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Title
"Suicide Bridge", Colorado Street Bridge
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1950
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph also used in article dated February 14, 1950.
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 dated May 31, 1949 reads, "Where Man Leaped To Death - Photo-diagram shows where Herbert J. Reeves leaped from towering "Suicide Bridge" in Pasadena after scaling high protective fence which has saved many lives. Herald-Express successfully campaigned for fence 12 years ago after 90 persons had ended their lives. Since then, only three had succeeded in death attempts. Reeves became fourth."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00093245
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 45
CARL0005009174
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/28657
Subject
Arch bridges--California--Pasadena
Suicide--California--Pasadena
Bridges--California--Pasadena
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks
Colorado Street Bridge (Pasadena, 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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