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Old Posted Apr 20, 2013, 9:53 PM
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Here are a few more of the Colorado Street Bridge. Some of these are not captioned. All Images LAPL

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Looking west from the Colorado Street Bridge, located over the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena.

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Construction of the Pasadena Pioneers Bridge, also known as the Colorado Freeway Bridge, is underway directly north of the Colorado Street Bridge, seen on the right. The majestic Vista del Arroyo Hotel is visible in the background on the right. A portion of the photograph caption reads, "The mid-section of the new bridge will be 93 1/2 feet wide. Thirty-two thousand cubic yards of concrete will be poured into the bridge. At right is the old one, where so many people plunged to death." Photograph dated November 15, 1951.

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Construction of the Pasadena Pioneers Bridge, also known as the Colorado Freeway Bridge, is well underway directly north of the Colorado Street Bridge, seen on the right. The majestic Vista del Arroyo Hotel is visible in the background on the right. Photograph dated August 19, 1953.

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A couple overlooks the Colorado Street Bridge, located over the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena. Two other local landmarks are visible in the background,the Pasadena City Hall on the left and the Vista del Arroyo Hotel on the right. Photograph caption reads, "Not many months ago this was 'suicide bridge.' Now the famous Pasadena span is the 'bridge of romance' for couples like Anne McGill and James Ford. This paper won a fight to have it screened." Photograph dated March 11, 1939.

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The Colorado Street Bridge was designed and built in 1913 by the Kansas City (MO)-based firm of J.A.L. Waddell. With a span of 1,486 feet and known for its distinctive Beaux Arts arches, lights, and railings, the bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Photograph caption reads: "While the Colorado Street Bridge today spans a humble waterway, it was a different story in 1913". Photograph dated: Oct. 20, 1983.

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