Madrid, Iowa: High Trestle Trail Bridge: Glows at Night

The High Trestle Trail Bridge rises 13 stories in the air above the Des Moines River. At night, its dizzy Tron light tunnel is mesmerizing.
Address:
Qf Lane, Madrid, IA
Directions:
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 .8 mi. to the bridge.
Hours:
Dizzying in daylight, groovy at night.
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High Trestle Trail Bridge: Glows at Night

Very cool! But we found out it was I think .8 miles to the bridge and a little farther to the lights. So it was a bit of a walk. But it was a nice paved path....with no lights. We were there at night so we had to walk in the dark. I learned I CAN see in the dark and it didn't bother me. Wish the lights spanned the whole bridge too, but still it's worth it! Can't wait till I go back!

[Mrs Butterfly Tattoo, 08/11/2013]
High Trestle Trail Bridge. 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.

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