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Family Guy Bridge Graffiti Warns of Hurricane

Friday, October 12, 2018

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To help sound the alarm about Hurricane Michael sweeping along the Florida coast, artist Monty Welt added his own piece of art to Pensacola’s Graffiti Bridge—a portrayal of Family Guy weatherman Ollie Williams, warning, “It’s gon' rain.”

Graffiti Bridge

The 17th street CSX Railroad Trestle was built in 1888, according to Atlas Obscura. Locals have been painting the structure for several generations, and the artwork is known for changing daily, often dealing with topical humor. 

With such a changing canvas, artists are aware that their work can be covered in a matter of hours. Welt’s work provided needed levity before the storm made landfall Wednesday (Oct. 10).

According to the Pensacola News Journal, it took Welt roughly an hour to finish the work.

Back in January, James Romero, of Gulf Breeze, Florida, took it upon himself to see how many layers of paint actually covered the Graffiti Bridge. The Graffiti Bridge is exempt from the statute that protects public property from defacement, noted the Pensacola News Journal.

   

Tagged categories: Bridges; Graffiti; Infrastructure; NA; North America; Program/Project Management

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