Many industries adorn the edges of small towns across the States. Often large in structure, they provide a local community with work, and one gets the impression that the very small towns rely heavily on the success of these places. One of my favorites was the huge structure above, which was situated along the side of the river, with its once lifeblood being reliant on the water source. Now derelict, it stands monumental yet quiet, visible for some distance around. I wonder how the local workers fared now this was gone. Stood gazing at this place on a Sunday morning, the only real sounds in the air were the blowing grasses and distant church bells. From this point we walked along the river bank for an hour or so, which was a welcome change to the miles of tarmac ahead and behind. In so doing though, it never felt far from the road and the industries. A clearing in the trees revealed the bridge shown in the image immediately below, a reminder that soon enough we would be back on the move. The remainder of the imagery in this post is further examples of some of the industrial buildings visible from the road, as well as a bridge representative of an almost miniature Golden Gate.