"Around the Delta.. a collection of random shots..."

We are soon to have a new Greenville Bridge...... If the immigration people will stop busting the illegal immigrants who are building it....  the longest span of cable stayed bridge on the Mississippi river.


Both bridges, the old one is now demolished.  
Before the old bridge was built, a trip across the river was done by steamboat and took several hours.  Travelers going East to West would arrive in Greenville on the C & G railway and make the boat trip then resume their travel on the Missouri Southern at Luna. The old bridge was a hazard to river traffic and was hit by more barges than any other bridge across the Mississippi.  Approximately 50 barges remain sunk at the old bridge site to this day.

Before the bridge was built in 1940 A ferry company provided transportation across the river into Arkansas.  The trip was arduous and took about 16 hours, one way.  The ferry had to travel upstream then back down to Luna where it docked and unloaded.  This was a very slow-traveling 11 mile trip.

 

 

 

The old store at Chatham, gone now                        Farraday store sits empty for years now
   

Lake Washington area                                                                    HIgher education center south of Greenville, DSU, MDCC & MVSU

  

                            Mount Holly,  Lake Washington

        

 

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