Sunday, March 3, 2013

Three more Meigs County photos

... and that will wrap up 1981.

First, here's the hydroelectric plant at the Racine Locks and Dam under construction, as seen through a chain link fence. I don't think a lot was going on that day.

Second, this is the William S. Ritchie Bridge to Ravenswood, WV, under construction. Looking back after 32 years, I wonder if I would have gotten this close if it were being built today.

Last, here's the Philip Sport Sporn power plant near New Haven, WV, as seen from Racine, OH. It looks different today, as there's been more construction on that part on the right. Soon it will be a lot different, as it's one of the power plants scheduled to close when new emission regulations kick in on Jan. 1, 2016.

Wheeling bridge closed

The old Wheeling suspension bridge will be closed for a few days because a cable has snapped. Details here.

And if you want to see a photo of the bridge from a different angle, click here.