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, Nikon D3400, Sony DSC-H300, & Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Life is an adventure

Recent Updates 

Brush Creek Bridge (Clarke County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Brush Creek on Idaho Lane
December 9, 2018: New photos
Brush Creek Bridge (Clarke County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Brush Creek on Idaho Lane
December 9, 2018: Added
BNSF - 288th Avenue Overpass (Clarke County, Iowa)
Bridge over 288th Avenue on BNSF Railroad
December 9, 2018: New photos
Locust Street Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Arch bridge over Des Moines River on Locust Street in Des Moines
December 9, 2018: New photos
RCPE - Cain Creek Bridge (Hand County, South Dakota)
Deck Plate Bridge over Cain Creek on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern railroad
November 28, 2018: Added
RCP&E - Pearl Creek Bridge (Hand County, South Dakota)
Deck Plate Bridge over Pearl Creek on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
November 28, 2018: Added
RCP&E - Turtle Creek Bridge (Hand County, South Dakota)
Deck Plate girder bridge over Turtle Creek on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
November 28, 2018: Added
RCP&E - Ree Creek Bridge (Hand County, South Dakota)
Timber Stringer Bridge over Ree Creek on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
November 28, 2018: Added
Duquesne Incline (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
Girder bridge up Mount Washington
November 24, 2018: New photos
UP - Lake Shelbyville Bridge (Moultrie County, Illinois)
Arch bridge over Lake Shelbyville on Union Pacific Railroad
November 12, 2018: Added
280th St South Skunk River Bridge (Hamilton County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over South Skunk River on 280th Street
November 11, 2018: New photos
FDDM - Brewers Creek Culvert (Hamilton County, Iowa)
Abandoned bridge over Brewers Creek on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
November 11, 2018: New photos
Boone River Bridge (Hamilton County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Boone River on 173rd Street
November 11, 2018: New photos
UP - US20 Overpass (Hamilton County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over US 20 on Railroad
November 11, 2018: New photos
NS - McCraney Diversion Ditch Bridge (Pike County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over McCraney Diversion Ditch on Norfolk Southern Railway
November 8, 2018: Added
NS - Bay Creek Tributary Bridge (Pike County, Illinois)
Bridge over Tributary of Bay Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
November 8, 2018: Added
NS - Bay Creek Bridge (Pike County, Illinois)
Bridge over Bay Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
November 8, 2018: Added
NS - 311th Avenue Overpass (Pike County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over 311th Avenue on Norfolk Southern Railway
November 8, 2018: Added
NS - County Highway 4 Overpass (Pike County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Co. Highway 4 on Norfolk Southern Railway
November 8, 2018: Added
NS - Mauvaise Terre Creek Bridge (Scott County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Mauvaise Terre Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
November 8, 2018: Added
CSX - Mill Street Overpass (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Mill Street on CSX Transportation
November 8, 2018: Added
CSX - Little Silver Creek Bridge (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Bridge over Little Silver Creek on CSX Transportation
November 8, 2018: Added
CSX - Silver Creek Bridge (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Silver Creek on CSX Transportation
November 8, 2018: Added
CSX - Rieder Rd Overpass (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Rieder Road on CSX Transportation
November 8, 2018: Added
CSX - Little Canteen Creek Spur Bridge (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Tributary of Little Canteen Creek
November 8, 2018: Added
CSX - Little Canteen Creek Bridge (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Bridge over Little Canteen Creek on CSX Transportation
November 8, 2018: Added
UP - Wildcat Creek Tributary Bridge (Mercer County, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over Tributary of Wildcat Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
November 8, 2018: Added
Indian Creek Bridge (Shelby County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Indian Creek on Woodland Road
October 29, 2018: New photos
Elm Creek Bridge (Shelby County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Elm Creek on Redwood Road
October 29, 2018: New photos
West Nishnabotna River Bridge (Shelby County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over West Nishnabotna River on 1580th Street (1580th St) in Kirkman
October 29, 2018: New photos
Old IA37 Elk Creek Bridge (Shelby County, Iowa)
Steel Stringer bridge over an unnamed creek on Old IA 37
October 29, 2018: New photos
West Nishnabotna River Bridge (Shelby County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over West Nishnabotna River on 1800th Street
October 29, 2018: New photos
West Fork West Nishnabotna River Bridge (Shelby County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over West Fork West Nishnabotna River on 1800th Street
October 29, 2018: New photos
Old IA37 Small Stream Bridge (Shelby County, Iowa)
Slab bridge over Small Stream on Old Ia 37
October 29, 2018: New photos
Old US59 Snake Creek Bridge (Shelby County, Iowa)
Stringer bridge over Snake Creek on Old US 59
October 29, 2018: New photos
BNSF - Linden Road Overpass (Shelby County, Iowa)
Slab bridge over Linden Road (Old US 59) on BNSF Railway
October 29, 2018: New photos
West Fork West Nishnabotna River Bridge (Shelby County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over West Fork West Nishnabotna River on 2300th Street
October 29, 2018: New photos
BNSF - US 59 Overpass (Shelby County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over US 59 on BNSF
October 29, 2018: New photos
St. Clair Railroad Overpass (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Bridge over St. Clair Aenue on CSX Railroad
October 15, 2018: New photos
CSX - Ill 3 Overpass (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over St. Clair Ave/IL 3 on CSX Railroad
October 15, 2018: New photos
TRRA/UP Overpass (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
October 14, 2018: Added
UP - Carondelet Ave Overpass (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Carondelet Ave on Union Pacific Railroad
October 14, 2018: Added
CSX - Ill 3 Overpass (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over St. Clair Ave/IL 3 on CSX Railroad
October 14, 2018: Added
St. Clair Railroad Overpass (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Bridge over St. Clair Aenue on CSX Railroad
October 14, 2018: Added
TRRA - Broadway Overpass (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Girder bridge over Broadway on Trra&Southern R.R.
October 14, 2018: New photos
UP - Prairie duPont Creek Bridge (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Prairie duPont Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
October 14, 2018: New photos
UP - 8th Street Overpass (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over 8th Street on Union Pacific Railroad
October 14, 2018: New photos
Trendley Avenue Underpass (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Bridge over W. Trendley Avenue on Terminal Railroad Assoc. of St. Louis
October 14, 2018: New photos
Praire Du Pont Creek Railroad Bridge (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge
October 14, 2018: New photos
TRRA - Cahokia Canal Crossing (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Cahokia Canal on Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
October 14, 2018: New photos

Recent Comments 

Posted November 14, 2018

Am I seeing correctly that they repurposed the bridge piers for the powerlines?

Posted November 4, 2018

Really shocking condition for a bridge still in use. I had tried to visit this one a while ago & wondered why it looked so strange from the satellite pictures.

Posted October 11, 2018

http://www.ompsfuneralhome.com/obituary/richard-lee-stevens/

A relative worked for him many years ago & mentioned him in a story I remembered. I saw the comment when Brian posted his photos & I asked my relative if this was the same guy & they said yes. We looked up the obit on google.

Posted August 21, 2018

RIP Dick Stevens

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.