I played a lot with brightness and contrast, but I could not improve the visibility of the trail bridge built through the arches of the piers.
I had made a trip along the Fox River the previous week, but I made this additional trip because the area had over six more inches of rain. This view looking upstream (North) from the bridge shows how high the water is with respect to the Island Park and the IL-38 bridge.
You can see where parts of the original stone abutment wall was replaced with concrete and three concrete ribs were added to strengthen the old wall.
The above view looking north along the river shows that the city maintains a lawn along the riverside so one has clear views of the bridge. But downstream, there is a treeline between the trail and the river. I had trouble finding gaps in the treeline that allowed a view of the bridge.
In this view, I can't get a decent view of the bridge, but I can catch some of the water turbulence.
Google chose this bridge picture to represent the town when I searched for "Geneva, IL". Also of note is that someone took 360-degree views on the trail.
|Kevin S. Hoover posted|
Metra Union Pacific West line headed over the Fox River to the Geneva Station.
Kevin S. Hoover It came from a DJI Phantom 3.
Kevin S. Hoover John Dalman, I was in communication with DuPage Tower during this flight. I got approval for flight below 150 AGL. I also consulted FAA Regional safety director Mark Foise, unmanned aircraft specialist, (Great Lakes region). Thanks for your concern. I was also following the criteria of being within 400 feet of any structure. That pertains to the see and avoid rule. In addition, this flight was done well before the part 107 regulations we're in place.
|Chris Roberts posted|
Taken at the Fox River Bridge at Geneva IL on 5/15/2018.
|Keith Pokorny posted|
UP 6965 leads an Eastbound stack train over the Fox River in Geneva, IL. 5/15/2018
[Keith overexposed the sky so that he could get a good exposure of the bridge and train.]
|Keith Pokorny posted|
The Westbound Troy Grove train LPG-04 crosses over the Fox River in Geneva, IL. 5/15/2018
|The fill of the arches in Keight's photos was about the same as when I took pictures, which was when the river was running high.|
A third rail is going to be added across the Fox River. This article mentions that the Chicago Protocol hours are 6-9 and 4-7.
Dennis DeBruler I found Peck Road, but it is parallel to and a couple blocks south of the railroad. So I can't figure out where in Geneva the third track will stop. Where is the overnight commuter storage yard for this line? It is interesting that the former Milwaukee line in Elgin and this line are getting another track over the Fox River next year.
Dennis DeBruler I have heard the rule about no freights between 6-9 and 4-7 called "the Chicago Protocol." BNSF does honor it. But once I was in Glen Ellyn between 5 and 6pm, and I saw two westbound freights along with six commuters during that hour --- a grain train and an intermodal+TOFC. Later (6:29) on my way home, I found the intermodal parked just west of I-355. As I was leaving on Glen Oak Road, Lombard, another westbound intermodal caught me by surprise at 6:38.
David Daruszka When the UP took over the C&NW the first thing they did was hold the AM Suburban rush so they could run freights. After they cleared the poop off the fan they found out that there were protocols for running freights in suburban territory. As long as they don't interfere with the trains I imagine they'll try to get away with whatever they can. I worked for both the C&NW and the WC and can attest to the "embargo" of freight trains during the rush hours.