Sunday, October 6, 2013

M/V Kelly Lee

I might have seen this boat before, but if I have, I can't recall it right now.

Handbook of International Bridge Engineering and Design

One of my favorite bridges over the Ohio River is the Blennerhassett Island Bridge near Parkersburg WV. I have found something on Google Books called "Handbook of International Bridge Engineering and Design."On Page 75 is an engineering description of the bridge.

For my West Virginia followers, the book includes chapters on the I-64 bridge over the Kanawha River at South Charleston and the New River Gorge Bridge.

On Page 93, the book lists major suspension bridges in the United States. Two on the Ohio are included: the Wheeling Suspension Bridge, which opened to traffic in 1849, and the John A. Roebling bridge in Cincinnati, which opened in 1866.

The book also has articles about the Three Sisters bridges on the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh and the Mon River bridge over the Monongahela River in Pennsylvania.

If you like bridges, you'll want to scan the excerpts that are in the link, even if you don't understand the engineering talk.