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Title
Colorado Street Bridge, early view
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
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. In 1989, after the Loma Prieta earthquake in Northern California, the bridge was declared a seismic hazard and closed to traffic. It was reopened in 1993 after a substantial retrofit.
Earlier view of the Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena. View shows two men on bicycles (foregroud), groups of people walking along the bridge, and several automobiles travelling on the bridge. Note the lamps on the bridge.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00035304
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Pasadena-Bridges-Colorado Street Bridge.; N-000-584 5x7
CARL0000038525
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/99504
Subject
Bridges--California--Pasadena
Arch bridges--California--Pasadena
Dwellings--California--Pasadena
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks
Waddell, J. A. L.(John Alexander Low),1854-1938
Colorado Street Bridge (Pasadena, Calif.)
Arroyo Seco (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Pasadena (Calif.)

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