Historic bridges and more are plenty in rural Vinton and Jackson counties in southern Ohio.
The passing of a heavy shower allowed for some passing fog that rapidly eased over the nearby mountaintops at Hawks Nest State Park in West Virginia. At its base, over the New River, are two Parker through trusses that carry CSX Railroad and Amtrak.
It’s been said that without the trees, mountains, fogs, or rains, the sun cannot create its own magic. On this mystical morning, the fog enveloping the New River Gorge Bridge was picture-perfect but I knew its time was short. Within minutes of taking these aerials, the thick fog had disappeared, replaced by a wide expanse of crystal clear skies.
Kentucky is a state with few 19th-century historic trusses remaining in its statewide bridge inventory. That’s why it was surprising to come across fairly rare trusses and a tunnel in Walbridge, Kentucky.
New photos of the historic Wheeling Suspension Bridge over the Ohio River in West Virginia have been added.
The former Norfolk & Western Railway Twelvepole Line features over 35 bridges and several notable tunnels – many since replaced.
The latest article at Bridges & Tunnels covers the Western Hills Viaduct, a large double-deck viaduct along Harrison Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio.
These are photos of the Brent Spence Bridge as it undergoes significant structural repairs because of a fire on November 11.
Following up from the aerials of the adjoining Wheeling Suspension Bridge are new aerials of the Fort Henry Bridge which carries Interstate 70 and US Routes 40 and 250 over the main channel of the Ohio River in Wheeling, West Virginia.
The heavens opened up and the rain poured down during my travels through West Virginia, but the sun was shining as I took these aerial and on-the-ground photos of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge, which carries the National Road over the Ohio River between Wheeling Island and downtown Wheeling, West Virginia.