Scenic USA - Mississippi
Each day Scenic USA presents a new and interesting photo feature from somewhere in the United States. Chosen from a wide variety
of historic sites, city scenes, backcountry byways, points of interest and America's best parklands, this site offers the viewer hundreds
of unique vacation destinations and photographic subjects. Each feature is coupled with a brief explanation. For further detailed
information, links to other sites are provided, but are never to be considered an endorsement.
Points of Interest
|Photo by Ben Prepelka
Vast seas, tall mountain ranges and broad rivers have always posed a series of challenges for the transportation of goods over the centuries, but they've also brought out the best in man's ingenuity. Some of the most modern modes of transportation have their roots traced back over the centuries; and now airplanes, huge cargo ships and automobile seem indispensible. Commonplace in our modern world and carrying thousands of motorists every day, the bridge dates back to classical antiquity. During the first century Roman architects took bridge building to another level, utilizing cofferdams in pier construction, developing basic concrete and adding arches in their designs.
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