Odd Pueblo is a feature of funky stuff around town.
The amazing structure called the Rattlesnake Bridge snakes across Broadway near downtown Tucson.
Conceived by artist Simon Donovan, the bridge has won a number of awards for its unique metalwork and ability to reproduce a diamondback rattlesnake that will not kill you.
Many think the bridge is just part of an overall scheme to get from point A to point B. But we know better.
Sure, the bridge does add to the really neat plan to make Tucson totally accessible by bicycle, Segway and on foot while avoiding major roadways. Yet it has a deeper meaning and power.
An ancient Broadway legend has it that if you cross the bridge anywhere from one to six times you will be protected from rattlesnake bites during December. Cross it seven to 12 times and your protection extends to the remainder of the year. Cross it the unlucky 13 times and you better just stay home since rattlesnakes will purposely seek you out.
All protection, however, will be voided if you romp about barefoot in rattlesnake territory without watching your step.
This Odd Pueblo was brought to you thanks to reader L.L.
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I will not necessarily research why it’s there or where it came from, but I will come up with several humorous theories.