Thursday, January 15, 2015

Thursday Arch Series

Mississippi Ice Arch 2015-01-10 1

It's the time of the year when we start seeing ice in the Mississippi downtown. Actually, the ice all comes from the Missouri river. The confluence of the two giants is in the north of our metro area. The grade of the Mississippi is so flat from here to the Gulf of Mexico that there are no locks and dams for barge traffic. They start just north of the confluence and break up any ice. The Missouri doesn't have any for quite a way, allowing ice to form.

It's quite striking to see the swirling ice from the Missouri entering the clear-flowing Mississippi. We will come to that shortly. 

By the way, the clear channel on the left of the photo was made by a northbound barge.                         


Olivier said...

j'aime le choix du b&w dans cette photo, on dirait que la glace glisse lentement sous l'oeil de l'arche

William Kendall said...

Amazingly dramatic in black and white!

Jack said...

Bob, your perspective here is quite nice. The black and white coloration focus attention on the arch, ice and distant bridge.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Brilliant perspective, the three arches far in the distance the icing on the cake! One for the book for sure!