bridge

New River Gorge Bridge

A Winter Escape to New River Gorge

After a warm and mostly snowless December, January has produced one snowstorm after another. Taking advantage of the last storm over the past few days, I camped out near Fayetteville, West Virginia, and captured the scenery around America’s newest National Nark: New River Gorge National Park and Preserve.

Cairo Bridge

Cairo’s Bridges

Connecting Cairo, Illinois are two significant cantilever truss automobile bridges to Kentucky and Missouri and replaced the last of the ferries that operated at the convergence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. The first of the bridges to be completed was a crossing between Cairo and Missouri. Designed by Waddell… Read More »Cairo’s Bridges

Paducah Bridge

The Crossings at Paducah

For decades, the only way to cross the Ohio River between Paducah, Kentucky, and Illinois was a narrow two-lane bridge. This was later supplemented with an interstate crossing that was plagued with problems.

Hawk's Nest Bridge

Fog Lift at Hawks Nest Railroad Bridge

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.

New River Gorge Bridge

Morning Magic at the New River Gorge Bridge

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.