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Visiting Jim Ellis Freeway Park --- #10 of 15
Seattle, Washington
Sunday, July 18, 2010

I first heard about Freeway Park when I read an article about it in "Pacific Horticulture" magazine several years ago. There was an elevated pedestrian bridge connecting the Convention Center with First Hill, which arched over the Interstate 5 freeway and a huge city-owned parking lot.

This bridge was a real eyesore, so Jim Ellis and others decided to turn it into a pedestrian parkway. Since people needed to walk on it anyway, why not make it look nice?

It was made into quite a large park, 5.2 acres (21,000 square meters), and was opened to the public on July 4, 1976.

Another beautiful pathway!
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Comments on this photo:

Jul 28 2010 03:19 GMT potterjo
What a nice thing to do, such a lovely place !
Jul 28 2010 06:21 GMT Aurelie444
Interesting serie again!
Jul 28 2010 06:48 GMT Annamaria
Great shot! ;-))
Jul 28 2010 11:16 GMT MargNZ
This shows what can be done to enhance the environment ... lovely series Fleur :)