Originally crossed by a ferry and later a double-decked bridge, a graceful through arch carries US 40 over the Susquehanna River in Maryland.
The influence of Robert W. Smith’s trusses extends to other areas of Ohio. One of my favorite examples is the Otway Covered Bridge over the Scioto Brush Creek in Otway.
This is probably one of the most ornate bridges remaining over the Ohio River that is in danger of being removed.
One of the more unique bridge types over the Ohio River is the Veterans Memorial Bridge (New Steubenville Bridge) that carries US Route 22 between Steubenville, Ohio, and Weirton, West Virginia.
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.