Mississippi Rising – 3/12/2013

I love paddling and I work in downtown St. Louis. I started in October of last year and my building overlooks the Mississippi river. I’ve been watching the river level for some time, but its spring and the river is unpredictable. The river has been low all winter, but some weekend storms brought it back to its full glory. In a matter of 5 days, the river has risen 23 feet.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t paying attention and I don’t have before photos, but I do have current photos of where the river is at as of lunch today.

Before the 23 feet of water coming up, there was about 120 extra feet of shore next to the river.

New I-70 Bridge – 11/2/2012

Working downtown, I can see the new I-70 bridge in St. Louis from my office. I decided it wasn’t too far from the office and walked to it over lunch. I’ll admit it was a brisk walk to get there and back in an hour, but it works! If you need a scale of how big the river is, here’s a close up shot of some rock drilled out of the river bed for the supports.

It probably doesn’t look like much from the photos, but it is amazing to see.

I’ll provide more photos as it gets closer to completion!