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Forsyth Street Viaduct

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Forsyth Street Viaduct

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The Atlanta Constitution: July 23 1893

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BH Photo #455697

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over CSX Railroad on Forsyth Street
Location
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Construction began in 1891; Opened in 1893; Reconstructed in 1929 and 1979; Demolished in 1995; Replaced in 1996
Builder
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.75462, -84.39207   (decimal degrees)
33°45'17" N, 84°23'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/741559/3738005 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86588 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 3, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

Forsyth Street Viaduct
Posted September 3, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

"All the charm of a prison yard"; "Any enhancement would be trading up on the Forsyth viaduct's sterile look".

I love the writer's eloquence and would like to think that they would appreciate what us bridge preservationists have been dealing with for many years.