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Cornerspotter: Name That Pedestrian Overpass

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Written by Sarah Anne Lloyd

Cornerspotter is the Curbed Seattle feature in which we show you a historical photo taken somewhere in the city and you identify the location. Impress fellow Curbed readers with your knowledge by leaving guesses in the comments or send them to our tipline: seattle@curbed.com. We'll post the answer on Friday. And hey: no cheating!


Image: Seattle Municipal Archives

Seattle is home to a wealth of pedestrian overpasses, many built around the same time as this one, pictured at its dedication ceremony in April of 1961. At the time, the path lead kids over a busy highway to school; the building in the background was demolished in June of 1985, a few years after the school shut its doors.

Still, there's plenty to do on the other side of that bridge — you could even grab coffee, or dinner and a movie, if you so wished. Without crossing, though, your fun-having options are limited to dinner and motorcycle parts.