BHC Pic of the Week Nr. 122

Photo by Eric Johannsen

I’ve decided to step back this week and honor a pair of people who were responsible for this unique pic, as a way of kicking off the holiday season that is everything but normal this year. This is a pic of the Thunder Bridge, spanning the Little Sioux River west of Spencer in Clay County, Iowa, a Pennsylvania through truss bridge that is the product of the Clinton Bridge and Iron Works Company in Clinton, Iowa. Eric Johannsen photographed this bridge at night under the full moonlight. The person responsible for decorating it is Kent Means. And as you can see in the pic, the work was well worth it, from top chord to the A-frame portal bracings all the way to the decking. All of them in LED that is bright enough for passers-by to see and for a photographer to get some night pics. Information on the Thunder Bridge can be found here.

Coolest would be if there was drone footage filming the structure inside and out, but with its low clearance, it would be daunting task to complete. In either case, the Chronicles salute Mr. Means for the decoration and Mr. Johannsen for the beautiful pic. ❤ 🙂

If you have a holiday bridge pic you wish to see on the Chronicles, please send me an e-mail with pic to the following address: Don’t forget to include information on the bridge and its location, but also the photo credits.



You have until December 1st at 11:59 pm your local time to submit your entries to the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles for the 2020 Bridgehunter Awards. The prize is being given in nine categories including Best Bridge Photo, Best Example of a Restored Historic Bridge, Bes Bridge Tour Guide, Lifetime Achievement and Best Kept Secret, just to name a few. For more on how to enter, click here. Voting will commence once the entries are collected and placed on an online ballot, which will be made available here on this page. The competition is open to all from all aspects of the globe. 🙂 Looking forward to your entries! 🙂