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This is the Speers-Belle Vernon crossing of the Monongahela River aka the Mon, which in Pittsburgh–which I visited in June 2008 here— flows into the Ohio, which at Cairo flows into the Mississippi. The lighter bridge carries “rubber wheel” I-70 traffic, and the darker one carries Wheeling and Lake Erie “steel wheel” traffic.
Charleston WV-based Lawson W. Hamilton Jr. moves
a light barge downstream while
Darlane B moves a tow heavily laden with coal upstream.
Former names for the 1975 Mississippi-built vessel are East Wind, Ryan Patrick, Bud Spanier, Stone King, and Harry Collins.
North of the bridges, Lady Louise (ex-Chief Powhatan II) stands by at
a coal-handling facility in Monessen.