Here are 3 types of linear parks, as Birmingham considers one underneath I-59/20

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BMX rider @mikebikepsyche executes a whip at Parisite Skate Park, located under the Interstate 610 overpass in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo via Parisite Skate Park

Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) officials say a new public space is possible underneath the rebuilt Interstate 20/59 elevated highway through downtown Birmingham.

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Drive Downtown? The 17th Street North Exit closes May 31, more bridge repair woes ahead.

For downtown drivers, replacement of the I-20/59 bridges means major traffic headaches are not coming to an end anytime soon. If you use the I-20/59 exit 125A onto 17th Street downtown,  you’ll need a new route starting May 31.

125A, I-20/59, I-65, Birmingham, Alabama,
Exit 125A Photo, via gribblenation.com

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Atlanta I-85 fire and bridge collapse reminds Birmingham of “Malfunction Junction” interstate closures in the early 2000s

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Photo of the 2002 “Malfunction Junction” accident that shut down the interstate for a month and half – via Bhamwiki

Last night’s fire, collapse and closure of Atlanta’s Interstate 85 (I-85) reminded Birmingham residents of its own lengthy interstate closures that occurred at Birmingham’s infamous”Malfunction Junction” at I-65 and I-20/59 in the early 2000s.

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