"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Tugboat Pushing Barges Up the Monongahela

Shot from the passenger seat while sitting in traffic on the Rankin Bridge, Sunday just before dusk.  I was surprised how fast the tug and barges moved. To catch it all including the top of the railroad bridge seemed a slim chance. The beauty of being stopped, bumper to bumper, Steve said jokingly, well you could just get out! Right.

Pittsburgh Coal in Barges on the River

Just a hint of bridge barriers at the top and bottom edges, the power lines seem connected like a marionette.

11 responses

  1. Great photo!!!

    March 10, 2010 at 12:21 am

  2. erica

    Completely agree with Comment 1!!!!! All blues and blacks – very dramatic!!!

    March 10, 2010 at 7:42 am

  3. MJM


    March 10, 2010 at 8:04 am

  4. Laura

    very nice

    March 10, 2010 at 8:40 am

  5. linda K.

    Ruthie: This one says so much about pittsburgh – I love it. Can I buy a print? Linda K.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:43 am

  6. Dorothy Holley

    Ah, this is the one I’ve been waiting for. Peaceful scene–like it a lot.

    March 10, 2010 at 9:09 am

  7. Sue Reinfeld

    those tugs and the rivers are why pittsburgh is so important — great picture

    March 10, 2010 at 9:27 am

  8. Really like this!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:36 am

  9. Donna D'Abruzzo

    I told you this is a beautiful sight and so peaceful just watching anytime. Keep up the great work. Love it & you. Donna

    March 10, 2010 at 7:29 pm

  10. Nice boat

    March 10, 2010 at 10:22 pm

  11. Pingback: What’s Under the Rankin Bridge « Ruth E Hendricks Photography

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