Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been amused by the pictures of the Peanuts characters that line the bridge over Wilbur Avenue in Tarzana. Good grief! How did they get there?


Photograph courtesy icanwritefunny.blogspot.com

Thirteen lifesize panels featuring Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang were welded to the bridge when it was built in 1969 to protect children from the floodwaters that swept through Tarzana in the era before storm drains. Charles Schulz signed off on the drawings, and these days the City of Los Angeles keeps them looking fresh.