I-20 on left and old Hwy 80 on right which is closed off for through traffic except for train traffic.
Taken from the Louisiana Circle overlook.
I took these scenic MS River shots at Vicksburg a couple of weeks ago. Bob and I enjoy going to the two overlooks and to the Mississippi Visitors Center near the two bridges to watch the river traffic. Last night we went by one of the overlooks and saw a huge barge rounding the bend and it looked like he was going to run into the embankment trying to turn near Diamond Jacks Casino. The current was flowing very fast and he stopped and let the river current pull and turn him forward with the load of barges going downstream. I wish I had had my camera to record it. As long as I can remember we have never had a barge to hit an enbankment or a casino boat but they have hit the piers going under the bridges. Usually, when that happens the barges break loose and float down the river and they have to round them all up. Above are some pictures that I took at the visitors center and at the Louisiana Circle overlook on March 12.