Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sky Watch Friday: Bridging The Gap


This is crossing the Ohio River coming back from Belpre, Ohio to Parkersburg, West Virginia. I posted photos of the entire bridge and the railroad bridge you see beside it to the left in my post on Monday. (here)
This and the next photo were taken as I walked across a walkway attached to this old B&O Railroad Bridge in Marietta, Ohio. I posted about this bridge on Wednesday. (here) In this photo you can see where the Muskingum River converges with the Ohio River.
Looking from the middle of the bridge across the Ohio River to Almost Heaven West Virginia.

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90 comments:

the teach said...

Great bridge photos, Carletta! Thanks for visiting me! :) And thanks for JOhn Denver!

the teach said...

I didn't realize this was Skywatch Carletta. I don't have my Skywatch photo(s) up yet. I will later this afternoon...

Ivar Ivrig said...

Great shot. Nice bridge

fishing guy said...

Carletta: A wonderful SWF post and a great ad for WV with special music to compliment the photos.

NovaS said...

that's nice. you have great angle of your photos... perfectly well done!

happy friday!

Julie said...

A nice shot of the bridge from front on. The water in that river sure is dirty.

Rose said...

I enjoyed these, Carletta!

Berit said...

Great photos!!

Yen said...

Beautiful bridge photos and blue skies!Drop by if you got a chance, HERE.

freshaircabin said...

Stunning shots you have here!

bobbie said...

I love bridges, and this is a great one. Beautiful.

imac said...

Great bridge and shots.

Dewdrop said...

What a wonderful way to change states!

Thinking of me with the fog... so funny. I'm sure it was. How did Fay treat you?

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Lovely photos, Carletta, and an interesting Sky Watch. I love the name "Almost Heaven, West Virginia."

Carver said...

I'm enjoying your bridge shots so much. I actually came here via skywatch this time. I don't do that on the same blog that I do bridges on but your idea of combining them is good.

Indigo said...

I love bridges.
The sky is lovelly!

Bradley Myers said...

Great photos, I liked that you used the railroad bridge, being a train buff myself.

Pretty Life Online said...

Great catch for Skywatch! Mine's up too hope you can drop by,,,,asking for you vote too... Thanks a lot! Happy weekend!

Arija said...

Nice bridge, but your rain shots are delicious, like paintings.

Merisi said...

Carletta,
these are beautiful images, so evocative! I also love love love the John Denver song, "Country roads, take me home to the place I belong ... . Good thing, though, you can't hear me sing along! ;-)

Thank you so much for introducing me to "When the Blue Hour Comes"! I have added a link to Utube, works when you click on my first photo.

ellen b said...

I really like these photos of this bridge! I like how you enter a new state at the middle of a river :0)

Reader Wil said...

Good photos of this bridge!

Titania said...

Great pictures of a great structure.The river and never ending country beyond. Look closely to see all the different details playing together, here a bit of rust, the muddy water and a never ending sky. Nature and man made linking together.Great SW. Thank you.

George Townboy said...

Great shots!!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Another great posting Carletta, I also want to thank you for your comment today and for being out there in blog land.. :O)

The Texican said...

Hey! How did I miss a post? Like I said bridges are a favorite subject. I heard it was raining in the mountains of North Carolina. Looks like you were getting some of the same. Restful rain shots. Pappy

Tere {Blessings in Life} said...

Beautiful shots Carletta! Hppy SW!

me ann my camera said...

Love your Denver music in the background. I like bridges with walkways and the views they give, looking both up and down. Nice perspectives for a sky view.

Thank you for your recent comments on my Monarch butterfly and Osprey posting. They are much appreciated.

Tere's World said...

Nice bridge. Have a great Friday!

Kelly said...

Carletta, I sure enjoyed crossing the bridge and going to West Virginia! How creative!! I loved it and felt like I was on a trip and have now crossed state lines and visited WV! The bridge and sky and water shots were nice as well, but I especially liked you giving us the feel of traveling...Thanks for sharing...

Denise said...

The sky through the framework of the bridge is quite dramatic.

Lovely post.

Dx

Rebecca said...

I really like the second one. Yay!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Very nice shots:)Nice bridge too:)

babooshka said...

I do have a thing about bridges. I think it's beacuse they connect us. Great images for me then.

Dr.John said...

I like the bridge picture. Like one other bridge I saw today thewy have a nice feel to them.

Dulce said...

The first one is great!!

Tommy V said...

great photos i love how you used the bridge

Tink *~*~* said...

I'm really loving all these bridges I'm seeing in everyone's posts. Must be a bridge meme floating around here somewhere!

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Minkydo said...

Nicely done! I love the first image.

Mary said...

You walked across this bridge?! I have a fear of heights, and would probably have not been able to do that! Great shots!

Wren said...

I thought of John Denver first thing. Great series of photos.

Janice Thomson said...

Great shots again Carletta.
Is the water always that colour or does it eventually clear up?

Pearl Maple said...

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog earlier, your photos from the bridge are a fun way to frame the sky, thanks for sharing.

Gramma L said...

Great job on the Bridge photo's.

Denise said...

Very nice photos. Must have been a lovely walk.

Louise said...

Old iron bridges make great photos. Nice shots!

dot said...

Good post! I love the bridge and the music.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a wonderful view, Carletta!

Bobbie said...

Interesting photos, Carletta. The blue sky makes a good contrast to the muddy river.

napaboaniya said...

Viewing the sky between those rails. Beautiful idea ;)

Raven said...

Nice bridge and sky-watching. And I always love John Denver. Hope you listened to Obama tonight. I thought he was awesome.

HFD60 said...

Carletta, very nice SWF images...and I liked the rest of your bridge posts..

quilly said...

That's funny. I started singing the song as soon as I saw the sign on the first bridge and before the music started to play.

Firefly Nights said...

I love the old metal truss bridges. Glad to see so many of them are alive and well in your area.

PJ said...

My husband was in W Va just this week for work and we lived their for a summer and loved it. Thanks for the reminder. Bautiful. Have a great weekend.

Cathy - As the World Flops said...

Nice photos.. It's funny cause I said on another site not to long ago that I played John Denver as we crossed the bridge into WVA. Wonder how many times that song is used.

Thanks for stopping by~Cathy

Shelly said...

Wow! What a lot of great bridge shots you have, my faves are the old stone piers.

Gattina said...

Beautiful pictures !

Yes I couldn't find any bridge and no I see bridges everywhere even in my mouth !

magiceye said...

beautiful compositions!

Robert said...

I'm really loving all these bridge pictures. And the rain on the glass in the previous post- I love that. Great job.

Greyscale Territory said...

Interesting shots through "pieces" of the bridge! Unusual!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

i've always loved looking at gaps through skies!

Jientje said...

Wow!!! Those are masterpieces!! I love the composition in the second and the third picture!

RuneE said...

I liked your Sky wathc and loved your bridge - welcome over any time!"

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

This is a wonderful bridge, Carletta. As soon as I saw it and saw the West Virginia sign, John Denver's song started to flow through my head... then your music started playing the same song... haha. FOMCLMBO (Falling Off My Couch Laughing My Butt Off).

Reba @ Reba's Run said...

This is a very nice bridge... from a dog's eye view. Bark!!!

Anne-Berit said...

Great Sky Watch-photos!

Neal said...

Great photos Carletta!

Aileni said...

Good job you had the girders for colour, the sky wasn't forthcoming that day. Like the top picture.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a grand entrance to West Virginia. Spectacular!

Gretchen said...

Interesting shots!

B. Roan said...

Fantastic bridge photos. I'm a little afraid of heights, so my toes started curling up just imagining walking across the walkway. Thanks for the Anniversary wishes. BJ

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful bridge structure. Good shots and sky.

Fish Whisperer said...

Love the bridge shots, it adds to the sky.
Cheers

Kahshe Cottager said...

I liked the way you combined the bridge with the sky. I like to look through bridge structures too - there is something quite mesmerizing about them.

Thanks for your visit and comment on my SWF! Have a wonderful weekend!

Mine Is Here said...

wow thats nice angles...

carlamaldita said...

didn't you have a hard time driving and taking this angle?..but the pictures turned out great!

carla

Columbo said...

Like the bridge photos, and the music by Denver. Nice to get back home and this was certainly a good post for SWF.

eyestothesky said...

Cool Shots For SWF!!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Great Photo, that water is sure muddy looking. Love the shot

Mar said...

Beautiful bridge and lovely song by John Denver, he brings back so many dear memories!!

tipper said...

Carletta, Love all the posts you've been doing about the bridges. I especially liked the railroad portion. Can you just imagine how they built it?

juliana said...

there is something about these rusty iron constructions that appeals to me.
great stuff!

krisuh said...

Nice images for SWF! And I'm so sorry for the dirty river...

piedmontperspective said...

Great photos, Carletta! I like the way you framed the sky through the bridges.

Lew said...

Nice sky photos from the bridges (or is it the reverse?). I also like your covered bridges.

Becky and Gary said...

We love old railroad bridges. Great photos. Happy SWF.

Rick said...

I enjoyed looking over your blog - very nice pictures.

Jim said...

Hi Carletta, Happy Skywatching. I like your bridge pictures, I'll bet you were happy getting to that bridge back over to W.Va.
We like W.Va, I was there for the first time a year and a half ago. It was the last of the 50 states for me. We found your state to be very pretty.
Thank you for peeking at my church spire and moon in the cloudy evening sky.
..

esnorway said...

nice pics great swf have a nice weekend. Thanks for the coment on mine pics to