Barge traffic on Mississippi, in Cairo. The ripple effect!

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The steamboat industry on Mississippi River was replaced with barges, there is no longer a significant reason for river traffic to stop in Cairo. In 1929, the Cairo Mississippi River Bridge was completed, linking Missouri with Illinois.

The photo was taken early morning on this bridge. It is undergoing major reconstruction (Nov 2011), in my opinion colossal waste of money! As the traffic is using the interstate.

But maybe saving Cairo completely from bankruptcy!

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Tomros on December 25, 2011

The steamboat industry on Mississippi River was replaced with barges, there is no longer a significant reason for river traffic to stop in Cairo. In 1929, the Cairo Mississippi River Bridge was completed, linking Missouri with Illinois.

The photo was taken early morning on this bridge. It is undergoing major reconstruction, in my opinion colossal waste of money! But maybe saving Cairo completely from bankruptcy!

Nadia Kushnir on December 25, 2011

Excellent shot, Tomas!

Mir Bashir on December 26, 2011

Beautiful view, Waves in water have make ti artistic, Beautiful capture.

Alexander Nikolov on December 26, 2011

very good photo, definitely!

L

Greetings, Alex

Kaan Uğurlu on December 26, 2011

Calm and peaceful my friend..

NO VIEWS NAJI on December 26, 2011

Feliz año 2012!

Toni!

sziaa on December 26, 2011

Wonderful capture!

Like

greetings: sziaa

Pasapa. on December 26, 2011

Tomas, I like it so much, greetings........Pa.

Dida(Views?No, thanx… on December 26, 2011

Very beautiful morning view and I like the waves!! Too bad that former major places are near to bankruptcy today!

Greetings, Dida

Egidijus on December 26, 2011

beautiful view, LIKE

~Marlene~ on December 26, 2011

Beautiful, Tomas! Like I can't wait to see where this all ends!

Happy New Year, Marlene

Eliton Sloma on December 26, 2011

Foto Fantástica. Excelente registro. Muito bonita. Like.

Saudações Ueliton.

Argenna on December 27, 2011

Like.

A late greeting for the end of this year. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and I wish you a New Year full of joy.

Tomros on December 27, 2011

Marlene, it will be a slow process... the RIVER played very much big part of the trip!

Dida, the mixed blessing of the decline is, that there is no money to build anything new, so historic building are not replaced by non descript box architecture.


In my little town of Toronto, there is not much old stuff left!

Ida Carrasco on December 27, 2011

Beautiful shot. I wish you a great year 2012 full of happiness and beautiful photos. Sincerely from Chile, Ida.

Nam Tuan on December 27, 2011

The scene is very beautiful, very attractive, beautiful photo! I really like it.

cjlin on December 27, 2011

Hello Tomas, sometimes the old/traditional things are better than modern one, it full of beautiful memory in our minds. Wish you Happy Holiday and Best New Year 2012. cjlin

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 27, 2011

I like this one Tomas!..The barges appear to be tied in such a way as to form an integral body, much like a large flat bottomed ship. Never the less, the tug boat skipper will have fun steering this unwieldy looking craft!

Cheers

Jim

Tomros on December 27, 2011

Jim, it was interesting to see, that the tug boat was pushing the load. The barges went straight, I guess the captain was an old hand.

The bright sun was just rising over the Ohio river, so the sky is bit bleached out!

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 27, 2011

The sky looks fine on my screen Tomas, it certainly does not detract at all! You could not have bettered it without using a graduated filter and who does?

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  • Uploaded on December 25, 2011
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    by Tomros
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2011/11/30 08:08:54
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 4.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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