"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 (275)

sete garcia on September 25, 2013

Good perspective and so interesting info !!! LK59

Best greetings, sete

ch' caf'_ No Views 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 - undecided n… 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

Sebastian “Käptn” Is… on November 7, 2013

Spectacular view! L :-)

Sebastian “Käptn” Is… on January 16, 2014

...and Fav 60 :-)

Blaustich on February 20, 2014

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

Karolina Wadss on March 1, 2014

Very good composition, I like it, greetings from Poland

Cornleo on July 12

Very interesting construction, YSL, greetings Agathe

funtor on July 30

Impressive architecture detail of this old railway bridge, i like it! Greetings from Germany, Thomas

nunila77 merche on August 12

Buena estructura en metal, muy bien construido. LIKE. Gracias por compartir tus fotos. Saludos desde Madrid.

hschwe on September 17

Danke! Eine herrliches Foto mit tollem Blick.

ℒike5 + ℱavorite3.

Herzlichen Gruß, Helmut

62 Casa (CAMERON) 4 days ago

Wonderful! F+L.

The picture is interesting.

That's very nice.

And thank you for a visit.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 31, 2011
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    by Tomros - undecided n…
    • 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

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