How Does Atlanta's I-85 Bridge Collapse Affect Truckloads?
APRIL 3, 2017
The collapse of a section of a bridge section on I-85 just north of Atlanta was shocking for two reasons: No injuries were reported, and its impact on spot market truckload freight has been and probably will be muted. Here's why: The "Downtown Connector" (I-75 and I-85) in Atlanta. 1) I-85 runs through Atlanta but isn't a major truck lane, since most trucks have to take I-285 to go around Atlanta, not through it. That accounts for about 10% of Atlanta's truck traffic.