If you’re going to make your mark on an iconic city, you might as well do it big. Colossal even. Underneath the George Washington Memorial Bridge (In Seattle not Washington DC) from the abyss of darkness revels a ghoulish, beastly, and pretty damn cool motif.
Back in 1990 when Seattle was on the map for its grunge rock scene, a posse of artist Steve Badanes, Wil Martin, Donna Walter and Ross Whitehead collaborated in bringing to life the Fremont Troll. Composed of steel rebar, wire, concrete, and a hubcap for an eye, The Troll has captivated its site visitors for decades. Standing at a towering 18 feet and gripping a real life Volkswagen Bug, the age old tale of the troll under a bridge has unsullied an area one infested with pushers and other people of the night.
So the next time you’re in the Emerald City and near North 36th and Troll check it out. Just make sure you’re not elevated on herbal essences, which could call for a bad trip.