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For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills: Deuteronomy 8: 7
While in Red Wing Minnesota, this afternoon I shot this picture of the Eisenhower Bridge which passes over the Mississippi River. It was over cast lighting when I shot this image and I was happy to see a little life when the sea gulls came into the picture... Apparently they were tame because they did not try to fly away nor did they act nervous.
Here is a bit of impressive history of the bridge that I found at the link below. There is more to see and read on that page.
"After half a century of service, the Red Wing High Bridge was in need of replacement. Congress came to the aid of Red Wing in the late 1950's. The new bridge was initially called the Interstate Bridge, but it was renamed the Hiawatha Bridge before it was completed. When the bridge opened, President Eisenhower visited Red Wing to give the dedication speech. It was the largest gathering in Red Wing history with over 20,000 people turning out to hear the President speak. Eisenhower stressed that the government in Washington was listening to the people and taking care of their needs even though they were over 1000 miles from the federal capital. In reality, 1960 was an election year, and Vice President Nixon was in a tough battle with Senator Kennedy. Eisenhower came to Minnesota in support of Nixon's election bid, an election that Kennedy eventually won. The people of Red Wing later renamed the bridge in Eisenhower's honor."
Also by Andrea Petersen
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