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The Seattle Sketcher

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

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June 27, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Long wait for new bridge is over, South Park to party

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Sketched June, 24, 2014

Four years ago, the South Park neighborhood lost an important link to the rest of Seattle when its aging bridge over the Duwamish River was closed for safety reasons. Residents were angry and business owners worried about their future: “Please, don’t let the bridge close,” read a big sign of protest that I sketched back then.

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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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June 27, 2010 at 12:33 AM

South Park: Businesses face future without bridge

A colorful array of businesses line both sides of 14th Avenue South, the road leading up to the South Park Bridge, which is closing permanently on Wednesday for safety reasons. Here you can find a car repair business, a laundromat, a couple of Mexican restaurants and a pet-supply store, to name a few. While some…

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