BHC Pic of the Week Nr. 46


This pic of the week is a throwback to eight years ago and back to the States. Here, this photo was taken by chance on a hot and muggy day, as this gentleman does his run towards the Skunk River Bridge east of Ames, Iowa. The structure features two Warren trusses- one pony and one through, though the through truss bridge dates back to 1876, whereas the pony truss was added when the former was brought to this location in 1916. Since then, the bridge has served foot traffic and nothing beyond it. Shortly after the photo was taken, a thunderstorm came about, which meant the runner may have been looking for shelter, yet it is unknown.

If you were running and was caught in a thunderstorm at this site, what would your reaction be and what would you do? Feel free to comment. 🙂

If interested in knowing more about the bridges of Ames, check out this tour guide here.