• Cameraderie, a friendly photography forum for photographers and camera enthusiasts!
    If you are looking for critique, tips, advice, buying recommendations, or just want to talk to fellow enthusiasts then join now for free!

Bridges of the New River Gorge

tonyturley

Hall of Famer
Nov 24, 2014
124
Scott Depot, WV, USA
Here I am back after another road trip. The New River Gorge and its tributaries have many bridges both small and large. My goal this day was to hit several of the more notable waterfalls, and to do that, I crossed a lot of bridges. Unfortunately, there was a solid overcast all morning, but I did my best. Here with the X30 are some of my favorites:

A couple of bridges over lower Wolf Creek right above its confluence with the New:
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Fayette Station Bridge just above Fayette Station Rapids. This is just a small part of the rapids. People who float that are crazy!
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


About mid-way up the canyon wall, Kaymoor Trail crosses Wolf Creek. This bridge is about 50 yards upstream of the huge Wolf Creek Falls:
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Standing at the base of Wolf Creek Falls (you'll see those in another post). The vast New River Gorge Bridge carrying US 19 over the canyon is off in the distance:
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Kaymoor Trail over Wolf Creek. The trail on the other side is closed due to instability in the very steep slope it traverses:
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


The New River Gorge Bridge was the longest single-arch span bridge in the world when it opened in the late 1970s. It is closed for Bridge Day the 3rd Saturday of every October so BASE jumpers can legally parachute or rappel the 900 feet down to the river:
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Looking upstream toward the bridge from a favorite local put-in spot:
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


This bridge at Prince carries WV 41 across the New. It is a newer, more modern bridge than is found in many of the state's larger communities, and WV 41 is a very well maintained road leading down to the bridge. This is one of the most remote places I have ever been, yet the road was pretty busy. Even more amazing is there is an active Amtrak station along the river just past the trees in this photo. Google "Prince WV Amtrak" to see what I mean:
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


A closer look at the railroad bridge in the preceeding image:
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Finally, this is an image of the New River Gorge Bridge from the Fayette Station crossing. It is with an Olympus E-M5. I didn't have time to get one with the X30, as I was stopped on the smaller bridge, and a car came down the hill before I could pull out the X30:
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

Britanica

Veteran
Sep 22, 2016
43
Them autumn colors! :clapping:I am so glad it is fall. These are some nice shots. It is a shame when the sun decides to go in to hiding. I can't imagine how beautifully the colors of the leaves would have popped!
 

tonyturley

Hall of Famer
Nov 24, 2014
124
Scott Depot, WV, USA
Them autumn colors! :clapping:I am so glad it is fall. These are some nice shots. It is a shame when the sun decides to go in to hiding. I can't imagine how beautifully the colors of the leaves would have popped!
Just as I was headed back to my car at my final destination, the sun finally broke through. It was chilly and blustery, with billowing clouds all about, and golden Autumn light breaking through the clouds. A classic October afternoon, and it made for an excellent drive back home.

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

Latest posts

Latest threads

Top Bottom