Photo © Chaim Van Prooyen
This cool aerial photo of ATL brought a question to my mind that perhaps the experts on a.net can answer:
Why are the taxiways between runways 26L and 26R, and to the north of 26R, not aligned straight with the runways? Instead, they jog over near the ends of the runways.
If I recall, the old terminal at ATL used to be to the north (right side) of the picture, so perhaps that explain the northernmost taxiway, but what I've observed at most other airports with closely-spaced parallel runways is that the taxiways follow the same straight path as the runways.
Anyone care to shed some light on this?