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 (208)

Imre Lakat on December 28, 2011

Great photo, I really like it.

Happy New Year 2012 !

Like !

Best regards and wishing a nice week , Imre

AntonioVidalphotogra… on December 29, 2011

Extraordinary capture>>>LIKE, AJVL.

>>>HAPPY 2012<<<

Jong Soo Choi on December 29, 2011

Very nice!!!Good shot.



Happy New Year 2012!!

Thank you for your visit to my gallery and kind comment.

From Jose Choi, Korea

Joli Harsányi on December 29, 2011

Wonderful morning - very nice photo. L-55 Greetings, Joli

kovi53 - NO VIEWS on December 29, 2011

Very nice view, beautiful shot. Like.

Happy New Year 2012!

Greetings, Viktor

© cvandermeijden on December 29, 2011

The ripple of the water is great, I Like this very nice image!

I wish you Health and Happiness in 2012, Tomas!

Best wishes, Carla

crni_balkanac on December 29, 2011

Had no clue that there's a place named Cairo in US :)

I was attracted with the calmness of the picture. I like it.

Btw. greetings after a long time

E-kaz on December 29, 2011

Go along with the shimmering water.

ъ( ゚ー^)Lk!

Best wishes and Happy New Year 2012 .

(。・・。)人(。・・。)Kind regards,E-kaz.

Stolpi on December 29, 2011

Hallo TomRos !

Für das neue Jahr wünsche ich dir immer einen guten Blick und solche schönen Momente, wie auf diesem Foto !! Like ! Beste Grüße nach Toronto vom Stolpi

Armando Buira on December 29, 2011

Very beautiful picture!!! LIKE 61.

Happy New Year!!! My best wishes, Armando

Karel H. on December 29, 2011


Krásnej tlačnej remorkér.Moc pěkný a pro mne neobvyklý pohled.Po naší řece se nic tlačit nedá a na kajaku je sjízdná jen při vyšším stavu vody.

Moc líbí

Pozdravuji a přeji krásný a veselý Nový rok.,Karel

Luisa Gila Merino on December 30, 2011

Bonita e interesante fotografía, buena toma lk

Saludos cordiales, y mis mejores deseos para ti en el Año Nuevo.


Martin (WPF) on December 30, 2011

Great impression of deepness! Superb shot!


Hope the New Year bring you lots of reasons to smile.

Greetings, Martin

KWO Tsoumenis on December 30, 2011

Wonderful photo, friend Tomas!!!


Healthy & Happy 2O12...

Kostas :-)

Luca Rigato on December 30, 2011

Beautiful waves effect. Like

bronzebrick on December 30, 2011

The water is beautiful, great capture! Happy New Year!!!


regards, bronzebrick

els f on December 30, 2011

bijzonder mooi met die werking en het licht op het water! big like!! happy new year!

Bozor Magdi on December 30, 2011

Beautiful photo! Like

Happy New Year 2012!

Best wishes,Magdi

Ho Tich Chau on December 30, 2011

Happy new year 2012, My best wishes. Fantastic scenery, wonderful colours, great capture, superb picture. LIKE + YS The best regards from France. châu.

bablenam on December 30, 2011

Excellent photo. Good moment. Like

I wish you a Happy New Year 2012. Magdi

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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