Monday, April 19, 2010

Huntington at sunset

Here are a few images of Huntington, W.Va., on a late spring afternoon as the sun prepares to set.

First, downtown Huntington ...

A closer view of guys fishing ...

This is the Nick Joe Rahall II Bridge, formerly and informally known as the West 17th Street Bridge. It opened in 1967 and closed for a few months in 1998 for repainting and repair. After it re-opened, the state of West Virginia graciously renamed it in honor of its senior member in the U.S. House of Representatives, who has been there since first elected in 1976. After we ran out of things to name for U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, we had to put Rahall's name on things.

But you can't keep a good senator down, and we've found a couple more things to name after the senator and his wife.

This is my favorite bridge with the sun striking it almost horizontally. Part of the tower is in shadow, but the rest is lit up pretty good.

And this is the Ohio River bank a few feet above the mouth of the Guyandotte River, looking west toward the setting sun (on the left).

1 comment:

Dangerous Dan said...

There are indeed a lot of Robert C Byrd edifices in the Mountain State. If fact, some might even think AEP made a mistake when they renamed one of their boats Robert D. Byrd.