Sunday, July 24, 2011

Three more from upriver

Here's the Sistersville ferry putting in at Fly, Ohio. Sistersville, W.Va., is in the background.

Down the Ohio River at St. Marys, here's the Hi Carpenter Bridge. It's similar to the Silver Memorial Bridge that I'm far more familiar with for good reason. The Silver Bridge, which collapsed on Dec. 15, 1967, was one of three bridges in the world of its design. One was in Brazil, or so I am told, and the other was at St. Marys. Because the bridge could not be inspected for the flaw that doomed the Silver Bridge without dismantling the whole thing, the old Hi Carpenter Bridge was removed and replaced downstream with a new bridge.

And here's the M/V D.A. Grimm in the locks at the Hannibal Locks and Dam, about to head upriver. I  think the guy in front of the pilothouse window is spraying it down with a water hose.