Best Of Tucson®

Best Public Art

Rattlesnake Bridge (by Simon Donovan)

With our city's decided lack of trees and grass, urban beautification calls for creativity. And, really, what's more creative than an enormous metal rattlesnake stretching above Broadway Boulevard for all those entering downtown to see? OK, we'll admit it: This pedestrian bridge isn't all that functional, unless your favorite walking destination is the Enterprise Rent-a-Car parking lot. But that big snake looks cool as hell. And if you haven't been inside of it, let us tell you, the experience is surreal--and the view is spectacular. The only real drawback is that the bridge completely encloses you in steel latticework--so no spitting on cars or people below.

Runners up:

2. Broadway Underpass Wall (by Steve Farley), Broadway Boulevard, just east of Congress Street

3. "Sonora" by David Black, Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., 791-4393,