The following 10 photos show results of part of the demolition of the Seneca Street off ramp during the Alaskan Way Viaduct demolition. We were fascinated by the big pieces of equipment that took down the giant structure as well as the resulting pieces of debris.

The gnarled pieces of iron and chunks of concrete speak to the immensity and strength of the 66-year-old structure. And, if you look closely, they almost like pieces of art with their intricate patterns and varying textures.

While they are but remnants of what used to serve as a major roadway through Seattle, they are beautiful in their own singular way.

In photography, these sorts of images are called ruins photography or ruin porn, which Wikipedia defines this way:

“Ruins photography refers specifically to the capture of urban decay and decline in the post-industrial zones of the world.”

If you are intrigued, you can find more examples on my Braiden Blossoms website in the category I call, “Remains.”