River Tributary Bridge (Wright County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Tributary of Iowa River on Union Pacific Railroad
January 17, 2018: Added
UP - White Fox Creek Bridge (Wright County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over White Fox Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
January 17, 2018: Added
CNW - Iowa River Bridge (Wright County, Iowa)
Lost Bridge over Iowa River on Chicago & North Western Railway
January 17, 2018: Added
UP - (Upper) Eagle Creek Bridge (Wright County, Iowa)
Bridge over Eagle Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
January 17, 2018: Added
UP - Eagle Creek Tributary Bridge (Wright County, Iowa)
Bridge over Tributary of Little Eagle Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
January 17, 2018: Added
UP - Velvet Avenue Overpass (Carroll County, Iowa)
Stringer bridge over Velvet Avenue on Union Pacific Railroad
January 15, 2018: New photos
CGW - Raccoon River Trestle (Carroll County, Iowa)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Middle Branch Raccoon River on Railroad
January 15, 2018: New photos
UP - Middle Raccoon River Bridge (Carroll County, Iowa)
Through Girder Bridge over Middle Raccoon River on Union Pacific Railroad
January 15, 2018: New photos
UP - Falcon Avenue Overpass (Carroll County, Iowa)
Bridge over Falcon Avenue on Union Pacific Railroad
January 15, 2018: New photos
UP - Eagle Avenue Overpass (Carroll County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Eagle Avenue on Union Pacific Railroad
January 15, 2018: New photos
MILW - Mosquito Creek Bridge (Guthrie County, Iowa)
Lost Bridge over Mosquito Creek on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
January 15, 2018: New photos
CN - South Branch Lizard Creek Trestle (Webster County, Iowa)
Bridge over South Branch Lizard Creek on Canadian National Railway
January 11, 2018: Added
CN - South Branch Lizard Creek Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over South Branch of Lizard Creek on Canadian National Railway
January 11, 2018: Added
UP - Spring Creek Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Spring Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
January 11, 2018: Added
UP - Spring Creek Bridge (N) (Webster County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Spring Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
January 11, 2018: Added
UP - Moredock Lake Bridge (Monroe County, Illinois)
Bridge over Moredock Lake on Union Pacific Railroad
January 11, 2018: Added
NS - Old Saint Louis Road Overpass (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Old Saint Louis Road on Norfolk Southern Railway
January 11, 2018: Added
UP - Prairie duPont Creek Bridge (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Prairie duPont Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
January 11, 2018: Added
TRRA RR over ILL 3 (Madison County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Illinois 3 on Terminal Railroad Assoc. of St. Louis
January 11, 2018: Added
Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Bridge over Des Moines River on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
January 6, 2018: New photos
IAIS - Des Moines River Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
8 span Through Plate Girder bridge over Des Moines River on Iowa Interstate Railroad
January 6, 2018: New photos
Red Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Pratt Through Truss Bridge over Des Moines River on Principal Riverwalk
January 6, 2018: New photos
Drake University Carpenter Hall Footbridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Quad Creek (Formerly a Reflecting Pool) on Pedestrian Pathway
January 1, 2018: New photos
Drake University Crawford Hall Footbridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Quad Creek (Formerly a Reflecting Pool) on Footpath
January 1, 2018: New photos
University Avenue Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Des Moines River on University Avenue in Des Moines
January 1, 2018: New photos
Capitol Hill Tunnel (Polk County, Iowa)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Court Avenue
January 1, 2018: New photo
BNSF - Broad Avenue Overpass (Montgomery County, Iowa)
Slab bridge over Broad Avenue on BNSF Railway
December 24, 2017: New photos
BNSF - K Avenue Overpass (Montgomery County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over BNSF on K Avenue
December 24, 2017: New photos
BNSF - J Ave Overpass (Montgomery County, Iowa)
Bridge over J Aveue on BNSF
December 24, 2017: New photos
Red Oak Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Iowa)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Red Oak Creek on Highland Avenue/East Coolbaugh Street
December 24, 2017: New photos
BNSF Overpass (Montgomery County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Railroad on Railroad
December 24, 2017: New photos
BNSF - East Nishnabotna River Bridge (Montgomery County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over East Nishnabotna River on BNSF Railway
December 24, 2017: New photos
IA48 Small Stream Culvert (Montgomery County, Iowa)
Culvert bridge over Small Stream on IA 48
December 24, 2017: New photos
Grand Avenue Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Concrete stringer bridge over Des Moines River
December 24, 2017: New photos
BNSF - Ramp Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Iowa)
Bridge over Ramp Creek on BNSF Railway
December 24, 2017: Added
BNSF - Mormon Branch Crossing (Montgomery County, Iowa)
Bridge over Mormon Branch on BNSF Railway
December 24, 2017: Added
CN - Big Lake Road Overpass (Pottawattamie County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Big Lake Road on Canadian National Railway
December 23, 2017: Added

Recent Comments 

Posted December 6, 2017

Bridge has been reopened to limited traffic

http://whotv.com/2017/11/20/grand-avenue-bridge-reopens-more...

Posted November 15, 2017

Drove by last night and discovered the bridge has been replaced by a concrete bridge.

Posted November 12, 2017

I went on Sunday figuring it would be quieter in town. I have observed many times that there can be a late afternoon lull in RR traffic on Sundays & Fridays. (as I also photograph trains) I counted on that lull. I started in Montour at 2:09, I followed the weather & counted on the sun being out by the time I was at the bridge which worked out. I arrived back in town just at sunset. A train came at 2:43 when I was half way there & then at 4:58 as I arrived back. I planned very carefully for this one.

Posted November 12, 2017

Basically I hiked all the way to it & the other bridges along that track, then back to Montour. I picked a time when I knew RR traffic would be lighter to make it much safer. I had tried to get to it 2 other times.

Posted March 27, 2017

While this bridge is barely accessible due to the low maintenance road, tracks on the ground and the condition of the bridge indicates it is still in use

Posted February 9, 2017

The picture titled 2nd Ave Overpass could not have been taken in 1975. The truck on the right is a Ford F-Series ca. 1987-1997. Also the car on the left is a version of the Chevy Cavalier ca. 1988-1994, with what looks like a 19891998 Isuzu Rodeo behind it.