Sunday, February 23, 2014

High Water on the Kentucky River at Valley View

We went out for a drive this afternoon, down the winding road from Lexington to Valley View, where the ferry normally crosses the Kentucky River.  The ferry is not running today because of high water and a very swift current. I know there was a swift current, you should have seen the Geese floating downstream at 20 miles per hour. It has been a cold wet winter in this part of the world.  I am always surprised that after all these years there is still not a bridge across the river at this point.  There had been a railroad bridge just west of here, I believe it was washed out in one of the devastating floods of the 1970's, times when the water was 40 feet higher than it is today.  The line was long out of use, and many bridges were never rebuilt after three major floods in the decade of the 1970s.  

My dear sweet someone walked down closer to the water.  He will be joining us at bloggerpalooza in three weeks.  


  1. We'll I can't compete with Steve's post
    So Ali will say is that I love the way American bridges all look the same

  2. I am much looking forward to seeing you.