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17 February 2019

Exit 57

I took a short walk today to the remnants of old Glenn Avenue (which used to lend its name to Exit 57 on I-85). Glenn Avenue still exsist today, but now loops south of the extended airport runway, and the new intersection/exit is named after Bent Creek Road. Listen to me ramble on about what this old road used to be like 20, 30, even 40 years ago...

A couple of notes about the video clips:

  • In the first couple of clips I mistakenly refer to the exit number as "51"; it's actually Exit 57. Exit 51 is the farther down the interstate -- the South College Street exit.
  • The side road off old Glenn Ave. mentioned in the second clip is, in fact, the old entry road to Lee Scott Academy. I confirmed that by looking at old aerial photographs of the city.

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