From a distance, it appears as if some teens tp’ed the old bridge with multicolored toilet tissue.

But get closer and it becomes clear that Randy Walker’s artistic muse really pushed the envelope this time.

The 1875 Shanaska Creek bridge in Lake Washington County Park has been cocooned in a cacophony of color — about 48,000 ribbon feet of it.

Why?

“Because the structure is there, and because it can be done,” Walker said in the cryptic-yet-clear fashion of an artist.

The Tacoma, Wash., native operates a studio in Minneapolis. His chosen medium is fiber of all ilk — in this case spools of a special sturdy acrylic, the type used in outdoor furniture.

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