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 (204)

Jonas12611 12 hours ago

One mor like #192, such mighty river, excellent capture, Jonas.

Jörg R. 11 hours ago

A very nice dynamic moment !

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Best wishes , Jörg

Mahdi Kalhor 11 hours ago
  • Very interesting and beautiful view.

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  • All the best from Iran. Mahdi

cindy555 4 minutes ago

Very nice shot Tomas a trip I would love to take from bottom to the very top

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 25, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Tomros - Pano
    • 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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