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 used for photos: Nikon L310, Nikon D3400, Sony DSC-H300, & Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Life is an adventure

Recent Updates 

Grant's Trail - I44 Overpass (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Bridge over Interstate 44 on Grant's Trail
October 9, 2020: New photos
BNSF - Peruque Creek Bridge (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Bridge over Peruque Creek on BNSF Railway
October 9, 2020: New photos
NS - Brown Rd Overpass (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Slab bridge over Brown Road on Norfolk Southern Railway
October 9, 2020: New photos
BNSF - Dardenne Creek Bridge (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over Dardenne Creek on BNSF Railway
October 9, 2020: New photos
BNSF - Island Road Overpass (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Island Road on BNSF Railway
October 9, 2020: New photos
BNSF - Watson Road Overpass (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over Watson Road (Missouri State Highway 366 / Historic U. S. 66 Byway) on the BNSF (formerly Frisco) Railroad in Shrewsbury
October 9, 2020: New photo
Heege Road Overpass (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Concrete slab bridge over Heege Road on the BNSF Railway in Marlborough
October 9, 2020: New photos
BNSF - Dardenne Creek Bridge (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over Dardenne Creek on BNSF Railway
October 9, 2020: Updated by Daniel Barnes: Added American Bridge Co.
Dardenne Creek Bridge (St. Charles County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Dardenne Creek on Route B
October 9, 2020: Updated by Daniel Barnes: Visited this bridge today to photograph, It has been replaced
Elk Creek Bridge (Decatur County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Elk Creek on 235th Street
September 10, 2020: New photos
Elk Creek Bridge (Decatur County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Elk Creek on CR R22
September 10, 2020: New photos
Brush Creek Bridge (Decatur County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Brush Creek on CR R12
September 10, 2020: New photos
Weldon River Bridge (Decatur County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Weldon River on 300th Avenue
September 10, 2020: New photos
Unnamed Creek Bridge (Decatur County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over an unnamed creek on 330th Avenue
September 10, 2020: New photos
Steel Creek Bridge (Decatur County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Steel Creek on 252nd Street
September 10, 2020: New photos
Branch Weldon River Bridge (Decatur County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Weldon River on an unnamed drive
September 10, 2020: New photos
Little River Bridge (Decatur County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Little River on Cambel Road
September 10, 2020: New photos
Weldon Tribute Bridge (Decatur County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Weldon River Tributary on 250th Avenue
September 10, 2020: New photos
317th Street Indian Creek Bridge (Decatur County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Indian Creek on 317th Street
September 10, 2020: New photos
NENE State Hwy 9 Overpass (Dixon County, Nebraska)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over NE State Hwy 9 on Nebraska Northeastern Railway
June 21, 2020: Added
NENE 2nd Street Bridge (Dixon County, Nebraska)
Timber stringer bridge over 2nd Street on Nebraska Northeastern Railway
June 21, 2020: Added
Berwick Drive Overpass (Polk County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Railroad on Berwick Drive
May 17, 2020: New photo
Keigley Branch Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Concrete arch bridge over Keigley Branch on 550th Avenue
April 26, 2020: New photos
150th Street Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over South Skunk River on 150th Street
April 26, 2020: New photos
Bear Creek Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on 142nd Street
April 26, 2020: New photos
Long Dick Creek Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Concrete arch bridge over Long Dick Creek on 567th Avenue
April 26, 2020: New photos
580th Avenue Pony Truss Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Long Dick Creek on 580th Avenue
April 26, 2020: New photos
Long Dick Creek Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Long Dick Creek on 400th Street
April 26, 2020: New photos
100th Street Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Concrete deck girder bridge over Bear Creek on 100th Street
April 26, 2020: New photos
I Avenue Overpass (Boone County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Railroad on I Avenue
April 19, 2020: New photos
West Beaver Creek Bridge (Greene County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over West Beaver Creek on W Avenue / P46
April 19, 2020: New photos
UP - East Buttrick Creek Bridge (Greene County, Iowa)
Bridge over East Buttrick Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
April 19, 2020: New photos
185 Th/Farm Drive Bridge (Greene County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Dd #110 on 185 Th/Farm Drive
April 19, 2020: New photos
Raccoon River Bridge (Greene County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Raccoon River on 305 Th / E57
April 19, 2020: New photos
Deer Avenue Bridge (Boone County, Iowa)
Slab bridge over Beaver Creek on Deer Avenue
April 19, 2020: New photos
South Onion Creek Tributary Intersection Bridge (Boone County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over South Onion Creek Tributary on Intersection of 200th St and V Ave
April 10, 2020: New photos
South Skunk River Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Pratt through truss bridge over South Skunk River on 158th Avenue (158th Ave)
April 10, 2020: New photo
South Onion Creek Tributary Intersection Bridge (Boone County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over South Onion Creek Tributary on Intersection of 200th St and V Ave
April 10, 2020: Added
Davisons Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Iowa)
Slab bridge on Yates Ave
April 6, 2020: New photos
UP - Runoff Crossing (Marshall County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Field Ditch on Union Pacific Railroad
April 6, 2020: New photos
Underwood Avenue Bridge (Marshall County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Timber Creek on Underwood Avenue and Merle Hibbs Blvd
April 6, 2020: New photos
320th Street-Snipe Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Iowa)
Warren pony truss bridge over Snipe Creek on 320th Street
April 6, 2020: New photos
Davisons Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Iowa)
Slab bridge on Yates Ave
April 6, 2020: Added
UP - Runoff Crossing (Marshall County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Field Ditch on Union Pacific Railroad
April 6, 2020: Added
North Skunk River Bridge (Marshall County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over North Skunk River on 330th Street
April 4, 2020: Updated by Daniel Barnes: Bridge has been replaced
East Boyer River Bridge (Crawford County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over East Boyer River on N Avenue
March 21, 2020: New photos
Miller Creek Bridge (Crawford County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Miller Creek on 343rd Street in Vail
March 21, 2020: New photos
Rocky Run Creek Bridge (Crawford County, Iowa)
Riveted Pratt pony truss bridge over Rocky Run Creek on L Avenue
March 21, 2020: New photos
UP - East Branch Boyer River Bridge (Crawford County, Iowa)
Quadrangular Lattice Through Truss Bridge over Boyer River on Union Pacific Railroad
March 21, 2020: New photos
Soldier River Bridge (Crawford County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Soldier River on 110th Street
March 21, 2020: New photos

Recent Comments 

Posted September 13, 2020

I re-visited this bridge last night. It has been replaced with a large culvert in connection with development in the area from rural to residential.

Posted February 16, 2020

Use caution approaching this bridge. The road is non-gravel and if there has been any rain or snowmelt, you can easily be trapped in mud. Only reason I got out after taking pictures was because I had a 4WD vehicle. It was still a challenge. Beautiful location though.

Posted December 29, 2019

Sunset lighting was all over the place when I took the pictures!

Posted July 10, 2019

Thank You Tony. Had the wrong bridge selected on the browser. I have relocated the photos

Posted July 1, 2019

Bridge is especially hazardous to approach from the North. 4 Wheel drive required.

Posted December 26, 2018

CNW System Maps show the line through Savannah was removed between 1981 & 1985

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.