Seventeen historic covered bridges span West Virginia’s rivers and streams, and most are still in use by motorists or are open to pedestrians. In this article, we explore five that are in or near the scenic Greenbrier River valley.
The Charles “Chuck” Yeager Bridges, two unique steel through arches, carry the West Virginia Turnpike and Interstates 64 and 77 over the Kanawha River in Charleston, West Virginia.
Kentucky still boasts several rare bowstring trusses, some of which were fabricated by the King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio.
One of the few remaining truss bridges in Kentucky funded by the Murphy Toll Bridge Act of 1928 will soon be demolished.
Spottsville Bridge is a through truss bridge that carries US Route 60 over the Green River in Spottsville, Kentucky. It was originally constructed in 1931 and replaced in 2022.
After spending the morning photographing a lighthouse along Lake Erie, I decided to head south and visit three unique trusses in Huron County, Ohio.
Virginia has three combination wood and iron Pratt through trusses remaining over the James River. One of these is located in Eagle Rock. In May 1883, the Richmond & Allegheny Railroad Company agreed with the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors to build three bridges over the James River as part of the construction of its…
Nestled in Pocahontas County, West Virginia is Sharps Tunnel along the former Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Greenbrier Division.
On September 26, 1940, before a crowd of 50,000, two new bridges opened in Lorain, Ohio.
The Birmingham Bridge has a complicated history in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.