Friday, June 17, 2011

Minnesota - Along the Mississippi

The next day I decided to do a day trip along the Mississippi. I was staying in LaCrescent, Minnesota and drove north to where the next bridge crossed the river. This was in Winona, Minnesota. There I crossed over into Wisconsin. From there I drove south through LaCrosse which is across the river from LaCrescent to the next bridge to the south. This was at Lansing, Iowa. I then turned north and returned to LaCrescent.

Kings Bluff, where I hiked the first day.

Overlooking Winona.

In the distance, you can see a Tow moving up the river. This is what a tug and it's barges are called apparently.

Looking north up the Mississippi from south of LaCrosse.

An old nuke plant. This was built to show that a small nuclear reactor could be feasible for smaller communities. It has since been converted to a coal fired power plant.

The bridge crossing the Mississippi at Lansing, Iowa.

Railroad tracks.

Railroad tracks along the river.

Here some work is being done on the Mississippi. Because of the Lock and Dam system, many of the islands in the river have disappeared. Work is being done to create new islands for the wildlife in the area. These barges are working on that project.

1 comment:

  1. I'm pretty certain I went over those tracks.