Picture Postcard – Tucson, Arizona

Rattlesnakes are hiding everywhere in the desert southwest. We found this huge rattler while exploring the Tucson bike trails back in 2013.

The Diamondback Bridge, a bike and pedestrian connection to downtown over a major roadway, is a clever way to enhance functional infrastructure. The basic design was an elongated caged-bridge crossing already reminiscent of a snake so the flourishes including a motion-triggered rattle sound on the tail end provide a delight each time the route is used by the community.

Designed by Tucson artist Simon Donovan, this public art piece reflects the rattlesnake’s protective role in Native American mythology.


Postcard Arizona Tucson


Welcome to my series of travel postcards that I’ll be posting once a week. Click on the card for a larger view.