The Largest "Snake" in Tucson
You all perhaps know of the ample presence of snakes in Tucson and the Arizona desert. But have you seen the largest snake of all?
Nearby Tucson residents can enjoy the experience of walking and bicycling though the innards of a 280 feet long diamondback rattlesnake...bridge. The snake is a pedestrian bridge over Broadway Boulevard.
In 1997, the concept for the design came from Tucson artist Simon Donovan. It was completed in 2002.
The snake's eyes originally lit up at night, and the tail contains a motion sensor that triggers an amplified rattling sound -- perfect to startle speeding bicyclists. (and walkers)
From Broadway Blvd turn south onto S. Euclid Ave., then immediately turn right onto E. McKey St. Park in the lot and walk over the bridge.