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Group Description

This group's mission is to collect photographs of EVERY bridge that crosses the great Mississippi River.

Here's some reference information

This is a curated group
All pictures will be reviewed when added to the pool. In order to remain in the pool, each photo must be taken by the poster and MUST include a bridge that crosses the Mississippi River.

Image criteria

We want to see a substantial amount of the bridge!
That's kind of the point of the pool. The bridge should be clearly visible in the picture and in focus. Abstracts where you can't even determine that it's a bridge are not what we're going for. The bridge also shouldn't be a "visual afterthought." It doesn't have to be the subject of the picture, but it also shouldn't be there almost by accident.

Here are a couple of good guidelines (in other words, not absolute rules) that would indicate that your picture doesn't belong in this group:

1. Your title, description and tags don't even mention the bridge.

2. You should be able to clearly see the bridge, and tell that it IS a bridge, in the thumbnail.

If the picture is JUST of these items and doesn't include a bridge, it doesn't belong in this pool:

-piers
-dams
-platforms
-decks
-marinas
-walkways along the river
-pictures from a bridge that don't show the bridge (a picture of just the railing, roadway, or pavement isn't enough),
-construction sites
-pictures of the river
-wildlife
-small portions of the bridge (eg.railings, abutments, foundations, and girders)
-graffiti as the primary subject


We need the location of the bridge.
Please include the location and/or name of the bridge, and if you're in a city with multiple bridges, please give detailed info about the bridge: official name, streets, route numbers, placement on a map, etc. A Wikipedia link would be excellent. There are Wikipedia articles listing every crossing of the Mississippi.. While the bridge may be a landmark to you, keep in mind that non-local people have no clue about the bridge. ALWAYS provide information about it.

There is a Mississippi River group that isn't so subject specific
www.flickr.com/groups/mississippiriver/

And if you see a picture that deserves to be in this pool, please post it in this discussion.

Here is a link that you can copy and paste when you comment on photos in the group:
<a target="_blank"
href="https://www.flickr.com/groups/mississippi_bridges/"
>The Great Mississippi River Bridge Project</a>

Group Rules

All pictures will be reviewed when added to the pool. In order to remain in the pool, each photo must be taken by the poster and MUST include a bridge that crosses the Mississippi River or a parallel channel of the river. Piers, dams, platforms, decks, pictures from a bridge that don't show the bridge (a picture of a railing isn't enough), pictures of the river, wildlife, etc. aren't what we're looking for.

The bridge should be clearly visible in the picture. It also shouldn't be a "visual afterthought." It doesn't have to be the subject of the picture, but it also shouldn't be there almost by accident. A good guideline is that you should be able to clearly see the bridge in the thumbnail. This isn't an absolute requirement, but it works pretty well.

Please provide information, particularly the location of the bridge. If you post a picture of a generic bridge, with no helpful information indicated via the tags, title, map location or description, it will probably not be added to the pool.

Sorry to be a tyrant here. But over the years, people have dumped pictures with no bridges, pictures of the river, pictures along the river, pictures of eagles, and pictures of bridges that don't even cross the Mississippi. And there have been pictures where if you look at the largest version, and squint, you might see the silhouette of a bridge in distance. So I must, reluctantly, crack the whip.

Additional Info

  • Members can post 10 things to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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