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 

CN - Boyer River Tributary Bridge (Crawford County, Iowa)
Bridge over Boyer River Tributary on Canadian National Railway
February 18, 2019: Added
Boyer River Bridge (Crawford County, Iowa)
Warren Pony truss bridge over Boyer River on 400th Street
February 18, 2019: New photos
Norsky Creek Bridge (Crawford County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Norsky Creek on 290th Street
February 18, 2019: New photos
Otter Creek Bridge (Crawford County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Otter Creek on E Avenue
February 18, 2019: New photos
Boyer River Bridge (Crawford County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Boyer River on D Avenue
February 18, 2019: New photos
CN - Boyer River Bridge #1 (Crawford County, Iowa)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Boyer River on Canadian National Railway
February 18, 2019: New photos
Boyer River Bridge (Crawford County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Boyer River on Deloit Blvd/G Avenue
February 18, 2019: New photos
CN - Tucker Creek Bridge (Crawford County, Iowa)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Tucker Creek on Canadian National Railway
February 18, 2019: Added
BNSF - I35 Overpass (Osceola) (Clarke County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Interstate 35 on BNSF Railway
February 16, 2019: New photo
BNSF - I35 Overpass (Osceola) (Clarke County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Interstate 35 on BNSF Railway
February 10, 2019: New photos
BNSF - Fillmore Street Overpass (Clarke County, Iowa)
Concrete Slab Bridge over N. Fillmore Street on BNSF Railway
February 10, 2019: New photos
BNSF - South Fork Bear Creek Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Bridge over South Fork Bear Creek on Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
January 31, 2019: Added
BNSF - Ellington Road Overpass (Adams County, Illinois)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Ellington Rd on BNSF Railway
January 31, 2019: Added
BNSF - Bonansinga Drive Overpass (Adams County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Bonansinga Drive on BNSF Railway
January 31, 2019: Added
UP - Beaver Creek Bridge (Boone County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Beaver Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
January 27, 2019: New photos
UP - Little Beaver Creek Bridge (Greene County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Little Beaver Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
January 27, 2019: New photos
CGW - IA92 Overpass (Warren County, Iowa)
Lost Bridge over Highway 92 on Chicago & North Western Railway
January 24, 2019: Added
West Fork Grand River Bridge (Ringgold County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over West Fork Grand River on a local road
December 30, 2018: New photos
Crooked Creek Bridge (Ringgold County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Crooked Creek on a local road
December 30, 2018: New photos
Crooked Creek Bridge (Ringgold County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Crooked Creek on 190th Street
December 30, 2018: New photos
Marlin E. Fogle Recreation Area Bridge (Ringgold County, Iowa)
Pratt through truss bridge on walking path over inlet of Fogle lake
December 30, 2018: New photos
Old IA25 Platte River Bridge (Ringgold County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Platte River on Old IA 25
December 30, 2018: New photos
UP - Linden Ave Overpass (Wayne County, Iowa)
Bridge over Linden Ave on Union Pacific Railroad
December 30, 2018: New photos
CGW - 102 River Bridge (Andrew County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge over One Hundred and Two River on Chicago Great Western Railway
December 26, 2018: Added
CGW - W Hwy 71 Overpass (Andrew County, Missouri)
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Chicago Great Western Railway on US 71 Business Loop
December 26, 2018: Added
Southwest Avenue Overpass (St. Louis, Missouri)
Concrete bridge over Southwest Avenue on the BNSF Railway, just west of I-44
December 25, 2018: New photos
Lick Creek Bridge (Marion County, Missouri)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Lick Creek on Route C
December 25, 2018: New photos
BNSF - County Rd 270 Overpass (Marion County, Missouri)
Slab bridge over Co Rd 270 on BNSF Railway
December 25, 2018: New photos
BNSF - Highway E Overpass (Marion County, Missouri)
Slab bridge over State Highway E on BNSF Railway
December 25, 2018: New photos
BNSF - West Ross Street Overpass (Marion County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over West Ross St on BNSF Railway
December 25, 2018: New photos
Southwest Avenue UPRR Bridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Southwest Avenue on the Union Pacific Railroad, just west of McCausland Avenue
December 23, 2018: New photos
CSX - Scott-Troy Road Overpass (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Scott-Troy Road on B&O Rr
December 23, 2018: New photos
CSX - Rieder Rd Overpass (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Rieder Road on CSX Transportation
December 23, 2018: New photos
CSX - Little Silver Creek Bridge (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Bridge over Little Silver Creek on CSX Transportation
December 23, 2018: New photos
CSX - Mill Street Overpass (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Mill Street on CSX Transportation
December 23, 2018: New photos
Little Silver Creek Bridge (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Bridge over Little Silver Creek on TR 5C
December 23, 2018: New photos
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

Recent Comments 

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.

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.