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)

Miroljub Todorović on January 31, 2012

Hello Том,

Еxcellent !!!


K@rin on February 2, 2012

HI Tomas delightful mood of stillness and awakening day , lovely light and interesting to see this barge pushing the cargo, like, best wishes Karin

volnat on February 3, 2012

Wonderful picture, superb composition. LIKE. Best wishws, volnat.

emma-rc on February 25, 2012

Brilliant shot! Excellent composition! LIKE!

Cumizebica on March 18, 2012

Wonderful composition , beautiful place and photo , LIKE !

Best wishes



Mateusz Wrona on April 27, 2012

wow! like ;)

Greetings from Poland, Andrut :)

Faris Al Orfali on August 14, 2012

Well done ... Beautiful .. Greetings to you from Iraq

L 163 ... F 24

Ondřej Havelka on October 19, 2012

Parádně znázorněný prostor, like164 :-)

Tomros on October 19, 2012

Mighty Mississippi, they call it.

Even the name is long! ;-)

sandart on October 20, 2012

Great view and photo! LIKE

Greetings, Alexander

jibby17 on December 26, 2012

Very beautiful photo! I simply love it. Happy New Year from Manila!

Elysium2012 on January 8, 2013

Great ! L + F

Ruggero Sampieri on February 8, 2013

Bella e interessante immagine. Like 169.
Grazie della visita Tomas.
Cordiali saluti, Ruggero.

~~~ Thomas ~~~ on March 8, 2013

Very nice view and light.


Greetings Thomas.

Francine Verweij-Ban… on May 4, 2013

What a wide space to bring ones eyes to view this nice and serene place. Great view and Excellent shot.



Sirka on September 6, 2013

Splendid view!L172

Sebastian Hoeher on January 30, 2014

23/173 That´s beautiful

Tomros on January 30, 2014

yes, it was a magic morning!

Arto J on July 10, 2014

A beautiful photo. A special means of transportation. ♥ + L

With friendly greetings. Arto

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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