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)

Mahdi Kalhor on January 28, 2015
  • Very interesting and beautiful view.

  • L I K E

  • All the best from Iran. Mahdi

Cindy Breen on January 29, 2015

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



Filipunes on January 29, 2015

Wonderful scenery.

Nice capture. *Lk *

Friendly greetings. Filipe

Lilian Jacobs on January 29, 2015

Stunning colours, I also love the compo!

Don Z on January 29, 2015

ßeautiful shøt! YSL

Ricardo Filho on January 31, 2015

Very nice photo!!!!!



. . .

Best wishes, Ricardo

supraph2 on January 31, 2015

Great scenery! L&F Greetings from Switzerland

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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