Thursday, April 1, 2010

Late afternoon on the 6th Street Bridge

Formally, it's the Robert C. Byrd Bridge. It's been that way since it was dedicated and opened to traffic about four weeks before the 1994 election, when West Virginia's senior senator was running for re-election. But locals call it the 6th Street Bridge, which was the name of the old 1920s-era steel truss bridge that the new one replaced.

Adam and I went up on the bridge this evening to get some Ohio River photos. This is part of what we saw ...

The river pointed straight toward the sun as it sank toward the earth. There were no clouds, so the bridge left a good shadow on the river's surface.

That's me on the left and Adam on the right. His momma says he looks a lot like me. Can you see the resemblance here?

We were up on the bridge to see the mv. James R. Morehead go past pushing five coal barges. The sun was right behind the boat, lighting it up brilliantly.

While we were up there, this man and a teenager jogged past us heading from West Virginia to Ohio. A few minutes later, as seen there, they made the return trip.

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