Project Description

The New River Gorge Bridge. It is the iconic bridge of West Virginia. The longest, single-span arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere, it spans the width of the world-famous New River Gorge. This architectural masterpiece, this engineering marvel is a focal point in and of itself. One of the coolest things is that the weather and the seasons are always changing. No matter how many times you photograph it, it’s an entirely different picture.

This image was captured on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 8:35 PM. On that day I was kayaking the New River Gorge at a level around 3200 cfs. As the title suggests, a storm had just passed through, right before sundown. At that moment the sun broke through the clouds, illuminating the fog and clouds around the bridge. About 10 minutes later another storm came through.

For that reason, the original title I gave this picture was “Between Storms.” However, since it’s my most popular image, people just call it “that picture you took of the New River Gorge Bridge.”