Jose Rizal Bridge

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Coordinates: 47°35′45″N 122°19′02″W / 47.59584°N 122.317282°W / 47.59584; -122.317282

12th Avenue South Bridge
Seattle - 12th Ave Bridge 01.jpg
Jose Rizal Bridge in 2007
LocationSeattle, Washington
MPSHistoric Bridges/Tunnels in Washington State TR
NRHP reference #82004227
Added to NRHPJuly 16, 1982[1]

The Jose Rizal Bridge carries 12th Avenue South over South Dearborn Street and Interstate 90 in Seattle, connecting the International District to Beacon Hill. Built in 1911, and originally called the 12th Avenue South Bridge or the Dearborn Street Bridge, it was one of the first permanent steel bridges in Seattle,[2] it was renamed in honor of the Filipino patriot José Rizal in 1974, though the official name is not well known by Seattleites.[3] The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982,[2][4] under its original name.[1]

As a result of Paul Schell's attempt to light several bridges for the Seattle Millennium Project, the bridge is illuminated by floodlights.[5]

In 2002, a police informant was found murdered near a homeless encampment under the bridge.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places; Annual Listing of Historic Properties (1982)" (PDF). National Park Service. March 1, 1983. p. 8669. Retrieved 2015-10-04.
  2. ^ Amy Roe (February 23, 2007). "Bridge names: The real monikers". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2013-06-20.
  3. ^ National Register of Historic Places - WASHINGTON (WA) - King County. American Dreams Inc. Accessed May 22, 2011.
  4. ^ Hodson, Jeff (January 6, 2000). "Queen Anne panel rejects bridge lights". The Seattle Times. Archived from the original on June 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  5. ^ Rick Anderson (September 12, 2007). "Seattle's Longest Murder Trial". Seattle Weekly. Retrieved 2007-12-18.

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Media related to Jose P. Rizal Bridge at Wikimedia Commons