Tuesday, October 11, 2016

CSX Railroad Bridge Beauty Contest & Navigation Primer

We moved to Grant Park and I've got railroad problems. I need quick ways, a pretty ways, interesting ways to cross the tracks.

Kind of fun for Architecture Tourists.

Let me show you.

20161010_120415 2016-10-10 CSX Railroad Bridge SE Atlanta Hill Street
Hill Street has a bit of a cornice, mosaics, and classical detailing with sidewalk colonnades.

20161010_120630 2016-10-10 CSX Railroad Bridge SE Atlanta Grant Street
Grant Street looks all minimal with the MLK Station's cantilever in the composition. There are usually walkers and bikers heading to MARTA and frequent urban campers. Wide unprotected sidewalks.

20161010_121051 2016-10-10 CSX Railroad Bridge SE Atlanta Boulevard
Boulevard has a grand run-up with Oakland Cemetery, Carrol Street, and the Bag Mill. The bridge's interaction with Dekalb Avenue featutes real pedestrian danger. Add MOMO's  multi-tagged nearly ruined mural. It's the bridge of history, industry and drama.

20161010_121432 2016-10-10 CSX Railroad Bridge SE Atlanta Krog Street Tunnel
Krog Street in a class by itself, pedestrians protected on a raised colonnaded balcony. There are usually people there and the view changes. When this opens as the BeltLine, who knows?

20161010_122109 2016-10-10 CSX Railroad Bridge SE Atlanta Moreland Avenue
Moreland Avenue is US Route 23 and Georgia 42 with all the rights and privileges that pertain. The closest bridge to big box commerce and Five Guys. It has its own rush hour.

20161010_122355 2016-10-10 CSX Railroad Bridge SE Atlanta Oakdale Whitefoord
Oakdale Road / Whitefoord Avenue has its own MARTA station and TOD (Transportation Oriented Development) construction galore. Was one of my secret pre-move shortcuts but it's getting busy at rush hour with it's sneaky back way into the Edgewood Shopping Center.

20161010_122648 2016-10-10 CSX Railroad Bridge SE Atlanta Arizona Avenue
Arizona Avenue is the bridge that's not like the others, industrial on one side and big wall on the other. Plus Hense and Lemon Lane.

20161010_122923 2016-10-10 CSX Railroad Bridge SE Atlanta Dekalb Place Rocky Ford
Dekalb Place / Rocky Ford is the first gateway between Lake Claire and Kirkwood / Oakhurst.

20161010_123122 2016-10-10 CSX Railroad Bridge SE Atlanta Decatur East Lake
East Lake Drive has it's own MARTA station and water tower and hey, we're in Decatur.

The tracks follow Dekalb Avenue:



  1. Welcome to GP, Terry! I'm a neighbor (across the park) and a longtime reader of your blog. Looking forward to more posts on our lovely 'hood.

    1. Thanks md, Trying to keep my first impressions going. I've got a bunch and new ones each day.

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