Norfolk-Southern plans to crack down on graffiti artists who have been tagging the inside of the train trestle near the Dillingham Street Bridge, according to a spokeswoman.
The bridge crosses over the Chattahoochee RiverWalk by Amos Plaza and then goes all the way across the river.
“We plan to have our police department begin monitoring the bridge immediately to prevent people from trespassing,” said Susan Terpay, director of public relations for Norfolk Southern. “In addition to being dangerous to climb onto the bridge, individuals can be fined or in some cases, arrested for trespassing on private railroad property.”
For years, taggers have been climbing inside of the bridge, walking along the support beams and spray-painting the inside.
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The bridge is filled with tags, designs, messages and even fully fledged artwork.
The trestle is an active railroad bridge that rumbles and shakes when a train passes overhead. The ground steadily drops off, eventually leaving taggers walking on narrow beams dozens of feet in the air.
Terpay says the company has no plans to remove the artwork or graffiti from the bridge.
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