Today I needed to be in Weirton for a BOD meeting for the museum. I took the occasion to photograph what was left of the BOP and parts of the Steubenville waterline.
This hillside just below the road (Weir Avenue) was where my grandparents' 2 story frame house stood (the man who built the large ship models). His backyard ended in a chain-link fence. Beyond the fence was Warehouse No. 2. During the war, that building made 8" naval shell casings.
This photo is of the Market Street bridge and the Ohio River. Water Street (the site of Steubenville's red-light district) is to the right (inland) side of the large brick-faced bridge pier.
In the 1950's, Steubenville was a bustling center of commerce and industry.
Here's that same view 60 years later. Times have changed and not for the better.
As I took the photo above, I heard a train's horn. That was repeated several time. I waited and was rewarded with this photo.
The train was on the Panhandle tracks so it could only be headed for 1 place - across the bridge. I raced ahead of it and got onto Ohio Route 7 headed north. Traffic slowed me up a bit, but I managed to get this shot.