The Cincinnati Subway was designed to tackle the city’s chronic traffic congestion however the system was never completed and remains abandoned.
Times Beach near St Louis, Missouri was abandoned in 1983 following a deadly dioxin scandal caused the evacuation of the entire town.
The ghost town of Pontotoc was established in 1878 however a fire in the theatre caused the entire town to be abandoned in 1947.
Sea View Hospital was built between 1905 and 1938 as a tuberculosis hospital. It was closed in the 1970’s but some of the buildings have been re-purposed.
The village of Weston in Illinois was abandoned after it was selected as the site of the National Accelerator Laboratory in 1966.
Although Trenton Psychiatric Hospital is still open, much of the complex has been abandoned as the number of patients has decreased over the years.
Ypsilanti State Hospital was a mental health facility known for its experimental therapies. It was demolished in 2006 after lying abandoned for 16 years.
Bodie is a ghost town located in California. It began as a mining camp in 1859 but by the early 1900s, it was abandoned.
Foxborough State Hospital was a mental institution in Massachusetts. It closed in 1975 and remained abandoned for many years.
Worcester State Hospital was a psychiatric hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. It was abandoned in 1985 and destroyed by fire in 1991.