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Pictures on this page are arranged in order from south to north.  I-85 North photos are left-aligned in the last column, while I-85 South photos are right-aligned.  Center-line pictures are centered within the last column.

Location

Description

Photo

North-
Bound

South-
Bound

Fulton County
Atlanta

Southerly view approaching the southern I-75/85 split.  Interstate 75 continues south of Atlanta on a slight easterly trajectory bound for Macon, and eventually Florida, while I-85 heads south-westerly -- bound for Montgomery, Alabama.


Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 10/3/2010

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Fulton County
Atlanta

Northerly view approaching the Fair Drive overpass along Interstate 75.  The Downtown Atlanta Skyline is just in view peaking over the tall Carolinian Forests that the South-eastern United States is famous for.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 10/2/2010

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Fulton County
Atlanta

Overhead sign structure heading northerly along I-75 approaching Pryor Road SW.  Downtown Atlanta's impressive skyline is front and centre in the photograph.  I-75/85 skirts just east of Downtown Atlanta.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 10/2/2010

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Fulton County
Atlanta

Northbound view approaching the Fulton Street and Central Avenue exit.  The ramp to Central Avenue passes overtop of the Downtown Connector (I-75/85), as a high-speed directional ramp before merging with Central Avenue on the west side of the Freeway.  Once Downtown, Central Avenue is one of Atlanta's most important north-south streets.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 10/2/2010

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Fulton County
Atlanta

Overhead signage for the Interstate 20 interchange just south of Downtown on I-75/85.  Interstate 20 meets the Downtown Connector at a fairly considerable stack interchange.  The Interstate 20/75/85 interchange marks the south-eastern boundary of Downtown Atlanta.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 10/2/2010

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Fulton County
Atlanta

Southerly view as the HOV lane exit to Williams Street departs from the southbound lanes of the Downtown Connector.  Williams Street is one of the principal arterials through Downtown Atlanta.  For a U.S. city, Downtown Atlanta is amazingly vibrant.  There are several noteworthy attractions Downtown including the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coke, and Centennial Olympic Park.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 10/3/2010

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Fulton County
Atlanta

Southbound guide view underneath of the North Avenue overpass.  Georgia Institute of Technology is visible to the right of the freeway in this photo.  The Downtown Atlanta Skyline is visible in the distance.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 10/3/2010

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Fulton County
Atlanta

This view looks southerly just past the point where I-75 converges with I-85 as the fourteen lane Downtown Connector passes underneath of the 14th Street underpass.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 10/3/2010

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Fulton County
Atlanta

Southerly view rounding the curve as South I-85 is joined by South I-75 to form Atlanta's Downtown Connector.  Atlanta's Downtown Connector is one of the United State's most renowned freeways.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 10/3/2010

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Fulton County
Atlanta

Southbound signage for the ramp to Interstate 75 North.  I-85 enters Atlanta from the north on a southwesterly tangent, so while this overhead signage is indeed leading to a wrong-way movement -- it is not as an abrupt direction change as the signage would suggest.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 10/3/2010

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Fulton County
Atlanta

Advanced signage for the ramp to Interstate 75-North from I-85 South.  Even before the Downtown Connector begins, Interstate 85 is already a wide road.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 10/3/2010

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