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Old 06-20-2008, 06:21 PM   #1
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Crossing the Mississippi

I have a friend, a snowbird, who's traveling from Arizona to New Jersey next week. Does anyone have any ideas on where he can cross the Mississippi without being in danger of flooding or levees breaking?

Much appreciated.

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Old 06-20-2008, 06:25 PM   #2
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Memphis bridge
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:48 PM   #3
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Re: Crossing the Mississippi

He said something about Route 270 or something, does that sound right?

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Old 06-20-2008, 07:08 PM   #4
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:11 PM   #5
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He said something about Route 270 or something, does that sound right?

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I-270 is in St Louis. From what I've heard it should be fine. A bunch of levees broke upstream in Iowa, so they've reduced the river crest height estimates for STL.
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:21 PM   #6
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I had no idea this was something that needed to be considered by travelers
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:31 PM   #7
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270/255 is the best place to cross it. 70 might be ok but make sure to fill up on gas as you won't want to stop anywhere near that bridge.
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:41 PM   #8
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I had no idea this was something that needed to be considered by travelers
It isn't.
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:51 PM   #9
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also down south is fine
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Old 06-20-2008, 10:27 PM   #10
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this thread is hilarious
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:55 PM   #11
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This question seems so 1860.
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Old 06-21-2008, 12:39 AM   #12
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I bet I've crossed the Mississippi more than anyone that reads this thread. Does that make me cool?
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:39 AM   #13
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I bet I've crossed the Mississippi more than anyone that reads this thread. Does that make me cool?
Crossed it virtually every day September through May (and one summer) in Saint Cloud for years, plus many more times just going in and around Minneapolis. We're close.
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:41 AM   #14
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Crossed it virtually every day September through May (and one summer) in Saint Cloud for years, plus many more times just going in and around Minneapolis. We're close.
University of Minnesota alum so like 1500 times or so.
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:04 PM   #15
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Re: Crossing the Mississippi

Thanks for all the replies, both serious and smart assed ones. LOL

I'm a west coast girl, really don't know much about the midwest and with all the flooding and levees breaking, I seriously thought crossing the Mississippi river might be difficult if not impossible at some points.

Sorry if I sounded stoopid.

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Old 06-21-2008, 02:01 PM   #16
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University of Minnesota alum so like 1500 times or so.
U lose, by a lot.
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Old 06-21-2008, 02:20 PM   #17
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This is an awesome thread. You could always come down to New Orleans. The river levees were like the only ones that didn't break. Or go to Corpus Christi and swim across the Gulf to avoid the river altogether.
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Old 06-21-2008, 06:07 PM   #18
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Re: Crossing the Mississippi

The man and the chicken cross the river, (the fox and corn are safe together), he leaves the chicken on the other side and goes back across.

The man then takes the fox across the river, and since he can't leave the fox and chicken together, he brings the chicken back.

Again, since the chicken and corn can't be left together, he leaves the chicken and he takes the corn across and leaves it with the fox.

He then returns to pick up the chicken and heads across the river one last time.
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Old 06-21-2008, 07:31 PM   #19
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I bet I've crossed the Mississippi more than anyone that reads this thread. Does that make me cool?
My mother lives in Bettendorf, Iowa and drives to Moline, IL for work (15 mins). Different states FTW. Anyway, she's in the middle of the whole flooding drama and has no problem crossing the river every day, so I'm not sure where MissT got the idea that this was a crisis.
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:44 AM   #20
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Culture of so many countries is changing today due to globalization.People of one country are interested towards others culture.It's good but in my view, we shouldn't forget our own culture,I suppose some of you are agreeing with me.
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Somebody explain this spam approach to me. Obviously it just searches forums for the word mississippi, but where's the profit margin in it's link to treatment centers?
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:57 AM   #21
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Re: Crossing the Mississippi

Since this got bumped, I'm going to ask:

tuq, can I go stalk your mother since she works in my city?
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Old 08-06-2008, 03:16 PM   #22
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I forgot how seriously lol this thread is.

I'm traveling west to LA, which airline should I fly in order to avoid the Rockies?
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:31 PM   #23
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Nevermind. I didn't realize this was an old thread.
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:56 PM   #24
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Holy **** there's some dumbness in this thread.
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:15 PM   #25
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How am I just reading this hilariousness for the first time?!

BWAHAHAHAA 5 stars!
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