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 Covington Waterworks Bridge over the Licking River between Covington and Wilder, Kentucky has a peculiar backstory.
West Virginia, like many states in the U.S., has a rich history that is reflected in its infrastructure.
Akron, Ohio’s Innerbelt is a partly abandoned and demolished freeway that was built between 1970 and 1987.
The bleakness of the winter landscape in south-central West Virginia was a constant reminder of the season’s harshness. It was a perfect time to visit some abandoned bridges and churches.
Glenville, West Virginia, the county seat of Gilmer County, is located along the Little Kanawha River. It was originally referred to as “the ford” because it was a place where travelers could cross the river. Today, bridges have mostly replaced the largest fords in the area.
Let’s look into two of the Louisville Southern Railroad’s most significant bridges in Kentucky.
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…