These are some sort of river houses?/bridge keepers? that are actually on the Mississippi. We had no clue of their history, origin or purpose, and couldn't find any information on them. They are cute though!
This is a picture of the angle in the bridge as best as I could photograph it, while being actually on it.
The state line on the bridge in the middle of the Mississippi.
The eagle that we spotted while on the bridge.
Next we headed up towards Alton and Grafton, Illinois, which are the eagle watching towns to visit on the river. This guy was on the way into town, just posing for the crowds who were gathering below!
I'm still fascinated by the icicles that form on the rock outcroppings when it gets cold. I make Mark stop the car so that I could photograph these.
Our best eagle watching of the day came as we were heading back into town. We spotted these two birds again just hanging out and creating photo ops for the worthy humans below. They are such beautiful creatures!