Pedestrian safety corridor? Municipal art installation? A way to frighten faint-hearted tourists? Yes! Simon Donovan's Rattlesnake Bridge is all three and much more. At first glance, it is merely a giant rattlesnake sinuously crossing Broadway Boulevard. For proud Tucsonans, however, the statuesque serpent symbolizes a harmonious marriage of art and nature, plus a nod to our favorite baseball team. Who would have known that a creature so misunderstood in real life would become an architectural hit when crafted exponentially larger? The only thing missing are some built-in smelling salts for the unsuspecting visitors.
2. Broadway Underpass Wall (by Steve Farley), Broadway Boulevard, just east of Congress Street
3. Downtown sidewalk stencil art (temporary), Various locations
Sign of the impending apocalypse: Fred Ronstadt, one vote