Fremont Troll


The Fremont Troll is an outlandish sculpture that lurks beneath the north end of the Aurora Bridge at N 36th St. The troll's creators – artists Steve Badanes, Will Martin, Donna Walter and Ross Whitehead – won a competition sponsored by the Fremont Arts Council in 1990. The 18ft-high cement figure snacking on a Volkswagen Beetle is a favorite place for late-night beer drinking.

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1. Fremont Public Sculptures

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2. Guidepost

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3. Late for the Interurban

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4. Waiting for the Interurban

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5. Statue of Lenin

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6. Fremont Rocket

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7. Fremont Bridge

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8. Apatosaurs

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