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Cornerspotter: Terrifying Midcentury Chipmunks

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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!

Try to look past this creepy duo of chipmunks stealing all your chips and dip! (I mean, they're supposed to be "friends," but I don't buy it.) This bridge, pictured here in 1960, is showing off a then brand-new — now aged and treacherous — segment, an overpass crossing a major arterial.

Fast forward a little over 55 years, and nothing is brand-new about it except for some column bracing. While it doesn't get as much press as a much bigger structure in a very similar boat, the bridge was severely damaged in the 2001 Nisqually quake — and that's on top of the damage it suffered in a 1997 mudslide.

Written by Sarah Anne Lloyd