This set of photographs was taken by Keith Aaron in November 2003--except for the picture of the old bridge which was taken by Keith sometime during the late 1970's or early 1980's. The comments are by Keith as well.
|Aerial photo of the abandoned section between Shippenville and Clarion. It runs up through the woods and dead ends west of a private residence.|
|Abandoned section between Clarion and Shippenville. Looking east just after a turnoff to what looks like a water treatment facility of some kind. The abandoned pavement is really crumbled at this point. It gets better 100 ft up.|
|Abandoned section between Clarion and Shippenville. Looking east, dead end at a private residence.|
|Abandoned section between Clarion and Shippenville. Looking back west, from the dead end.|
|Abandoned approaches to the Clarion River. Looking east, the abandoned road approaches the Clarion River. The old faded road closed sign can be seen on the right.|
|Abandoned approaches to the Clarion River. Looking back west from the east bound approach to the river.|
|Abandoned approaches to the Clarion River. The old spring on the east side of Clarion River just beyond where the road made a 90-deg turn onto the long since demolished bridge.|
|Abandoned approaches to the Clarion River. Looking east, the road heads toward the town of Clarion. The new Clarion river bridge can be seen in the background.|
|A sign to tell us which road is which !!|
|Aerial photo showing the new Clarion river bridge, as well as the abandoned pavement descending the hill down to the river.|
|I took this picture many years ago when old road was still use. My sister always said this narrow classic truss bridge with the 90-deg bends on each end was a FUN bridge to cross. The new elevated bridge sweeps out from the hillside and over river, and is just no fun.|
Page updated: February 24, 2005
The Lost Highway is copyright © 2005 by Jeffrey Carlyle. All photographers retain rights to their photographs. The Lost Highway was originally developed by Andy Field and Alex Nitzman for AARoads.