Madrid, Iowa: High Trestle Trail Bridge: Glows at NightThe High Trestle Trail Bridge rises 13 stories in the air above the Des Moines River. At night, its dizzy Tron light tunnel is mesmerizing.
- Qf Lane, Madrid, IA
- Map point marks the nearest parking area, about a mile east of the bridge. From Hwy 210, west of Madrid but east of the river, turn south onto Qf Lane (a gravel road). Drive a half-mile to the parking area on the right, then walk west to the bridge.
- Dizzying in daylight, groovy at night.
Visitor Tips and News About High Trestle Trail Bridge: Glows at Night
This bridge was set-up for bikes and walkers to cross the river. It lights up at night.[Randy & Penny, 05/07/2012]
The High Trestle Trail Bridge is a ten-foot wide ribbon of concrete -- opened to pedestrians, cyclists, and skaters in 2011 -- that rises 13 stories in the air above the Des Moines River. At night, it resembles an effects shot from the original Tron, or a screen from the old Battle Zone arcade game.