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 

NS - McCraney Diversion Ditch Bridge (Pike County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over McCraney Diversion Ditch on Norfolk Southern Railway
October 14, 2019: New photos
NS - 311th Avenue Overpass (Pike County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over 311th Avenue on Norfolk Southern Railway
October 14, 2019: New photos
Wabash Railroad Bridge #610A - Rt. 106 Overpass (Pike County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over IL Rt. 106 on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
October 14, 2019: New photos
UP - South Hanley Road Overpass (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Bridge over S Hanley Rd on Union Pacific Railroad
October 14, 2019: New photo
UP - Lockwood Avenue Overpass (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Plate girder bridge over W. Lockwood Avenue on the Union Pacific Railroad in Webster Groves
October 14, 2019: New photos
Wabash Railroad Bridge #610 (new) (Pike County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Hadley Creek on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
October 14, 2019: New photos
NS - County Highway 4 Overpass (Pike County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Co. Highway 4 on Norfolk Southern Railway
October 14, 2019: New photos
NS Railway over 380th Street Bridge (Pike County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over 380th Street (CR 2900E/TR 298) on Norfolk Southern Railway Co.
October 14, 2019: New photos
NS - 470th Street Overpass (Pike County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over 470th Street on Norfolk Southern Railway
October 14, 2019: New photos
Hadley Creek Bridge (Pike County, Illinois)
Pony truss bridge over Hadley Creek on TR 130
October 14, 2019: New photos
Poplar Street Bridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
Haunched Deck plate girder over the Mississippi River on I-55 / I-64 / U. S. Highway 40 at St. Louis
October 12, 2019: New photo
Eads Bridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
Three-span steel arch bridge over the Mississippi River and N. Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. in downtown St. Louis
October 12, 2019: New photos
Martin Luther King Bridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
Cantilevered through truss over the Mississippi River in downtown St. Louis
October 12, 2019: New photos
UP - Webster Groves Elm Avenue Overpass (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Elm Avenue on Union Pacific Railroad
October 12, 2019: New photos
BNSF - Shrewsbury Avenue Overpass (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Steel stringer bridge over Shrewsbury Avenue on the BNSF Railroad in Shrewsbury, Mo.
October 12, 2019: New photos
Lumiere Palace Overpass (St. Louis, Missouri)
Pratt through truss bridge over 2nd Street on Pedestrian Walkway in St. Louis
October 12, 2019: New photos
South Compton Avenue Railroad Viaduct (St. Louis, Missouri)
Bridge over multiple railroads on Compton Ave.
October 12, 2019: New photos
N&W - South Vandeventer Avenue Overpass (St. Louis, Missouri)
Abandoned bridge over S Vandeventer Avenue on Norfolk and Western Railroad
October 12, 2019: New photos
110th Avenue Overpass (Clarke County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over BNSF Railroad on 110th Avenue
September 21, 2019: New photo
UP - X Avenue Overpass (Boone County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over X Avenue on Union Pacific Railroad
September 2, 2019: New photo
UP - 570th Street Overpass (Lucas County, Iowa)
Deck girder bridge over 570th Street on Union Pacific Railroad
July 25, 2019: New photos
West Nodaway River Bridge (Cass County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over West Nodaway River on 680th Street
July 10, 2019: New photos
BNSF - 190th Street Overpass (Union County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over 190th Street on BNSF Railway
July 5, 2019: New photos
East Nodaway River Bridge (Adams County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over East Nodaway River on Nodaway River Road
July 5, 2019: New photos
BNSF - East Nodaway River Bridge (Adams County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over East Nodaway River on BNSF Railway
July 5, 2019: New photo
Kemp Creek Bridge (Adams County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Kemp Creek on Ginko Avenue
July 5, 2019: New photos
Middle Nodaway River Bridge (Adams County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Middle Nodaway River on 190th Street
July 5, 2019: New photos
Birch Avenue Bridge (Adams County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Sin Creek on Birch Avenue
July 5, 2019: New photos
UP - River des Peres Bridge (Bella Villa) (St. Louis, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over River des Peres on the Union Pacific Railroad
July 5, 2019: New photo
BNSF - 190th Street Overpass (Union County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over 190th Street on BNSF Railway
July 1, 2019: New photos
BNSF - North Osage Street Overpass (Union County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over North Osage Street on BNSF
July 1, 2019: New photos
Nodaway River Bridge (Cass County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Nodaway River on Witchita Road
July 1, 2019: New photos
West Nodaway River Bridge (Cass County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over West Nodaway River on 650th Street
July 1, 2019: New photos
West Nodaway River Bridge (Cass County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over West Nodaway River on 660th Street
July 1, 2019: New photos
Stale Branch Bridge (Cass County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Stale Branch on 740th Street
July 1, 2019: New photos
West Nodaway River Bridge (Cass County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over West Nodaway River on 710th Avenue
July 1, 2019: New photos
East Nodaway River Bridge (Adams County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over East Nodaway River on Mulberry Avenue
July 1, 2019: New photos
Middle Nodaway River Bridge (Adams County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Middle Nodaway River on 125th Street
July 1, 2019: New photos
East Fork East Nodaway River Bridge (Adams County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over East Fork East Nodaway River on Xavier Avenue
July 1, 2019: New photos
East Nodaway River Bridge (Adams County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over East Nodaway River on Tulip Avenue
July 1, 2019: New photos
UP - US65 Overpass (Story County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over US 65
May 29, 2019: New photos
BNSF - I35 Overpass (Osceola) (Clarke County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Interstate 35 on BNSF Railway
May 17, 2019: New photo
NS - Flint Creek Bridge #7 (Pike County, Illinois)
Bridge over Flint Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
May 12, 2019: Added
NS - Flint Creek Bridge #6 (Pike County, Illinois)
Bridge over Flint Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
May 12, 2019: Added
NS - Flint Creek Bridge #5 (Pike County, Illinois)
Bridge over Flint Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
May 12, 2019: Added
NS - Flint Creek Bridge #4 (Pike County, Illinois)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Flint Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
May 12, 2019: Added
NS - 470th Street Overpass (Pike County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over 470th Street on Norfolk Southern Railway
May 12, 2019: Added
NS - Flint Creek Bridge (NE) (Pike County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Flint Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
May 12, 2019: Added
NS - Flint Creek Bridge (West) (Pike County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Flint Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
May 12, 2019: Added
NS - Flint Creek #2 (Pike County, Illinois)
Bridge over Flint Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
May 12, 2019: Added

Recent Comments 

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.

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