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The Seattle Sketcher

An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

Category: Bridges


August 17, 2012 at 8:55 PM

‘Lake to Bay’ soon bridged

Sketched Aug. 8, 2012 [Click sketches to enlarge] More than a decade since it was envisioned, a new pedestrian bridge connecting lower Queen Anne with the waterfront is scheduled to open by mid September. It’s not just any overpass. John Coney, of the Uptown Alliance, calls the West Thomas Street bridge the launchpad for the “Lake…


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May 6, 2011 at 7:31 PM

South Park business owners hanging on

Sketched May 3 “I wish we’ll still be here when the new bridge opens in 2013.” That is Julia Ramos’ hope. She is a South Park restaurant owner I first met a year ago right before the aging drawbridge that crossed the Duwamish River was closed permanently for safety reasons. All the businesses I visited last year…


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April 22, 2011 at 7:58 PM

It’s a Cut above the rest

Sketched April 19, 8:01 p.m. The wake of a tugboat settled, and the spans of the bridge lowered, as I found the perfect bench to draw this quiet scene at the Montlake Cut. On Saturday morning, however, my picturesque urban hideout will turn into a jampacked sports venue. Thousands of fans are expected to crowd bridge railings…


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February 1, 2011 at 5:17 PM

View of the Highway 520 bridge from Edgewater Apartments

Sketched Jan. 25, 11:26 a.m. Anytime I drive through the old Highway 520 bridge the experience sticks with me for the rest of the day. The thought of travelling over giant hollow concrete pontoons floating on Lake Washington defies any logic for someone with little understanding of physics like me. The bridge is not part of my…


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