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    Gilbert, IA
    Gilbert, Iowa is a small town located just a short drive north of Ames. While it may not be as well-known as some of the larger cities in the area, there are still plenty of interesting attractions to discover in and around Gilbert. One must-see place to visit in Gilbert is the High Trestle Trail Bridge.

    The High Trestle Trail Bridge is a stunning pedestrian bridge that spans the Des Moines River Valley. The bridge is located just a short drive from Gilbert and is a popular destination for hikers, bikers, and nature enthusiasts. The bridge itself is over half a mile long and features a striking design that incorporates a series of steel arches and illuminated panels.

    The illuminated panels on the bridge are particularly impressive at night, creating a stunning visual display that is visible from miles away. The panels were designed by artist David Dahlquist, and feature intricate patterns and designs inspired by the natural environment of Iowa.

    In addition to the High Trestle Trail Bridge, visitors to the area can also enjoy the High Trestle Trail itself. The trail spans over 25 miles and offers a scenic and peaceful route through some of Iowa's most beautiful countryside. Along the way, visitors can explore a number of small towns and natural landmarks, including Saylorville Lake and the Des Moines River.

    Another interesting feature of the High Trestle Trail is the variety of public art installations that can be found along the route. From murals and sculptures to interactive installations and soundscapes, the trail is home to a diverse range of artistic works that add to the beauty and character of the area.

    Overall, the High Trestle Trail Bridge and the surrounding High Trestle Trail are must-see attractions for anyone visiting Gilbert or the surrounding area. Whether you're looking to go for a hike or bike ride, admire stunning works of public art, or simply soak up the natural beauty of Iowa's countryside, there's something for everyone to discover along this scenic trail.

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