The last time I took this shot, I had to make five exposures to fit it all in on a panorama. With the 15mm f4.5 Super Wide-Heliar I can now fit it all into one frame.
The piers are from the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad bridge that spanned the New River before 1863. During the Civil War, the Union Forces burned it down, and the Confederates rebuilt it.
Later on, when the Norfolk and Western Railway was formed from the V&T and some other lines, a new steel bridge was built on a revised right-of-way to replace the old wooden structure.