I made a return trip to the High Trestle Trail Bridge last night – to see the sunset and experience the bridge at night. All I can say is, Wow!
By day, you stand on the bridge – 70 ft. above the river – and view the expanses of the Des Moines River valley. The green of trees and grasses. Herons wading in the river. Iowa’s rural beauty stretching into the distance.
As the sun sinks behind the hills, the colors mute, the landscape disappears, and the lights of the bridge illuminate.Last night, the moon was high in the sky as the sun set. The combination of moonlight, reflection on the river, and bridge was most excellent.
By day, the view from the High Trestle Trail Bridge is rural. By night, the blue lights and angles of the bridge are distinctly urban.
The High Trestle Trail Bridge presents a blend that is truly Iowa.
Note: The HTTB is a popular spot for bicyclists and walkers on weekends and full moon nights. We’ll enjoy a full moon in the next few days. Coincidentally, the Des Moines Register ran an article on the bridge in today’s paper. For more information, check it out.