A lush marsh separates mainland Sunset Beach, North Carolina from the beach island
Unique among the southeastern North Carolina barrier island communities, the Town of Sunset Beach encompasses both a mainland and an island.
The Town began in 1955 a year after Hurricane Hazel struck the surrounding area but left what was then called Bald Beach, the southernmost island in North Carolina, unscathed. Mannon C. Gore purchased Bald Beach from the Brooks family, who dated its ownership back to the 1700’s. Gore was impressed by the beautiful sunsets and renamed the island Sunset Beach.
The homes on the island beyond the marsh are on the beach but away from the main town of Sunset Beach. Will be posting images from Sunset Beach from a visit during cloudy weather.
Starting a series on views from benches (or chairs) from different places. Here is a bench view of the Panama City, Panama skyline.
An often unheralded aspect of Harrisburg is the spectacular bridges that cross the Susquehanna River. All of these bridges were major engineering feats when they were built and are very long.
The Walnut Street Bridge is one of about nine bridges on the Susquehanna River. Although it doesn’t fully cross the river, it still is one of the longest and most popular pedestrian bridges in the country. Its still-intact eastern spans have been lined with lights and the steel frame has been painted a luscious blue color. The bridge is also listed in the National Registrar of Historic places and the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Historic Bridge Journal. Today, it is the oldest surviving bridge (in near original condition) over the Susquehanna and is an important cultural icon for the people of Harrisburg.
Built in 1928, the Market Street Bridge is a stone arch bridge that spans the Susquehanna River between Harrisburg and Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania.
Harrisburg, the state capital of Pennsylvania has over a dozen large bridges, many up to a mile long, that cross the Susquehanna River.