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Old 10-06-2015, 12:25 PM
 
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Mercedes-Benz Stadium with Pedestrian Bridge | ABC



But will the "Benz Bridge" be better than the "Braves Bridge"?

Seriously, this looks nice and all but who is paying for it and how much? We really don't need to try to match the disaster that is the Braves Bridge. Though I guess at least this one should be shorter, ped only, and thus cheaper.
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Old 10-06-2015, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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Eww...why the stupid curly cue?? just build a straight shot to the stadium.
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Old 10-06-2015, 12:38 PM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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Looks like [insert word that rhymes with quit]
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Old 10-06-2015, 12:44 PM
 
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The swoop is very striking architecturally. It will be an important element of the new stadium complex.

That being said, I have never been a huge fan of stand-alone pedestrian bridges. (Whether they be for the Falcons, the Braves, or any place else). Yes, they are a way to avoid conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians, but I just don't like walking on them all that much.

On the other hand I love integrated bridges like the one at 5th street.

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.7768...8i6656!6m1!1e1

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Old 10-06-2015, 12:51 PM
 
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Agreed arjay
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Old 10-06-2015, 01:02 PM
 
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Eww...why the stupid curly cue?? just build a straight shot to the stadium.
It's weird, but it's probably there for a reason. Maybe ADA or something and space. The slope probably needed by graded a certain way and the only way to have a slope that met requirements was to loop it around at both ends.

And clearly I've been under a rock because I had no idea that MB got the naming rights to the new dome.
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Old 10-06-2015, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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It is a very architecturally stunning bridge, must better than the proposed Braves Bridge, which is getting delayed (not built), and will cost more because of the added weight of vehicle traffic and distance across a major freeway which cannot be shut down. At least Northside could be closed at night for work.
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Old 10-06-2015, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I'm confused. They will already be directly pedestrian connected to a MARTA station, one that's closer to Five Points. What's the point of being connected to another?
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Old 10-06-2015, 01:54 PM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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I'm confused. They will already be directly pedestrian connected to a MARTA station, one that's closer to Five Points. What's the point of being connected to another?
Many people visiting the Dome (and MBS) use the Vine City station, which is actually closer to seating areas on the western side of the stadium.
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Old 10-06-2015, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Many people visiting the Dome (and MBS) use the Vine City station, which is actually closer to seating areas on the western side of the stadium.
But there is not faster train service because there is a pocket track between Dome and Vine City Stations where extra trains for shuttling riders between Dome and Five Points Stations queue.
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