The historic iron and glass Pergola at Pioneer Square is one of Seattle's most iconic structures. Along with the the nearby totem pole and Pioneer Building, it was designated a national landmark in 1977.
It's also a magnet for truck accidents.
A light pole that's part of the Pergola complex was damaged by a truck early Thursday morning. All things considered, the structure got off easy. Back in May, a semi got stuck on it trying to make a turn. In 2012, another truck hit the Pergola, causing minor damage. None of those accidents were anything like the one in 2001, when a truck rammed into the structure, rendering it a heaping wreck that needed 19 months to be restored. Here's to hoping this means the Pergola has at least 12 months of accident-free life to live.
· Seattle's historic pergola complex damaged by truck — again [Seattle Times]
· Semi gets stuck under Pioneer Square pergola [King5]
· Truck accidentally destroys Seattle's historic Pioneer Square pergola [HistoryLink]