If you drive down 17th Avenue, you will pass under a railroad bridge built in 1888 called Graffiti Bridge. It is self-explanatory why it is called that. But it's existence isn't. Why? How? The answers are not so simple ~ or maybe they are.

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Pensacola Graffiti Bridge
The 17th Avenue railroad trestle bridge was built in 1888. A local Pensacola landmark, people have been painting the bridge for generations and the paintings change daily. Anything and everything gets painted on the graffiti bridge: tributes, professions of love, invitations to prom, well-wishes to sports teams and graduates, anniversaries, holidays, birthdays, profanity, hopeful messages, celebrations, drawings, artwork, community event announcements, and the list goes on.

The bridge has been a object d'art for decades and is always changing. It appears the city gave up trying to stop artists years ago and so embraces it. It has a parking area and is a definite, though maybe different, tourist attraction. It is the scene of engagements, noting local and world events, and memorials. And the layers of paint are impressively thick!

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Want to see what Graffiti Bridge looks like without the paint?
Curious Gulf Breeze professionals power washed two small holes of Graffiti Bridge on Saturday.

The bridge is different every visit, it seems. Sometimes it changes daily! There are books, paintings, articles written, and blogs all centered on the bridge. If you want to leave your mark on the city of Pensacola, this is the place where you literally can. Just be careful. Graffiti is still illegal, and the road and train tracks are still busy. Beware and be careful. But don't miss it!

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Appleyard: How did Pensacola's beloved Graffiti Bridge get its start?
CLOSE Not long ago, the News Journal's front page was graced with a large photo, in a light olive green color, which showed a very creative group using some unique equipment, busily painting what many term "the graffiti viaduct," the bridge or bridgelet over which CSX freight trains roll - in two directions - with regularity.


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