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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Comments (207)

Tomros on December 27, 2011

You right, I take it as it comes!

I spent about 1-1/2 hours on this triangle of land; from almost complete dark, to 7:30, when the Nu Diner opened for breakfast.

It was wonderful experience, even at 1 deg C!

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 27, 2011

Gotcha! I see that place.It's on the map! The rivers seem to converge around that triangle..A possible flood plain I should think!

João Paulo Coutinho on December 27, 2011

Bela foto.LIKE Feliz Ano Novo

Puna on December 27, 2011

Hello Tomas EXCELLENT SHOT like.


Melsen Felipe on December 27, 2011

Felicitaciones por este estupendo encuadre y color, L

Le estrecho la mano, Melsen Felipe

Rodrigo Chavez Nesta… on December 27, 2011

Great shot Tomas. LIKE + FAV + Favorite Photographer List. Happy a new year 2012.

Mel Figueroa on December 27, 2011

Amigo, ♦♦♦Feliz Año Nuevo 2012♦♦♦ para ti y toda tu familia, amor, dinero y mucha salud son los deseos de, Mel Figueroa

Me gusta 20

xacobeo4 on December 27, 2011

Tom of something I have no doubt you're a fantastic photographer, this photo is magnified until the water feels its movement * LIKE *, Beautiful composition,Greetings from the Hudson river

Alireza Javaheri on December 27, 2011
  • Beautiful scenery! Fine shot!

    • LIKE! - Merry Christmas & Happy new year

    • Greetings - A-J

Reza Hekmat on December 27, 2011

Wonderful photo.

Interesting shot.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year with best wishes.

Itallica on December 27, 2011

Nicely taken!

Zlatan Lipljanac on December 27, 2011


Happy Holidays!

Greetings, Zlatan

dana ciszewska on December 27, 2011

Beautiful shot.L.Happy New Year.Dana

JLourenco on December 27, 2011

Wonderful photo. Like. Greetings, JL

Tomros on December 27, 2011

Mirko and JL, Thanks.

The size and the strength of the river is really awe inspiring.

Junjun Guo on December 27, 2011

excellent ! !

+ L I K E

Happy new year! Wish you the very best to 2012!

Best greetings


Sasha Lisul on December 27, 2011

Very nice shot. LIKE. Sasha

G Kesmev on December 27, 2011

Beautiful picture! LIKE!

Merry Christmas! I wish you a Happy New Year!

Greetings, Joro

Angelofruhr on December 27, 2011

Theres a 'Cairo' at the Mississipi River?? At first I was irritated and thought, maybe its the Nil!

Nice pic, like

A happy New Year, Angelika

Tomros on December 27, 2011

I suspect, it was named after Cairo, because of the Mississippi is as mighty as the Nile.

Also, this was the first place to escape slavery for the black in southern states. Even today, the population is 60% black.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 25, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    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