Camelback Suspension Bridge

“We need to build fewer walls and more bridges.” – Isaac Newton

This old suspension bridge spans the Little River on Thickety Creek Road. It’s northeast of Mt. Gilead near the Onvil community in Montgomery County. Thankfully it has been preserved and is now used as a footbridge.

If you’re interested in this sort of thing, you might want to check out a resource called This website is a database of historic bridges in the United States.

Photographic Notes: Nikon D90 with 18-200 mm VR f/3.5-5.6 lens. All images © Matt Bennett Photography.
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2 thoughts on “Camelback Suspension Bridge

  1. I’m just blown away by that last photo. How did you do that?

    We’re going back to Ohio (my home state) in October and spending one night near Point Pleasant, WV , the location of the Silver Bridge where the Mothman has been sighted. In fact, my family drove over that same bridge three days before it collapsed into the Ohio River killing 46 people.

  2. Thanks Karen. Seems like it’s a combination of “HDR” and then a black and white conversion using a Photoshop plug-in called Perfect Effects.
    I’ve never heard of the Mothman story before. Sounds like that it is to WV what Bigfoot is to NC! :)

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