The Death of the Suicide Bridge

The Stranger ran a great piece last year about suicide and the Aurora Bridge.  Our humble bridge stands right behind the titanic Golden Gate as the second-most jumped from bridge in the world.  The article also went on to discuss the psychology of suicide – how making it slightly more difficult to jump drastically decreased the odds of someone trying.  Between that and the fact that Adobe is really tired of people landing in their parking lot below, the fence is now going up on what is officially known as the George Washington Memorial Bridge (how fitting, right?)

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Capitol Hill Light Rail Demolition

Today I’m breaking from the standard photography stuff.  Why?  Because the bulldozers are out across the hill from me, starting the demolition for the Light Rail station on Capitol Hill.  Finally.  Although it isn’t scheduled to start actually operating for another 6 or 8 years, I suppose it’s something.  There’s a gallery below of the work going on today.

Here It Comes

See all of the images in the gallery below.