Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Point Pleasant railroad bridge

I have so much to write about railroad bridges on my section of the Ohio River. Tonight, I concentrate on this one. It's the Norfolk Southern bridge between Point Pleasant WV and Kanauga OH.

This photo shows the bridge with Point Pleasant in the background.

And here a train crosses from West Virginia to Ohio on a late Friday afternoon.

I hope to have more in this bridge and others like it in a few weeks.

New island at Huntington

It looks like we have a small new island in the Ohio River at Huntington WV, although I don't know how long it will last.

I noticed it today. It's just below the mouth of the Guyandotte River, where dredging was done on Saturday and Sunday.

First, we  noticed the Admiral tied up to the bank.

Then, this dredge boat was at the mouth of the Guyandotte. It worked its way up the Guyandotte to the boat ramp.

Material dredged from the river bottom was pumped out into the Ohio and discharged there.

Today, this guy was on this pile of dirt out where the dredged material was dumped. I have no idea who he was or what he was doing.

He walked in water that was mostly ankle deep to waist deep. It looked like he had a small cooler or something to scoop up sand, after which he went through it. As I said, I have no idea what he was looking for.

Will the island survive? Will it have to be dredged out of existence? Or will the first high water of autumn take care of it?