Nestled in Pocahontas County, West Virginia is Sharps Tunnel along the former Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Greenbrier Division.
The sun sets over the Eugene A. Carter Memorial Bridge on another evening in Charleston, the capital city of West Virginia
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.
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.
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.
Following up from the aerials of the adjoining Wheeling Suspension Bridge are new aerials of the Fort Henry Bridge which carries Interstate 70 and US Routes 40 and 250 over the main channel of the Ohio River in Wheeling, West Virginia.
The heavens opened up and the rain poured down during my travels through West Virginia, but the sun was shining as I took these aerial and on-the-ground photos of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge, which carries the National Road over the Ohio River between Wheeling Island and downtown Wheeling, West Virginia.