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View from the lower level of Fort Boreman north, up the Ohio River, with part of Parkersburg on the right. One can see that the steep character of the hill enables the fort on this crest to dominate traffic on the river, and protect the railroad and ferry site to the north. The bridge was not completed until after the war. It also protects traffic on the Little Kanawha River that joins the Ohio at the foot of the hill. The bridge in the foreground is over this river.