WSJ: Charleroi Locks

February 1st, 2011

Charleroi Locks, Monongahela River at Charleroi, Pa.

This is another catch up post… I shot an assignment for The Wall Street Journal while in Pittsburgh at the end of December. The story focused on the locks at Charleroi and highlights the infrastructure problems along the nation’s waterways. I’ve photographed Charleroi numerous times for the series In the Wake of an American Dream and was fortunate to see the area from a new vantage point.  You can see a slideshow here.

Below is an image of Charleroi from a cemetery across the river at about the same time last winter. My truck ended up stuck in the snow in the cemetery that morning. The tow truck driver was not happy pulling me out and almost became stuck himself.

Grandview Cemetery, overlooking Charleroi, Pa.