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.
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!
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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