Sunday, January 29, 2012

Catching up on stuff

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a piece this morning on how old the locks and dams in western Pennsylvania are and how there's no money to do anything about them. There's a short sidebar on what would happen should the Montgomery dam fail.


This is a few days old, but repairs on the Sherman Minton Bridge in Louisville are half complete.


And back in Pittsburgh, rust is threatening an World War II-era sub docked in the Ohio River.

(Updated) More on Eggners Ferry

UPDATE: Now the question is whether the part of the bridge that's still standing has moved.

And it seems the local LEOs (law enforcement officers, as they call them on NCIS) will ticket people who walk out onto the part of the bridge that's still standing.


Two days later and more details emerge about the Eggners Ferry Bridge accident.

This article says the guy steering the ship had been through the area many times before and he had two local pilots assisting him.

Meanwhile, state transportation department officials need to know if the impact caused a pier to shift and if it's still moving.

O. Nelson Jones

Two weeks from today, Adam and I will be in Point Pleasant WV for an event at the Point Pleasant River Museum. There will be a dedication ceremony and reception honoring the memory of Captain Nelson Jones at 2 p.m. The new,upgraded pilothouse simulator in the museum will be named in Jones' honor

Meanwhile, Ingram Barge Co. and AmherstMadison will have the towboat O. Nelson Jones open for pubglic tours from noon to 5 p.m.

We've had several photos of the O. Nelson Jones on here before, both under its present name and under its previous name the Pennsylvania.