Friday, July 31, 2009

Grand Tower Bridge

Grand Tower, Illinois:
Illinois Natural Gas Pipeline Mississippi River crossing

The towers are 245 feet tall; the cross supports are 225 feet long; the bridge length is 2161.5 feet.

I actually liked algebra and trig in High School. If they had told us that sines, cosines and tangents had applications like this, I would have loved them.

The following website has photos and lots of interesting technical stuff about trains, planes and automobiles, and bridges. Here is the page about this bridge:

Grand Tower, the city, is 30 miles north of Cape Girardeau.

The following web page is about Grand Tower, the city. Then go to their home page to find a cool website about two St. Louisians' explorations of the entire Mississippi River including all the towns that front on the river:

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