Focused Built Environment- Krog Street Bridge

The Krog Street bridge, located at  1 Krog Street NE in Atlanta, is known for its graffiti covered walls. The graffiti under the bridge is a variety of detailed artwork, simple phrases, and everything in between.

 

The majority of the graffiti is brightly colored and creative.  Some of the artwork appears to have a meaning behind it, meanwhile other pieces seem to  be random phrases . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few of these artists used mediums other than spray paint, as shown in this photo. This artist used what appears to be vines from a kudzu plant to form the word “Kudzu” and then spray painted over the kudzu with green paint. There was also an abundance of posters and signs promoting various events, such as concerts, comedy and acting shows, festivals, and even advertising for local restaurants and shops.

Under the bridge it was cold, with a slight breeze passing through. The air smelled vaguely of trash, cigarette smoke, and gasoline. There was a multitude of trash scattered throughout the tunnel, such as cups, soda cans and beer bottles, food wrappers, cigarette butts, and items of that sort. Although it didn’t seem like many cars were passing through the tunnel, there is a sidewalk on both sides of the roadway. The sidewalk is enclosed by handrails and dimly lit by a row of wall “sconces”.

 

The areas surrounding the bridge are decorated with more artwork, including murals and cartoons.

Photo from Burnaway.org

 

 

 

 
All photos were taken by the Author unless otherwise specified.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *