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Old 07-06-2009, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Seattle area
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Hahaha. I guess my husband was right -- he thought they were art. I was betting they were some kind of weird navigational thing ("Watch out boats, shallow water and kayakers here") or wildlife thing ("Stay away cormorants, eagles only here"). Wow. Art after all.

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Old 07-06-2009, 10:20 PM
 
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Even husbands can be right once in a blue moon. What do they say, even blind squirrels find an acorn now and again?
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:57 PM
 
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Even husbands can be right once in a blue moon. What do they say, even blind squirrels find an acorn now and again?
^ Im not even going to touch that turd.


It'd be really cool if it was actual art though. Something interesting. Not gonna happen though! Neighborhood councils would freak.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:14 PM
 
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This "art" display has seemed to develop a life of its own. Orginally, it was fountains. I still maintain that the original display was deemed "distracting" by the WSDOT, and was the original reason to get rid of them as 520 traffic got worse and worse. (The excuse of high maintenence was also probably valid).

I know the plans for the new 520 have already been approved, but I would hope the new structure is straight-forward, auto-efficient, and can handle increased capacity. If not, we will be in the same boat in another quarter century. That would be sad.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:38 PM
 
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But hey. We'll have art. We can enjoy it while stuck in traffic again.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:49 PM
 
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lol. "stuck in traffic again"...so true! Welcome to the "Seattle school of traffic planning".
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:09 AM
 
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Those abandoned on-ramps are enough art for me.
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:11 AM
 
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We are always told to recycle garbage. We have a monument of pure garbage on a beautiful floating bridge. It's the Garbage Worship Movement.
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:28 PM
 
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Thumbs up Thank you!!!

I've been wondering what those things were for months now. I couldn't figure out if they were sculptures, some kind of sign, a navigational aid, or who-knows-what else! I've also seen bald eagles on them many times. I wonder if they nest there??? One can hope !!!
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