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Bridge between Black Jack (near St. Louis) Missouri and Alton, Illinois

The Clark Bridge (sometimes referred to as the Super Bridge as the result of an appearance on Nova) is a cable-stayed bridge across the Mississippi River between Black Jack, Missouri and Alton, Illinois. The bridge was built in 1994 and carries U.S. Route 67 across the river. It is the northernmost river crossing in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

The new Clark Bridge replaces the old Clark Bridge, a truss bridge built in 1928, also named after explorer William Clark. The bridge carries four lanes of divided highway traffic, as well as two bike lanes, whereas the old bridge only carried two lanes (similar to the upstream Champ Clark Bridge). (Wikipedia)

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Jan 19 2013 01:58 GMT Petermosull
Beautiful image and informtion. I have crossed so many differant styles of bridge since I have been here, but all too often on the freeway, so I couldn't stop to take pictures (next time I'm here!). I have just re-scheduled my flight back a week, so the USA has to put up with this crazy Irishman for antnher week!!!!

Thank you so much for all your comments and kind words, you have added so much to my trip, my memories from the last two months are going to be so special.
Jan 19 2013 04:04 GMT hallo
I like the way you capture bridges barb...perfect.
Jan 19 2013 05:13 GMT julie13
Great perspective :)
Jan 19 2013 08:13 GMT Annamaria
Great shot of a beautiful bridge, Barb!! Very special!!
Jan 19 2013 10:25 GMT clintonfolks
wow.!! looks like a sail boat, .!
Jan 19 2013 11:04 GMT Papagena
I join the comments of Hallo and clintonfolks !! Anyway the history of bridge constructions is very interesting!! As at the time my sister worked at the following Association, I did learn a lot about it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Association_for_Bridge_and_Structural_Engineering

Jan 19 2013 11:14 GMT 25barb
Thank you for the site regarding bridges...very interesting
Jan 19 2013 12:06 GMT wijnie58
Beautiful image and details, Barbara..:-))
Jan 19 2013 15:36 GMT Bigbear10
A wonderful capture of this lovely bridge
Jan 19 2013 17:09 GMT sheasoru68
Lovely lead Barb,...and the blue sky is just gorgeous!
Jan 19 2013 18:56 GMT sini
Great bridge shot!:)
Jan 19 2013 19:30 GMT senna3
Wonderful architecture, fantastic design and beautifully photographed!
Jan 20 2013 02:56 GMT T1MELESS PRO
Terrific with the blue sky as the perfect backdrop I love it !!!
Jan 20 2013 17:23 GMT saffi9
impressive shot barb
Jan 20 2013 21:51 GMT ForestSpirit
An excellent shot of this very impressive structure!
Jan 21 2013 13:52 GMT Myshots
great notes and shot, and wonderful view of the bridge...
Jan 21 2013 17:49 GMT Wildspirit PRO
Although I lived only 40 miles away, I have never seen this bridge. Great shot---perfect angle, light.
Jan 21 2013 17:51 GMT Wildspirit PRO
I had crossed the old bridge many times...but moved to Memphis in 1992.
Jan 22 2013 12:10 GMT superJoan
Wonderful engineering....great shot Barb.

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