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Air Patrol Over The Bridge to Nowhere by VoughtVindicator Air Patrol Over The Bridge to Nowhere by VoughtVindicator
On the southernmost tip of mainland South America sits a city like many others, shared by dozens of corporations that have built many superskyscrapers and arcologies over the eras. The city also hosts one of the ends of the AUC's Silk Road superhighway, which connects all five continents.

What makes this city special is the enormous bridge that dominates its skyline, extending even above the corporate superskyscrapers. The sheer size of the bridge makes it less a transport method and more a fully self-contained city with access to geothermal power and hydroponics. However, many areas of the long bridge have collapsed and larger tracts are deemed unfit for occupation owing to the threat of further collapse. This, of course, makes them a hive of fugitives, militiamen, terrorists and other criminals who hole themselvs up in the structurally weak portions of the bridge, where no one dares going. However, these points are routinely patrolled by aircraft, such as this IA-58 Pucara, to gather intelligence and keep an eye on things.

The bridge is long enough to connect Valentyns Bay, former Argentina, to the Falklands and then the antarctic mainland. On top of it sits a derelict 8-lane road, which, hauntingly, are all full of ancient abandoned cars and trucks on what appears to have been a traffic jam that extended for miles, as if a large evacuation or human displacement had taken place. No bodies or trace of those people remain, though all their baggage and personal items can be found. Over the years, the huge ammount of vehicles and personal items were gradually looted away by scavengers, at least in the portions of the bridge the closest to the city. The eery abandoned traffic jam, however, still remains untouched -albeit corroded by the sea- on large tracts of the bridge.

Large portions of the bridge have collapsed into the ocean and others have been demolished by the AUC to allow safe passage for ships, meaning that the lenght of the bridge can no longer be explored on foot. Expeditions by air and sea continue, especially to the South Pole where the bridge touches land again and seemingly ends suddenly, without any architectural feature on the other side. This has earned the bridge its popular name, the Bridge to Nowhere.
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weter29 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
 IA-58 Pucara СУПЕР!
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Katamariguy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
What caused its abandonment?
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was already abandoned when the place got occupied again and built up by the corporations, so nobody knows
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wbyrd Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
great pic, and a really interesting back history to go with it :D

I imagine the place has to be rather hostile to salvagers, or some bright boy with a few brains, and some heavy equipment would have mined it away to nothing for materials.
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, indeed, though like any abandoned arcology there's a few valuable artifacts hidden under the mountains of junk, and more than enough people to try and get them
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wbyrd Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Just the sort of place that is the perfect setting for stories, games, and artwork....
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bobcatt Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
hope never haeve prop failure or eject wne flat spin..
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what?
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bobcatt Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
[link] props tends to shatters sometimes and end up sending shrapnel in the fuselage.
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yeah not really want to have one come unglued next to you..
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RDFAF Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
What a dump.
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