Highway Distraction

Four delightful sculptures adorn the South 24th Street Bridge in Council Bluffs, Iowa. So striking is the artwork that atleast one resident claims the distraction caused him to hit another vehicle. Another resident charmingly refered to the scultures as looking like Freddy Krueger's hands coming down to grab somebody. Some people just don't appriciate art.
     Posted By: patty - Thu Aug 19, 2010

i kinda like it, for exactly the reason given by the person interviewed. it does look like freddy reaching (up) around the bridge.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/19/10 at 07:07 PM
Must'a been a really slow news day! I've searched for a better picture of this sculpture on the net and even went to Google Earth. Nothing, nada, zip, ziltch. Is this a scam?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/20/10 at 12:51 AM
correction i googled 'council bluffs, iowa bridge sculpture' sorry.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/20/10 at 01:01 AM
Finally! There are, in fact, some photos.

@Patty: Ah wuz onla askin' a itty, bitty ole question, dawrlin.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/20/10 at 06:04 AM
BTW, after seeing the pictures I've got to agree, this is, without a doubt, ART. Fuggly ART too!

Query: Who paid for this?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/20/10 at 06:06 AM
"why do you guys always accuse my stuff of being a scam?"

Cuz you're cute when you're angry. 😉
Posted by Dumbfounded on 08/20/10 at 08:26 AM
awww thanks dumbfounded, you are so sweet! 💋
i know expat, love ya.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/20/10 at 10:09 AM
Art for art's sake is, well, art for art's sake, and the grant money, of course. I don't care - they're freakin' ugly. For a driving distracttion I would prefer the (almost) naked coffee barristas any day.
Posted by done on 08/20/10 at 11:09 PM
Somebody should have shown the city council pictures of artwork on highway bridges in France - they went to some lengths to provide enough distraction to calm bored kids and awaken zoned-out drivers, without scaring the stew out of them.
Expat, you're right. It may be art, but it's definitely fugly. Most places, this would be the "the hurricane was bad - please send aid" photos, not the "see how well we spent your tax dollars" photos.
And while patty may be cute when she's angry, she's a lot cuter when she's angry at someone else! It's safer, too! :shut:
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 08/21/10 at 05:22 PM
aww i wouldn't hurt you (much) scot. 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/21/10 at 11:45 PM
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