In Wayne County, West Virginia, particularly in its rural areas, lie the abandoned tunnels of the former Kenova District, Scioto Division of the Norfolk & Western Railway.
The Big Sandy River, bordering Kentucky and West Virginia, was once a bustling waterway with locks and dams to facilitate commerce. Its significance waned with the advent of railroads leading to the abandonment of most locks by 1947.
In early 2023, I ventured into the heart of West Virginia’s north-central region to capture the remnants of its once-thriving railroad industry.
The Benton Ferry Bridges, consisting of two steel arch structures, facilitated the crossing of Interstate 79 over the Tygart River and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in Pleasant Valley, West Virginia.
The East Huntington Bridge, more than just a typical cable-stayed bridge, marked a significant advancement in its era.
I recently set out on a day-long photographic expedition, focusing on capturing the beauty and engineering marvels of several notable bridges along the Licking River in northern Kentucky.
The Covington Waterworks Bridge over the Licking River between Covington and Wilder, Kentucky has a peculiar backstory.
Spanning the deep limestone gorges carved over eons by the winding Kentucky River, the bridges that traverse these palisades are feats of both human ingenuity and audacious spirit.
The Louisville & Nashville (L&N) Railroad’s Rowland Branch stands as a testament to an era when railroads were the heartbeats of American towns. Stretching across 33 miles, this line linked Stanford on the L&N’s Lebanon Branch to Richmond, passing through Lancaster.
It’s easy to overlook something you drive over on your daily commute, but how many have actually admired the two bridges at Clay’s Ferry in central Kentucky?