The construction of I-85 across Georgia began in September 1951 and lasted until December 1979. The goal was to create a “superhighway” connecting several Georgia areas. The first interstate segment linking Atlanta with an adjoining state, the increasingly busy trucking corridor now connects the major metropolitan areas of Atlanta and Charlotte. Today, many Atlantans rely on the highway daily to travel and/or commute.
March 30 marked three years since the infamous I-85 bridge collapse in Atlanta. I still have flashbacks to its effect on my Brookhaven to Downtown commute, but thankfully it was repaired and operational in less than two months.