‘Laying a Pipeline‘ in the East Channel of the Ohio River at Wheeling, WV. In the summer of 1972 a pipeline was laid in the riverbed from Wheeling Island to Wheeling mainland. Here, photos show the equipment they used and that a diver was needed to secure the line into the trench that had been dug into the riverbed. In the next photo we see the ‘Wheeling Suspension Bridge‘ and the Interstate 70 ‘Fort Henry Bridge‘.
Aug 1972 Photos from Rudolph Matesic’s boat collection photos. Photos courtesy of and byLeonard Rowley of Warwood Terrace, Wheeling, WV