The viaduct may be an ugly, 1950 concrete wall on the Seattle waterfront, but what everyone came out for is this: The view. On a nice day, driving on the viaduct is the best introduction you can give a person to Seattle. On the right, a close up of the city and on the left the ferries, Olympic mountains, and the Sound. In terms of a comprehensive, easy to access, and beautiful scenic drive this is about is good as you can get in the city itself.
After the break, more photos from the event, including the people, their goodbye notes, and the structure itself.
One thing that was clear about this event is that people were actually having fun. There was the first game of Frisbee on the viaduct, cartwheels, and lots of kids, dogs, and photographers. It would be great to be able to do stuff like this more often. Overall, the feel from the crowd here was acceptance that the viaduct was coming down, but there wasn't much love for the deep bore tunnel solution that is proposed to replace it.