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Location DB > United States > Georgia > Atlanta > Bridge To Nowhere
 Name
Bridge To Nowhere
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 Database Info
created by MutantMandias on 7/13/2005 6:42 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 10/7/2020 8:21 AM
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 Overview
 Description
A major street bridge, with weeds growing in the middle of it, and it simply ends 100 feet above the ground.
 Basic Information
Type: Bridge
Status: Closed
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address

Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Owner: City of Atlanta
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  •  Hazards
  • Homeless
  •  Interesting Features
    It's only a few feet from a very high traffic road, but there is virtually no pedestrian traffic in that area, so it has become one of those places that is right there under everyone's nose, but they just don't even know it's there.

    The end of the bridge just drops off about 100 feet, and the only barricade is orange plastic.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1912
    Closed: 1994
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     History
    The Bankhead Highway Bridge, now known as “The Bridge to Nowhere” was built in 1912 and served roughly 4000 cars a day. At the time, the Bankhead Highway was the major western route out of Atlanta, before I-20 was built. The bridge was forced into closing in 1991 due to its lack of structural integrity. After failing to receive funding from Atlanta’s $94 million bridge restoration bill the bridge fell into disrepair. In the late 90’s the east half of the bridge, leading to Marietta St., was torn down and replaced with a parking lot, creating “The Bridge to Nowhere.”
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     Future Plans
    Some of the surrounding area is undergoing development. There is currently a plan for the bridge to be leased and maintained by one of the developers, who has plans to make it the future site of a top-name restaurant.
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    MutantMandias
    Wed, Jul 13th, 2005
    posted by MutantMandias
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    Mon, Dec 14th, 2009
    posted by Dreamer096
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    July 2014
    Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
    posted by Oelky
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 10/7/2020 8:34 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Oct 7 20 at 8:34, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Oct 7 20 at 8:23, Emperor Wang changed the following: Interesting Features
  • on Oct 6 20 at 2:22, goon1 created a new gallery
  • on Dec 20 16 at 8:44, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 20 16 at 8:44, Emperor Wang changed the following: Display Name
  • on Aug 15 14 at 19:52, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Aug 15 14 at 19:51, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Aug 15 14 at 0:46, Oelky added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Aug 15 14 at 0:45, Oelky created a new gallery
  • on Jul 29 14 at 2:31, Steed validated this location
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