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Shining a Light Under the Boylan Ave. Bridge

As uliveandyouburn so elequently stated a few months ago, the underbelly of the Boylan Avenue bridge is a collection of the dark and dirty parts of Raleigh. For decades it served as a transit point for train hoppers as well as hobo camps. Now, it’s mostly quiet.

The Bloomsbury Estates condos are within eyesight from the tracks, and the Boylan Bridge Brewpub is almost directly above. Both are developments that give a new look to the gateway of Boylan Heights.

I decided to give a new look to the underside that gateway, in my own way, to give this hidden spot of Raleigh even more beauty.

(this is the first part in a forthcoming series of ‘shining a light’ on the dark and hidden parts of Raleigh)


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