The Robert E. Lee Memorial Bridge in Richmond, Virginia carries U.S. Route 1 and U.S. Route 301 across the James River at the Fall Line. The city acquired the original bridge from Richmond Bridge Corp in 1933, and it was named the James River Bridge but was later renamed for the Confederate general.
A road bridge crosses over a railroad bridge (with an oncoming train) in Richmond, Virginia
The Manchester Bridge (9th Street) in downtown Richmond, Virginia boasts some of the most spectacular views of any city anywhere, including of ruins, the beautiful James River, and unmatched urban wildlife.
There aren’t many cities, none in fact, where you can kayak and raft class III and IV rapids in an urban setting. Richmond is the only place in the country where you can run the rapids, pull out and walk to a downtown brewery, bar or restaurant.
A bench view of bridges spanning James River in Richmond, Virginia
A team effort to navigate the rapids on James River, Richmond, Virginia
As the sun sets over James River in Richmond, Virginia, we end our series of images from this part of the country.
The golden rays of sunset cast a warm glow over Richmond, Virginia
It almost appears that the bridge is painted golden when lighted by the setting sun in Richmond, Virginia
The golden glow of sunset paints this image of a bridge river the river in Richmond, Virginia
Captured a photographer shooting a model against the background of the Richmond skyline
In keeping up with modern architecture in Richmond, use of glass creates this visual illusion of an overhead walkway going through the building
Homes on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia depict architecture from another era
The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia features remnants of old style bathrooms and telephones
Inside the Jefferson Hotel (Richmond, Virginia), there is a creative (i.e., assortment and range of architectural styles) approach. Every room is awash in light from stained glass windows and surfaces are cloaked in deep colors. The hotel’s two-tiered, 36-step grand staircase is said to have inspired the staircase sequence in the film Gone With The Wind.
The Jefferson Hotel is a luxury hotel in Richmond, Virginia, opened in 1895. In 1969, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Designed in the Spanish Baroque Style, patrons have included thirteen United States presidents, writers, and celebrities.
As a centerpiece for the upper lobby, there a life-size image of Thomas Jefferson from Carrara marble.
Bridges of various kinds are used to cross James River in Richmond, Virginia. Here is a combined, underside perspective of a concrete bridge and a steel one.
The stairs of the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond offer architecturally pleasing stair designs
Spectacular architecture of the Virginia Capitol dome in Richmond ….
Ornate stairs in the Virginia State Capitol, Richmond add to the history and preservation of traditional architecture
The Virginia State Capitol, which Thomas Jefferson designed with Charles-Louis Clérisseau, was the first Roman Revival building in America and the first American public building in the form of a classic temple. The building was the site of significant events in American history while it was the Virginia State Capitol and in its role as the Capitol of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865.
With the golden rays of the setting sun lighting up the Capitol in Richmond, people mill around to enjoy the evening.