Suicide Bridge from the Ground

A while back I did a few shots from the top of the Suicide Aurora Bridge – officially the George Washington Memorial Bridge. At the time the suicide fence was going up and I haven’t heard much since.  I just looked into it and according to WSDOT, there has been one suicide since – that’s one in a little more than a year – a fraction of the rate before.  The view from the top used to be great – it’s still nice.  One thing that always got me was that the view from the bottom of the bridge is pretty great too, in an engineery kind of way.  They never show these things off.

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As usual shooting something against the sky and not wanting to lose the detail, I did this one as HDR.  I love the sweeping curves of the thing.  I don’t even think this picture does justice to just how high the arc of steel sweeps from Fremont over to Queen Anne.  The bridge is its own reward.

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