Officials torpedo Seattle floating billboard idea

  • Tue May 22nd, 2012 8:00am
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Associated Press

SEATTLE — The state Transportation Department has torpedoed a proposal for floating billboards on Lake Washington in Seattle.

The department says trying to grab the attention of floating bridge drivers would violate the law that governs billboards along freeways — the 1971 Scenic Vistas Act.

KING-TV reports the floating billboards were dreamed up by advertising executive Darren Bruce.

He says he may try to float his billboards on Lake Union in Seattle or along a Puget Sound beach.