"Steel Life" Harahan Railway Bridge - 1916

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The Harahan Bridge ( 1916). Spans over Mississippi River from Arkansas to Memphis, Tennessee.

These are actually 2 separate bridges, one for train and one for cars. It is about 5,000 ft long. Named after the president of the railroad company Rock Island, who was killed in a car accident, as the bridge was under construction. His car was hit by a train!

There is now a newer bridge in Memphis, about 1 mile north of this one on Rte 40.

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Comments (274)

jades1111 on September 11, 2013

Tolles Foto, Tom, "wer soll die Brücke streichen??) :-) Sehr schön gemacht, YSL Beste Grüße

Tomros on September 12, 2013

not sure, it is probably a year project!

2TECHSS on September 14, 2013


sete garcia on September 25, 2013

Good perspective and so interesting info !!! LK59

Best greetings, sete

ch' caf' on October 23, 2013

A well composed shot! I like it! Best regards, Christian

ISSMikey66@gmail.com on October 29, 2013

When was this shot? You can no longer go near the bridge due to some "Bridge" climbers who, by rappeling from it, got our access taken away. Thanx for Sharing.

Tomros on October 30, 2013

mike, it was not me rappelling....;-)

Theo Wasserhess on November 6, 2013

Very fine composition, like!

Thanks for your visit and friendly comment!

Best regards Theo

Käptn Iso on November 7, 2013

Spectacular view! L :-)

Käptn Iso on January 16, 2014

...and Fav 60 :-)

Blaustich on February 20

nearly 100 years old technology set in scene attractively. L.

Karolina Wadss on March 1

Very good composition, I like it, greetings from Poland

Cornleo on July 12

Very interesting construction, YSL, greetings Agathe

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 31, 2011
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    by Tomros
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2011/11/30 14:23:53
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 13.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash