Mississippi River Runs East and West

This morning I visited the Illinois side of the River and took pictures  at their I-80 rest stop. The river takes a turn in the Quad Cities and runs east and west with Iowa being north of the river.  Just upstream of the I-80 bridge the river takes its turn to the west.  Or to look at it another way, coming from downstream, it turns north.  The cities of Le Claire Iowa and Port Byron Illinois are just upstream of the turn.

So here are some pictures:


The land in the lower part of the picture is Illinois, as is the land at the top of the picture.  This is where it turns north.  Port Byron is the little town at the top.

And here is the I-80 bridge as viewed from the Illinois side: