Quachita River Railroad Bridge
This 906-foot-long steel-truss swing bridge over the Quachita River was built in the 1880s. At the time I visited in 2006, it was owned and used by the Kansas City Southern Railroad. The brick and mortor center pier started tilting in the late 1990s and a rather complex repair procedure was started in late 2007. The repairs are described in this a very interesting article in The Engineering News-Record
Downtown Monroe was once a bustling river city, but has now been reduced largely to a medical center and some civic offices. However a few lovely old buildings from its halcyon days still remain.
Jazz musicians are naturally peaceful. They've got so much on their minds trying to figure out this music, they don't have time to be evil. (Dizzy Gillespie)