The slight thaw of river ice in January that I documented here was followed by another polar vortex, which was followed by another partial thaw. We went out on the first day of February and took pictures at various locales. We started at the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Columbia, PA.
There was a small flock of seagulls on a bit of open water.
I love the architecture of this bridge, and have photographed it in all seasons, from many angles. In the background you can see the piers from a much earlier bridge, and in the far background is the modern Rt. 30 span.
I’ve made several small art quilts featuring The Old Bridge:
Further upriver we stopped at the Breezyview Overlook.
Through the trees you can see the modern span in the foreground and the old bridge in the background.
Next stop was a boat launch on the east side of Marietta, PA. Here the ice was choppy and chunkier.
A bit west of Marietta the slabs were larger, and had pushed further up on the shore.
The slabs were stacked up at a boat launch in Bainbridge, PA.
To the left in this photo is Brunner Island, where there’s a coal fired power plant, and in the distance you can see a steam plume from a reactor at Three Mile Island.
An overlook near Falmouth, PA was the last stop, for a good view of the Susquehanna just before sunset. To the right is a portion of the Harrisburg International Airport.
It was a good day, and helped quell some of the rampant cabin fever.