Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Whitehall Parkway

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One of Pennsylvania's least-known abandonments is also one of its most interesting (and enormous). A great guy named Shawn emailed me about this site in November, and Brian and I only got to it two weeks ago.

Part of the Ironton Rail Trail, the Whitehall Parkway is the site of some of America's earliest cement plants, and has dozens of stone and concrete ruins in varying states of decay -- in some, only a wall or two remain.

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Easily the best part of this abandonment is that it's legal to visit. The surrounding townships turned the site into a hiking trail, and we saw at least a dozen people biking, jogging (and snapping photos) on a frosty January day.

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This would've been nice and eerie if my jeans weren't so damn blue.

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Created by Al Ebaster in 2007 after a trip to Centralia, ForgottenPA has become one of Pennsylvania's most popular urban-exploration websites. Brian is our photographer, and we're happy to have Ethan Smith, aka Bluecapriethan in the comment sections, on board as an author and photographer as well.

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