As you travel past the former town of Wehrum in 2016 you will notice that a new highway bridge is being constructed over Blacklick Creek. The highway bridge project will not affect the use of the trail. The Wehrum Access Area remains open but it can only be accessed from the Vintondale side of the access area, not from Route 22. A highway detour route is posted.
This abandoned concrete bridge once lead to the bustling little village of Claghorn. The town was named for Clarence Claghorn a mining engineer and official with the Vinton Colliery Company. The town remained in existence until the early 1940s when homes were still being rented out. Nothing remains today, except the bridge.
This buggy or shuttle car is located in Vintondale along the Ghost Town Trail. It is situated in a small historical site constructed as an Eagle Scout project. In the background of the photo the mountain is undergoing surface mining... yes we still mine coal here.