Archiv für das Schlagwort ‘Mississippi

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„.

 

Part of the Old Route 66   11 comments

The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, crossing the Mississippi above-river of St. Louis, linking Missouri and Illinois. In the olden days the famous Route 66 lead  over it, and today it’s part of the fantastic (bicycling-) trails in the vicinity of St. Louis:

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Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, Missouri Side

For more about my day on the trails around St. Louis/MO and Collinsville/IL, and about these fantastic rail trails, check out  „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7“

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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