These Fascinating Photos Show What Floats Down Rivers On Old-Fashioned Barges

Barges are making a comeback, replacing diesel trucks to haul cargo and trash.

Before shipping containers became common in the 1960s–making shipping cheap, and changing the shape of the global economy–river barges played an important role in transportation. Now, in most places, there are few barges left. In a new photo series, Hungarian photographer Gyula Sopronyi takes a look at what those that remain have on board.

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