The Largest "Snake" in Tucson

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The Largest "Snake" in Tucson

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.
The largest snake in Tucson
In 1997, the concept for the design came from Tucson artist Simon Donovan.  It was completed in 2002.

The largest snake in Tucson
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)

The largest snake in Tucson

    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.

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Jayne Esposito
Coldwell Banker - Morgan Hill, CA

That is really cool!  But if there are ample snakes in general, I think I would prefer the gym

Apr 07, 2015 12:35 AM #1
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

That's just a fun, lighthearted attraction to have in the city.  Nice!

Apr 07, 2015 12:38 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Cara,

Ok I bit on the caption. Looks like an interesting walk or ride. Love hiking in the Superstitious Mountains when visiting and have seen a few of your rattlers.

Make yourself a great day.

Apr 07, 2015 12:48 AM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Cara- ok, for someone who does not like snakes, this one is a bit eerie but cool at the same time. 

Apr 07, 2015 01:16 AM #4
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

Very original idea for a bridge. The rattling sound would definitely get your attention!

Apr 07, 2015 02:03 AM #5
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Hi Cara Marcelle Mancuso   I like the whole idea!  Now what do you do if you find a diamondback on the concrete?  RUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!

Apr 07, 2015 07:39 AM #6
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Rogers, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Now I don't care who you are I've never seen a snake that large.  I know for sure I won't walk the path.  Let's just say I have a healthy respect for a snake of any size.

Apr 07, 2015 07:56 PM #7
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ

HI CARA!  Have ridden through this several times - I am not sure if I like this or not - but it sure is an eye catcher - just gotta be careful coming out of downtown if you are driving - you can easily get distracted by it!

Apr 13, 2015 08:33 PM #8
Chris Webb
Nova Home Loans - Tucson, AZ
Tucson's Social Media Expert

I love that bridge!! I drive by it every Thursday on my way to school. I have given it a very cool name - snake bridge (really, I am the only one who every calls it this...)

Apr 17, 2015 08:31 AM #9
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good evening Cara. Love the bridge. Just came back from Phoenix. No snakes!

Apr 23, 2015 08:48 AM #10
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