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 

MacArthur Bridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
Three-span through truss bridge over the Mississippi River in St. Louis, south of the Poplar Street Bridge
August 9, 2018: New photos
BNSF - Island Road Overpass (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Island Road on BNSF Railway
August 3, 2018: Added
BNSF - Dardenne Creek Bridge (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over Dardenne Creek on BNSF Railway
August 3, 2018: Added
BNSF - Peruque Creek Bridge (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Bridge over Peruque Creek on BNSF Railway
August 3, 2018: Added
NS - Spencer Creek Bridge (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over Spencer Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
August 3, 2018: Added
NS - Dardenne Creek Bridge (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Dardenne Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
August 3, 2018: Added
NS - Brown Rd Overpass (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Slab bridge over Brown Road on Norfolk Southern Railway
August 3, 2018: Added
NS - Belleau Creek (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Peruque Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
August 3, 2018: Added
NS - Peruque Creek Bridge (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over Peruque Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
August 3, 2018: Added
New Kate Shelley High Bridge (Boone County, Iowa)
Concrete Beam and Deck Plate Girder over Des Moines River on Union Pacific Railroad west of Boone
July 31, 2018: New photos
J Avenue Overpass (Boone County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on J Avenue
July 31, 2018: New photos
UP - Buttrick Creek Bridge (Greene County, Iowa)
Bridge over Buttrick Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
July 29, 2018: New photos
UP - Velvet Avenue Overpass (Carroll County, Iowa)
Stringer bridge over Velvet Avenue on Union Pacific Railroad
July 29, 2018: New photos
UP - Otter Creek Bridge (Greene County, Iowa)
Stringer bridge over Otter Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
July 29, 2018: New photos
Sauk Rail Trail - Middle Raccoon River (Carroll County, Iowa)
Steel arch bridge over Middle Raccoon River on Sauk Rail Trail
July 29, 2018: Added
Center Street Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Steel through arch bridge over Des Moines River on Pedestrian and bicycle trail at the Principal River Walk
July 8, 2018: New photos
Grand Avenue Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Concrete stringer bridge over Des Moines River
July 8, 2018: New photos
UP - S Fillmore Ave Overpass (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Bridge on Union Pacific Railroad
July 8, 2018: Added
Grant's Trail - I44 Overpass (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Bridge over Interstate 44 on Grant's Trail
June 30, 2018: New photos
UP - Muchakinock Creek Bridge (Mahaska County, Iowa)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Muchakinock Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
June 30, 2018: New photos
BNSF - Rock River Bridge (Lyon County, Iowa)
Bridge over Rock River on BNSF Railway
June 23, 2018: Added
BNSF - Little Rock River (Lyon County, Iowa)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Little Rock River on BNSF Railway
June 23, 2018: Added
BNSF - US 75 Overpass (Sioux County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over US 75 on BNSF Railway
June 23, 2018: Added
UP - X Avenue Overpass (Boone County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over X Avenue on Union Pacific Railroad
May 20, 2018: New photos
BN - I-35 Overpass (DeKalb County, Missouri)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over I-35 on Burlington Northern Railway
May 20, 2018: New photos
280th Street Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over South Skunk River on 280th Street
May 19, 2018: New photos
CP - I-35 Overpass (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over I-35 W on Canadian Pacific Railway
May 17, 2018: Added
695th Avenue Overpass (Monroe County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over BNSF Railway on 695th Ave
May 6, 2018: Added
ISRY - Abandoned 13th Street Bridge (Monroe County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over closed street (13th St.) on Iowa Southern Railway
May 6, 2018: New photos
BNSF - Cedar Creek Bridge (South) (Monroe County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Cedar Creek on BNSF
May 6, 2018: New photos
BNSF - Cedar Creek Bridge (North) (Monroe County, Iowa)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Cedar Creek on BNSF
May 6, 2018: New photos
White Creek Bridge (Monroe County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over White Creek on 142nd Street
May 6, 2018: New photos
Unnamed Creek Bridge (Monroe County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over an unnamed creek on 635th Avenue
May 6, 2018: New photos
CGW - Lost South Fork Clanton Creek Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over South Fork Clanton Creek
April 29, 2018: Added
Clanton Creek Tributary bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Tributary of Clanton Creek on Bevington Park Road
April 29, 2018: Added
South Fork Clanton Creek Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over South Fork Clanton Creek on Larkspur Avenue
April 29, 2018: New photos
South Fork Clanton Creek Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Warren Pony truss bridge over South Fork Clanton Creek on Limestone Avenue
April 29, 2018: New photos
CGW - South Fork Clanton Creek Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Pony plate girder bridge over South Fork Clanton Creek on Private Road
April 29, 2018: New photos
Jones Creek Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Concrete arch bridge over Jones Creek on Clark Tower Road
April 29, 2018: New photos
Drainage Ditch Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Warren pony truss bridge over a drainage ditch on Valleyview Avenue
April 29, 2018: New photos
Clanton Creek Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Clanton Creek on CR R35 (Bevington Park Road)
April 29, 2018: New photos
Middle River Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Middle River on CR R35 (Bevington Park Road)
April 29, 2018: New photos
North River Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Pratt Through truss bridge over North River on Wind Wood Trl
April 29, 2018: New photos
BNSF - Crooked Creek Bridge (Shelby County, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over Crooked Creek on BNSF Railway
April 25, 2018: Added
UP - Muchakinock Creek Bridge (Mahaska County, Iowa)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Muchakinock Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
April 23, 2018: Added
RI - Field Trestle (Wapello County, Iowa)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge on abandoned railroad (former RI)
April 23, 2018: New photo
N Timber Creek Bridge (Adair County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over N Timber Creek on Route V
April 23, 2018: New photos
Timber Branch Bridge (Adair County, Missouri)
Concrete deck girder bridge over Timber Branch on Twin Oaks Lane (CR 280)
April 23, 2018: New photos
BNSF - North Fork Salt River Bridge (Adair County, Missouri)
Bridge over North Fork Salt River on BNSF Railway
April 23, 2018: New photo
Titan Lane Bridge (Adair County, Missouri)
Plate girder bridge over BNSF Railway on Titan Lane (CR 316)
April 23, 2018: New photos

Recent Comments 

Posted July 28, 2018

I have travelled this road for years. There is no pony truss bridge here.

Posted July 28, 2018

I'm Glad you visited this bridge John. I hadn't gotten the chance to do more closeup shots of the other plaques last September. I was attacked by hornets just North of the bridge when taking the South-facing shots through the trees!

Posted June 27, 2018

According to the Des Moines Register the bridge has now been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Story Here: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2018/06/26/ceda...

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.