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Title
Colorado Street Bridge, Pasadena
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1936
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes.; Photograph also used in article dated July 8, 1936.
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.
Photograph caption dated July 11, 1936 reads, "Here is a photo of the bridge reprinted from The Evening Herald and Express of July 8 when the seventy-fifth person leaped to death off the bridge."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;19 x 25 cm. on board 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00099437
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 45
CARL0005109583
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/30249
Subject
Bridges--California--Pasadena
Arch bridges--California--Pasadena
Automobiles--California--Pasadena
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks
Colorado Street Bridge (Pasadena, Calif.)
Arroyo Seco (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Pasadena (Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Waddell, J. A. L.(John Alexander Low),1854-1938

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