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 

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
NS - Cahokia Canal Bridge (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Chahokia Canal on Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
October 14, 2018: New photos
TRRA/UP Brooklyn Flyover (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on Terminal Railroad Assoc. of St. Louis
October 14, 2018: New photos
TRRA RR over ILL 3 (Madison County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Illinois 3 on Terminal Railroad Assoc. of St. Louis
October 14, 2018: New photos
Broadway Underpass (Madison County, Illinois)
Set of four deck plate girder bridges over Broadway (IL 3) on Union Pacific Railroad in Venice
October 14, 2018: New photos
BNSF - Mink Creek Bridge (Plymouth County, Iowa)
Bridge over Mink Creek on BNSF Railway
September 25, 2018: Added
BNSF - Bridge over Tributary of West Branch Floyd River (Plymouth County, Iowa)
Bridge over Tributary of West Branch Floyd River on BNSF Railway
September 25, 2018: Added
BNSF - West Branch Floyd River Tributary Bridge (Plymouth County, Iowa)
Bridge over Tributary of West Branch Floyd River on BNSF Railway
September 25, 2018: Added
BNSF - (Struble) West Branch Floyd River Tributary (Plymouth County, Iowa)
Bridge over Tributary of West Branch Floyd River on BNSF Railway
September 25, 2018: Added
UP - Floyd River Tributary Bridge (Sioux County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Tributary of Floyd River on Union Pacific Railroad
September 24, 2018: Added
UP - Floyd River Bridge (Sioux County, Iowa)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Floyd River on Union Pacific Railroad
September 24, 2018: Added
INDR - Indiana 45/37 Overpass (Monroe County, Indiana)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Indiana HW 45/37 on Indiana Rail Road
September 16, 2018: Added
INDR - North Adams Street Overpass (Monroe County, Indiana)
Slab bridge over North Adams Street on Indiana Rail Road
September 16, 2018: Added
INDR - B-Line Trail Overpass (Monroe County, Indiana)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over B-Line Trail on Indiana Rail Road Company
September 16, 2018: Added
INDR - North College Ave Overpass (Monroe County, Indiana)
Concrete stringer bridge over North College Ave on Indiana Rail Road Company
September 16, 2018: Added
INDR - North Walnut Street Overpass (Monroe County, Indiana)
Deck plate girder bridge over N Walnut Street on Indiana Rail Road Company
September 16, 2018: Added
INDR - North Indiana Ave Overpass (Monroe County, Indiana)
Slab bridge over N Indiana Ave on Indiana Rail Road Company
September 16, 2018: Added
INDR - North Fess Ave Overpass (Monroe County, Indiana)
Slab bridge over N Fess Ave on Indiana Rail Road Company
September 16, 2018: Added
INDR - North Fee Lane Overpass (Monroe County, Indiana)
Deck plate girder bridge over North Fee Lane on Indiana Rail Road Company
September 16, 2018: Added
J Avenue Overpass (Boone County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on J Avenue
September 6, 2018: New photos
CB&Q/Wabash - South River Bridge (Warren County, Iowa)
Lost Through truss bridge over South River on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad/Wabash Railroad
September 5, 2018: New photo
UP - 8th Street Overpass (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over 8th Street on Union Pacific Railroad
August 24, 2018: Added
TRRA - Cahokia Canal Crossing (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Cahokia Canal on Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
August 24, 2018: Added
NS - Cahokia Canal Bridge (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Chahokia Canal on Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
August 24, 2018: Added
UP - Des Moines River Bridge (Hartford Avenue) (Polk County, Iowa)
3 Span Baltimore Through Truss Bridge over Des Moines River near Hartford Ave
August 21, 2018: New photo
Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
Cable-stayed bridge over Mississippi River on Interstate 70
August 16, 2018: New photos
Eads Bridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
Three-span steel arch bridge over the Mississippi River and N. Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. in downtown St. Louis
August 16, 2018: New photos
TRRA - Merchants Elevated Viaduct (St. Louis, Missouri)
Deck plate girder bridge over 5 city blocks of Laclede's Landing on TRRA Railroad in St. Louis
August 16, 2018: New photo
MacArthur Bridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
Three-span through truss bridge over the Mississippi River in St. Louis, south of the Poplar Street Bridge
August 16, 2018: New photos
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

Recent Comments 

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.