Seattle in King County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
The Fremont Troll
The Troll Under the Bridge
Special thanks to: Barbara Luecke • Judy & David Juryi • Denise Fogleman • Roger Wheeler • Peter Bevis • Jim Adamson • Cameron Mason • Johann Enderlein • Maque Davis • Chuck Nafziger • Gary Nordgulen • Memory of Sandie Smith • NJ Burns Co. • Larry Nelson • Black Duck Motors • The Burke Co. • Hensons’ Masonry • Claude Utley.
Please direct inquiries concerning any use of the design or image of The Fremont Troll to the artists or to the Fremont Arts Council.
Erected 1990 by The Fremont Arts Council. Etched plaque donated by Acu-line Corporation.
Location. Touch for map. Troll Avenue runs under the bridge, which carries Aurora Avenue (State Highway 99) over the Fremont Cut. You can reach The Fremont Troll from Fremont Avenue by turning east onto 36th or 35th streets. Marker is in this post office area: Seattle WA 98103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lenin in Fremont (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fremont Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Seattle Fisherman's Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Medal of Honor Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); You're Now a Part of History (approx. 1.9 miles away); Scion of the Washington Elm (approx. 2 miles away); The First Commercial Monorail in the United States (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mural at Bergen Place (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
Regarding The Fremont Troll. From Wikipedia: The idea of a troll living under a bridge is derived from the Norwegian fairy tale Three Billy Goats Gruff.
In 1990, the Fremont Arts Council launched an art competition whose partial goal was to rehabilitate the area under the bridge, which was becoming a dumping
The Troll is a mixed media colossal statue under the north end of the George Washington Memorial Bridge (also known as the Aurora Bridge). It is clutching an actual Volkswagen Beetle, as if it had just swiped it from the roadway above. The vehicle has a California license plate.
Also see . . .
1. Fremont Troll’s web page. (Submitted on November 18, 2016.)
2. Concrete Trolls (not Trowels). This page has photos taken during the Fremont Troll’s creation. (Submitted on November 18, 2016.)
3. Three Billy Goats Gruff. Excerpt: Suddenly there was a huge roar. ‘Who’s that trip trapping over my bridge?’ and out from under the bridge loomed the Troll. Quaking in his hooves, Little Billy Goat Gruff managed to squeak ‘It’s only me. I’m only going to look for some grass to eat.’ ‘Oh no you’re not! I’m going to eat you for my breakfast, lunch and tea!’ ‘Oh no!’ said terrified Little Billy Goat Gruff. ‘I’m just Little Billy Goat Gruff. Why don’t you wait for my brother? He’s bigger than me and much tastier.’ (Submitted on November 18, 2016.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 18, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.