Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Craig E. Philip at Ashland

The sun over his right shoulder, the pilot of the Ingram towboat Craig E. Philip passes Ashland KY (left) and Coal Grove OH (right) on a trip  upriver.

He passes under the Ben Williamson Memorial Bridge, the first of two side-by-side over the Ohio at Ashland.

And he passes under the Simeon Willis Bridge, background. The green bridge in the foreground is the Ben Williamson Memorial Bridge.

The sidewalk on the Williamson bridge is on the outside of the bridge structure on the downriver side, so on the last shot I had to hold my camera above my head and shoot through the green bridge and under the blue one. The sidewalk on the outside of the bridge structure takes some getting used to. You feel like you're hanging out there 70 feet above the water with little below you. The structure is sound, but it still feels eerie.

Marian Hagestad

Lit up by the late afternoon/early evening sun, the Marian Hagestad of Canal Barge Co. passes under the Ironton-Russell Bridge and past Ironton OH (background), heading down the Ohio River. Photos taken from Russell KY.