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.
The Bridges of Glenville, West Virginia
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.
Along the Louisville Southern Railroad
Let’s look into two of the Louisville Southern Railroad’s most significant bridges in Kentucky.
Coming Across a Rare Wood and Iron Truss Bridge
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…
The Abandoned Dresden Suspension Bridge
The Dresden Suspension Bridge formerly carried OH 208 over the Muskingum River in Dresden, Ohio. Constructed in 1914, it was closed to automobiles in 1988.
Exploring the Sidaway Avenue Footbridge
The Sidaway Avenue Footbridge is located over Kingsbury Run on Sidaway Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio and has been abandoned since 1966.
Discovering Long Forgotten Tunnels
Several weekends ago, I rediscovered the circa 1882 Tunnels No. 1 and No. 2 along the Toledo, Cincinnati & St. Louis Railroad in southern Ohio.