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)

Artem Cherednik on January 14, 2012

Волны красивые! :LIKE 136

maxou MAXOU on January 15, 2012

very beautiful picture and nice reflections !

LIKE + favorite 18 + VOTED

greetings from Corsica..->maxou

Mircea_RAICU on January 15, 2012

Wonderful image ! Like and vote ! Best regards from Romania ! Mircea R.

Pedro M on January 15, 2012

Very beautiful


Greetings, Pedro M

BOGDAN de Varsovie on January 16, 2012

Excellent picture. LIKE + VOTED. Best greetings.


kurt Oblak on January 18, 2012

Ein wunderschöner Blickfang,gefällt mir,Like 141,gruß KURT

Greg Swinfield on January 19, 2012

this is excellent Tom - deserves another YS. love the lines.

Stathis Chionidis on January 21, 2012

I am dreaming to see once Mississippi my friend.Wonderful scene and shot.Like.Stathis

reza-tj on January 21, 2012



Ahmet Bekir on January 24, 2012

Excellent image Tomas, ...liked, greetings from Macedonia, Ahmet

MF(Meditation Falcon… on January 24, 2012

Beautiful shot, like! Best regards from Taiwan.

محمدرضا اتابک on January 25, 2012

Very beautiful. I like this photo. Yellow Star

Mata Hary on January 26, 2012

W O W ! Fav/21, Like/149! Greetings and thanks: Mata Hary

Urias E. Takatohi on January 26, 2012

Like 150 + Vote. Greetings from Brasil.

GWHoffman on January 26, 2012

Very, very nice! LK 151!

Kind regards, Glenn

Tomros on January 27, 2012

Hello All, my Panoramio friends,

Thanks a lot, this one is my Favorite from the recent trip south!

thank you for your visit, your kind comments and Like 151.

Atabak, Maxou, Bassam, Melinda, Greg, Heinz, Crits, Wojciech, Mata Hari

Special thanks for latest Favorite clicks.

Greetings, Tomas from Toronto

Torsten C on January 27, 2012

A new georaphic lesson for me, Cairo @ Mississippi! I thought, there was another great river ;-) Great atmospheric capture with wonderful light! Big Like! Friendly greetings from Germany, Torsten

kostas papantoniou-V… on January 27, 2012

An other interesting shot from you Tom!It looks much better enlarged!Have a nice day,Kostas

Tomros on January 27, 2012

Torsten, I only see it on the map a day before. I decided to stop there and it was well worth it. Not that anybody would to choose to live there now, but unique place for sure!

Read first page for more trivia if interested!

Torsten, Kostas, Special thanks for latest Favorite clicks!!

Κοσμάς Καραχλές on January 27, 2012

excellent . I really like it. Greetings Kosmas

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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