Monday, December 24, 2007

Aurora Bridge (George Washington Memorial Bridge)

Aurora Bridge (George Washington Memorial Bridge) was dedicated on February 22, 1932. The nearly 3,000-foot, steel cantilever structure spans Lake Union between the Fremont and Queen Anne neighborhoods as part of U.S. Highway 99. The bridge has spectacular views of Lake Union, First Hill and Mt. Rainier to the south. To the north the bridge overlooks the artsy Fremont neighborhood - home to the Fremont Troll. In 2006, the Aurora Bridge carried over 100,000 vehicles a day.

This photo was taken from the Fremont Bridge - looking south towards First Hill.