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St. Louis/MO Bridges – Continued   14 comments

It’s quite a while since I last published any of my pictures from our „RailTrailsRoadTrip“ in October last year. So I really need to continue. Here’s a picture of Eads Bridge. We passed underneath it on our 2-hour cruise of the waterfron to St. Louis.

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Eads Bridge, St. Louis/MO

This picture has been edited, I must admit, both with ACDSee Ultimate 9 [for a light equalizer] and with easyHDR [for enhancement of details], but I think this brings out the fine metal structure very well, even if it does look a tad artificial.

Dogleg Bridge   2 comments

As mentioned in my previous posting, the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge is quite unique as it has a dogleg [20-degree bend] right in the middle:

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A Bridge with a Dogleg

The reason for this unique feature: the planners had to allow for

  • a 90-degree angle for barges passing underneath, directly into or with the flow of the Mississippi, and
  • putting the foundations on solid rock.

For more information about this bridge check out „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7 [ Old Chain of Rocks Bridge]“ in my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

 

Alton/IL across the Mississippi   6 comments

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Views of Alton/Il from across the Mississippi

For more about that day along the Mississippi, check out „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 6“ on my Blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

Veröffentlicht Freitag, Februar 10, 2017 von Pit in Illinois, Mississippi, nature, rivers, USA

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Clouds, Water and Grass   4 comments

Riverfront in Grafton/IL, the bank of the Mississippi:

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Bank of the Mississippi

For more about that day along the Mississippi, check out „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 6“ on my Blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

Veröffentlicht Donnerstag, Februar 9, 2017 von Pit in cliffs, clouds, Illinois, Mississippi, nature, rivers, USA

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Homes with a View   2 comments

Riverfront houses in Grafton/IL on the bank of the Mississippi:

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Mississippi Riverfront in Grafton/IL

For more about that day along the Mississippi, check out „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 6“ on my Blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

Veröffentlicht Sonntag, Januar 29, 2017 von Pit in clouds, Illinois, Mississippi, nature, rivers, Travel, USA

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Mississippi and Bluffs   6 comments

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Mississppi, IL 100, and Bluffs between Alton and Grafton

For more about that day along the Mississippi, check out „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 6“ on my Blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

Veröffentlicht Samstag, Januar 28, 2017 von Pit in Illinois, Mississippi, rivers, Travel, USA

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Mississippi Bluffs   2 comments

On Illinois 100 between Alton and Grafton, looking downriver towards Alton:

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Bluffs Along the Mississippi

For more about that day along the Mississippi, check out „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 6“ on my Blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

Veröffentlicht Mittwoch, Januar 18, 2017 von Pit in cliffs, Illinois, Mississippi, nature, rivers, Travel, USA

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Morning on the Pedernales   4 comments

This is what the Pedernales looked like at the LBJ Ranch in Stonewall/TX this morning:

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Pedernales River at the LBJ Ranch

Veröffentlicht Samstag, April 2, 2016 von Pit in LBJ State Park & Historic Site, nature, Parks [National & State], Pedernales, rivers, Stonewall/TX

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A Little More „Rio“   13 comments

Here’s another picture of the Rio Grande between Presidio and Lajitas. This time it shows there really IS water in it and not rocks only:

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Rio Grande between Presidio and Lajitas

Veröffentlicht Freitag, Februar 26, 2016 von Pit in Big Bend Area, nature, Rio Grande, rivers, Texas, West Texas

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Rio Grande   6 comments

Well, actually, with all the water they draw off of it upstream for irrigation, it doesn’t look that grand at all here. But it IS still a gorgeous sight:

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The Rio Grande of Rocks

Veröffentlicht Dienstag, Februar 23, 2016 von Pit in Big Bend Area, Big Bend Ranch State Park, nature, Rio Grande, rivers, Texas, West Texas

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