Dayton, Ohio: Rooftop Robots

Cybernetic warriors made of ductwork and aluminum feign friendship while in the wandering gaze of interstate drivers.

Gaines Mechanical

528 Hall Ave., Dayton, OH
I-75 southbound at milepost 55.3, just south of the Stanley Ave exit. Only visible southbound.
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Rooftop Robots

The robots are at milepost 55.3 and can be seen going either direction, but heading southbound is the best opportunity for photography since there is a wide shoulder along the interstate with plenty of room to pull over. You are almost at roof level with them at this location.

There is no illumination at night, so morning is the best time for photography since they are facing east.

[signmanjoe, 03/11/2015]

Rooftop robot.

Rooftop Robots

Can only be seen the southbound lane on 75. Two large robots overlooking the highway.

[Darren, 06/09/2013]
Rooftop Robots

Two robots fashioned from sheet metal and HVAC ductwork mounted on a roof greet passing motorists on I-75 southbound just south of the Stanley Ave exit (mile 56).

[glentok, 08/30/2011]

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