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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

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)

Categories 

19th Century (9,010)
Atlanta, Georgia (62)
Built 1891 (247)
Built during 1890s (3,276)
Fulton County, Georgia (73)
Georgia (682)
Lost (29,894)
Lost 1930 (138)
Lost during 1930s (1,067)
Owned by city (6,162)
Phoenix Bridge Co. (247)
Replaced by new bridge (20,332)
Through truss (17,777)
Truss (36,669)

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.