Saturday, February 27, 2010

Selma from the River


Boaters view the backs of buildings along Water Avenue as they near Pettus Bridge on the Alabama River. They were the center of commerce back in the days when waterways were the interstates of commercial transportation. These days, there is little traffic on the river, but occasionally it is still the best way to get something where it needs to go!

4 comments:

Jacob said...

Nice (and different) view of the bridge. That's quite a river, too!

Anonymous said...

I'd imagine those buildings have been there right on the banks of the Alabama River for a long time. I am amazed that some haven't fallen in !

Rose said...

I live very close to a river and I often wonder what it must have been like back in those days when river travel was the thing.

Rambling Round said...

Hi Rose, Until this bridge was built, there was a swing-span bridge, and there was a bridge tender who had to open and close it 24-7. There were passenger and commercial traffic as agricultural products were shipped down to Mobile and the Gulf of Mexico.